I'm back ! Just had a few days away from home, hence nothing much has been happening here on Stamping Grandma recently - now that I'm back, I hope to get a little more crafting done than of late.
As a start, here's a card made for a man - I never find masculine cards easy to make, but this one came together quite easily once I'd decided on a design.
All of the backgrounds, images, labels and wording are from the Communique pad and as you can see there's a lot to choose from.
This was created as a birthday card, but I didn't feel a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment would fit onto the front, so stamped an appropriate message inside.
During my little trip away from home, I met up with a lovely crafting pal - thanks so much for such a lovely afternoon Lauren. We visited a craft village in Essex called Barleylands and found lots of lovely things we never even knew we needed Ha Ha ! Here's my crafty haul from our trip.
I'm so looking forward to playing with these new goodies. I did also manage to pick up a few little Christmas gifts too which was an added bonus (of course I haven't included them in the pic of my new stash).
I've had a little play on my sewing machine since I got home and - inspired by the gift tag on Lauren's fabulous gift of homemade jam and pickled beetroot - I stitched a couple of fabric tags. These are my first couple of attempts and I'm sure I'll find ways to improve my production methods and designs! I used one of my newly acquired stamps to decorate the larger heart cut from calico fabric and the sentiment is a Stampin'Up! stamp and used a couple of scraps of patterned fabric for the other one. I'm thinking I might add some lace around the edge of the next one I make to pretty it up a bit more.
I've included a few different items in this post to make up for the lack of posts in recent days, I hope you've enjoyed your visit.