I am returning to WOYWW after a few weeks AWOL! After Christmas I felt all 'crafted out' and didn't have any inclination to do anything much. Then we went skiing to Austria with our students. Now I am back and have found a little inspiration tucked away in the corner of my brain….
My desk this week...
Yes you can see a Christmas cracker! I saw some wonderful cracker cards on pintrest and tracked them back to die cuts available from www.craftworkcards.co.uk. While I was waiting for my order to arrive I tried making a template of my own, as we do. The result so far you can see on my desk. The inside is still to be done. I have been working on pages in my little journal too and you will also see some cards I made using a favourite lili of the valley stamp.
Same stamp, two different colour ways. I was really pleased with how these turned out. You might be able to see how much more vibrant the colours are on the red card. It was stamped on ultra glossy paper from Inkylicious and from now on I shall be calling it 'chirpy bird paper' . When I was inking around the edges with DI inks and foam, it made little squeaking, chirping sounds! Chirpy bird paper!
I can now show you the tag I made for our January challenge of using 'crackle glaze' and 'tag on tag'…
Alison and I decided to do landscape tags…. just for a change. If you are playing along February's tag must include PAINTING and LAYERS.
I will leave you with some very snowy photos from Austria, I had to drive while away so that was another first for me, driving on the other side of the road!
Lastly, really… a little bit of snow in my own garden, enough to make you smile for a moment and forget the cold…
Have a happy week and stay warm!