Me again .... bit of a crafting drought this week, as you've probably noticed since my last post was Sunday! Been busy being sociable but hey ..... it was time to fit in some crafting!
What have I been doing? Well on Monday I caught up with a pal I've known since primary school .... she's about to go off to Greece on vacation - I've never been so I'll be interested in her trip advisor report! Tuesday it was off to visit my aunt and uncle - quick before they move to Birmingham in July! Tuesday evening I was meeting up with a pal I met at my first ever job - blimey, we've known each other a while then! So, you can probably see why crafting took a bit of a back seat since the weekend but ...... we had a lovely evening, putting the World to rights over a Peroni (me) and a local cider for her ..... we had a laugh (as we always do) and the time just FLEW! She revealed (a little sheepishly) that she had stepped over my birthday present (cunningly placed by the door so she wouldn't forget it!) but hey, who HASN'T had one of those senior moments?!?!??!
|A close up of the dictionary print|
|Right I think I've got the bits assembled|
|At the layout stage|
- 120 x 60mm white luggage tag, colour with Distress Ink in black soot, applied with a Tim Holtz mini blending tool
- Stampers Anonymous checker image also stamped with the black soot ink all over the tag
- Kaisercraft dictionary definition image stamped randomly over tag using Colorbox white ink
- Snippet of Kraft card edged on one side using a Martha Stewart edging punch and then coloured with the excess ink from the blending tool
- Kaisercraft dictionary definition image stamped over the panel using Distress Ink in vintage photo
- Narrow black organza ribbon tied in a knot to the top of the Kraft panel
- Paper Artsy starlet image stamped on to white card snippet using Ranger Archival jet black ink and then the whiteness dulled down with Distress Ink in antique linen
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
- Craftbubble2½ group Craft Mad and Loving It (membership required) - BOOKS and/or PAGES
- Lovetocreate - challenge No. 12 - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES
- Stamping Sensations - June Challenge - DIES and/or PUNCHES
- Sweet Pea Stamps - June Challenge - DIES and/or PUNCHES
And this is just plain ADORABLE! Watch till the end - I'd hate you too miss the last bit!
Since it IS WOYWDW - here's a sneak peek at the mess that is my work desk! Should I tidy? Well my husband says that a cluttered desk is a sign of genius which must, surely, mean I'm super smart then - NAH!!!!
Happy Wednesday .... please join me in wishing my pals Alan and Mary and blog buddy LesleyT a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today