Afternoon all, bet you didn't expect to see me today (a) because I should be at work and (b) internet issues. And the answers to these quandries are (a) I'm at home poorly and feeling very sorry for myself and (b) a temporary resolution brought about by a swift kick up the modem - not sure how long it will last though.
In between frequent visits to the smallest room in the house (feeling a tad queasy) I've tried to take my mind off things by having a little play with this week's LILI OF THE VALLEY CHALLENGE Anything But A Christmas Card because I am still in denial and I rather liked the idea of not making something Christmassy! Quite a few photos so please stick with it ......
I decided that the theme could be interpreted one of two ways - anything but Christmas or anything but a card, so I've combined those thoughts and made a gift bag, completely without the aid of a safely net.
Ingredients for this are:
Stamped Image: LOTV Born To Shop
Cardstock & Paper: Rymans Smooth Coated White Card, Basic Gray Pyrus
Colouring Medium: Tim Holtz Distress Inks (ReInkers) and paper piecing with Pyrus
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Punch: Martha Stewart
Now, I had never attempted anything like this before (simply don't have enough patience) and I didn't have a template either so I had a quick peek SplitCoast Stampers for a tutorial on a square notecard holder and simply adapted it. Ok, this wasn't the easiest shape to work with but it wasn't the hardest either - at least I had simple measurements to juggle with. I'm quite chuffed with it for a first attempt.