Good morning everyone. Hope you are well.
Sorry I've been missing for a few days but I have been busy finishing off the Christmas cards I'd fallen behind with, Mr D's birthday and another hospital appointment. Getting Mr D's birthday cake is a story for another day..............as you all know, I don't do easy and straight forward lol!!!
Welcome to Theresa who has kindly (or accidentely hahaha!!!) clicked "follow". Much appreciated.
Today its time for another challenge over at MAWTT and will be the last challenge this year by both teams.
The theme this time is.....................
Anything But a Card
So, get digging those non card projects out of your photo files and enter in the fun. This time, there are prizes on offer from the team so, come on, give it a go!!!
Now, I thought that this was the ideal opportunity to show you what I made for Mr Lockwood for his birthday this year.........and we all know how he loves his stags!
There is a set of 4 slate coasters and a slate "mat". There were 2 slate mats but just as I was heating the last inch of border on the 2nd, the bloomin thing cracked and split in half!!!
The stag stamp is from Dovecraft and the border one is from a Habico set that is on my website.
I used Versamark and Stampendous detail white embossing powder as with the slate heart I have shown here.
I will advise again, that slate is very temperamental and you have to heat it in stages. The cracking is caused by the moisture coming out of the slate and even though I was careful with the 2nd one, if there is a slight weakness already there, the heat will find it.
I will have to find something else slate to try..........maybe a roof, hahaha!!!
I gave each piece 3 coats of Cosmic Shimmer glaze to protect them but John still won't let anybody use them lol!!!
And, here is the wrapping paper..................
Plain black paper on a roll from Tesco, stamped with the same stag stamp in Black Archival.
Hope this and my fellow DT Teamies creations give you some inspiration for doing non card projects. MAWTT challenges will return in the New Year.
Hope your Christmas plans are going well. Hopefully, there will be a delivery from Amazon today, which will be the last of the pressies.............just Mr D's Christmas card to make and that's it.
Enjoy your Thursday.