I had all good intentions of trying to blog a little bit more this week ...... but they soon went out the window!!!
I've not really been up to much ..... for a change ...... the old craft room has been busy though. There's a few fun things coming up soon but my lips are sealed ..... for now!
Autumn is definitely here ...... we've had a right old mixture weather wise this week. We're still resisting putting the heating on though ...... the 'lightweight' woollies are out of storage and I've just ordered myself a nice new pair of cosy slippers, can't wait for those to arrive. I did offer to get hubby some but he said he's not old enough to wear slippers!!!! Is he saying I am ....... Humph!!
Anyway .... enough babbling .... the real reason for this post is this weeks Less is More Challenge.
It's a Colour week and we have to use .....
Now I must say I'm a bit of a magpie ..... anything shiny and I'm there! I love gemstones .... Tanzanite, Amethyst, Rubies, Diamonds ........ the glorious, warm Citrines or the cool Aquamarine (my birthstone) ..... the choice is endless!
For the challenge I went for the red (ruby), purple (amethyst) and the golden yellow (citrine) ..... all coloured using Copic markers and a touch of Distress ink
The stamps are from a set called DoodleBuds by Wplus9 ...... I've stamped the stems and leaves onto a piece of white card (coloured them Peridot green and Emerald .... actually its was Distress Markers ...... Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn) and then paper pieced the flower heads on the top.
I added a pretty satin bow and a sentiment from the HLS Butterfly Birthday stamp set
and a few dots of green glitter glue here and there, for a touch of sparkle
I left the inside open ...... just a simple flower, no specific greeting ....... we'll see what occasion comes first for this one
As this month's Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge is all about Paper Piecing I thought I'd link this up there too
That's it from me today .... time to get the dinner on (no rest for the wicked and all that!)
I've been waiting all afternoon for a phone call from Chris (the eldest!). He's got a few busy but exciting weeks ahead of him ..... assuming everything goes OK this afternoon. I don't want to say too much just yet but fingers crossed ......... it's what he's been hoping for ..... it's just come a little sooner than we thought!
Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.
Cheerio until next time