Wow i slept until 11.30 am this morning and that is just not like me at all so i must've needed a rest, although it has been a really busy week.. I had a great time at Birmingham with all the fab team from Crafters Companion. Margaret and I helped out on the stand on Thursday and Margaret was the Queen of embossing folders, while i helped with customers. It was really great meeting lots of CC fans and then Margaret and i shopped all day Friday. We arrived not long after 9am and didn't leave until 4. The night before i had said to Margaret i really thought we wouldn't be long and that it maybe be about 1 or 2 at the latest but we got so engrossed in dies, and ribbons, and sparkly embellishments and card etc etc. I'm sure you know what its like and she never curbed my spending, nor i here, in fact we were like partners in crime until it got to about 3 then i think we both felt a little guilty with how much we had spent. never mind there are worse things to worry about. Margaret and i have got a few things to share and i also shopped for Leann, she gave me a budget and i stuck to it. (i wouldn't have dared not to, she's a bit scary when she wants to be, ha ha).
So yesterday i couldn't craft with my new stash as i had a demo at Lambton park garden centre at Chester le street. I know i always say this but it really was a great day and the time just flew by. The shoppers were all lovely as were the staff, Eileen and lath who supplied me with my builders tea. Lovely lovely day but its sad as its closing at the end of June. Next Saturday I'm at Frankie's and cannot wait for that too.
Ok onto my card and today i have used a swalk image that i have tried to achieve a quite toned down and vintagy look (if thats a word). I've used my new Kraft card from Anna Maries designs stand. I've use the a little kiss image from swalk and used backing paper from the paintbox poppets cd using the colouriser. I've also distressed the paper using vintage photo distress pad and added this to the image too before taking the die off. I've coloured with my spectrum noirs using TN3, TN2, TN1, FS8, TS2, FS1, EB3, EB2, EB1, CT2, LG2. The lace and velvet ribbon is also from Anna Maries Designs but i cannot find this on her website. Both Margaret, leann and I have one in each of the 5 colours so i'm sure you will be seeing it pop up on our cards regularly.I have cut the photo corners using my e-craft with my laina lamb office essential sd card. I've had flowers on flowers off, pearls nearly on but decided to leave it with a whimsy sentiment as i think that's enough.
Hope you like it.
A Change of Plan
2 months ago