I want to start a brief post by thanking everyone for your amazing feedback. It has been very humbling to get so many positive reactions which have helped during those moments of huge self-doubt (which so many of us seem to have). I'm sharing a tag tonight (so apologies for the light quality) because there are deadlines looming and a large family gathering tomorrow will see me away from the laptop all day.
This will end up on a card, and thankfully I am nearing the end of making them. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas but the theme is draining my creative juices a tad, and one thing's for sure - next year I will be investing in some appropriate dies because hand cutting everything is definitely time consuming.
The goals for this one were to use embossing to liven up some plain backing paper and to use sewing. Both ticked, but the jury's out on the little sewing machine you may have spied on Wednesday's post. It didn't like thick card, it was a pain to sort out the bobbins, and the machine didn't want to sew straight (and without wishing to blow my own trumpet I have been sewing for years, so it's not personal incompetance).
The reindeer was my first outing with Mulberry paper and embossing powder. Think I prefer it as a background technique, but at least it inspired the previous tag.
I always seem to do the top bit last. A diecut charm, some lovely twine ribbon from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and some holly berries from last year's crackers kept the whole thing slightly rustic.
Challenges list as follows;
Thanks for dropping by. I'll be catching up with you on a blog post/comment box soon. Hugs, Jenny x