Is it wet and windy today where you are? It certainly is here and has been all night..... in fact there are very few leaves left on the tress now! Ah well, a perfect day to stay in and get inky..... then again I don't need an excuse really!
Whilst blog hopping on Friday I came across the Sukkersott Challenge which has a fabulous theme this week where you have to use 'inches' to present your image..... in other words the image needs to be split into one inch squares and then put together..... great fun and I love the effect!
Then I also noticed that the One Stop Craft Challenge is asking us to use newspaper or text on our projects.... well I found a lovely sheet of K&Co paper which has an aged newspaper style text on it and thought that would be perfect. I'm very lucky that my matey Heather kindly stamped me some of her Maribel images a while back and saw this as the perfect opportunity to present this lady in one inch squares..... no Maribel not Heather, lol! The beautiful gold and cream ribbon was also sent by Heather and I've just been itching to use it on a card. The design paper is by MME (I think) and I cut out some of the elements to use as embellishments too. I did lots of tearing, sanding and distressing on this card and added a little gold gel pen to highlight parts of the image. I finished with a few flat back pearls..... these really are so versatile and if you don't own any yet, you can find them in heaps of colours over at Elaine's store..... and so cheap they are too!!
Well I'm off for a blog hop now as I didn't get much chance last night..... we went to a brilliant firework display with the in-laws and then came back to have hot jacket potatoes and mulled wine.......yes mulled wine!! Christmas can never start to early in this house you know..... oh and it took just one glass to make the M-I-L very squiffy!!!
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.