Today was supposed to have a tutorial but alas it was not meant to be, I just couldn't get it to upload for some reason, I have handed it over to my technical department to solve! Lol
I do have lots of lovely things to share with you though So I will get straight into it.......
Here is a painting of Tracy's old cat cass. The painting was done by a local artist Vikki Hastings. Tracy's friend Janice commissioned it for her birthday, Tracy says it's absolute perfection. The butterfly symbolises her beloved dad.
What a beautiful birthday gift Tracy, I bet that bought a tear to your eye.
Thank you so much for sharing Something so special. XXX
Karen's Shopping includes something for herself and a gift for her lovely Mum In Law who is 92!
The Diamond Dotz kit that Karen has bought is the gift for her MIL, I saw something similar on Hochanda last weekend with the 'lovely' Dawn, this kit looks nicer quality though, the canvas looks a much higher grade as does the tool that you use to add the 'dotz', I believe the idea is like a cross-stitch pattern but instead of stitches you add the little crystal Dotz. Karen's MIL has fantastic eye sight so that shouldn't be a problem. I bet she will love this Karen, I would love to see the finished picture.
Karen's second purchase is the 'Foil Transfer Kit for them 'Scanned and Cut', which looks fantastic, Karen is excited as combined with the Sentiment USB she bought a few weeks back she can foil her own sentiments. Which will be brilliant, it looks fab on your little sample! Can you run workshops Karen for Cheryl, Lilian and I to attend?!!
Thank you so much for sharing your craft shopping XXX
Michele's shopping includes some pearls and gems from the £1 shop, (I have some and they are fantastic)! And a whole selection of Craft magazines, how long does it take you to read those Michele, it looks like you got some amazing free stamps etc with them too! I love those Numbers Dies.
Thank you so much for sharing Michele XXX
Brenda has bought some Pebeo paints, Watercolour card and Printable Vellum from crafters companion. Pebeo paints are fantastic quality, I love what Sheena Douglass does with them, I have some from years ago when she used to do the 'Folk Art' style painting . I know Lynda uses them too in her canvases, so they must be good!! Thank you so much Brenda for joining in XXX
Maria has been on a trip to 'HobbyCraft', as you can see she has bought herself a Glue Gun, (mind your fingers Maria, I have burnt myself more times than I care to admit)! Also some gorgeous 'Intricut' Dies, a Stunning Owl, a cute Fox and a gorgeous rose die, they look just amazing Maria, I am looking forward to seeing your cards. Thank you so much for sharing XXX
My shopping arrived yesterday, all from the new Stampin' Up! New catalogue launch, I am so excited to get playing with this lot.
Lynda has bought some of Sue's newer dies, I just love the flower and that Whispy Frond die set, the butterfly is really pretty too, I bet it's beautiful when it's cut out. Here are some of them in action on Lynda's card for her daughter Lisa's Anniversary.
A lovely card that shows those dies off beautifully. Thank you so much Lynda for sharing your shopping with us XXX
Michele found this little piece of information about ATC's yesterday
I hope that makes it easier to understand, we will leave it until our Janet has arrived in Marigny and caught her breath! I am so excited to see little miniature pieces of your work!
I will be posting out to most people so those of you that are concerned about postage can just send yours to me and I will distribute if you like.
I will add some samples of ATC's nearer the time. Thank you Michele XXX
Phew, I have typers cramp now!! Lol !!!
Pat, I hope that you are feeling ok today and that your throat isn't too painful XXX
Janet I hope the packing is going smoothly, your new route sounds fab, I had a little look at the map, as I could see roughly the idea when I was chatting with you on Thursday. I was hoping that the Euro/pound would have picked up a bit but it seems to be spiralling downwards at the moment 1.08 € to £1 yesterday here, that's the lowest for a while! XXX
Thanks again for taking part my lovely crafty friends,
Love and hugs