Apologies for not having been around again for a couple of days and welcome back to my little patch of Blogland. Your company is really appreciated. Needed to get some crafting done and then yesterday I was lucky enough to go to Stitches courtesy of another crafting genius HERE - hmm, I know. Everyone thought it was mad to attempt it post-op but the show was incredible and I wouldn't have missed it for the world, especially having been so well looked after.
Highlights? Lots of masks/stencils, paints, crackle and new dies. Mixed media and journalling are definitely huge, as is quilting (I can hear you cheering Sunshine Girl:) And the who's who of people there is way to long to list, but I got to meet up with the incredible Brenda Brown who is every bit as wonderful in real life as she is on-line. And talk about talented - you NEED to see her work HERE. More of that later together with some very special gifts and an honour. Now you have come to see some artwork I suspect, so...
This is my version of Tim's February Tag. Remember, I am doing panels this year. Like everyone else I didn't have most of the elements required but inspiration struck once the background was completed (Jenni Bowlin Chili Pepper mist/DI Fired Brick/DS Tarnished Brass/DI Walnut Stain.)
Without the requisite stamp I turned to one from my stash (containing the image of a male) and so I changed the gender. This made everything fall into place, especially when Tim's Bingo folder came up trumps. Talking of which, a huge thank you Linda Coughlin for including the red felt heart and chipboard crown in my latest order from her fabulous shop, the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Firstly let me show off these mini hearts. Guess what? Shrink plastic in the Melt Pot covered in Fired Brick Distress Paint, Treasure Gold and Glossy Accents!
The cards were layered a la Tim, coloured with Distress Inks and Markers. The Co-ordinations cardstock was embossed with Fired Brick swiped inside it (letterpress style.)
And who's the king of my heart? My OH of course who has been even more amazing (if that were possible) recently. I'm not telling why this number is significant but it was created from embossed metal foil, Vintaj Patinas and Archival Ink.
Now, I don't want this post to go on for another four hours for your sakes, so can I say to Gita and Keren thank you so much for your award - I will follow the rules on my blog later this week. And now another huge thank you to the following people for being such wonderful, kind and generous friends.
I mentioned Anne's card last time and here it is for you to admire as much as I did.
A stunning card (my parents couldn't believe you'd created every element by hand) a selection of die cuts, a really sweet image and some gorgeous vintage lace arrived today from Annie.
And then yesterday Brenda surprised me with the most beautiful tag, my first Pan Pastels, the new TH die cuts, a mini canvas and a lovely card from Becca who I am thrilled to hear is continuing to improve. Long may that continue and may you get the success you richly deserve when you take your exams.
Yep, I am the luckiest girl in the world and feel truly blessed to have such caring, sharing friends in cyberspace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now, it remains for me to remind you that there is a new challenge starting tomorrow at Frilly and Funkie so please check it out. That's it from me you'll be pleased to hear so take great care of yourselves you special people. Huge hugs, Jenny xxx