Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Call off the search

I'm still here.
It has been a while though!
Life has been rather eventful and not much crafting has been done - until yesterday!
Its after half term so there is just one type of crafting on the agenda...

This year my Christmas card production has been helped along by 2 Imagine That stamp sets - Christmas Blessings and Damask Designs which features the lovely angels wings. I'm not sure Emma intended them to be angels wings but that is what they look like to me!
I thought I would make simple cards this year. Only there are 6 layers - 5 are die cut, one dry embossed, all inked and the image was stamped in gold ink, the sentiment across the top and then the image outlined with a glue pen and then covered in Glamour Dust. See, simple. Oh and to get colours of distressing I was happy with, some of the layers are inked with three colours. Simple. See?

The papers are all from an old K and Co pad which was not necessarily Christmas papers but the right kind of colours for me. I did variations on a theme
and variations on the variations
adding tags from the K and Co pad or a lovely Martha Stewart pine needle punch I bought.
I've made over 50 so will just need to find time for another batch day - and some more papers.
But life is still rather full with
  • Dissertation bits to be done. March is coming and I really want to be done well before that!
  • Running - I did get up to 28 minutes but I have been a little unwell so need to redo a week of 25 minutes I think
  • Accepting a call to new pastorates. From early July next year the family Nevard will be living in Babbacombe, Torquay. Its a big change in lots of ways. We will have been here 13 years by then and it is a wrench to go. But the Spirit said - have a look - so we did. Next Sunday/Monday will be spent back in Torquay looking at Sixth Forms. I'll be glad when that is settled to be honest.
which all means a bit of downsizing will need to happen. I'll be sharing my craft room with the boys in future. ie my stuff will be in their bedroom - which they won't be using most of the time but it will be a new challenge! Anyway that is all to come and I am wanting to live in the present as much as possible. So I will still be a bit quiet here for a while but I am looking forward to rejoining Daring Cardmakers and scrapping again in a little while