Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Have I got the best husband in the world???!

The answer is yes! Just look what my husband came home from his business trip with?! I couldn't believe it!! It actually proves that when I'm droning on and on about crafts that my husband is actually listening!!! I had been mentioning that I'd seen on some blogs these pens that look amazing but they were very expensive and maybe I'd start with a small collection for Christmas or something. And then he brings me home 72! Yes, I know I'm very spoilt!
Anyway, now I've got to learn how to use them as from what I can gather, they can be quite tricky. Am going to do some research and will post my finds at a later date.

I'm doing my 2nd craft show at the end of September so I'm trying to make up some stock for that at the moment. Here is my first go at a sympathy card which I found really difficult as most of my stamps are quite fun and not really appropriate! But I do have this lovely stamp by Stampington who are one of my fav stamp producers. I only used the top two thirds of the stamp and after I had inked it up, spritzed it with water to give a nice dewy effect. I like the muted colours and I love pastel blue and brown together anyway so I think it came out ok.

Crafty stash used: Stamps-Stampington,Elzybells; Tea dye vintage ink (Ranger) & water spritz; Assorted cardstock; Paper (Papermania); Gold ribbon (recycled)


Juliet is offering some great blog candy including Basic Grey paper, vellum words sheet, buttons, tags, sentiments and all sorts of other goodies. Closes Saturday 23rd August. Thanks, Juliet. Am loving your blog!

1 comment:

pickle said...

ERM yes!!
Could you get him to give mine some pointers?
My hubby gets a glazed look in his eyes when I start talking craft.
Enjoy your lovely new pens (I'm green with envy lol)
kerry x