Saturday, 6 August 2011
There's a new Challenge!
Yesterday was DD last day working on her 8 week Summer Placement - and although she doesn't start Uni until 19th September she has to go back next Friday as her student -'term time' job working one and a half days a week 'need' her back in store and don't even allow her to take time off unpaid. Still, only 1 more year left at Uni and then she will move back to the N.E. She has had a Trainee Pharmacist job offer to start next summer (I think this means she will be independent! - can't wait!!!)
Last night I was 'home alone' for a few hours and decided on 'me' time - it was heaven to craft in peace -and made this card for a friends birthday. This stamp, Hampton Art Stamps 'Odes', hasn't been inked up for a while - don't know why cause I love it. She is coloured with Promarkers and inked with DI inks Dusty Concord and Antique Linen. The Postcard is from the Royal Langnickel travel stamp set and the music sheet is the LOTV clear stamp. These were both distressed and inked with Antique Linen.
I gave her a 'real' feather fan, I also stamped an extra butterfly on vellum, and glittered it before adding.
I stitched the paper, which is from Papermania and also stitched the cotton lace down the side of the image by machine. I added a little glitter to the Marianne flourish.
I am entering this card in the new Fashionable Stamping Challenge - which is Anything Goes
and also in the following challenges:
The Stamp Man - Stitching
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Distressing
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Only 1 more week of DD distractions and then hopefully I will be a better blogger! but I am not really complaining as I do enjoy her company. We are supposed to be having a family barbecue tomorrow with Son and DIL, but I think the weather will probably dictate that I cook a Sunday lunch instead - so much for 'summer'.
That's it for now, hope you all have a good weekend and its not too wet where you are!