I mentioned before how there is a new trend for BIG flower stamps, all the major manufacturers have them in their new collections, so I was delighted when the nice folk on the Stampendous stand at CHA gave me a couple of their new cling mounted flower stamps to try. This one is called simply Rose, and comes with the flourish stamp I used
First of all I stamped the rose onto white cardstock with embossing ink, and sprinkled with white holographic embossing powder. Then I swiped it all over with various pink and red chalk inks by Colorbox and cut it out
I covered the front of a 6 x 6 card with a black and white print paper - maker unknown - and cut out two black panels, then added more print paper to those. I stamped the flourish in Tuxedo Black ink by Memento, added a few black gems to the swirls then attached the rose with foam pads. I put a black gem on top of some Card Candy discs by Craftwork Cards to finish it off
I am more or less over my jet-lag now. What a strange feeling it is. You feel as if you are on the outside of the world looking in. My sleep pattern is totally up the spout though, I am full of energy at 2am and struggle to get up at a normal time in the morning - mind you, come to think of it, that's pretty normal for me anyway
Talking of sleep, Milo, aged 20 months has developed a new trick. A while ago his parents did a sleep training programme to try and get him to sleep through the night, and not wake up at 4 a.m - it worked. The message has got through to the little chap that if he is in his cot, he is supposed to sleep, so when they go in to his room in the morning and he is standing happily at the foot of his cot, he dives down and closes his eyes tightly. He even does it if he is sitting playing with his toys, just sits there, but closes his eyes really tight and pretends to be asleep sitting up!
See you tomorrow