After what some might call a long break - I am back to blog. I hope to be a more frequent blogger than I have been of late. It's a time thing. I am sure you busy people know what I mean. I was on holiday over Easter and my birthday and the run up to the trip took all of my time AND energy! We did however, have a super time with my sister and her husband. We flew to Singapore and after a few days, joined a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and sailed to the Middle East. In time I may even include a photograph or two here - once they have been downloaded.
Since I last blogged, we have a new computer and a new camera - courtesy of the burglars who ransacked our house before Christmas. May they rot in Hades. So I have had to learn the new idiosyncrisises of the pc and I will have to be the brains behind the camera set up too, since my husband will only ever use Word on a computer. So please bear with me.
Here we have a card which has a hand made Bargello background theme going on. Kim introduced us to this technique last Saturday at a class at Davina's - Stampcraft. We made the background paper using several strips of coordinating papers and stuck them down onto sticky paper. then chopped them up again into long strips and placed them in a wavy type of pattern to create the effect you see above. I then stamped onto the panel and made stamped flowers out of the same papers. If I have not described that too well, check out Kim's blog.
I am now going out for lunch today, so must go..........
I am a dog lover and a crafter and took early retirement after a thirty year career. I now work part time driving school children to and from a school in Surrey. I have been married to my husband Mike for twenty years and we currently live near Epsom in Surrey. I pass my days walking dogs in a voluntary capacity for The Cinnamon Trust, making greeting cards, meeting friends and socialising.