Good morning everyone I hope the weather is a bit better where you are, its has been raining here for about 24 hours and is so so cold...its more January than May...we are off on a sad little jaunt today, Phil's boss gave him today off to go down to the farmhouse to finish off signing documents and papers needed to tie up any loose ends, kinda sad but we have decided to make it a day out and stop a few times at an antique village and for breakfast...we are making this the start of a new chapter rather than the end of one...that's the way to do it don't you think...onwards and upwards...Phil seems ok about things and that would be the only thing I would really worry about...my lovely Dad and I were having our 'PTWTR' coffee yesterday and guess who arrived back, yep you guessed it the 'builders bum' girl, same trousers different top...my Dad says 'Mina go pull that girls trousers up will you its putting me off my tea again', now him being a bit deaf you can imagine how loud that came out lol...he is so dry and funny and always makes me giggle...right now I have to get on as its a double day...
I seriously need to buy myself a diary as I have two Guest spots today so this is quite a long post I'm afraid...soz...I was lucky enough to win a Guest spot on the Fussy & Fancy Friday challenge blog, their theme for this fortnights challenge is Butterflies, Ribbons & Punches and you still have a week to enter it...I chose this amazing Bildmalarna - Tulips stamp and I used her with some of the amazing new Magnolia papers this one is called Magnolia Forget Me Not 12" x 12" Paper, stunning isn't it, I bought the stamp and punch from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the punches I used are a Tonic doily one and the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, I punched it twice once in white to make a white underlay for it...I finished with a gorgeous blue ribbon...the fab sketch is from the Card Patterns weekly sketch blog
my next card is for the Stamp Fairy Blog who kindly asked me to do a couple of Guest spots for their new releases...how cute is this little fella called Barry Moving and you can get him at the Stamp Fairy shop, I love white teddies so kept him white with shading and a cute pink nose...the lush papers are from My Minds Eye-A Happy Heart 6x6 pad, I bought this at the Kings Hall craft show at a bargain price its such a lush coloured paper pad too, I love it...I finished with a rippled ribbon and bow, a few buttons and a freebie circular sentiment from the Stamp Fairy Shop...the fab sketch is from the Sketch File challenge...phew that was a long one wasn't it, thanks for sticking with me
I used distress inks for both my images of course...btw a few people have asked me about tutorials for distress ink colouring, its not that I dont want to show you all how I do it, its just I'm absolutely rubbish at tutorials and they take me days and days to make, but I promise next week I will sit down and do my best to right out a post explaining the best I can how I do it and what I use if you think it will be of any help...I'm off to put some war paint on now for our little jaunt (I dont even put the bin out without at least masscara and lippy on)...whatever your up to today I hope it stays dry for your and if you have time pop on over to The Stamp Fairy Blog and the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge blog to see my posts...ooohhhh two in one day how chuffed am I lol
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