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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Sunday 16 November 2014

What a Miserable Day!

Well, down here in the backwaters of Essex it's a miserable day and misty too. I can't see across the river or even see the river from where I'm sitting. The dogs have been for a walk and are muddy and wet and looking for their breakfast.

It's Sunday and time for a really lovely challenge at OSAAT. This week our theme is 'Anything Goes with Giving Thanks'.

As we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK I thought I would make a Thank You card. A handy one to keep in my card box.

I've used an image from Hope Jacare called Bouquet 1 and you can find it in the Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet here. I love these stamps as they are so nice to colour. I've used a piece of Linen Closet paper as my starting point and coloured the images with Promarkers, the photo had to be brightened in my graphics program as the sun wasn't shining when I took the photo. the images has been mounted a couple of times using the Spellbinders Matting Basics A + B. A little leaf die from Heartfelt Creations finished off the self generated sentiment.

Sunday 2 November 2014

Anything Goes With Distressing at One Stitch At a Time

Its that time of the week when OSAAT sets a new challenge and for the next two weeks our theme is Distressing. so, lets see those project using distressing tools, inks and anything else that will give that distressed look.

Our prize for this challenge is a fab set of 5 digital images that you can see on the challenge blog here and you will find the simple rules we have for our challenges.

For my DT card this week I've used Baby Gangsta James by Reece's Scrap Pieces and you can find him here.

I've coloured him with Promarkers and cut up a couple of pieces of waste card and have distressed all three edges with a little Tim Holtz distressing tool. the background paper has come from my stash from  kit by Papermania, the postage stamp card, I think, has come from Craftwork cards. a Couple of buttons, some twine and loads of distressing ink to finish.