good morning and its great to have a weekend off; my first one in what feels like ages and so far so good; I had a great day out yesterday at the NEC...it was my first time there and all a bit overwhelming... I didn't get around more than half of it ...or find all of the stands I had wanted to visit!...it didn't stop me spending all of the money I took with me though(thought best to have a budget and no cards with me!)...I did get some great new goodies and it was well worth the aching arms I have this morning !... next time though I will be more organised and have more of a plan. I did meet up with Shaz who is a regular weekly WOYWWer that I visit, which was great and another first ...we had a coffee, a well earned break from the halls and a chat before going on our separate ways...doesn't blogger make the world a much smaller and nicer place...so thanks Shaz, it was great meeting up with you and I hope you had as good a day as I did.
'a few of my favourite things'
Today I've posted a tag I made a couple of weeks ago now when I was having my Christmas card free week. Its not my usual style but something I've always wanted to try and would like to do more of... inking and blending isn't my thing usually but slowly I'm getting more practice and confident ... I'm pleased with how it turned out from starting life as a plain white tag I even inked the back! Next time I'd like to try mixing more vibrant colours and stamps and less flowers... and I would love to try more altered art type projects and journalling but that's for another time!...I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but hey it was fun making and it and it does incorporate some of my favourite things flowers, butterflies,birds and buttons.
close up bird ,butterflies and flowers
another close up
Well time for some housework and ironing now that i've had a day to myself, I hope to fit in a little bit of card making too. I hope you have had a good weekend and have a great week ahead many thanks for visiting and crafty hugs Andrea X.
I used the following-
White luggage label tag
Sentiment stamp-Teresa Collins Fabrications Linen stamp set
lace border stamp-My minds Eye -The sweetest thing -Hello stamp set
Butterfly and flowers stamp-BoBunny -Ambrosia stamp set
Words stamp-(sections stamped randomly)freebie set Get Stamping issue 1
Paper and fabric flowers- various
Red roller ball glitter pen-used on some of the butterflies (not visible on photos !)
I would like to take part in the following challenges-