Afternoon lovely crafting friends. Did you wonder where I'd got too?
What a hectic few weeks!! My MIL recently got the keys to her new downstairs flat. She lived on the third floor with no lift and was increasingly finding the stairs difficult. Anyway, to cut a very long story short. We got this very distressed phone call two Fridays ago saying she'd been taken to see the vacant flat and given the keys and it was awful, no carpets, bare plaster walls etc etc and she only had a week to move in and didn't want it anymore!!! So DH and I and my SIL and her Hubby spent the following week with paint brush in hand and then scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom from top to bottom to make it habitable. Carpets went down in record time and last Saturday we moved her lock stock and barrel and by tea time she was unpacked and settled and declared herself very happy with her new palace. Amazing what a bit of hard work can achieve.
This week I've hosted my very own card class which was a real buzz. I loved it. I had a group of 7 complete craft novices and 3 hours later they had really blossomed. Roll on next month.
So, very little crafting has actually gone on in The Craft Garden. I have found time though to do some samples with some beautiful new Sheena Douglass stamps that are being launched on 27th November on Create and Craft. Unfortunately, Sheena is still not well enough to travel far so her good friend Leann Chivers from Crafters Companion is going to do the launch along with some beautiful new Pebeo Fantasy paints that are well worth having a look at.
I didn't play with the paints as I knew my time was going to be limited but thoroughly enjoyed using the stamps with all the usual mediums. Here are a couple to give you an idea.
This first one is painted with H20's
And this is just coloured with Promarkers.
I hope you like them. I'll pop back tomorrow with a few more.
I'm sorry I haven't managed to visit anyone for such a long time and will try and catch up over the next few days. I've missed seeing what you've all been up too.
Thanks for stopping by and stay safe and warm in this wild weather.
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