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Hi everyone,
With the school holidays on at the moment that has messed up my usual schedule but don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten my blog!  Some of the observant among you have noticed I’ve been fiddling around with my blog header – let me know what you think!  I made it myself, using MDS.  A bit of trial and error figuring out the correct sizing (and my first attempt was a bit bad really, I could see gaps in things and I forgot to add any drop shadows to the flowers).  I hope it’s looking a bit better today – not quite so big and a little bit more attention to detail from me!  I’m normally a detail freak so I don’t know what I was thinking, throwing it up there without checking everything first.

Anyway, I was just reminded of a card I made a while back, in February in fact – I was looking at some other blogs and saw my own work on one of them that I forgot to share with you here, so I’ll do that now!

As you may know from reading my blog, I quite often take part in team swaps where we make a heap of one card and swap them with each other to get ideas and samples we can use in our own businesses.  I don’t tend to blog other’s cards because I figure I’ll let them do that on their own blogs (let’s face it, coming up with stuff to blog does take a little time!) but by the time I’m done I’m quite often “over” the card I made and forget to share it with you here.

I love pinwheels, we even have one spinning around in the wind in our garden.  Granted, hubby stuck it out there trying to scare the birds away from his vege garden (did it work?  Not as far as I can tell!).  But there are more of them inside the house than outside, because I’ve taught Miss 8 how to make them too and she loved that!

We have a sweet little sizzlit die in the Seasonal catalogue that makes pinwheel creating a cinch!  I used the Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP for the pinwheel and the Cloudy Day embossing folder for the background (how cute are those clouds!).  The sentiment came from the Wishes Your Way stamp set and I embellished it using some of the gorgeous Striped Organdy Ribbon.  All of that is also from the Seasonal catalogue – it was a swap that was to feature something from that catalogue so I went a little crazy using lots of new things!

I don’t always share the inside of my cards – I don’t always decorate them, especially for swaps as they tend to be kept inside a cello bag and the inside isn’t shown.  But because of the bulk of the pinwheel, this card is most likely not going to be kept by everyone inside a bag so I decided to do a little stamping on the inside.  This stamp was perfect – it’s from the hostess set Happy You from the annual catalogue.  I stamped it in Basic Gray and then used my blender pen and ink pads to do a little colouring.

Hope you like it!  Click on the “Shop Now” button at the top right of my blog to create your online account with me and order your own pinwheel die.  It’s too cute not to get it!  And just NZ $10.95 too.  Love that!