I could probably say that about every week to be honest as with my job, no week is ever the same. So last week was filled with things like Church Singing Group (which I usually can't attend), a funeral interview, trying to move on the removal of plaques back to a former church building (long story) and safeguarding training. The latter was a highlight which might sound an odd thing to say about training on abuse but much of the day was run by the Geese Theatre Company who were engaging and informative in the way they treated a difficult topic. I wonder what next week has in store for me?
I did have some time to craft this week. I'm trying to learn to crochet but it is winning at the moment... and I managed to make a card for the Daring Cardmakers for this week which was based on this inspiration piece
I was going to go for a straight attempt at drawing the caravan, decided it was a daft idea and instead went more abstract.
Last week there was a craft show in Exeter and I bought some fabulous Pebeo iridescent paints. I first die cut two stitched squares out of heavy card. I painted one gold and went two thirds of the way up the other with the green/blue (or is it blue/green?). A Sizzlit heart was also painted in gold but I deliberately put some dimension into it with the brush strokes. It did make it take ages to dry though.
I die cut grey and black circles to mimic the wheels. Everything was given a Black Soot Distress Ink edge as there is a similar look to the drawing. Then came black die cut letters - they are the Lil' Inker Mixed & Stitched Alphabet. When everything was dry the card was assembled and I added three sparkly gems. I was going to say just because but I can pretend they replace the three hearts in the original piece, so I will.
I've also had time for two layouts. They are both for the holiday album
I used a sketch for this but can't remember which one now (duh). It added in the circle which I am bad at doing. I have now used all of those lovely acetate triangles from the last Quirky Kit. ALmost everything from this layout is from old Quirky Kits, apart from the anchor brad and the enamel dots. I was pleased to find I had a stencil that echoed the houndstooth apron that we are all wearing in the photo.
I had a lot of fun with this layout below
I tipped out some more of my Quirky Kit embellishments and had fun putting them together. And I have used two more Porject Life cards (I don't find them easy to use) I made some extra gold dots with glitter paper and dies and a hole punch. I used the same glitter paper to die cut "fun" using alphabet dies.
Monday will be another crafty day so I am hoping to have more to share soon