I know I haven't posted in quite a few days ... no particular reason except I've been really busy and occupied with non-crafting activities that have kept me out of the craft space. And, I've been having withdrawal symptoms ... not crafting = not happy :(
Today, however, I did manage to spend a goodly amount of time crafting and the first thing I made was a snippet make for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge # 18 - it wouldn't do to miss a chance to skip into Di's playground :)
It's just a wee card using up the tiniest strips of leftover papers - you might recognise them from the scrapbook layout - Spring Lambs - posted earlier this month, with a minuscule snippet from my much-treasured Graphic45 pad, Le Romantique, that I just could not bring myself to throw away.
The base is made from a piece of hammered white that measured a fraction over 8" in length by 3¾" wide, folded in half. I then adhered the strips to the front of the card, leaving gaps of differing widths - the widest gap left for stamping the greeting on. A few lines of faux stitching, some bakers twine and brown pearls for embellishment - a quick and simple job.
The card looks as though it's lopsided in this pic but I can assure it's not - I blame the photographer, myself :))
- An off-cut of white hammered card measuring 8"x3¾", folded in half.
- Strips of leftover DP in coordinating colours - mainly Daisy Bucket Designs with the Graphic45 and a couple of unknowns thrown in for good measure.
- Crafty Stamps, Thank You greeting stamp
- Memento Ink Pad, Rich Cocoa
- Ribbon Carousel's turquoise/white bakers twine
- Brown marker pen (faux stitching)
- Brown pearls from stash
It will be a sore point for some of you but we have been enjoying lovely weather here in Ayrshire, sometimes a tad chilly, but otherwise fine. However, it's clear that much of the UK hasn't been doing so well, with torrential rain, thunder and lightening, and flooding as well. And yet there is still a hosepipe ban!!!
I hope that you have all escaped the worst of the weather and that you are having a good week.
I've not joined in with WOYWW this week ... just needing to curtail activities, retrench, catch my breath, etc., but in the words immortalised by Arnie, I'll be back :)