A week? Seriously is that how long it’s been since I last posted?! I always say I’m crazy busy and I really am, but I’ve been reeeeeeeeeeally crazy busy this last week or so! My youngest had a birthday on the weekend and we took him and a bunch of his friends tubing – drag a big rubber tube up a dry ski slope, jump inside and slide down squealing and repeat!

We also have visitors for a week including my sister’s beautiful black labrador. A year old and such a lovely nature but he’s a rescue dog and was previously locked in a back garden for a year. How can people do that? I mean seriously, how can they? As a result he has little to no training and everything is a new experience to him. Training a cute 3 month old wee puppy is a lot easier than training a 30kg almost fully grown male dog! Boy is he strong and takes full time work at the moment to try and teach him the manners and behaviours that a lad his age should have. Great fun though, you should’ve seen him when he saw sheep for the first time! Oh and the smell of rabbits that was a new one too – so excited. He stuck his head in to the mole hill …… I will try and get a photo to share – he is so glossy and black you can see the light reflecting off his coat and he is a handsome fellow. Might be tricky to get him to sit still but I’ll try!

Anyhow, enough rambling you’ve no doubt called by to see some pictures of a different sort, so let me jump straight in with this CAS beauty from Laura as this weeks card to inspire us at CASE study.

What struck me and had me hook, line and sinker was the wonderful colour blocking. I grabbed my cardstock and was taken with the idea of using similar colours to Laura to create a colour blocked die cut. I really liked my block in it’s simplicity. I tried to incorporate it in to a card but in the end I really liked it as it was so I simply punched a hole and used it as a tag on a hessian gift bag.

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Supplies: Card – Stampin’ Up cajun craze, peach parfait, old olive, Papertrey Ink harvest gold; Die – Papertrey Ink fillable frames 7; Button – Stampin’ Up desinger buttons playground

I thought the natural textures of the bag went really well with the colours. So there you are, no card and not a stamp in sight!!

Here’s the links to the rest of the DT for more inspiration:

Christina MacLaren
Debby Hughes – me!
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa):Owner
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey – taking a break
Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline

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