Playing with all new purchases......love it! You have to treat yourself while on holidays....right??? Well, I did!! Any holiday we go by car usually means I have planned a craft shop visit...haha...don't tell hubby!
Hubby and I were on holidays in Northern Ireland last week for sightseeing and retail therapy of the outlet shopping kind, we had glorious weather, one of the best weeks of the year weather-wise I'd say. We were so lucky. So I usually have checked out Google Maps for the route and mentally taking note where I need us to take a detour ('honey, I think we should go this way, it's better' and 'can I just run in here for half an hour please?')....it works for us (me)!
Hello to the ladies in Forget-Me-Not Papercrafts in Belfast City, I picked up some kraft cards and envelopes and 2 gorgeous DCWV paperstacks 'Mariposa' and 'Linen Closet' I was so lucky they were just being packed and had come in on special offer. I nabbed some other bargains there too. I used the kraft cards and 'Mariposa' papers on these cards:
When I came home, I got a phonecall from my local craft shop, Cottage Crafts, Craanford, to say that an order I had placed for Memory Box dies had come in for me and they are beautiful. I used the 'Tropical Leaf' on both of the cards pictured above. Then before I officially went back to work I placed an order with The Ribbon Girl for mainly felt, resin flowers (these are gorgeous) and button twine (of which I should have ordered double or triple the amount (it's fab too). I made the flower buds on the cards with the felt and a Marianne die to make a rolled up flower.
The rolled up flower looks and feels like velvet - I am so impressed with the felt and it only took a very small square to make it.
I am entering the cards into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon: Any Animal (I'm interpreting this as 'creature' I have butterflies on my cards)
The Paper Shelter: CAS (My card looks busy but it's only a sheet of DP, 3 flowers, a leaf and twine)