After all the excitement of last week it has been a little calmer here over the last few days. I can hardly believe that a whole week has passed since I was at QVC, where does the time go? I had a bit of a relax on Thursday, catching up with emails and calls and proof reading something that I'm working on, so, relaxing and working all in one go! Friday was back to work, making samples for this weekend's trip to Crafts U Love in Horley. Saturday we went over to my mum and dad's for a visit - overdue because of the silly deadlines of the past few weeks! Sunday was my birthday, so David took me out for a lovely lunch and then we had a relaxing evening with a bottle of red wine (makes a change from my usual tipple of lime and soda!). The last three days have been tied up with more sample making, more proof reading and coming up with some new design ideas. So, my week in a nutshell!
Below is a picture of me waving through the window of the restaurant on my birthday...it was pouring down, and David raced outside to take a quick snap! And yes, there in my hand is a lime and soda! Shame the weather was so bad, but it was a lovely day nontheless.
Thanks again for all the lovely comments, emails and phone calls that I've had this week, they have been great. I'm looking forward to meeting new people this weekend, especially Julie, as well as some familiar faces. It should be a fun packed weekend with lots going on.
For those of you further north, remember that it's Dawn's big demonstration weekend on the 1st and 2nd of August. I'll be using new stamp designs (fingers crossed as we are trying to get them all ready in time!) with a Christmas theme. My friend Sarah will be there and Leonie is coming up specially, so I know there will be lots of fun!
To finish, here are just a couple more card samples from last week. Below is "Cherry Dreaming" - a simple card for a cat lover. I just used a diamante buckle on some sheer ribbon to add an extra accent to a very simple card.The card below is for all you dog lovers (me included!). The background was just the Heritage ink pads and water onto fairly strong white card. I simply stamped and embosed the dogs onto this and added some touches of colour with my Le Plume pens and the white Inkssentials pen, which is fabulous by the way, before a little matting to complete. Easy Peasy! Take care everyone, Lindsay