Evening all! Ooooo I had a fab time yesterday but am so poorly today! Full of cold and a sore throat! Eww. But back to yesterday! Early start to get ready and out of the house for 6:30, but mum was running late then on the way the car started blowing smoke through the heaters, they weren't clearing the steam and I thought we weren't going to make the coach at all at that point! So I decided we should carry on, keep the windows down and wipe the windscreen with a cloth all the way! Oh my was it freezing! Then when we parked the car we had to run for the bus! Oh what a fun morning! Still once we got the coach all was fine and we could chill for a bit!Now then, onto my little project! This year (Christmas) I am mostly giving handmade gifts, I always wanted to from like the age 10 but they always turned out rubbish! So this year is the year! I haven't given myself much of a headstart so we'll see how it goes. Anyways, this is a stationery set I made and am quite chuffed with it really. Tis very simple in terms of design but was quite time consuming mostly because I did a lot of stitching but I do like the effect. I've included in the set 6 cards with envelopes, notepaper (all stamped) and a little bookmark. Not one sheet one dp paper was used!
We had such a fab day at the NEC but twas soooo packed you could barely move, but it's always that way isn't it really! I also got to meet Kim Dellow, Kim (paperbabe), Jo, Heather, and Tara. I hope I didn't leave anyone out! Lovely to meet up and say hi! Missed Marlene though and then I forgot I had her number by which time I realised I did it was about 4pm and I had to make a mad dash round to get the bits I'd eyed up before going home! So here's what I got: ek success snowflake border edge punch for £9.50 (bargain!!!), few copics I didn't have, 25 sheets of basic grey for £5 (another bargain!), a plate of paperartsy stamps, 4 different frames for altering, pencil case for altering, ribbon, and nesties. Think that was everything!
Here's a pic of the inside plus bookmark and one of the cards:~
Stuff: Penny black stamp, coredinations cardstock, card blanks from stash, su choc chip cardstock for cards, sewing machine, distress inks in frayed burlap and tea dye, ribbon from the NEC, bling from stash, tulle.
Over at Stamping For The Weekend they want to see our festive goodie boxes. I'm not totally sure this qualifies but I made it with this challenge in mind so hopefully and it is for a Christmas gift! This also fits well for the Saturday Spotlight Challenge as they want to see us use a stamp repeatedly. Finally am entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, the challenge there this week is to create a project with a song title or lyrics in mind soooo, mine is Sweet Like Chocolate by Shanks and Bigfoot (because of the colour scheme). Remember it? Hehehe.
Well am gonna go now and snuggle up on the sofa with hubby and watch the X-Factor results! Thanks for popping by and any comments you might leave. xxx