Sorry for neglecting the world of blogging for so long. I don't know how it happened, it just did! Well I'm back, hopefully on a regular basis and do have a little work to show. I have a lot of catching up to do and a lot of blogs to go and visit so you might get some remarks from me on old postings. My last entry was March, I did so many cards that week and really haven't made many since and if I have I probably didn't take a photo of it......I have of course been sewing as you will see in the next post. If the weather is nice I sit in the garden, put a cloth over the table and sew, I find it so relaxing, if the weather is bad I either sit here, watch Iplayer or live TV on the computer and paper craft or if I am in cosy mode I sit and watch TV, snuggled under a blanket I either crochet or again, sew.....sometimes I do neither as I have fallen asleep! I just get into that position with the blanket over me and I am sure that my brain remembers that it was my bed for six weeks when I broke my ribs a couple of years ago and puts me to sleep.......lovely it is, I can sleep for hours!
Not a new stamp, but one of my favourites. I succumbed and bought some Distress Inks, wanted to see if they were really any different, not sure that they are yet, although I love Ranger Inks anyway, especially the colours. I am quite sceptical about new things as there is always something similar or even the same already in your stash or something you can improvise with.
The two images above are better than the finished article below! This card is for My Sister to give to her friend and I hope she likes it, I always worry a bit when I'm making cards for someone else to give away. This time (using an old PSX Botanical stamp) I embossed it, which I have never done before and rather like the results. I used watered down Distress Ink in Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord and Peeled paint and painted in the colour. I added Distress Inks around the edge of the image, mostly undiluted. Glossy Accents were finally added to the petals, this was a new bottle and I love using a new bottle of Glossy Accents!