WOYWW354, Merry Monday Christmas challenge, 52 Christmas card March colour challenge, The Glory of Christmas Challenge 80
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Good morning my friends. Here in Britain it seems Spring has begun to arrive – there is something in the air which suggests warmth!! It’s lovely, and even tempted me outside to do some gardening… However – that’s not what you are here for today. Why are you here to look at my messy (very!) workspace? Well Try peeking here, and you, too, can join the crazy world of WOYWW . Just get the health warning – it’s addictive! So, to my desk. The photo was taken late Tuesday afternoon.
You see before you the detritus of a huge card making session – some for challenges (my effort at making me move out of my comfort one with card making!!). Scraps of paper and card, heat gun, embossing powder, specs(!), scrap paper for inking on, little tub of dirty water (just so Shoshi realises she isn’t alone!), tools, etc. As you can see, I’d had fun.
John is feeling a little better at the moment, so last Friday we had a day out. Now, as you know, we live on the North Wales Coast – and we wanted to go to the craft show in York Racecourse…. for the day… Yes, we are officially certifiable. It was 149 miles from door to door. However, it was a great day out – lovely intimate venue, good food, lots of different companies to look at – and….
… yes, there at the show, demo-ing, was our very own Neet. It was such fun to meet her there, see her at work colouring with Distress inks, producing some lovely effects. She gave us this gorgeous little book she had made – women through the ages. We had made that triangular box for her(from last week’s post), and had filled it with some goodies for her to play with. Many thanks for all the fabulous comments last week about that box – and for the requests to see it when finished. It’s in this composite of pictures for you. You all commented on the Ultimate Pro as well – it really is fun to play with and use!!!
Now, having travelled almost 150 miles it would have been rude not to look around at the show – and, erm…, buy a few bits… now wouldn’t it? So, here’s what we managed to find…
I think just about everything was on a real good offer – so much so, that we had money left to treat ourselves to a lovely meal at the racecourse. Yes, they do full meals at reasonable prices!! So, some dies, tattered lace magazines, bling, card packs, die storage (we had been looking for some better way of storing our dies for some time), double sided tape, and those egg shaped sponges which I have yet to try out. A fun day. Of course, we then had to drive the 149 miles back home – and were ready for bed that night… but, hey, it was worth the miles to meet Neet!
Since then I’ve been busy making bits and pieces, and entering some challenges – so here are my entries… The 52 Christmas card Throwdown March Challenge was to use Green and White – so here’s my effort…
A card base with embossed edge, then die cut two images of the Britannia Snowflake Christmas tree, and attached them simply down the centre so they are 3-D, then die cut the words Happy Christmas. CAS card.
The Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 196 this week is to use black, white, and silver or grey. So here is my effort for that…
A silver and white striped paper was attached to the card base, then the Diesire create a card die cut was placed on top. The angel was cut out of silvery white card stock. No words – I felt that it wasn’t necessary, as the image spoke for itself.
The Glory of Christmas Challenge 80 is to re-use an old Christmas card. So….
A die cut skyline was stuck on to a blue card base, then a piece of last year’s Christmas card was stuck on top of that. The shepherds pointing to the town where they would go and find the baby as told them by the angels. The text reads “…And His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…”
So, my friends, that’s us this week. Thank you so much for ALL the comments last week. They were so lovely. I actually managed to visit all the posts, but there were some I couldn’t comment on – they, too were great, and I did enjoy what I saw there! Sorry if you didn’t get a comment from me – especially if you had taken the time and trouble to leave me a comment! I will be round to visit you later – one or two things to do first… help John get up, sort the laundry… you know the sort of thing!
Take care. God bless.