Gotcha! and she is going to kill me for this LOL. This is my very good friend Kate ( if you visit the shop on a Saturday you may well get to meet her). We made a snap decision to go see Sex and the City 2 on the last night of showing at our local cinema. We both needed some TLC so when we got there we headed straight for the Ben and Jerry's concession and got two of the hugest, scrummiest tubs of ice cream with all the sauces and toppings we could fit on. They were delicious. It's amazing what a good film, ice cream and Kate for company can do for your morale - thanks honey, you're the best.
Here at The Stamp Attic we have a craft club, we meet once a month for crafting, demo's, tea and biscuits and great company. We often do a challenge and last month we had a stamp swap. You brought in a stamp you were lost for ideas with and in a blind swap somebody got your stamp to play with and you got theirs. You had to make cards with the new stamp ready to give back along with the stamp, to the rightful owner the following month. This way you got to play with a new stamp at no cost, they got new card ideas and you got some too for your stamp - I hope you follow all that LOL. This is the stamp I got........its an old Hero Arts Collage image.
Here is my first design
I stamped it in black ink on white card and layered it back onto lime green, black and white card. I stamped a second image onto lime green card and cut out the flower and phrase which I then adhered to the main image using sticky fixers to raise it up.
and the second one.........
This one I stamped in Denim Adirondack ink and cut into four pieces. I made a background, which you cannot see too well here, using Dabber Paints in Cranberry and Denim and using sequin waste to stencil through. I layered the pieces onto navy card, then my background, then navy again and finally onto a cranberry card. I tied the middle with a navy organza ribbon.
Both cards are very simple but I liked them, I hope the stamp owner did too.
If you are local to us and want to join the club then just drop me a comment and I will be in touch.
Today has been warm but so much fresher and I decided to some gardening. My front garden is brimming with flowers and needed getting under control.
I love the red of this Geum and in the background you can just see the Monarda starting to flower, also a lovely shade of red.
Ah a better view of the red flowers here, and the pinky one is an Astrantia.
This little fellow was helping himself to huge mouthfuls of my Verbascum.
and my favourite flower of the garden this year has to be this Aquilegia.
I will have more pictures of the extension for you soon, its coming along very fast now, still looks a mess but I now have a proper kitchen, my own loo (most important) and my very own beams, I love my beams.........pictures soon I promise.