You can tell that the children have gone back to school in the UK as the weather is magnificent at this tail end of October.
Here are me and the Mr at Saltram yesterday
I insisted on taking a coat in case I got cold. I was then even warmer carrying my heavy winter coat around with me. Saltram is not that far from us and another National Trust place crossed off the list but not our favourite. Not enough information about the people and too much about the stuff.
I made some cards for the Daring Cardmaker challenge this week. In fact I made 16! It was the spur I needed to use some lovely notecards that I have had ever since I spied them on lovely Nat's blog and decided I must have them. And then hardly used them... Nancy Kubo made these fab prints for Prima (not Prima style at all now). I realised that I could make some cards to send to our Messy Church kids AND fulfil the dare at the same time. The Dare was all about Creative Kids - to make cards with or for children.
There were two of the same card per box so I decoupaged the animals, added gems, die cut and stamped messages and job done! Oooh and obviously some wink of stella on the die cut and animals (I say obviously, you probably can't see it but it is obvious because I put it on everything)
In other crafting
I've made three layouts recently. This one is about a University friend who has died. The day of his funeral the song by James Taylor came on the radio and I sobbed my way home as I realised that the chorus especially summed up how I felt. So I splurged it all on a page (part of what scrapbooking is about really)
Must photograph the other two layouts. I've also been doing some bible journalling in an actual bible - this one using some brand new iridescent paints which are beautiful
This form of craft is a bit of a work in progress which is scary when you are using an actual Bible. I will have to photograph my more recent page where I actually wrote in pencil and it was only when I went over in black that I realised I had written the wrong word. I said something rather unscriptural at that point....