Saturday, 12 May 2012

Saturday crafting

Nothing like a spot of craft shopping as a pick me up.   I wanted a new embossing folder, maybe two,  new ink pad and whatever happened to take my fancy.   The shop is a bit daft as it has all the embossing folders behind the cash desk!  Which means you can't really see them.    I spotted one that I just had to have Owl Flourish which is a cuttlebug folder,  then it was a toss up between the tree and the music score... the latter won,  but I was also considering some TH folders. I did get another of his distress inks,  and some silk flowers. There was a lot more I wanted but the pennies weren't going to stretch that far, next month maybe.   Since the weather was so lovely I had a wander round the garden centre,  it is time I got some bedding plants for the garden,  and I want some lavender.  

Once I was home it didn't take long for the crafty stash to come out.  Next month's swap involves ATC's, so I am experimenting at the moment.  Came up with this idea,  inked the card with red and blue inks,  stamped Big Ben,  chopped a taxi in half,  stamped and cut out the TH man with umbrella stamp,  and the guardsman.   CnC were driving me nuts the other week talking about the guardsmen,  they had it all wrong, it isn't just the Grenadier guards,  but all of the guards,  they way to tell apart is from the buttons on their tunics,  they are arranged in sequences.   Anyway that is one consideration.

Next I thought I'd make a card for a friend, I got this indigo blue stamp a few weeks ago and knew it would be perfect for my arty friend.  I also used the Owl Flourish embossing folder,  but I cut out the Owl and distressed him.  I wanted the stamp to be the centre of attention so the card didn't need much.    I finished off the Owl with some gems, and a couple of flowers.  That was all it needed. 

I also took time out to watch the encaustic art slot on CnC,  why can't they give this couple a two hour slot, they have so much to show us.   I loved the new ideas, especially the doilys,  and the technique with the peel offs, will have to try both.   I did order more of the coated card stock,   and I did get a cheaper stylus from Hobbycraft,  works just the same and has all the tips with it. 

May pop back to garden centre to get plants tomorrow,  forgot to take the garden vouchers with me today!  Taken a look at the forecast and it looks like we may have a few dry and sunny days - about time to!   We're not far off June,  so high time summer made an appearance. 

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Julia S-W said...

I love the 'umbrella man' piece! I wasn't sure about him at first but he's really growing on me. . . . . I MUST RESIST ALL URGES TO SHOP!!!