On my desk today there seems to be lots of colour.....
I am working on patterns beginning with the letter D for my Tag Tuesday Alphabet Tags. I was a bit late starting the challenge but I am catching up and enjoying learning new Zentangle patterns in the process. I am using my Distress inks to back each of my tags so I end up with a Distress ink rainbow when all 26 tags are finished. The stack of inks are waiting for me to colour the rest of the backing tags as you can see I have already worked on the reds and pinks. Also on my desk are the final 3 ink pads I got in the post last week that complete my collection....Yippeee!!! I think I am going to collect the stains next as I love using them to colour the edges of chipboard and splatting them. If you have never splatted a Distress Stain I say do!!!! Don't wear your bestest clothes though and splat where there are no treasured works of art! But it is a really satisfying thing to do - therapeutic even! I don't get out much ;-)
Further along my desk I have two layouts waiting to be journaled upon and put away and one Tinkerbell card I need to find a home for. I might frame her and hang her on my wall. She is resting on a great teach yourself to draw fairies book.
This is a layout I took all Saturday at the crop to complete - I think I talked a little bit and drank coffee a little bit and ate a little bit too! This layout is of me and my little bro in our school photo. I have no idea why we had a fishy backdrop but I am glad we did as I got to use a couple of the Yummy Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue papers. Check out those fabulous felt flowers in the corner they were courtesy of my pal Deb who has a fab new die and aren't they just perfect (Thanks Deb x)
And finally the layout I managed to complete at last months crop!!! See the little envelopes. I am going to write things about me in them......eventually. I have to thank another friend for those - Joy was having a clear out and I espied a punch that makes these darling envelopes. How come everything is so much cuter small???? I know I would be ;-)
I have been since we last met. I may be making up for the chatting at the crop!! I has a making up of card samples and packs as I taught Friday Night. I posted my 3rd Trash to Treasure post and then posted part 2 with the card I am going to give away pop along and comment if you want to be in it to win it! I made a video tutorial for that one if you want to take a look. I posted to Tag Tuesday and I finally got my second pattern of 10 card designs and 14 videos into my shop yesterday! No wonder I am tired this morning...phew. Today I will be valentine -ing and then back to the tutorials for my third shop project which I had such lovely feedback for last week - thank you so much. Callum was 14 yesterday and he loved his Pyramid Mini - especially as he found treasure as he opened it up!! Isn't it funny how some weeks you seem to coast and some you just don't know were you managed to fit it all in.
Well I suppose I really shouldn't inflict myself you without being a bit presentable so I had better post this and see what number I end up at this week. Then I am off to get dressed before I come visiting. I might even put on some lippy!
If you are wondering what this post is all about and why I am describing what is on my desk today then you really do need to follow this link to Julia's desk to find out more!
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Thanks for popping by x