I drove home in torrential storms yesterday, aquaplaning most of the way, worrying that my car would sink, then remembering the leaky conservatory and everything left out and panicking over that. Only about 1/4 mile ( if that, I am useless at distances ) from home I realised that there the road was bone dry. In the middle of Upminster - torrents. At my end of the main road - dry pavements. And dry left out stuff in the conservatory. Result. (It is hot and sunny here today as well while most of the UK seems to be flooding...)
Last night's Bible study was a blast. In fact I also did the card making club at the other church so I spent most of the day involved in crafting as part of my job. Double result! The theme of scrapbooking faith this week was heroes of faith. I chose an orange/brown/gold palette for them and people had brought photos to add in. I didn't - simply because I don't have photos of all my personal heroes and didn't want to single anyone out. I taught them how to use alcahol inks and a large rolling stamp. Dunno what technique next week as I am not really a techie person - but they like that element too. Anyway I could not get them to stop. They would have gone on a lot longer but I wanted to get home as I had my dare cards to finish off!
Here is my take on the theme - some of the others are much better!
I set the dare at the Daring Cardmakers this week. You are not the (em) boss of me. Basically just any kind of embossing you like. I'm nice like that. Simple. Big theme. (Which means I will probably do a right hard one next time ha ha)
I produced a set of cards as my contribution. This is becasue Carys is away next week on her year 6 school trip to Winmarleigh Hall (sounds like something out of Dickens!) and I wanted to send her a card for every day. Handily she has a name with 5 letters...
All the papers are from my K and Co Neopolitan Scrap pad to go. I wish I had looked at the two I made in the afternoon and stuck another one together horizontally but there you are.
Here are the techniques
Strips of paper glued to an outline and triple embossed. I discovered that you can actually then peel the white paper you glued it too off the back afterwards. Cool.
Chipboard painted with a Dabber, triple embossed with a penny black letter stamp stuck in on the last go round
QK embossing square on a technique tuesday letter stamp
fontwerks elsie flowers and technique tuesday letter stamp embossed with detail white powder.
Penny Black clear embossed stamp smooshed with chalks.
Its a doctor, orthodentist, GSCE, dentist kind of day today - let alone service prep so I must fly!
Have a good weekend