Sometimes you just have to accept that all good things come to an end - and I have finally had to face the inevitable parting with the first ever Cuttlebug B plate I bought when I first bought my Bug !
I had been struggling to cut out the flowers using my new Chloe die - and knew Lynda was fine with hers. I was a bit slow witted but it finally dawned on my fuddled little brain that trying to die cut with this bowed & slashed poor excuse of a base plate was the problem !
So here is a final farewell photo en route to the bin !
We had a great time at the Fleetwood Mac concert on Saturday night - enjoyed the music and the sets too !
On my desk tonight I have a mixture of finished & just started projects - plus a couple of new additions to my stash ! Oh and some freebies from a magazine and a new book of mixed media project paper.
I asked last week for feedback about the card I had made for my Mum's birthday as I thought it looked a bit too busy - everyone was very sweet and tactfully didn't comment about it !
But the lack of comments kind of spoke volumes - so I ripped it up and used the back as an embossed layer on this new card !
I still struggled to get this to come together - so I thought - its a Chloe die set so what approach would she take ?
So I headed for the Sparkilicious and went with the whole bling thing !
I feel a bit better about this attempt !
Next month my Auntie has her 80th birthday - so I thought I would make her a mixed media version of her initial - M - so bought this this evening to make a start..
There's a Journal page I have started on a blues & greens theme - one of the colour combos from the Summer of Colour challenge - I am not keeping up with the weekly challenges but hope to do them in my own sweet time !
And I saw these funky new colouring pencils from Derwent - different colours at each end of the pencil - they made me smile - and it seemed a good way to have a lot of colours in a small space !
I am going to have a play with them in my colouring book at craft club tomorrow !
Enjoy your week & happy crafting ! Ali xx