Well, I am back into the swing of everything this week and loving being back into doing what I love to do.
The week has been a busy one starting with me doing a demonstration at the shop using our new stamp range. What a fabulous day we all had and thankyou to everyone that popped along, the shop was buzzing with fellow crafters and we had some fabulous comments about the stamps. It seems that they really love them. The lovely Maria Maidment also demonstrated using parchment techniques with the stamps and this gave everyone some different ideas to have a go at. Huge thanks to Maria x
On Sunday I had the pleasure of teaching at Kim Sutton's dabble day in Blyth. Our feet didn't touch the floor but, again, such a fantastic day and so well organised by Kim and all her staff. Their next dabble weekend is on the 1st weekend in March next year and it is well worth a visit.
Onto today's Allsorts Challenge. This week it is Sarah's week and she has chosen
For the Men and Boys
and this is my offering for this great challenge
I have used Fishing Stan digi print from Digi Stamp Boutique who are our lovely sponsors for this week's challenge.
The papers are the front and reverse from We R Memory Keepers - Argyle Sweater which seemed to really fit the bill.
The image has been coloured in a selection of promarkers and the background with Pan Pastels.
I cut the image out using the Classic Square Spellbinder and used the out of the box technique to cut around the fishing rod. Some vintage photo distress ink, a little distressing with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and vintage bakers twine finishes the design off.
I hope that you like it, pop over to the Digi Stamp Boutique and have a look around, there are some smashing images to choose from click on.http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/to have a peep.
Must dash now we have a fabulous day planned with Caroline Whatling teaching a Molly Bloom Christmas box project and I am a student!!!! I have promised to behave and listen to teach!!! I will try to take some pictures so that you can see what we have been getting up to.
I hope that you enjoy a lovely weekend, that the weather is kind to you and that you have time to fit in some well deserved crafting time.
Pop over to have a look at the great projects the DT girls have done and hope is encourages you to have a go at the challenge this week.
Bye for now