We had a great day of crafting, talking, laughing, crafting, eating, talking, crafting, talking, laughing...well you get the idea LOL. There were only 4 of us as a few girls were on their hols or otherwise engaged. The only good think about that was we were able to spread out and had loads more room to make a mess....I mean craft!
We started off with the make & take... I'm a bit worried I'm going a bit overkill with calendars as this is our 3rd one LOL but I think you can never have enough calendars in your life! I borrowed the idea from Heart Prints though I changed it from lying flat to standing. I love the Gorjuss Girls images ...
they colour up so easily and are pretty darn cute! I cut 4" x 4" chipboard then covered with Carolees Stitched Denim Flower pp...rounded the corners with my BIA corner rounder (blue one), sanded the edges, punched 2 holes with my Crop-a-dile at the top of each corner being sure to do the back at the same time. I tied the white grosgrain ribbon around the lower end of the 'coaster' and tied the two pieces together with thinner grosgrain ribbon. I stamped 'happiness' from SU! in black Stazon and stuck the calendar near the top right corner. I decided to introduce another colour to the Gorjuss Girl and what other colour is there but pink LOL!!! I used my Prisma pencils, stumps and Sansador to colour her in and stuck her down with dimensionals so it looks like she's sitting on the ribbon. I think that's it....oh...how could I forget...I glittered up her tights and bow on her dress!
After the m & t we worked on our own things...2 of us made cards, one a perpetual calendar we had made a couple of months ago that I haven't posted...it was in my pre-blogging days (will post it soon as it's pretty cool) and another worked on her scrapbook. Quite a mix as usually I'm out-numbered by scrapbookers! I managed to colour in 5 of the snowball images and get the pp and ribbon on the card bases. My wonderful postman Steve went beyond the call of duty when I told him I was expecting a parcel and it didn't arrive as expected on Friday. He rearranged his whole route to deliver it on Saturday before I left for the crop...how's that for great service?? He obviously knows what I'm like ... many a time has been laiden down with parcels for me...once he even had them piled in a crate to save him several trips back to his van LOL. Oh the memories....
I brought my little package with me just in case I finished everything else....well I didn't but my goodies were desperate to see the light and it would have been extremely rude if I didn't show the girls : ) Elizabeth at Elzybells got some new products on Thursday and one of them was white ink pads. Now I know that doesn't sound very exciting but these white ink pads are fantastic....they are the brightest whitest ink pads I have ever used and believe me I've used a lot. There's one for card and one for acetate and shiny card. I was desperate to try the one for acetate and can I tell you...it does what it says on the tin... the ink is so white and vibrant and dries almost instantly. Check them out for yourself http://www.elzybells.co.uk/. I've still to put finishing touches to the card but I'll try and post it later.
You know that pile of ironing I had the other day...well I finished that and now it's back again!! A woman's work is never done. I'm off to tackle it so I can play after dinner.
Hope you've had a good weekend,
Catch ya later x