It’s Friday! Hope everyone has had a good week & has a terrific weekend planned. I’ve had a busy few days since my last post. Yesterday, I went with a friend to the Stitch & Creative Crafts exhibition at Excel, London & I have to say it was very disappointing. The admission was £9.50, which, in my opinion, was extortionate for what they had. I arrived about noon & I was surprised to see so many people leaving & even more surprised to see how few people were in the hall. I went with the intention of not spending a lot, but I thought I might see something that I just had to have (!). I spent nothing, which is a good thing, but also disappointing. I’ve already got a ticket for the Stitch & Craft show at Kensington Olympia, London in March & now I’m wondering if I should bother going.
Anyway, here are two cards I made recently. The owl is a Dawn Bibby stamp, after stamping & colouring it I cut it out & put it on to the card with foam pads. I put a few gems onto the stamped cherry blossom image to highlight it. The sentiment reads ‘Distance means little between friends’ & I don’t know why I chose to emboss it with silver. It should have been gold or copper.
For this birthday card I embossed a piece of Core’dinations Whitewash paper & sanded a few areas before stamping the bird on top & colouring it with Whispers pens. Stamped & heat embossed the sentiment, added a few hand drawn music notes with a gold pen, added a ribbon, done.
Following my rant at the universe at the start of this week, I was wandering around Facebook & came across Ken of Mildly Creative, who, in my opinion is a genius. I don’t know he does it, but he gets straight to the point of all the stuff that goes round & round my head. This is the post that arrived in my inbox this morning & if you like what he has to say, subscribe today!