Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Big massive thanks for all the gorgeous entries for last weeks challenge. This week sees a return of a theme... and one of my fave songs ever too. The theme is... GOLD. To join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog, worry not, you can also join in via Facebook (just tag my name on your upload) or via email, attaching a small pic and description how you made your entry. You can find my email addy by clicking on my piccie over in the left hand sidebar. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 30th November 2013.
My entry this week is my class sample from Friday's class at Birds in the Barn. Thanks to Janet for hosting the class (and making me so welcome, as usual) and to the lovely ladies who came along to play. As it is a workshop sample, I won't go into too much detail how I maded my creation... all I will say is that tonnes of ink, Distress and Archival, paint, embellies and gorgeous Tim Holtz Alterations dies were used. The gold element is from the little snowflake embellies - simply coloured with Treasure Gold and some other bits and bobs that I popped onto my creation to make it pretty.
Each year, since 2007, I have made an 8" x 8" piece for Christmas... be it a canvas, shadowbox or frame. Every Christmas they are displayed in the living room along with the rest of the decorations. It is nice to unpack them every year - they get stored in the loft for the rest of the time - and remember what I used and how I made the creations... and also, I can see the different techniques I have learnt over the years. I have been playing around this year, making Christmas stuff... but, no cards yet! I know! I am a baaaaad girl! I was planning on a mammoth card making sesh today... but I have a much better plan for today now... oh yesh, me and Ellen are having one of our Skype Sunday sessions... I can't wait... it is toooo long since we had a chance to sit and get crafty together!
But before I can do anything remotely crafty, I needs to get my Room of Stash sorted out. Going out teaching is brilliant, I loves it... what I no likey is the unpacking of the boxes at the end of it all. And last week I put it off... but no! This week I am going to be uber organised and get it all done and dusted so I have two desks for me and Ellen to play at. I usually pop her onto the spare desk, well, not her really, that would be hilarious though... no, I pop the laptop onto the spare desk so it is just like she is right here with me. Thank heavens for whomever invented Skype! They are a genius!!!
I had a bit of a "do" in the night last night! I haven't been sleeping too well of late. You know that thing when your brain won't shut off and it keeps on buzzing like it is on a treadmill? Well, mine has been even bossier and has been on a cross trainer for the past few weeks. Add to that the old war wound is playing up... sleeps has been a bit elusive. Last night I was sooooo knackered (although I managed to watch Dr Who, OMG, how amezzzzin' was that!!!) anyways... knackered old carcass in bed and bam, sleeps! Not even a full page of book read! Hurrah! Well, not so much hurrah when two hours later I somehow managed to fall out of bed! (again at that!) When I say "fell", it was more of a slither! I am blaming pyjama's. And now I just typed that I am wondering... have I mis-used the apostrophe? Pyjamas? Pyjama's... uh-oh! Well, I blame my pyjama bottoms! *ha got around the apostrophe quandry there ... teehee* And why do I blame them? Well, they are a bit slidey and the legs are too long - on account of me being... ahem... a smidge on the sort side. So... I conclude that the wearing of a pyjama ensemble (see, got out of the apostrophe thing again) is dangerous for your health! And on that bombshell I shall bid you a very goodly day and say.... thanks for looking! TTFN
P.S - don't forget, I have a giveaway running until 23:59 GMT tonight... CLICK HERE to be in with a chance...