Welcome, on this rather blowy Monday. If it continues to blow like this we could lose leaves off the trees before we see those lovely autumnal colours.
I have had a rather rickety start to this blog as I hit a couple of snags with things disappearing that I thought I had set up. But through the kindness of others I think everything is OK now.
I spent the weekend looking at challenge sites to see those that would interest me, so now I just have to have a go. This I have done already by joining Splitcoaststampers (SCS) & taking part in one of their Sketch Challenges - here is a photo of my version - I called it "Coppery Autumn". The tree & owl stamps are from the "Autumn" set by Kanban. The patterned background squares were created with those sponge moulding tools (the name of which I have just forgotten) & some little edger stamps from CaroLines. I was going to include a picture of the sketch but got a bit tied in knots on the layout, so have only shown you the card.
Also over the last few days I have been making a card for a colleague who has friends about to celebrate their Diamond Wedding. Today it reached completion after a couple of frustrating moments. I had originally decided to make it a side stepper card, but for some unknown reason the card would just not fold flat - it tipped up on one side. Yet I checked & rechecked measurements & position of the cut. So after 2 attempts I cut my losses & did an Easel card. Here it is;
I think the photo could have done with lightening a little before posting. The holographic card in the main topper looks multicoloured in this photo - which I suppose it will do when the light hits it anyway - but it is completely silver & looks like lots of crushed glass ......... oops I mean diamonds.
Well, there we are then - my first proper post. I look forward to chatting to you again, please pop back soon.