Thursday, 30 January 2014

Updates from the dray

December was pretty much craft-free. Christmas was a busy but lovely time with the family coming to visit, DH having quite a bit of time off, and lots of church work to do. I've been playing catch-up ever since, but the last week or two I've had time to play. The house looks a mess; I had to reduce my ironing pile to almost nothing before I could start, and I couldn't have done it without not being required for quite a lot of church work. It's been such fun to get back into making things again.

Scrap Whispers had a mandatory hiatus over December and January too, and the new game starts this Saturday. We have some great challenges and a wonderful starting LO.

I've also had a bit of a rethink on my blog and challenges, and things are going to change. This is despite my new year's resolution not to have any new year's resolutions - typical eh? A facelift will be next on the list, but for now I want to get back to entering challenges. And actually remembering to check back on them.

Here is today's creation first. It is for Less Is More's sketch challenge, and CASology's purple cue card. DH ordered some card-making packs for me for Christmas and they contained several of these enormous butterflies. They're all glitter-embossed, although that doesn't show up in this photo. The stars are random punches, die-cuts and old embellishments.

This is for Cute Card Thursday's "new" challenge, and Stampin' for the Weekend's "birthday" theme. The new is that precious toadstool paper from the My Mind's Eye "Gnome Sweet Gnome" pad that I got on clearance after Christmas. I just love it!

The Simon Says Stamp team is requesting string or twine for this week's challenge. That needs no explanation! I couldn't wait to use the Darice wood grain embossing folder that I got in my Secret Santa pack - thanks Darla! The tags were in a pack of dies in a goodie bag from the craft retreat I went on last year.

All of today's cards are also for Pixie's Craft Workshop's snippets challenges, because thanks to my punches, my scraps are gradually reducing. I can actually close the lid on my punched leaves box now. Hehee.