Good news - if you visited my blog yesterday you will have seen that I (rather unusually) had made both the starter and dessert for our dinner last evening. So, what IS the good news? Our dinner guests both enjoyed the soup and Brown Bread Beano and didn't appear to suffer any ill effects! - always good! Curious about the Brown Bread Beano? Well I posted the recipe on yesterdays post too, if you missed it you can see it here. Liz is doing really well following her operation and is a dab hand at scooting round on her crutches, we headed out for her daily constitutional before dinner and did a 40 minute walk - no mean feat on two crutches, I KNOW as I was in her position just less than two years ago.
- 15cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
- 6cm square of Recollections purple chevron card, made in to my pinwheel but flattened!
- White card punched with a small retro flower, coloured with violet pan pastel and then stamped using a Hero Arts circle design and Memento grape jelly ink
- Purple faux gemstone attached to the centre
- Offcut of chevron card adhered to lilac card which was edged using a Martha Stewart punch and the strip cut off was used to form the "stick" for the pinwheel (recycling at its best)
- Narrow white grosgrain ribbon adhered across the large chevron panel at the apex
- Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Memento London fog ink
- 14cm square of the Recollections purple chevron card
- 13cm square white card panel
- 3cm square offcut of the chevron card made in to a mini pinwheel
- Black card punched using a mini retro flower punch and then covered using icicles stickles
- A Stamp in the hand grasses image stamped using Memento bamboo ink
- Copic Atyou spica glitter pen (black) used to draw in the "stick"
- Little Yellow Bicycle "Birthday" sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink and the Happy from the Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped in Memento London fog ink
Simply Less Is More have launched their new challenge which, this week, is HEXAGONS! Hmm, I tried sponging Distress Inks through a hexagon mask - DISAAASTER darling (said in a Craig Revill Horwood kind of way!) so it was on to plan B and a bit Blue Peter at that! See what you all think ...
- 12cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
- Black card for matting
- Off cut of white card ....
- Distress Ink in tumbled glass and faded jeans plonked on to a craft sheet and then spritzed.
- I "smooshed" the white card through it and then heat dried ..... and repeated till I was happy.
- Creative Expressions hexagon wire image stamped using Memento Paris Dusk
- Hero Arts flower stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
- Tsukineko shimmer goosebumpz spritzed over to both seal and give texture and shimmer
And here's how it kind of grew .... the Distress Inks smooshed panel and my hexagons ...
|The Blue Peter bit? Well that was measuring and cutting the two hexagons!|