Hope you've had a good week and haven't been blown away in the windy weather!
I failed again with my blogging this week. I had this plan for getting back into more regular posting and aiming for two a week. Oh well, I'll try that one again next week! It's not even that I don't have things to blog - I do, there's a bit of a backlog actually. I'm just rubbish at sitting down and writing stuff.
Anyhoo on to the new Daring Cardmakers challenge, and all the way from Germany we have Miri in the hot-seat:
Turn up the bead(s)I’m quite sure that you as a crafter have a stash of beads in all colours and sizes somewhere. Right?! And if you’re anything like me, you might not know what to do with them.So let’s inspire each other and share your beady creations with the Daring Cardmakers this week.See what the members of the design team made by clicking HERE
I think Miri has been spying on me! I love beads and have many boxes of them stashed away in my cupboards! I had a bit of a jewellery making phase a while back but now I don't use them much at all.
This was a lovely opportunity to use some - though, as you'll see I ended up using just a few teeny ones for my card - not really even a tiny dent in the bead collection to be honest!
Smooth quare card blank
White, green and pinky-lilac Bazzill card
Gorgeous patterned flower from Bubbly Funk
Lilac stamens (I changed the original ones to match my card)
Dies from Spellbinders:
Background for flower:
Heart Leaves from the Joyous Celebrations Collection
Leafy Flourish: Foliage Flourish Shapeabilities Etched Dies
We were given some money towards an Afternoon Tea for an Anniversary present, but for one reason and another (mainly being ill!) we'd not got round to doing anything, as it was my birthday last week we had a bit of a double celebration and went off to one of the local Country House Hotels at the weekend and 'took tea'! We've been here a couple of times before, its such a lovely hidden away place and the building and gardens are stunning, which really adds to the whole thing.
I thought I'd share some photos with you. Neither of us like fruit scones, so our scones were plain ones and some yummy lavender ones
Right, this has taken way longer than it should have done, so I will shut up and go and make myself a coffee - and then maybe I will make something new....
Have a fabulous weekend