Sorry for the extremely late post. I have been off today with the most awful headache- it was one of those that gets right behind your eyes and causes your vision to go blurry. So I have spent most of today dosed up on nurofen and trying to sleep it off. I think for now I can say (touching wood) that it is much better than it was.
So anyway I was hoping to get a good head start on my new stash yesterday afternoon but as things never run very smoothly with me it didn't quite go to plan. As you might have already noticed I like to use a lot of stitching in my designs, I find it a nicer way for attaching things - paper, embellishments etc to cards. So I started off quite happily cutting paper to size and using my new super duper card stock from Papertrey and getting everything ready so I could do a big batch of sewing all in one go and then disaster struck. My sewing machine decided to play up. It does this a lot which saddens me - I get all excited about things to make and then boom- all ideas are blown out of the water. I was so frustrated yesterday I did try tinkling with it, but you know when you are so annoyed and I think I would have just made it worse. So I left it, and my crafting and went off to sulk. I think i'm going to start saving for a Janome Excel 5024, i've heard that they are more reliable.
Unfortunately this was the only card I managed to make before the minor disaster. It's another man card. I know two in one month - still don't enjoy making them half as much as girly ones but I think I could maybe start getting the hang of them. So for this one I used a tall white card base with some Echo Park plaid paper. I used a new toy that I bought recently- a paper distresser for a slight bit of shabby chic! The star stamp is a new one from my Papertrey delivery and the sentiment is also one of theres. I decided to emboss the star just to give it a bit of dimension and then finished it off with - yes you've guessed it bakers twine in cherry, lime and navy.
What do you think?
Also in other exiting news - I met up with my friend who is designing me a logo and web banners for my blog last night and lets just say we are definitely making progress! Hopefully we should have in the next week or so!
Thats all from me today - sorry there wasn't much to show you! Check back tomorrow and hopefully there will be something a little better to share with you all.
Have a great evening.