WOW! Wasn't last week fabulous? I had hoped to get round to everyone but in fact only managed a third of you! Well, my excuse is that I got caught up in the Jubilee celebrations and we watched a lot of it on TV and....and......well, sorry. I think the whole WOYWW thing has gotten so big that if you're in full time work, it's hard to visit everyone and still have a crafting life along with giving your family the time they need. Notice the order of priority there....LOL!
So, as we step into the fourth year - and if you've still not got a clue, visit WOYWW HQ here for all the deets - here's my desk this week!
I've been working on a card for a two-year old. Well, he will be, this Friday. I've also been doing a little bit of strawsilk work, having booked myself into a craft fair on the 18th August. Looks like LLJ may be joining me - hehehehe. Double trouble!
Here's the card for the two-year old. Something simple and basic because I was in a hurry. And it's hard to be boyish. LOL. So, Magnolia's Edwin, with an embossed "2" using the Cuttlebug steampunk gears embossing folder. A little bit of background paper, some peel-offs - they actually finished it off quite nicely - and a sentiment. Edwin was coloured with Copics, and Ice Stickles added to his wings... Quite sweet and very simple.
The card I was doing last week in all its glory here. I think the little girl in question should have liked it - haven't heard yet! Pearl Tilda from the new Summer 2012 - I have to fess up that I didn't actually colour her. I saw her on ebay and thought I was buying the stamp, only realising I'd bid on a finished topper as I hit the "bid" button. Doh! But it worked out ok, and I added my own flowers and DP etc. Like the double bow? Check out Jak Heath on YouTube for a tute....
And here she is in my new toy - a fabby light tent with lights from my two buds who came to visit last weekend....sigh....love it love it love it. Thank you ladies!
The pillow box from last week's post which was in its flat form - here it is made up with ribbons and tag (SU punch).
Lastly, we spent Monday afternoon at the local ex-school with the local Community group who put on a barbecue and assorted activities for the children. Despite my layout from last year where Lil Miss B (on the left) had her face painted and I took the photo-op as I thought it might be the last time, she went for a full on facial flag and showed she's a true blue Brit to the core. I have to say, she's rocking the look totally - she's beautiful (but can't say that to her face, oh no, she'd tell me I'm stoopid) as a Union flag, eh? And NO WAY does she look 11 years old, eh? Ok, so she's 12 next month. LOL. With her are Ben and Heather. How the two girls managed to persuade Ben to go for the red butterfly on his face, I don't know, but I think he's a bit sweet on Lil Miss B...!
And finally, one of my all-time fave photos.... taken on the same day as the photo above. Arwen is decidedly not-bothered by all the Jubilee goings on around her.... bless....
See you in a comments box near you soon!