I'll start by apologising for my absence for the past few days but I did have some very good reasons so I hope I'm forgiven!
Firstly, there was the full day workshop on Saturday at Martells which was great fun. I hope everyone there enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next one on 14th September. It was lovely to see you all so enthusiastic and with wonderful green fingers!!
Secondly, we took a very dear friend who recently lost his wife out to lunch on Sunday to celebrate his 70th birthday. He is a member of the Oscar Wilde Society so I decided to make him a card with that theme.
The words on the card say "To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early or be respectable". The text is from The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and seemed very appropriate!
I have to thank my Serif programme for enabling me to make cards like this!
Thirdly, I've been putting samples together for Sam's shows on Create & Craft which is going out on 22nd July. Check the Creative Studios website for timings but here is a sneak preview using one of her fab new range of stamps.
It's from the Shabby Chic Heart set and also one of the new A6 background stamps. There will be a full step by step on the DT blog tomorrow for this project but I can confirm that it involves paints and inks and very messy fingers (again!).
And finally, we're off to 2 music festivals from today and have had to get everything ready and sort the campervan out. We're working at the first one (filming) and going to the 2nd one just to enjoy it. One of the headline acts is Van Morrison so that should be an experience. The weather actually looks promising this year. Last year it was so bad that my wellies broke in the mud!
As I won't be around for the next couple of weeks, here's another sneaky preview of a DT piece for next Wednesday.
There will be step by steps for this one as well.
Anyway, that's my excuses for not being on here and I hope I'm forgiven!!
I've been asked about the blog candy draw....it'll be drawn when I get to 300 followers but do check in regularly as I might have a small surprise draw when I get back from the festivals!!
No travel photo today as there's lots of other piccies. Do have a look at the Creative Studios website, there's lots of ideas for using the new stamp sets from Sam and the team.
Until next time, have a happy, crafty time. I'll be back to post again on 23rd July.