2017 colour Trend
Predicted styles and patterns
Val's New dies
Good Morning Ladies,
Can you believe it's Friday again already?!, Paul is back to work tomorrow 😔, but I need to get in my craft room, so that's my plan for today, I got in there yesterday and found my desk, I started organising all of my tools onto my trolley, that way they won't take up precious space on my desk and I can have them next to me at all times, they will be much easier to transfer to the dining room when Sue and Pat come too.
So I will finish that today and hopefully get some new projects started.
If you have anything you would like me to feature I would love to know, I will happily have a go at anything!
I had to sit with my legs up yesterday, over the past few weeks I have developed a terrible pain in my 'bad' hip, as I am trying to walk I get a crippling sudden pain that floors me if I can't grasp onto something, I have no idea what it is, it's something new, it happens sporadically, I think when I am tired it's worse, after traveling to my mum's made a huge difference, I suffered terribly the following day, then on Wednesday after helping Paul prepare Roast beef dinner for 10, my legs were so swollen that my socks were cutting into my legs at the bottom, again something new, so I think I will! Have to be brave and go to GP. But while I was resting yesterday I got to thinking about 2017, mainly wondering what the trends will be in the crafting world.
The Pantone colour charts are a good gauge of what the 'in' colours will be, so I downloaded a chart to give you some ideas too.
I love most of those colours, particularly the 'Greenery', Lapis Blue, island Paradise and Hazelnut. The pink is a little to 'pink' for me but used as little touches in bouquets or in patterned backgrounds would be ok, it will certainly give a pop of colour.
I then tried to research what styles etc would be popular in 2017, there wasn't too much information out there to be honest, it looks like Zentangle will still be around, it's being used in clothing designs now too, fortunately Checks, gingham etc will still be 'in', I say 'fortunately' as I have a lot of gingham card !
For the perfectionists among us, you will struggle I think as its 'imperfect' that's going to trend, I'm guessing that means the 'grungey', 'distressed' look will remain as popular as it has been for the past few years!
I hope that I have given you a little glimpse of things to come in the year ahead.
During my investigation I found out that Tim Holtz is no longer a Creative Director for Ranger, he will remain a designer for their distressed range though.
Michele also discovered that Creative Expressions have bought Woodware, I had heard they where stopping some of their products, I guess this is positive news, I just hope that they continue with the designers that they have, their stamps are always that little bit different and I wouldn't want that to change, I guess we will see.
Val has been busy, back in her craft room, she sent me a couple of photos of cards that she made with her new Dies.
I love the embossed detail on the first card Val, you don't see that in the photo of the die, such a fantastic die for quick cards, versatile too, with a change of colour it would work for male or female recipients.
Sue's latest Shadowbox die collections are fab too, I love this second card too Val, it shows that you can use them without having the Shadowbox dies too.
Thank you so much for sharing Val, can't wait to see all of your Valentine cards in the coming weeks. Xxxx
That's all for now my lovelies,
Sending Love and Hugs to all,