Er, long time - no see, so to speak! I am really sorry it's been so long since my last post but unfortunately, many things have contributed to this situation, none of them nasty but just family commitments getting in the way a bit plus the only things I seem to have had time to create have had to be kept under wraps for a while.
Anyway, I now have some of my makes for the Elusive Images DT that I can share with you so hopefully I'll be able to post them over the next week or so.
Amongst my lovely DT goodies for November were some of the Crafty Individuals chipboard shapes so I decided to make this Christmassy tag. The little fence which was one of the shapes was attached with a folded piece of card which formed a 'hinge' and this enables the tag to be freestanding. I covered the tree shape with Artylicious paper from the Seasons Greetings cd and used various stamps from the Elusive Images Christmas range to stamp the embossed resist background, the leaping reindeer and the sentiment.
This next creation was made to showcase a newly released set of Elusive Images stamps called Earth Spirit, designed by the lovely Carrie who is a talented member of the Graphicus team. I stamped the woodnymph image onto metal using Stazon and then after embossing it I used alcohol inks on cotton buds to colour it. I also used a tree image from the Essence of Nature stamp plate to stamp on the corners of the background paper (another Artylicious paper from the Simple Elegance pack). The leaves were cut with a Shapeability die and touched with Perfect Pearls mica powders.
If you want more details of any of the Elusive Images stamps, etc., click on the DT logo in my sidebar.
In my absence, I hope all you lovely people have been keeping well and doing lots of crafting. I've been trying to keep up with the wonderful blogs I follow but have been a bit lax on that side too. I will try harder because I hate missing any of the lovely inspiration my blogging friends create. However, I do know once this blasted white stuff disappears I will be dashing up and down the A1 again! I hope the travelling situation is much improved for the end of next week as I have to go to look after my granddaughter in Harrogate on Friday and a lovely workshop with Glenda at Graphicus on Saturday. I will be soooooo disappointed if I have to miss either of those days.
For today I'll leave you with a couple of photos of my back garden (yard to my American visitors) taken at 8 am today.
and this is poor little Snoopy wondering where on earth he can go for his morning toilet as the snow is deeper than he is tall.
I've since dug him a 'ditch' from the back door out onto the garden but he's still not quite sure what he's supposed to do poor thing, Lol!
I'll hopefully be back with some more shares over the weekend. In the meantime, take care in this atrocious weather everyone and try to stay warm and snuggly.
Lots of warm hugs
PS If you haven't already noticed I managed to finish and post my project for this month for the Craft Stamping Quartet for which the inspiration was an article by Joanne Wardle (October issue) and my buddies shouldn't be too far behind. Here's a taster but if you want a closer look the link is in my sidebar.