But before I could do this, I decided I had to tidy the living room, or at least make a big indent into it. I have bought a few storage boxes with the intention of storing my craft stuff tidily. And I don't just have card stuff, I have knitting stuff, sewing stuff, quilting stuff, photography stuff, and about a squillion books relating to all of the above. But I've made a start, which is just as well because I somehow managed to order a Xyron Design Runner - it's like a little portable printer gadget that will print onto all sorts of materials - including ribbon.
Anyway here's the living room from 2 angles - the tidy end, and the not quite so tidy end.
And here's the card I then allowed myself to make. The new technique (for me) is using a mask - if you've not done this it's quite straightforward, you stamp your image onto the cardstock, then stamp it again on a post-it note or similar. Then, you cut out the image (in this case the houses) on the post-it, and place it over the image on the card. For this card, this was necessary so that I could flood the card with colour without it affecting the main image.
I am rather pleased with the result, and, in fact, my eldest son couldn't believe I'd done it. He thought I'd printed it out, and I said no, I stamped it and coloured it. "What with?" he said - "The promarkers you bought me for Christmas, that's why I wanted them" He thought, when he bought them they were a lame gift, now I think he's rather impressed with his old mum.
See you soon xxxxx