Good morning everyone. Hope you are all ok.
Still playing catch up with my blog visits as its been a busy week, as you can imagine with bookings emails etc.
Welcome to new followers Marie B, Deborah G and Sandra G. Thank you for joining our merry (not in a drunken way ...... except a couple of the regulars lol!) band.
Spent Thursday at John's too sorting out the finer points of our Ansty workshop. I am helping out doing the bookings for the Swainby workshop but I'm not the organiser of that one.
You may have noticed, I've had a re-vamp of the blog. I thought it was looking a bit stale after 4 years and needed a bit of a zhuzh up. Hope its not too in your face after the previous pastel tones.
After my initial tweak, I've re-organised the layout so the duck is back (it had done a runner on my first attempt) and changed the text colour from pink on pink lol!!!
Mr D has also been on pulling duties again and the name out of the plant pot for the Paddle Prize offered here is. . . . . . . drumroll. . . . . . . . .
Congratulations Lydia. Thank you for comments and support. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details so that I can post out your prize.
Apologies to everyone else but thank you for joining in.
Now, today's offering is a box. It was a fiddly beggar to do but something I had wanted to try for a while. Now I've got it sussed, its not so fiddly and I have prepped a tutorial if anyone is interested.
If you look closely, all the corners are inverted rather than squared off (I like to be different).
How to do the lid was a poser but I came up with a solution and it worked so hurrah!!!
A3 sheet of white card
SW Delicate Adornment die (cut twice as mirror images into the sides of the box)
SB Medallion One die (cut into lid)
Presscut Circle die
Tonic flower punch
Purple satin ribbon
Pearage and teeny pearlage
Hope you find it a little different to the norm. I went for the minimalist look with embellishments so as not to hide the unusual corners.
If you would like me to blog the step by step for this, I'm happy to do so.
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my reflections card. It was one of those that I thought "Yup, I really like how that turned out".
I must, however clarify one point. When I said "I went commando" I did mean straight into action without fear of defeat not thinking of the other meaning lol!!!
I can assure anyone of a sensitive disposition that I wasn't undieless in my craft room, mainly as the chair is leather and I wouldn't have fancied peeling myself off it after half a hour of my butt sticking to it.
However Andrea, if you have any success trying the "technique" please share as I'm sure we'd all give it a go (with a cushion in place to prevent the butt peelage situation). . . . . . . . in fact, I shall mention it to John for his next Hochanda appearance. I'm sure that it would increase the viewing figures, if not the sale ones hahaha!!!
Anyhoo, that's me for now, all set for another GP weekend hurrah!!!
Have a fab weekend, whatever you are doing and be good.