Another week, another Wednesday, another WOYWW. How the weeks do fly. Hope you are all well and bearing up, especially those under the strictest restrictions. Virtual hugs to everyone and do reach out if you need some extra attention!!
As for once I am ahead of the game I'm going to indulge myself in a picture heavy post. I'm prepping this on a grey Tuesday afternoon just before I have a tidy up and re-group (so often the cause of a boring desk). I decided on Monday it was time to get crafting again and start making some inroads into those NBUs before I dragged the Christmas stuff out again next month. The first things I pulled out were the dies by Lisa Horton at the front of the desk.
I think I've had them a couple of month's, and I honestly couldn't recall why I 'had to have' them (a frequent occurrence). When I find that the urge to cut (or stamp) an item(s) that I've bought has disappeared, and I'm a bit stumped, I admit I trawl round for a product sample and I CASE it. It may not be original but at least it gets me using the thing. I found one sample made by Lisa herself and loved the bright colours so much I tried to emulate it in my attempt. Once I started cutting the dies and playing with the layers I could see that I could probably get a twofer every time including mats if I was careful where I put the dies (I was using 6 x 6 card stock). Oh that made me happy, I hate waste of product and effort!! So here's my version and its corresponding 'twofer'.
I know I said Christmas wasn't out but I just happened to have that sentiment die on my desk and the colours looked Christmassy that way round. When everything comes out I will find an embellishment to add. I kept cutting and playing with different colours - so more pics and there's a bit more Christmas too.
I am particularly loving that navy and lime green combo on the desk - haven't quite decided where those two are going yet. I've really only used one of the die sets (there are 4) and I've also pulled out another NBU - some Sweet Poppy mandala dies (Shaz enabled these quite a while ago I believe.....and I have the matching stencil) - plus some stepper and flower card blanks. My mind is buzzing with possibilities. So I think I will be mandala-ing for a few days yet.
For those who were intrigued by my commissions last week here are some photos. I just do as I'm asked lol.
Why am I telling you all this? Because it's WOYW Wednesday, the day when we go for a wander around the desks of the great and the good courtesy of the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground. Pop on over and join in why don't ya?
Have a good week. Stay home. stay well, stay safe.