Have I told you that I was one of the winners in the Crafty Individuals August challenge (well I've told everyone I know - twice, if not more - so you probably know already). Well my prize stamp sheet arrived this afternoon so I have been busy putting it to good use on the final touches to the concertina book/tin. I chose CI308, a set of faux 'postmarks' to add to to the London, Milan, Venice and Manchester ones I had already and have overstamped some of the images in the book.
Just as a reminder here is the front of the tin
and here's the finished project open.
and the concertina book
It is a birthday 'card' for my niece Emma and in her favourite greens and browns. I try to come up with something different every year for Emma and her sister Sophie so am always on the lookout for different ideas.
Again, I had no idea where I was going with it when I started, just the colours but I knew I wanted a vintage look so dug out the Crafty Individuals books I've had for years and chose some images, added a few pearls, proper postage stamps (I never throw anything away) brads, buttons and other bits and pieces. I hope she likes it.
Here's a closer look at the pages.
Busy day tomorrow- off to the specialists for a review of my ankle (torn ligaments) and fingers crossed that he says it's OK to drive again - the last 5 weeks have been a nightmare. Then it's the groomers with Sorrel to make her beautiful for her hols. Funny how I can't find time to get to the hairdressers but can fit in her 'beauty' appointments - still I don't smell as much as she does - I hope.
If I get time then I'll get out the inks again tomorrow and my new stamps and have a little play and if all goes well I should end up with a few cards for my stash. Funny how when I started stamping it was all cards and now I rarely make any - well not enough anyway.
Looking forward to my week away and now all I have to do is decide what craft goodies I'm taking with me - that's my half of the suitcase filled.
Have a good week everyone.