Thursday, 17 September 2015

It's all about the words .......

Happy Thursday folks,

Yes I'm back from my travels ..... my last trip away this year (sigh!) ...... or is it!!?!  Maybe I can squeeze in just one more trip across .... or maybe two ..... I'm already checking on flights!

It's been nearly a week since I last blogged and what a week it's been!
I've been craft shopping, clothes shopping, bought a few bits and bobs for the home. In fact .... I got back home on Monday ,,,,, my shopping is arriving here, on the boat ..... on ......  Friday! (ooops!)
Now. before you start thinking 'what on earth did she buy' ...... I knew my in-laws were coming over at the weekend and they kindly offered to bring my goodies over for me.  Well .... I only had hand luggage ..... 10kg doesn't go very far when you're buying cardstock and paint etc!!!  

It wasn't all shopping though ...... I've done craft workshops, had lunch and dinner out .... more than once! And ....... of course, one of the main reasons for the trip ....... went to the fabulous Claritystamp Open Day over in Yorkshire.
We all had a lovely day meeting up with friends ..... old and new.  I met some of my fellow Clarity Design teamies for the first time too ...... which was great.  And .... we also got a little time in the classroom with Barbara herself ...... doing a Groovi make and take.  I would show you the results but it's still across in the UK!!!
All in all it was a fantastic few days (not long enough as usual!!) ....... lots of fun, loads of laughs, too much good food ....... and the best company ever!!!  Can't wait to do it all again!

But .... it's back to normal now.  The old craft room door is open again and it's busy, busy, busy!  The old mojo is protesting a little but, let's just say we're getting there!!!

First up this week is something on the festive side ........ well it is only 14 weeks tomorrow (Friday) off the big day!!
Merry Monday have gone back to the regular weekly challenge so time is running out for me to play along.
This week the challenge is to put the sentiment in the spotlight ...... make the words the focal point

What do you think? ......

I've used the fabulous Happy Little Stampers ...... Mixed Christmas Sentiments
I've stamped each one using Memento inks, alternating festive red and green to create the shape of a Christmas Tree .... nice and simple

I added a star to the top ....... from the Bold Birthday Sentiments set (again from HLS) and gave it a little Wink of Stella sparkle

And to finish off I used a small piece of white cardstock, cut it into the shape of a plant pot, and coloured it using Spectrum Noir pencils. I gave it a little shape and dimension and attached it using a foam pad ..... job done!

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  Why not join in the fun at Merry Monday
and get into the festive spirit early.

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.
I'm off to start on the mountain of ironing that's building up daily!  
How is it that when I'm at home the washing machine is always on ..... somebody want's this to go out in ...... and .... can you wash this for me mum I've nothing else to wear!!! When I'm not here .... the machine never gets switched on and everyone wears their entire wardrobe!!!!  It's like a flippin' laundry in my kitchen ..... again!!! 

Cheerio until next time



  1. I LOVE it, Linda! Such a fab way to combine the festive sentiments and you have placed them so perfectly. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the Clarity open day....

  2. Linda this is just brilliant. I LOVE how you used the sentiments. Just amazing!!! Welcome home xx

  3. Sounds like you've had a fab weekend, bet you can't wait for your goodies to arrive!
    Brilliant idea with the Christmas card, very festive.
    Avril xx

  4. Great way to use these sentiments, Linda! Love the pot! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  5. Great design and use of the different sentiments Linda, awesome Christmas card. Thanks for joining us again this week at Merry Monday.


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