Now I know that these are not my usual colours and there are also one or 2 other differences today.
Plus there are quite a few of my blog buds on th team, most of who I will be meeting up with tommorow (more of that later!!)
So this week, and my first challenge for JM, is Distressing. Well can you imagine my face when I saw it. I was indeed distressed cos I am so useless at it, I really am, and you know what it's like when you want to make a super special card for your first go on a new team.
But I needn't have worried cos there is a brilliant tutorial by the talented sweetie that is Chris Dark xxx
Tilda was coloured with PMs and there is a bit of bling in there as well.
You can get a great range of Magnolia stamps over at Dies To Die For, as well as loads of other fab stuff
Now, shock horror, there is not a scrap of digi paper on here.
Instead, I delved into the mountainous pile that is the DP I've acumulated over the years but cannot bear to cut and I found these K & Co papers. They are so soft and pretty so I thought I'd use them.
I used my scissors and Ancient Page inks to distress, and you know what? I kind of like how it turned out and I actually enjoyed it.
It's quite therapeutic in a weird way so maybe there is a destructive streak in me after all lol xxx
The gorgeous lace is a piece I've had for ages and never used. It might have come from Hobbycraft, but I wouldn't swear to it.
I've had these flowers a while and cannot remember where I got them. I'd used them on an AFA card I did recently and hadn't got round to putting them away (ohh lazy mare) so they came in handy again.
So there ya go. That's me and my distressing for you :)x
It is a bit different from my usual stuff but I am not at all unhappy with the way it turned out.
So tomorrow is the biggie at the NEC. I cannot wait, I simply can't. Not only is it stash nirvana, but there are going to be so many fab chicksters there like Bev, Marcea, Jacquie, Tab, Kim etc etc who I am hoping to meet up with, plus I'll get to catch up with Dulcie, Marlene and Caz again. So the camera batteries are getting charged, all ready to go.
My Nikkie is coming with me as she always does, bless her, even though she probably hates it, but she doesn't like the thought of me wandering about by myself. We usually drive but this year we are letting the train take the strain. I am such a sloooooow driver and a terrible passenger that I usually end up stressed before I've even started, so this year it will be much better.
Plus we might be able to sample a glass of the mulled wine that we could smell last year but didn't dare try lol xx
Have a fab weekend and I'll see you Sunday with hopefully lots of NEC piccies.