Happy New Year! Did you have a good Christmas? I had our entire family visit us for Christmas Day, followed by a gloriously lazy week of movies, Uno, Monopoly, reading and of course crafting! I have some things to share over the next few days/weeks but I won't overwhelm you all at once *grin*
2014 was a tough year. I won't lie. Those of you following me over on Facebook will know that I am the office manager/PA for a self-employed professional lady who lost her husband in November after a long battle with cancer. Since we work from her home, the last few months were a tizzy of stress, strain and emotion as the family came to terms with their impending, and then actual, loss while I did my best to keep things going on the work front. I feel really refreshed and ready to embrace 2015 now that we have passed 'that' point, and had some leave to relax at home - so look out crafting world! I may not have been blogging, but I WAS pinning, and I have a huge list of things to try/make this year!
The first thing I thought I would try was stamping and colouring onto fabric transfer paper, and then using the image on canvas. I bought these fab canvas banners over a year ago, and the transfer paper mid-2014 - just before the wheels fell off this little red wagon. I found the transfer paper over the weekend during a craft room cleanup and thought YES! What a great way to start Craftacular 2015!
I am REALLY happy with how it came up! I used Fairy Sunny Day from Tiddly Inks which is one of my absolute favourite stamps. You might recall this fun card I made using the same stamp, but in purple!
Tiddly Inks is one of my favourite brands, and I'm pleased to share the news that they are having a DT call!
You never know your luck, you might be just what they are looking for! I'd love to see your entries, if you end up entering please let me know in the comments so I can come over and see your lovely work! Of course, I'll also be checking out the entries on the Tiddly Inks DT call post as well :)
I'm thinking I need to make a LOT more of these fun banners, but this one has pride of place hanging from the knob of a cupboard in my craft room for inspiration :D
(eep and now on my desktop the pictures look slightly yellow! If the sun will just peek out of the clouds I will take a better one for you to enjoy :))
Banner - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Fairy Sunny Day (Tiddly Inks)
Inks - Memento
Colouring medium - Copics
Dies - Foliage leaves (Spellbinders), Rosettes (Whimsy Stamps)
Other - fabric transfer paper and iron, doily (SU!), offcuts of blue, yellow, white, vellum, green and pearl cardstock, ric rac, ribbon, safety pins, pearls, Smooch Spritz - Electric Blue, dots stencil (SU!), key, birdhouse
Have you made time to craft this week? I'd love to see it! Leave me a note about your blog or gallery so I can pop over and have a look, and if you don't have an online space, please feel free to share your work on the OMM Facebook page!!