Saturday, 19 September 2015
Stencil, butterflies, yarn and VOS ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was good and you have fabulous weekend plans. I am still in the midst of getting my craft room sorted, there is still much I need to sort, more details below.
Whilst sorting that crafty stuff I found some bits and pieces I had forgotten about, naughty! I really wanted to create a card for some of the current Challenge so I made a little space on my desk; it is covered with the bits I'm trying to sort and ongoing DT projects. I just realised there is no stamping on this card: sacra bleu! Thankfully I have several snippets left over from backgrounds I created when my new stencils arrived and an NBUS embellishment too. Here is today’s creation …
Another A6 card
Lovely splattered detail!
Close up of the embellishments
Snippets used to create a dimensional word
Happy with the end result even though there's no stamping
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Butterfly Challenge #38 Butterflies & Yarn/Thread
Creative Fingers Challenge #93 AG
Deep Ocean Challenge #112 Shabby Chic
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Stamps Be Gone
Papertake Weekly Challenge Animal Magic
Stamplorations Stamps Link for sharing Stamplorations Stamps & Masks
I think you can see what and why I was inspired: pink and stencilling = happy me!
Try It On Tuesday Challenge Add Some Metal
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #201 Anything Goes/Family Friendly
Thankfully I can move around the room much more easily now because there are less piles of stuff on the floor yay! I have, amazingly not (lol!), nearly filled the big bookcase and because it is sorted I’m hoping it will be a lot easier for me to find what I want when I want or need it.
I have to go now as I have want to get cards created for tomorrow’s Christmas Card Club. I need to get my DT creations started, finished, photographed, edited and typed before I can get back to the tools, crafting stash, waiting to be altered and not sure what I want to do with may be binned piles that are still in evidence, a lot of them there are too! I'm trying to pace myself as much as possible but I woke up today in more pain than usual so I may, once again, have to curtail Christmas Card Club, grr, that is the preferred choice than ending up in agony for the rest of the weekend and early next week. Every day when I get up I have to make a choice and that choice has many different parts to it. So can I do ‘stuff’ today, if I do ‘stuff’ today how will it impact on the next few days, do I have to be careful or very careful because the pain is always there and I have to figure out if doing stuff will make it worse or can’t do stuff because it will make the pain worse and it’s already bad? Fibromyalgia is one rotten thing to suffer from.
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Tools & Supplies
Die Cutting Machine & Dies: Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Paper Smooches die
Stencil: Stamplorations butterfly stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: paint brushes; pot of water
Card Paper: A4 300gsm card to create the base; snippet watercolour paper; snippet HOTP paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Adirondack IP: Wild Plum; DIP: Dusty
; pink brush marker pen Concord
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl twine; American Crafts premium ribbon # ; paper butterfly embellishment from old magazine #; metal daisy #
Adhesives/Mediums: double sided tape; Collall Quick Drying Tacky Glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 6 years old