Well hello there! It’s seems like forever since I posted last. My hubby had back surgery two weeks ago and ever since then it’s been like a circus around here. With all the balls in the air I had to drop a few and one of them was crafting 😦 The good news is we are getting back on track and my husband is recovering nicely. Slowly but nicely!
Speaking of the circus, the Out of a Hat Challenge this week is… you guessed it… the circus! I made a birthday card for the challenge but maybe I should have just taken a picture of my house, lol! Anyway, without further ado…
I don’t really own any type of circus stamps, but I do own this cute animal stamp set, which works with the circus theme. I also thought the flags had a bit of a circusy feel to them, so I used them to stamp the background. The animals were stamped, coloured and cut out and then perched on top of a homemade circus stand. I couldn’t fit the whole happy birthday sentiment on the stand so I decided to make a sign for the monkey’s hand with the happy part of the sentiment on it.
I also made a card for last week’s OOAH altered paper clip/clothes pin challenge but didn’t have time to post. So here it is a week late…
I thought it would be fun to put the altered paper clips on a card so the recipient can use them. This would be great for a teacher. The bottom portion of the card uses a burlap background stamp, which I inked up with four different ink colours. I then stamped the sentiment across the bottom in black ink.
That’s all today. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out. I hope to be back soon with more creations. Until then happy crafting!!