I had an email this week asking me about a tutorial I had written about making extra patterns with patterned paper. Well it rang a vague bell so I went back through my blog to the time I was doing that kind of thing and lost a happy hour trawling back through events, photos and crafty bits that I had forgotten. Its clear that I have got a crafting style but I'm not sure I can describe it - perhaps - "fairly clean but with a lot of patterned papers" will have to do.
I didn't find the tutorial though...
well not until I had an idea it might be on the Daring Cardmakers blog and googled it, finding that I wrote it almost exactly 4 years ago. If you are curious, it's here
After a marathon week I have finally managed to finish my Daring card for this week. The colour theme is sorbet colours
At Card Club on Saturday - a real balm for the soul on the lovely pause that is Easter Saturday - I made a card for the CASE study challenge blog. I love the style of the designers and wanted to see if I could be clean and simple too. I used the same shape and similar colour scheme to the original card
Imagine That stamps and gems from Imagine That. I obviously have a thing for yellow accents at the moment!
I was kind of dreading today as I had dubbed it "operation Carys' room". Well that was a trip down memory lane in itself as we rediscovered the floor and said goodbye to many cuddly toys. Even Mickey Mouse - who Hywel used to babble away to at six weeks old - he didn't do that to us or any other toys. Even Cake the orangutan and many others that I can name and tell you where they came from. It is time to put away childish things. Or, if you are moving to a house with no storage space, time to donate them to charity for others to enjoy. We filled 3 rubbish sacks and 4 for charity. I even found her MP4 player down the radiator (amongst other things I will not mention for fear of upsetting the squeamish!).
I allowed her to sleep in and while I waited, made a layout with some fab new MME papers with a little bit of Cosmo Cricket thrown in (as a yellow accent....)