I've been out most of the day at a meeting and then shopping in costco for the church BBQ on Sunday. As it turns out it is cheaper to buy the meat in Tesco so there will be more work related shopping tomorrow! (I did also pick up 2 12x12 albums for a tenner though)
So now I can talk you through my card of the week for Daring Cardmakers
Everything we buy has packaging, some of it excessive, some of it beautifully designed. Tags, labels, stickers... all sorts of bits and bobs that we can recycle onto cards. I dare you to make a card using a tag, label, sticker or anything else you can find, thats from packaging and would normally end up in the bin. Of course you can ink it, change it, distress it and add anything else you like! If you're feeling brave, I DOUBLE DARE you to make it a card for a man!
OK so I missed the double dare bit totally but never mind!
I have had this tag for ages. It was on a pair of trousers from Peacocks and too nice to throw away so it has been on my bedside cabinet since then. I carefully dusted it off (it is fabric so the dust sticks a bit!) before distressing the edges. I layered it on some BG stella ruby paper and used a different sheet for photo corners. The ribbon across the bottom (hiding some of the words on the tag) is actually two BG urban couture ribbons layered together. My they are lush! the bottom one is a deep velour and the top one is ruched and stretchy!
the velvet blossoms are Maya Road and the jewel brads are 7 gypsies. the rest are yer every day brass ones!
It was faith scrapbooking at Church last night and this week it was words of faith. I was starting to panic over what to do as the idea I had thought of was not going to work, when I remembered a sheet of rubber stamps I hadn't mounted. Then I couldn't find my Kai scissors (I should never tidy up!) which are THE best for cutting red rubber. Happily my new little westrim ones worked too
so our techniques were embossing with gold (which they found very different to clear embossing and chalking!); using doodling stencils, making a pocket and using funky lines to help you journal. I think I shall use these bookmark stamps as candles on cards again as I really like the effect!
This weekend is a bit mad and Phil and I are away Monday to Thursday next week so the next time I blog may well be on my and Cary's birthday. And can you beleive there is a postal strike that day. The nerve!