We currently have a Spanish exchange student staying with us, her name is Paula. She is Shannon's partner in the exchange and therefore in April of next year, that is who Shannon will stay with when she goes on her exchange trip to Spain.
Paula, has been with us since last Wednesday night and is with us until this Sunday afternoon.
Yesterday, after dropping them off at school, I finally decided that it was time to get back to crafting. Having Paula here has helped take my mind away from the happenings of the past few weeks - so it has been a good thing.
I spent the morning doing a lot of cutting with my Silhouette Cameo and using the fabulous new collection available now at Polka Doodles.
This is the new Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD Colleciton.
I have used Winston's friend, who is called Etty, to make this 8" by 10" wall plaque for a girly bedroom.
The lettering is actually from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD. I placed them up on some foam to add dimension.
Etty is a pre-coloured digi and I have layered her up on a tag. Also the backing paper, which I adore, is from the fabulous new Winston CD too. I have wrapped it around an 8" by 10" flat artist board and inked all the edges with CTMH Cotton Candy.
I punched two holes in the top corners, with my Cropadile and then added some ribbons to hang it with. The little paper bows are also from this wonderful new collection, love how they turned out.
Of course, I couldn't resist using the butterflies too - layering them up and curling them a little to make them stand out a bit more.
This turned out so sweet and I really enjoyed getting back to it.
I hope that you are all well and having great week.
I am entering this plaque in the following challenges.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge #275: Pretty in Pink (closes 12 Sept)
My Time to Craft - Challenge #257: Teddy Bears Picnic (closes 12 Sept)
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