Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
We had a misty/foggy say yesterday, seeing the mist hovering over all the flooded fields looked very surreal, a little bit eery too, like a scene from a horror film! Not that we watch any horror films, Paul and I are much too scared to watch anything remotely scary! I have tried, I watched the 'conjuring ' with the girls once and another one that was supposed to be based on a true story about a house in Essex. I couldn't think of anything else when I went to bed at night. They seem to go really over the top with the 'horror' elements of the films, I remember my Mum and Dad going to see 'The Exorcist ' when we were kids, it really shocked me that she would go to see anything like that, I remember her telling us many times that they had St Johns Ambulance in the actual theatre to treat people for shock !! Films today are far worse but they would never go to those lengths!! Are any of you brave enough to watch them??
Yesterday I ended up making more mess and muddle than I intended too, I started to rearrange my craft space to make room to get my Platinum machine out, to use with the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil Machine, however I never even got around to finding the flipping Platinum, I decided to sort a few areas out, the pull out trays in my craft unit haven't been fully pushed in in ages as they have too much stuff on them, so i took all of the drawers out and decluttered them, emptied a drawer in another unit to move all my watercolour pencils too, just doing those drawers took me an hour! Then I moved onto my ink storage, I have a unit that Danielle's Dad made that I bought for inks but its too deep for Distress and not deep enough for other ink pads, i ended up stacking them on top, so i took thay out, sorted out a couple trays that where in front of the inks, turns out I have 6 Versamark ink pads, all at different stages of usage, then 4 other 'sticky 'ink pads, I went through them and managed to fit them into my ink drawer after giving that a tidy too. By this time it was 5pm and I had had enough, which means that I have to face all that mess and muddle today ! 😔😪
It did give me an idea though....I think its time we all shared some photos of our craft storage, Its great to see how we all store different bits and pieces, are you up for it ??
Your Challenge Cards
I inked my background with Spun Sugar distress ink, then used Gina K stencil over the top. I used a Memento ink in ‘Peony’. The snowflakes are from the Stamp Market as is the sentiment which I heat embossed onto vellum.
I used Seedless Preserves and Iced Spruce distress oxides for my background. I then stamped and heat embossed Sugar Pea’s Mandala stamp on to it. The sentiment is from The Stamp Market and the glitter dots from Your Next Stamp.
Card 3:Again I used the Gina K stencil for the background, inked in Speckled Egg. I stamped and heat embossed the Mandala stamp in white. I blended Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves over the stamp and buffed it off. I did add a little Speckled Egg in the middle, but it’s kind of lost! The sentiment is cut from a piece of patterned paper from Tracey Hey.