On Saturday I had a great day at the NEC with Ali H and the girls from club. I spent far too much money but was totally inspired by all the lovely cards and techniques being demoed! We chatted to Barbara Grey from Clarity Stamps and also managed to meet up with the lovely Shaz for a very quick lunch. I haven't had time to play with all my new stash because on Monday I had to attend a funeral in Salisbury.
My Dad's oldest friend Bill passed away last week, he was 82 and my Dad is 88. They had been friends for 60 years and met just after they both finished serving their country in the armed forces. 60 years is a fabulously long friendship don't you think! A very sad day remembering a kind, funny and gentle man. I have only seen my Dad cry once before and it was heartbreaking to see him grieving for his friend. In the crematorium seated behind us were two fellow mourners with the most fantastic, uplifting voices who sang harmonies to all the hymns, I was so choked up listening to them and their beautiful singing that I couldn't manage even a squeaky note myself! I had a long time to think about friends and friendship on the drive back home, I am so grateful for my lovely friends and the love and laughter that we share. May your friendships never end. (I'm getting very sentinmental in my old age!)
Anyway, back to my desk
On the left some of the new stamps, stencils and DI inks I bought on Saturday.
On the right some fairly simple Christmas cards that I made on Friday night. This tree stamp is from Papermania Urban stamp set.
Also some images just being coloured in for more cards. This cheeky snowman is from Hobby Art.
Also you will see on the front of my desk this little flower. An experiment of mine, its made out of metal. I used the Tattered Floral die and then embossed each flower. I then painted them with fresco paints and sanded them back to reveal the metal again. I think I needed to add a few more layers of paint as the colours are quite muted. Still… as I say.. it was just an experiment.
Well… that's all from me this week. I am looking forward to seeing what you have all been doing this week. If you would like to join in this crafty blog hop, just click on the blue WOYWW badge to find out how.
May your friendships never end.
Lynda B X