Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and relaxed for the weekend, Paul managed to get some Purple slate for the corner where I would like the swing to go, I think that is an easier option than that slabs, so thats one job ready for the weekend, we also got some paint for the swing as it has a couple of rust spots.
All of the seeds that Paul ordered from Dobies arrived yesterday too so he is going to have a super busy weekend, although Lucy has asked if she can paint the swing so thats one job less.
This morning and tomorrow morning I have my Workshop with Tracy Evans, we are making an Accordian Fold Book. The last Workshop was really fun and very informative, it really pushed me out of my 'comfort zone'. I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it creating my Mixed Media piece and the company from all of the world was hilarious.
The project we made is pictured above, I didn't have Mountboard or a Canvas to hand to I took the board out of the back of two brown envelopes (I think its grey board) and stuck them together, it gave me a really strong surface that took all the Gesso, paint and Texture paste really well. It's a totally different look for me but I do actually love how it turned out.
How beautiful is Janet's Cross stitch?? such a gorgeous scene, I absolutely love it Janet, the colours of the flowers are so bright and vibrant.
I will add Janet 's Description below:
" I've added a picture of my latest effort. It is a small piece of embroidery from a company 'Rowandean' based in Derbyshire.It is a kit so everything needed apart from the ring. It is the first time I have used this company and can recommend them. It is a long time since I did any free hand embroidery and I really loved doing this.
I have seen this company on Hochanda Janet and really admired their kits, I am tempted to have a go but I seriously need my eyes tested first. Your piece is stunning and I can see that you might easily become addicted!
Thank you so much for sharing with us Janet XXX
Michele's Magazine Review
Cardmaking & Papercraft has a brilliant free gift this month. It’s a Shadow box Cardmaking kit.
Here’s some ideas of what’s inside the magazine.
This is what you can make using your free gift . These 3D cards would really stand out.
This article shows a very different “fancy fold “ but it looks easy to create. If anyone wants the details on how to make this type of card just let me know.
Just look at these paper flowers & the vase-aren’t they lovely?
Pretty Cards that could be used for many occasions.
That’s all for this week
Thanks Michele, I have this magazine and it has some great features and lovely inspirational ideas.
It's sad to think that this could be the last one for a while, although I totally respect their decision to stop production for the health and safety of their staff. Fingers crossed all will return to normal soon.
Thanks for the review Michele, I really appreciate you doing this each week my lovely XXX
Michele, I hope that Phil is feeling better today XXX
Sonia I hope that you really enjoy your few days off XXX
Lynda, I would love to see you make a Challenge card, I would make my day, but only when you are ready XXX
Margaret sending love and hugs to you XXX
Karen & Kat I hope you both enjoy the workshop XXX
Sending love and hugs to all of you,