...Poinsettia's! Have you got that new Tattered Poinsettia Alterations die? I have... and I loves it... very lots! I have used it a few times using papers, Grungepaper and cardstock... so I decided to use it a slightly different way for my DT for the Stamp Attic today. Being as I am incredibly organised (ahem) my Melt Pot is still sitting on my desk after my play the other day... so I decided to use it again and Faux Porcelain some Tattered Poinsettia's.... oh, I loves the effect of the UTEE on the cardstock, it just looks so clever but it is SO easy to do! I have a tut on my sidebar from a yonk ago... and it is HERE if you fancy a nosey... the rose that I made in the tut is actually not as easy as the Poinsettia - in fact you could bung any shape into the Melt Pot and come out with a gorgeous creation. Anyways... HERE is the post on The Stamp Attic blog with all the deets on how I made this tag:
I am planning a nice lazy afternoon today... the old war wound is still playing up... I mean, I took it easy yesterday - well, relatively easy, we went shopping and then to friends for dinner afterwards... oh lalaaaa, I think I may have learned how to make soup - I watched very closely whilst it was being made and I think I can remember it all... I shall be trying that very soon (cooking has never been my strongest point lol) and then after dinner I had a little play with a Melodeon and a Mandolin. I have always had this idea that one day I will learn an instrument... and I think that the time has arrived. Our friend Richard is an ace Melodeon player - you should hear him... he is brilliant. And... I said "can you play the Sailor's Hornpipe?" He says he has never played it... and proceeded to do it ... yes, he is that clever! Anyways, the Melodeon is lovely but not for me... too energetic with all that pulling and squeezing... so I had a play with the Mandolin... well, my nails are too long and fingers too sausagey... and there are EIGHT strings! Yikes! Anyways... I have come back to the conclusion that I want to learn the Ukulele... so that is my New Years Resolution, to learn how to play the Ukulele. I am getting a bit excited actually, I might even play it and sing along! With that terrible thought, I shall say... thanks for looking... TTFN!