I can't believe how swiftly this week has gone by! Some of you have asked about my recovery so thank you for asking, I'm slowly getting there! It's been three weeks and possibly one of the worst. I was in a lot of pain especially when eating, drinking, swallowing,.. you know, the usual every second or so tasks... so I was on some Ibuprofen and some magical opium based pain killers which happened to mess up my stomach, in the end made me sick so I had to stop taking them all and just soldier through it. You don't want to throw up when you just had your tonsils out, it HURTS! Three weeks later, I'm off the devilish pills as the pain is manageable and am eating, drinking and starting to job hunt! Am I glad I did it? Heck yeah! And yes, I am job hunting... before Christmas... call me crazy :) Property Management, here I come! Don't worry, I shall be keeping my blog ;)
There's a new challenge kicking off this morning over at the Crafty Catz Challenge blog! Our talented Naomi has chosen a lovely theme: 'Ribbon & Lace'
There's your clue! :) Do what you will with it, but join in the fun and play along! You could win a sweet prize of ....
7 images of your choice
Here's what I played with the other day...
It all started with me gluing a piece of a cream mulberry gorgeousness full of fun fibers and textue onto a piece of a white card. I spritzed it with a bit of water and ran it through my trusty Cuttlebug using a pretty Christmas folder. The raised areas were sponged a little using my Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (well, you can do much sponging on such surface so you need to tickle it more or less...). The image was printed, coloured using my colour pencils (I tried to make it look vintage too by adding some brown so hope it worked ;)), again sponged, sanded, abused, decorated using my thin double sided tape and some dyed lace (again, Gathered Twigs). I did the same with the pretty fabric ribbon/lace, made it into a flower and added a brad that had a touch of rust added to it (Tim Holtz Rust Embossing Powder). I also applied the tape to the edges, sprinkled with the same embossing powder and heated it. Fun, right?! The rest you can image...
I hope you like my rusty vintage Christmas card... feel free to leave me a comment or three, I always like to hear from you!
Crafty Creations - Brads, Buttons or Bows
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas Card
The Mixed Media Card Challenge - #5 (Christmas)
Wow! Embossing UK - Mixed Media
Thank you for your visit! I hope you enjoyed the post! There's more to come so keep an eye out today! ;)