He's also been to a session at our local library to learn about and meet a hedgehog called Zippy; so called because sadly at only 4months he had unceremoniously been unzipped by a strimmer. He is recovering well though and entertained many children with his tales of life thus far. At the session the children were all able to make a cute hedgehog and learn a little about mini beasts and in particular the ones that Zippy likes to eat.Meanwhile Olivia has been busy earning more skills as Drama Queen Extraordinaire!!! She's been at the drama club summer school learning circus skills, musical routines and stomp music, Morris & Modern Dancing, mime and voice exercises with the week culminating in a play in a day production of Alice in Wonderland. Olivia was the queen and shouted that famous line ' Off with her head' often and loud!
I have managed to craft also and here is the card I demonstrated at my friend Maria's workshop for everyone to try as the make and take. As usual I found that everyone gave their own interpretation and I've made a note of things I might try in the future. That's one of the main reasons I love being a demonstrator because I can always learn something from each workshop even though folk think I'm an expert. We all are as there is no right or wrong way to make cards. They all create a special joy for the recipients as they are individually handcrafted.
Maria has recently invested in our Many Marvellous Markers and asked if I would show some uses for them. I coloured the stamps with the markers to get different colours across the flower and stems.
The recipe for this is :-
Stamp sets - Live your dream & Circle of friendship
Designer paper - Haiku
Cardstock - so saffron & old olive
Punches 1'' & 1 1/4'' circles and spiral
Markers - really rust, pumpkin pie, so saffron, old olive
Ribbon - pumpkin pie1/4'' grosgrain
I love how the spiral punch offers a different decor element to the scallop edge. We had a great discussion about individual preferences over this.
Moving into the weekend and I'm hoping the weather will let us get out in the garden. So wishing you a good one too I'll close.