Good afternoon Friends,
Well I don't seem to have been around blogland much lately, but hopefully all getting back to normal now...except of course for the rush to make Christmas cards!
Our workshop at the library on Tuesday went well...my first day back at work and because I work in the library, I thought it was pointless to come home, so I worked through...10 hours plus the 2 hours crafting, but it was ok...I got a lot done and I broke through the 'tired and why am I doing this?' barrier by about 5pm!
It was a small group of totally new people, but they really enjoyed making the Dasher card...one lady on my table hadn't crafted in a while and was so thrilled with her card that she couldn't wait to show it to her family. I didn't inflict my camera on them though, save that for the regulars who know me!
Last night we did a Christmas card at our regular group, I did take my camera and will show the photos over the weekend.
This afternoon I have been home and as it was so beautiful in the sunshine, I went out to my little craft barn to keep the hens company and work on a Halloween model that I seem to have been making forever and can't wait to show, but it's not quite finished yet...the truth being I keep thinking of more bits to add to it.
Today's card is a simple little seasonal card:
I used a piece of kraft card to make the blank: the stamp, part of Inkydoodles Spring/Easter set (but which suits autumn equally well) is quite large, so I had to custom make a blank to fit the design. I used a piece of buttermilk card for the background which I embossed with a leaf M-Bossability and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. I coloured the scarecrow with Promarkers and inked the background with Salty Ocean distress ink. The pumpkins are Spellbinders dies, die cut on to white card and inked through with Spiced Marigold ink. The sun stamp is from the same set.
If I had more time I would have stitched around the edge, but this time it had to be faux stitching and I finished off with hessian, buttons and string.
Inside is a Prim Tag that I downloaded from the internet and inked with Vintage Photo.
Talking about Prim craft, for almost the last 15 years I have gotten a lot of my Prim, folk and altered art supplies from an online craft Company called Calico Crafts, in fact they are probably the first craft company I ever ordered online from, so I have watched them grow over the years... great for papers, paints and all the mdf parts and little details such as rusty bells and hearts...Prim, Country, Steampunk..the lot.
Last week I logged on to order a few little bits from them and was so shocked and dismayed to read a message in place of their website...their warehouse had burned down a few days before and they had lost their entire stock. I can't tell you how I feel for them having been a customer so long.
They are keeping optimistic that some time they will start again, but it is such a massive clear up job. Such a shame.
Well friends, I want to end on a more uplifting note....close to us we have a Country/Equestrian shop...we go there fairly often because they also sell poultry supplies and it's a good excuse for me to drool over all the riding equipment and bemoan the fact that my body stopped me from getting in the saddle some years ago. I think Tom just waits for me to say (I always do!) "if we had had all these body protectors in my youth, I might still be riding now!" :)...anyways, a few weeks ago they had a sale and we bought our 'girls' a present..and oddly enough, they seem to love it...as long as they are being bribed with grapes that is...here is our Chicken Gym!
Take care all!
Love and Hugs