Well since last week I managed to hold my card workshop on Thursday evening though sadly only two people turned up - one lady was ill and the other - I found out today thought it was this coming Thursday and was very upset she had missed it. There will be another in a month's time. We had fun though and the two ladies really enjoyed making their cards and small gift. I have also made a couple of bits and pieces and have been working on the knitted blanket - not too much to do now.
To my desk. I actually tidied it up yesterday so this is how it looks now - well I say desk also known as dining table as my desk holds, ink pads, big shot and cuttlebug etc etc.
BUT I tidied up so that I could make a start on my Lillybo Quilt a wonderful project started by the lovely Jo jozartdesigns.blogspot.com/ pop over to her blog and have a peep.
Not a good photo but some of my fabric out ready.
This year I decided to join in with JumpStart - sadly not got very far but have lots of lovely ideas - especially about 'just going for it' in a creative sense. Am ready to start and hope to post photos of my efforts. Below is first page of my NEW journal that features one of the techniques shown by the lovely Nathalie Kalbach ( hope I've spelled that correctly) using embossing powders and DS tape. I was quite restrained to begin with so copied what she did really. But hope to 'let go' a bit in my future experiments with the techniques featured.
The card below and the box I made for it were for my friend's Mum who as you can see is celebrating her 90th birthday. A lovely lady who enjoys life o the full. She is also going to make a quilt for the Lillybo Quilt Appeal. How wonderful.
Next the cone and cards we made at my class. Not my original designs and many thanks to those who have shared them on the net. These were my examples and the ladies made their versions of them.
This was one I adapted to send as a birthday card. I folded the card in the wrong place so the front was not as wide as the back. So I put a strip of paper down the side and was quite pleased with the result.
And finally, thank goodness I hear you say another little gift holder again inspired by one I saw . I have put a chocolate heart inside to go with a present for someone.
I am sorry to be photo heavy. Hope you've enjoyed looking. Anne x