Well we have had some shockingly wet weather for days now - low looming clouds, mist filled mornings and hours of rain. Summer - what Summer ?
As they say, it is an ill wind that blows no crafter any good as it meant that I had to ignore the weeds I could virtually hear growing in the warm wet conditions in the garden and take to my craft desk !
I had a couple of deadlines to meet with cards I needed to get made.
Much Beloved's youngest Nephew passed his driving test last week - I can so clearly recall my Sister In Law bringing him home from the maternity hospital what seems like just a couple of years ago - how did he get all grown up & having a driving licence ? Where did that 18 years go ?
Anyway a card was in order !
I used a Stamposaurus vintage car stamp, some papers that came as a freebie in a magazine last year - and even found the suitable sentiment stamp on a sheet collection that I get with a magazine every couple of months. It seems to turn out suitably bright & happy for the occasion !
Next in the card queue was my Sister.
I got to use my new JOFY stamps - along with some I already had in my collection - and I added an Owl stamp I found in a bargain bucket for £1 in The Range a few weeks ago !
My Sister loves Owls !
I love my JOFY stamps too - but I did find the detailed cutting out of the trailing vines pretty slow going !!
Then a few days after my Sister's birthday is my Sister In Law's - I always think "glamorous bling" when I think of her - hence the sparkly purples on her card !
I thought you might like to see how my Owl Money-box turned out - started a few weeks ago but now also ready to be given to my Sister for her birthday !
I added a thought as journaling and put the whole thing on a suitably blue & green background in my Dylusions Journal.
These colours really appeal to me !
For once my desk is reasonably tidy after all that crafty work - just work in progress for the monthly Tag Challenge Lynda & I have going this year - July's random techniques out of the hat were "Chalkboard" and "Die Cuts" - hhmm - bit of challenge to combine those two but having fun playing with ideas !
I wanted to share with you what I saw on the back of a car as we
were driving into the City on Saturday evening - it caught my eye &
made me laugh - I think a version of this little critter might find it's
way onto a Journal page in the near future !
Well I am very excited tonight as my Parents & Auntie are arriving tomorrow for a week's stay & I have Thursday & Friday off work to head out & about with them.
I am praying that the weather improves or it could wash out our plans !!
I only get to see them 2 or 3 times a year as we live 5 hours apart - so whatever the weather it will be lovely to see them again !
Having a house full might mean I don't get to visit many desks this week - so apologies in advance if I don't make it to see you this week !
Love Ali xx