Yes, I'm still here .... just in case you were wondering .... it's been a while. How is everyone? Had a good week?
Mine has absolutely flown by. As usual I've been here, there and everywhere.
I've made a start on the Christmas shopping .......whoo hoo!!! Bought my first present .....now I just have to remember where I've put it when it's time to wrap everything!
Had a lovely day yesterday ...... finally bought some bedroom furniture for the little man's room ..... that's going to be a big job at the weekend! Had a lovely lunch out with a friend, topped off with ice cream by the sea .....the weather was gorgeous! And ..... we paid a visit to Laxey Woollen Mills ..... always worth a trip! Look what I got ......
And, wait for this ........ I actually bought some cards!!!!
I just couldn't resist them ....... I'm going to get some frames I think and hang them on the wall.
It's not all been days out and nice lunches ..... I have been busy in the old craft room too. Barbara's back on the telly this weekend ...... whoo hoo!! No prizes for guessing what I've been doing .... hopefully you'll see some of the results at the weekend.
Claim the sofa and the remote control, set your Sky boxes to record and enjoy the shows
When ......... Sunday 25th Oct
What time ........ 2pm til 4 ...... and again at 6pm
Where ......... HOCHANDA Sky Channel 663 Freeview 39 and Freesat 817
There's new Christmas goodies ....... just in case you haven't started on all those festive makes!
I also found time to play along with this week's Less is More Challenge. It's a Theme week and it's a tough one .......
MASCULINE (oh no!!)
Eventually this is what I came up with ......
Not really amazing ..... CAS though, lots of white space!!!
I always struggle with masculine style .... much nicer to make pretty, feminine cards but I got there in the end.
I stamped the words first and then used the Brickwall embossing folder from Stampin Up to add texture to the background
Ink splats add a bit more interest, and I finished it off by adding some silver thread and a simple metal button
Believe it or not, this wasn't the first attempt. My card moved in the embossing folder on the first run through and I ended up with the brickwall not straight. But, you know me, I never throw anything away and I actually quite liked it so ........ I made it into a girly version .... pink obviously!
This time I used my Distress Stains to do the ink splats ....... straight down onto the card with the foam topped bottle ...... SPLAT!!!
Love it! ..... remember to cover your workspace and yourself first though because the ink does go EVERYWHERE!!!
Great design for teenagers I think!
Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely weekend.
We're starting early with a few drinks and dinner out this evening ....... no idea where as we haven't booked anything. Not such a great plan, especially if there's a few of you .... you wouldn't believe how busy everywhere is!
Cheerio until next time .........