Good Friday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and ready to have a nice relaxed weekend. Paul is going into work today and the girls are both working so it's a bit of a quiet house here, I am hoping that there is something good on the Craft channels so that I can have a bit of background noise going, The Craft Store (Hochanda) seem to be having a lot of sewing shows of late, I did succumb to a mixed box of fabric from show called 'Make it Joe', the box they showed on TV was amazing so many lovely, good size pieces of fabric, different weights etc, I thought that they would be fun to try some small sewing projects with, just to get used to using my machine regularly, I was exciting to open mine when it came but alas as is often the way, mine was really disappointing, it wasn't 'so crammed full' as described by Leonie and the choice of random fabric was also really disappointing, I was hoping to be able to make some new masks for Paul and the girls but I don't think that there is one piece that would be suitable, never mind I should remind myself of the one thing that my mum always used to say ''If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is''!! It's a shame as I really like some of the things that the chap makes when he is on the shows. Have any of you had your fingers burnt like that???
Your Next Challenge
I thought that we would try something completely different for this weeks 'Challenge', now as I am writing this I am realising that it is only really going to be a 'Challenge' if you make more than one card but we will go with it anyway.
The reasoning behind this challenge is that we often buy a die or stamp set, paper collection, embossing folder, set of paints etc because we have been inspired to by a card that we have seen on Pinterest or we have seen someone using it on craft tv or YouTube, we wait for it to arrive and then we have forgotten what it was that inspired us OR we make that one project that made us buy the item and then put it away, forgetting about it. I will hold my hands up and say that I have done this on many occasions and have a very full craft room as a result!! So I want to do something about it..........
So for this weeks challenge I would like you to take ONE stamp set/ Die Set/ Paper Collection and use it or elements of it for the whole week or for the projects you make for the next 5 days. It can be anything from the items listed above to things like 'Alcohol Pens/Watercolour Paints/ Embossing Paste & Stencils etc.
I have shared 4 different things made with the same paper collection as one example, the 'Vintage Lace' Collection from Sara Davies.
I have also just received some lovely 'Sweet Poppy' Background stencils so I could use those for my challenge, showing different ways of using them, exploring the capabilities of that one product so that I feel that I have really gotten my moneys worth out of it.
I was kind of inspired by reaching to the back of my die storage for my Sue Wilson dies that have been gathering dust for the past couple of years, some of which I have not used at all, which is terribly wasteful. Magazine collections are another example, we receive them maybe have a play on that day and away it goes, please tell me it's not just me!!!
I really hope that you all enjoy this challenge, I know it's a bit different but I would love for you all to feel like you have really gotten your money's worth out of a product by the end of the week, I think that it will encourage us to pick that item up and use it more too.
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,
Love and hugs to all of you,