Good morning. WOW were did last week disappear in a puff of smoke to? Thank you to everyone that joined in with us at Allsorts - we had some gorgeous Free & Easy projects and I know that I personally came away with bucket loads of inspiration. I hope that I didn't miss out visiting everyone - even if it was a bit painful at times for my hand - which is improving on a daily basis by the way and I am working on being able to have full functionalilty by the end of this week - can't wait to have the stitches out though and I'm sure that will help loads too.
Anyway onto this week and we are still being
FREE & EASY
but we do have some new DT inspiration and a new sponsor
and another fab prize up for grabs:
Here's what I decided to make this week:
And here's what I used:
I started by covering a tag with some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and then inked it with Faded Jeans Distress Ink
The mini Rosesare form Wild Orchid Crafts.
The punched butterflies are Martha Stewart and a few adhesive gems added to the bodies.
Sentiment from Creative Expressions - stamped and heat embossed with clear EP and then die cut using Spellbinders Labels 20 - I then matt and layed this onto co-ordinating cardstock using the faux nestie technique as I only wanted a narrow border.
You can see that I have used my favourite new Spellbinder border - from the Doily Accents set.
The spotty backing card was created by running co-ordinating cardstock through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions small polka dot mask and then lightly sanded to bring out the dots.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Must include a sentiment with at least 2 words
Everybody Art - Use Shapes
Divas by Design - Die Cuts & Punches
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Theme (must include Buttefly, Fairy or Angel)
Truly Scrumptious - Things with Wings
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Pretty Blossoms
Before I go I just wanted to share some exciting news - well it's exciting for us anyway lol!!!
We received an invitation to Jack's school Celebration of Achievement Gala Event because Jack has won an award at school - we don't know what for and they won't tell us as they want to keep it a surprise - how exciting is that??? So watch this space - event takes place Monday 18 July - a black tie do - so will have to go shopping no doubt for a fancy frock :-)
Thanks for popping by.
Have a wonderful day.