Good morning all,
From a lovely, sunny Cheshire.
I do hope you have some sun today, it really does make everything seem that bit better.
I know that a few of you have got to the stage where you are struggling now.
Please just keep going for a bit longer,
Hopefully things will slowly start getting back to some sort of normal.
Yesterday it was the ODS on HOCHANDA for Aall & Create, and
It featured some fabulous new stamps by Tracy.
This is one of my samples, and I was so pleased that they
got to the studio in time.
I am lucky to have some lovely crafty friends north of the border and this thistle stamp is just perfect
for them, so I was thinking of them when creating this design.
I started off by finding a map, and yes, it actually is Scotland.
I tore the edges , added some ink and some stencil work.
Next I stamped the thistle, added some colour and gave it the vintage treatment too,
Next to the assembly, and I knew I had some ribbon somewhere that would be perfect.
Oh it took me ages to find it,
You know what it is like
In our craft space...
As you know I love the finishing off details, so a scrabble letter and a rusty safety pin.
In my head the ribbon reminds me of a kilt and the safety pin is the kilt pin.
And that is all I am saying !!!!
I do think that this type of design would be good for a man’s card too.
I still get excited when I see my designs on tv,
Leonie made some wonderful pieces too and all Tracy’s samples were fabulous.
I hope you managed to tune in.
Today I have craft jobs to do this morning but I
have promised myself the afternoon in the garden.
Sometimes we just need to take five minutes out, and that is how I feel.
I know it will just refresh me as I have another busy couple of days ahead.
Thanks for popping in
Much love and hugs