Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
I love this quote, its very true, I daren't add yp the hours I spend over the course of a week ! 😳🤫
Unsurprisingly the River Thames has burst its banks and the surrounding fields are flooding, I guess we are no longer in a drought ! A good frost the farmers could open a skating ring, I'm sure it would go down a treat in sleepy hollow where the average age is 75 🤣😅
Have you got plans for the weekend? I fancy doing some baking, my sisters have just confirmed that they are coming to us for an 'early family Christmas' on the weekend before Christmas, so I want to start getting prepared. There will be around 16 I think. It will be lovely having everyone together, I will definitely need a day or two to recover though!
It's been a funny week, I am glad the weekend is here, I want to just stay home abd relax, I had a full on anxiety episode on Wednesday, it has really knocked me for six as it was combined with 'Mother Natures Gift' so back to sleepless, long nights this past couple nights. Fingers crossed tonight will ge a good one, we have a film to watch which helps!
Sue has very kindly written us a review on her Simply cards and papercraft magazine.......
Simply Cards & Papercraft
Issue 236 review
There is a Tonic studios Treble cleft die, a Christmas music embossing folder and a stamp set of Christmas sentiments and musical notes.
There are some lovely cards made using them, both for Christmas and the rest of the year.
The first article I want to show is some Christmas cards using the freebies. They are all quite quick to make and could all be for the men in our lives so even more useful.
The How To: creates a sparkly festive card which is lovely.
Tried and Tested Blending brushes
this month is for blending brushes and a stand to hold them all. Both are a good buy and the stand can be used for other things too. Now Sandra already has the brushes but she bought the stand to hold her everyday craft tools so they didn’t disappear every time she crafts and it works perfectly for that too.
There are some cards to make using the brushes to blend your inks together. It really is so much easier to blend with them.
There are gift tags, bags, gift boxes and a card to make here using the freebies and the downloads.
The How To: create a treasure chest chocolate coin box. It would make a perfect present for a child to give to their teacher.
Using masks is a good way of adding more depth to your images.
How To: master the basics, creating masked scenes with stencils & Post-its
The heading says it all. It clearly shows you how to master this technique with stamps that you probably have at home. I really love the little bird sat on the wreath. I want to have a go so watch this space!
Making your own paper place labels, menu and place mats makes the Christmas table so much more personal. This article will explain how to try using faux calligraphy if you haven’t mastered the real thing yet.