Good evening all, and I hope your day was as pleasant as mine.(hehehehehehehehee)
Well mine was due to the following reasons, (Sue - you will just love this) decided to go out today and vist Immingham. Why you ask go to Immingham, well I went to a wee craft shop called "Tilly's". As we parked up outside this massive white and black sign just shouted at me "SALE" whoop whoop, you have never seen me move so quick, Matt was just a smidgen behind me (think he was running to get out of the rain though).
Started at one side of the shop and worked my way around each little nook and cranny, picking up lots of wonderful bargains and a huge pad of 12 x 12 My Minds Eye papers (xmas) wow they are so vintagy and gorgeous and I also (drummmmmmmmmm rollllll) picked up one large and one small House Mouse stamp, so no need to order on line this week. FAB..
After spending soooooooooooooooo long in there, we gradually headed back to Grimsby to "Boy's" - now your thinking - off she goes again, ribbons and lace etc (and you would be right) but we actually went in to buy a fishing present for a friend - trying to keep ahead of the game this year.
We left there and I called a friend for a possible coffee stop before heading home to play......... she informed me that "Grimsby Crafts" had a sale on, and as she was too busy stealing 12 x 12 size samples of wall paper, Matt headed off that way and low and behold we ended up in there tooooooooooooooooooooo.
It took me all afternoon to put away all the bargains, very little crafting has been done. (Thanks Polly for being too busy for that coffee)Now Sue I know you are smiling to yourself............................................and Polly is phsl.................................... xx
Anyway enough of all of that. Today I have created a Shabby Chic Thank You Card which I am entering into three challenges
Here is the card
This paper I got from Tilly's isn't it gorgeously pastel and floral, great for that shabby chic style. I used my Tim Holtz vintage photo to distress the edges and my doily punch for that delicate addition. The lace is from Boy's (last shop not this one).
The close up of the floral embelishments (Ribbon from Tilly's)
and as always the close up of the copic coloured and blended (old comic board) image (thank you Polly for allowing me to stamp the new releases from Magnolia)..... I painstakingly cut her out so she would just perch her pert little bottom on the top of the ribbon.
She looks quite plumpish young lady on here.....(Now that reminds me of the film "Love Actually", I bet she had a great chocolate eating xmas, then that would explain it the plumpness.
Well going to wash up, I know that that sounds normal to most. Just explaining, that I appear to be having a bad run on the white goods appliances since xmas and now the dishwasher is waiting for the repair man. So I am now doing the "hands that do dishes" advert, trying to avoid the rubber gloves, although I have to say those one use gloves are fab for distressing - my hands do not have any stain on them this time.
So off to play with the bubbles..............................till tomorrow
Hugs Kate xxxx