Saturday, 29 September 2012

Saturday and what's in store?

Morning all,

The Purple Princess is away from her desk yet again - this time it's the turn of Joann's at the Winter Garden Village! Photos to follow but ...... back to yesterday -

Wynneth and Mr Tom turned up, nice and early, in THE BEAST ....

Once we actually managed to get in to The Beast we headed off to Lakeland and visited the mighty Violettes and Diana (the owner) made us very welcome ..... and more than a little jealous with her tales of workshops with Sir Tim of Holtz next week in Orlando. We tried (slightly desperately) to persuade her to take us with her as gophers but, either we weren't her first volunteers or she was having none of it but we did extract a promise of photos! Hmmmm it'll just have to do!

Diana (the owner of Violettes) and Wynneth
There was much stash shopping too

Back to the Purple Palace (temporary) and unpacked the stash before heading off for dinner

Our chosen dinner venue!

Following our early dinner it was back to ours for some happy crafting .....

Materials used:
  • Kraft C6 card and matching envelope
  • Black and Kraft card panels for matting
  • White card panel inked with Distress Inks: weathered wood, fired brick, black soot
  • Water spritzed over panel
  • Recollections splatters inked in Brilliance crimson copper
  • Inkadinkado images (from the MEADOW set) inked in Hero Arts black ink

Materials used:
  • 300 gsm white card blank and matching envelope
  • Impression Obsession image inked in Hero Arts black ink on to a white card panel
  • Fiskars sentiment inked in Hero Arts black ink
  • Green alcohol marker used to highlight foliage
  • Quickie glue pen and crystal glamour dust - to use as snow!
  • White card panel coloured (around the outside) using Distress Ink in barn door
  • Stampers Anonymous check image inked using Distress Ink fired brick
  • Narrow white satin ribbon (coloured using a deep red alcohol marker) tied in an off centre knot

Of course, there's a new challenge on the Simply Less Is More blog today and it is ..... LOVE AND MARRIAGE, fancy having a go? Just make your Clean And Simple entry and post it on their blog before 9pm on Friday. GOOD LUCK!

Hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog today - Happy Saturday


clare said...

fab new stash, sounds like a fab time being had by all too! x

Debs M said...

great pics, loving the colours and effect of that first card x

Cheryl said...

oh great pictures hun looks like you got lots of stuff to play with just love the card its gorgeous fab stamps hugs Cherylxx

scrappyjacky said...

Great new that first card.

Lilian said...

Lovely Pictures Kathy. The cards are great. I hope you can bring all the stash back with you

Dora said...

Lovely pics Kathy, and gorgeous card .. enjoy :) xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. Did you need a step ladder to climb into that monster "car". Blimey! Lx

Brenda Brown said...

You are having a whale of a time we can see from your pics. Great new stash, fabulous cards and good food all round eh?
Enjoy and TFS.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OOOOH loving your trip pictures PLUS your beautiful makes. Your new Christmas stamp is gorgeous.

Absolutely adore the flower card - I have that set but not made anything as nice as that with it.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Sunday

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Katiejane said...

It was worth a try I guess, what an opportunity to meet the King of Craft ;) Maybe you could hide in her tote bag? If she owns the store I'm sure it's big enough to fit you both in. I can imagine the headlines now...2 crazy Brits smuggle themselves into Holtz company ;) lol
You never know your luck ay?