Thursday, 31 January 2013

Oops, how did that happen?

A more relaxing day...  mum seems to have recovered from her upset the other day,  though she is a little weaker.  But she looked a little brighter.   The sun was also shining, sadly it was tempered by a bitingly cold wind.   Well I had a couple of small wins on the lotto so decided a treat was in order and only one place to go - the craft shop!   I got some nice goodies,  card, a new die - more of that a little while, embossing folder and a background stamp, oh and a mask. Wasn't going to get the stamp but it was in the sale basket.

So back home and I put the finishing touches to my Owl,  I stamped a few of the very small flowers, coloured them and then cut them out, very fiddly stuff but worth it.   I put a dab of pinflair behind them to raise them off the card,  then managed to find some small fluttery butterflies to finish it all off. 

Trust me those flowers are SMALL!   A good job I have those squeezer type scissors,  which are ideal for cutting fiddly stuff. 

No challenges completed this week, nothing really grabbed me.  I've had more of a fiddle week,   possibly a grand tidy up of the craft space might help,  it is now a tad cluttered. Okay it is downright messy!  

I have to get a copy of the new Stamper mag, just seen the front cover and love the new stamps. 

So best get to this new die...

Ta Dah!   It is beautiful,  just couldn' t resist it.  Took a couple of goes to get it to cut, but now it works fine.  I cut a couple of butterflies out of some background card I'd been making using the dylusions,  the idea was to get a graduated colour, which I think I did.   In the background is the new card,  coredinations,  they were on CnC earlier in the week, my craft shop had them at the same price,  I went for the dark colours.  I was being tempted by some mountboard, and the X cut build a scene dies,   so much stash, so little money! 

Need to do something with these butterflies I think,  I have a friend who is in need of a cheer up, her dad has just been diagnosed with cancer, and it is a rare type.  Life can suck at times...  but I need to thank Elizabeth, the Silver Scrapper, you said some wise words in your comment,  they were much appreciated. 

I'll be back at the craft table tomorrow...  could be a case of butterflies galore!


Elizabeth said...

Hi Cassidy, nice to see that things are looking up a bit down your way. I'm glad that something I said was of some help - that's what friends are for :)

I think all crafters are afflicted with the same mysterious condition ... things just fly into our baskets/hands/arms when we are let loose in a craft shop. I can go round any of the mahoosive supermarkets and come out empty-handed but drop me off at my favourite craft shop and I need a pantechnicon to get me home :) Have you seen my latest haul this week - admittedly a mini-haul by my standards but I only went in for some cut-n-dry!!!

The completed owl is so sweet and I can just imagine how fiddly to cut out those wee flowers were. Your new butterfly die is stunning - I have Spellbinders Papillon set on my wish list - if I keep my purse closed I might have them next month :))

Have a great weekend. Elizabeth xx

BJ said...

Oh you got the mag too - adore your wall hanging. BJ