Well, we had some snow yesterday. Daisy was very excited, as she hasn't seen snow for 2 years and one thing she was looking forward to when we moved back here was snow at Christmas. I think I liked the hot weather of Sydney! I'm hoping we won't get too much bad weather, as my parents are due up here next week and I won't want them driving in snowy conditions.
Over at Creative Craft, we are sponsored by Joanna Sheen and Stamping Boutique. Our theme this fortnight is stitching, real or faux. I decided to make an easel box card, and followed a fab tutorial from the wonderful Brenda. The dress form and thread advert are from The graphics fairy and the other images are from the haberdashery stamp set by Joanna Sheen. As soon as I saw the theme, I thought it would be a perfect time to get inky. I don't get my proper stamps and inks out as much as I should, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I used antique linen and bundled sage distress ink for the background, and then stamped with antique linen and a darker brown ink pad. I also spritzed the background with glimmer mist. The bobbin has been wound with thread and is popped out on a 3D foam pad for depth.The backing paper is by Basic Grey and I have used a metal bobbin from my sewing machine kit for the drawer handle. This shows the construction and the stamped tape measure on the base.
I would like to enter this into:
Make it Monday - always anything goes
Catch the bug - anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - anything goes
I also decided to make a tag, using an image from the Stamping Boutique. This time, I used faux stitching and a mix of pink Christmas papers. I need to make lots more tags, but as this one is nearly the size of a small card, I need to make them smaller and less time consuming.Sorry for the photo heavy post here. I do hope you can join us this fortnight.