...yikes! I need help! Muchly needing help! Not only have I start the C word in October I have also added in the G word too!!! I am not your regular *bah humbug* kinda gal though, I do loves Christmas but I just don't loves it starting too early... but in the World of Craft, there has to be a point in the year that Christmas crafting starts... and mine started this week! So, that is the C Word part sorted... now for the G Word. Well, I am a self-confessed disliker of glitter. Don't get me wrong, I loves to see nice sparkly things as much as the next person but I really hate that it gets everywhere. I once bought a gorgeous black top that had dots and sparkles of glitter all over it... after wearing it for a few hours not only was my face covered, so was Grim's, AlfieCat's and every other person in the pub was sporting a sparkle or two. BUT. Those magicians at Ranger have solved the *flying about all over the show* problem with Glitter... and they have invented Distress Glitter. And I LOVES IT!!!
A few weeks ago I was teaching at Pickwell Farm down in Southampton and I spotted a rather delish paper pack in their well stocked shop. Well, it would have been rude not to take a closer look and do a snatch and grab and bung it into my basket wouldn't it? It is the new Christmas Post collection from Craftwork Cards. The colours are PERFECT and the designs are fab too. I have had my eye on it for a couple of weeks but what with being a smidge busy I left it to one side til I had time to play properly. I started out with a small project (ok, I am being a bit stingey and not using too much paper in one hit lol)
I covered a small papier mache hanging board with the paper, sanded the edges and inked with Walnut Stain DI to tone them in. Also in the paper pack are some die-cuts including these gorgeous poinsettia's. I edged them with Fired Brick DI and then got my Glossy Accents and drew around the edges, then sprinkled Fired Brick Distress Glitter... corrrr... indeedily it doesn't fly all over the show and it has a lovely crunchy texture. I added Peeled Paint DG to the leaves and then I got a Card Candy and covered this with Antique Linen DG... how pretty! The wordage is also a die cut and I added Glossy Accents to the birdy to make him pop a little.
Today I am in a state of much mirth and merriment... because we are off to the flicks this afternoon! I love going to the cinema but it is one of those things that we rarely do because of Grim's shifts and so on. I have been after watching Rush ever since I saw a clip of it on Top Gear earlier this year and today is THE day! Also, and a smidge more excitingly... Grim bought a greenhouse yesterday!!! I have wanted a greenhouse for absolutely yonks and finally we will have one! I have done some weeding - ok, it took me a couple of days - but the site is now ready to be "Grimified" with membrane, met posts (nope, me neither lol) and a ton or so of gravel... and then it will be assembled! We have got it from Norfolk Greenhouses because, to be quite frank, I am poop scared of glass. I had a rather nasty altercation with a cold frame 11 years ago that resulted in me being about 2mm away from cutting my brachial artery so... plastic all the way for me now! I am most excited that not only will I be able to grow seeds, I shall also, finally, be able to grow tomatoes. I try most years to grow them and most years, ok, every year, the plants die. Not next year, oh ho, I will be called the Tomato Woman of Wellingborough you know... well, I can dream lol On that bombshell, I shall bid you a goodly day and go and get myself glittery again! Thanks for looking, TTFN