Monday, 14 September 2015
That was a lousy week & weekend ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors I hope your week has started well please accept my big apologies for being absent for so long. We had planned that I would be posting my creations that I had created especially for challenges on Thursday or Friday, the why not are below, for now I want to share this with you before the link closes …
a pretty card
loving the splats
a final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Card Mania Challenge CMC72 Pastel Colours
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Stamps Be Gone
Last month I was able to purchase some Stamplorations stamps and stencils. This is the stencils first airing, NBUS stencils they are! I created this background was created with one my new stencils, new watercolour paper and new brush tip pens and they are all NBUS too! As are the embellishments: I have owned them for a long time and for some reason not used them before. I am trying to remember to use these and others on my creations. I have been playing with the stencils since they arrived, apart from a couple of days when I was too ‘fluey-fied’! Love these stencils and love the new techniques that I am trying right now. You will be seeing more of my stencilled creations in future.
What started out the weekend before last as blocked sinuses turned into a full blown nasty cold. I’m still sniffing and as weak as a kitten. I had planned to organise, put away, bin or recycle my stash and that didn’t come to pass.
Even worse for me was the fact that the much looked forward to family visit on Saturday had to be cancelled. I know my family would not be happy with me if I passed on this cold so it was a good decision in the end. I know I was ill though because I started to cry and did so for another thirty minutes after. I hate getting colds, viruses or anything these days. The drugs I have to take to control the RA constantly weaken my immune system and every time I catch a cold or virus the stuffing is knocked out of me and it takes two weeks to recover once I feel like it’s completely gone.
DH did get the bookcase in and attached to a wall in my craft room so that is, at least, one piece of good news. My plan to organise, put away, bin or recycle is on hold at the moment. I won’t be able to do much until I’m back to my usual health. I don’t like working in a messy space, lol, although I have absolutely no problem creating the mess every time I go in there.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Die Cutting Machine & Dies: Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Whimsy word die
Stencil: Stamplorations butterfly stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: paint brushes; pot of water
Card Paper: watercolour paper; A4 300gsm card to create base; snippets for die cut word
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: WH Smith brush pens
Embellishments: pink fabric crown #; dress with hanger #; pink bow *
Adhesives/Mediums: double sided tape; Collall sticky glue; Washi tape (to attach the stencil)
# VOS & NBUS and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 8 years old
* gift from my lovely friend Claire