I don’t always join in with the ATC swap at UK stampers forum, but this month the challenge was hearts and I am still absolutely in love with this stamp Darcy designed for Paperartsy. It’s been one of my favourites for a long time.
I kept to the theme of using the same dsp on the ATCs as I did for the coins… the red gingham from Berry Delightful. Then I embossed the heart onto white and cut it out.
I decided that it needed something behind the heart so I added strips of black washi tape. Then I added the red heart punched shape and added stickles to it for some bling.
I outlined the cards in black pen and called it done. Super simple and super effective!
Well that was an odd 36 hours. Had my covid vaccine but the reaction to is was like a repeat of my covid experience in December on fast forward for 36 hours. No temperatures but instead a very painful arm and then all the other symptoms came and went over the time. Now, a couple of aches but otherwise back to how I was precovid vaccine… and hopefully full of lovely strong antibodies!
Thankful I had this post ready done as I didn’t manage to do anything at all yesterday.
I have three more artist trading coins to share with you this time using the Sweet Strawberry stamps and the Berry Delightful dsp…
I made these for the UK Stampers Forum swap. I added a piece of doily underneath and then stamped and fussy cut the pieces… I would have used the punch but I hadn’t got a large enough piece of card to fit all three on at once so just went for fussy cutting!
I also added the sentiment and then the little gems to finish off.
I went for a theme of the red gingham paper for all three swaps I made for the UK stampers forum swap … I’ll share the other things I made in a few days.
Saying howdy always reminds me of my friend Julie who I used to work with… miss her loads.
Anyways … today’s slice of life is …
The Serpent… who has watched this on the BBC, and how addictive is it? My word, not sure I will sleep until I get to the end… wow!
And in other non TV news:
1) the hair is back to being brown, the teenager did a great job of helping me dye it.
2) I exercised a bit last night, back to being knackered again tonight but going to push myself to do a bit more tonight.
3) my friend Michelle has got me all motivated to lose weight so I am tracking all food again.
Now onto the crafting.
Today I have a long YouTube video to share from the weekend as I ended up doing a One Sheet Wonder using the Berry Delightful dso and the Berry Blessings stamps. It was lots of fun… but even speeding loads of the process up it was over an hour long. Well I know some people find watching the long videos relaxing… but I really need to learn how to do a quick project! 🤣🤣🤣
So here is the template I used for cutting the 6×6 piece of paper …
And here is what I made…
Loved playing with the stamp set and this gorgeous paper…
In fact after I gave up filming I also decorated the inside of the cards with strips of paper …
And the envelopes I added the paper to the flap and stamped on the fronts…
… once I had done that it felt like the project was properly finished. Eight cards and envelopes beautifully decorated!
Love these freebies from Saleabration and looking forward to playing with them again!