So it's almost the end of half term week and all the stress of early mornings and getting ready for school and works starts again on Monday morning..... Altho I'm now on the big countdown to leaving work and being a stay at home Mummy.... 3 Weeks and counting WOOOHOOO... lol Can you tell I'm looking forward to it??
We've been to the pictures today to see Percy Jackson and we really really enjoyed it, it's not quite as fab as Harry Potter but it was definitely good and something the boys want to get on DVD when it comes out.
So my big question today is "why is it you can't remember half of what you have in your crafty stash when you need a bit of inspiration... but then remember when you are lying in bed trying to get to sleep..??!" As shattered as I was last night, I laid awake for ages randomly remembering things in my stash that i'd almost forgotten about and then laid there thinking about things to make with it..... I'm sure I can't be the only person this happens to.
One of the things I was thinking about last night was trying to do a bit of distressing round the edges and I had a certain colour combo in mind and when the boys went off to bed, I thought I'd give it a go - I actually like how it looks and think the stickles round the edge just give it a little something (altho you can only just tell it's sparkly - as my camera really is pants...).
It hasn't picked up the colouring that well either and I'm really disappointed it's not really visible. Oh well something else to add to the wish list, either that or we need a friend who has a decent camera that we can borrow to take pictures.
Anyway here is tonight's creation. And it fits in with the Challenge at Cute Card Thursday - their requirement is to include something metal and that's where my butterfly comes in....
- Burgundy cardstock - Stash
- Wild Asparagus Paper - My Minds Eye
- Lace - Local market
- Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
- Swirls - Just seen under flowers - Cuttlebug Die Cut
- Metal Butterfly - Ann-marie's stash (we share everything it all....)
- Swizzels - Just seen on flowers, these are made using the stems from the flowers and spun round a paintbrush - thanks to Jane at Janeslovelycards for telling me how she did hers..