Wednesday, February 12, 2014


I did intend to post a piccie of our lovely Paseo in the early morning sun but as always I forgot my camera.
 We were actually down the seafront by 9.15am, I know some of you will be saying, call that early! but as I don't usually climb out of my bed unless forced until 9 after having my morning cuppa, I call that early. ( a perk of not having to work any more), it was quite a shock when the alarm went off at 7.
AND I had already been to the medical centre for an X-Ray too, couldn't believe it, I was seen twenty minutes early, a first over here I can tell you.

Anyway instead you can see my ribbon drawer, I do really try to use ribbons hence the box on the right with odds and ends of tried but rejected pieces,  I just cant resist them though, I think on my next trip to Michaels I will avoid the aisle altogether to avoid massive temptation of all those beautiful colours.
 The box is something I´m intending to cover, I´ve saved a magazine that had an article on how to do it with Glassine paper, so, I´ve had the glassine paper in the drawer for about a year!! I discovered the box in a cupboard I was tidying so its staying put until I get a chance to work on it.
The other bits are handmade paper, a challenge from SCS to make a flower from crepe paper, I didnt have any so my brainwave was to use this instead, extra points for using old stash I think, down below you can just see the pink flower half finished, I made it smaller than as shown, not sure if that was a good idea, after seeing some of the lovely ones that have already been done it may not see the light of day.
The gold coloured pieces are for a card I´m making  for our DIL, I used  my cricut to cut the arched card and three separate arched panels,  coloured them with inks and stencilled two with embossing paste, one panel I´ve already glued at the back to show through the window.
I have it there and look at it every day hoping for more ideas, good job I have a couple more weeks to finish it but I usually get there in the end though.
The card with the trees is for another challenge, to use wood! another stencil, another card waiting for inspiration, why have one project on the go when you can have four or five!!! 
Looking at the news about the awful weather and floods they are having in the UK I hope you keep safe if any of you are in those parts of the country that are affected.
Happy Wednesday from me in sunny Spain, thanks to those who visited me last week. See you over at Julia´s Stamping ground.
Jan x

1 comment:

  1. Wow, look at that drawer of ribbony goodness!! I really want to come and have a furtle through that lovely lot! It does look quite organised though...I sorted mine out a few weeks back as I was fed up not being able to see what I'd got!
    It is mad here today, 100mph winds on the coast, about 80 here in Wiltshire. I'm staying in and crafting, no going out for me....
    Hugs, LLJ 39 xx