Sunday, 12 February 2017

Powertex Workshop

I've had very little time for crafting recently what with the building work and planning our trip to Kolin. We've bought our new suitcases and booked our flights for 29th March - eeek! There is so much to do before then I'm beginning to feel a little overwhelmed. Partway through making the cards I need to before we go - well actually sorting out ones that are in the box that will be suitable - and getting them written. A couple of special ones need to be made though. I did start some painting but my back's been giving me grief so not much done on that front. Blimey - choosing colours is difficult enough. OH says he's happy with whatever I choose so how come he didn't like the red I chose for one wall in the bedroom? Magnolia here we come!

I did take some time out yesterday to go to a Powertex workshop in Eastleigh yesterday and I really enjoyed it. I made two hearts. This is the first:

Not sure why the left side ended up so flat

On the second one I can't make up my mind about the LOVE so haven't stuck it down yet

On the plus side, I've found somewhere in Prague that does Powertex classes. I've sent them an email to ask if it would be possible for me to join in with my extremely limited Czech (being able to ask for 2 beers hardly counts) so I'll wait and see what they say

Monday, 9 January 2017

Z is for Zero and/or Zucchini

Last month was so busy with our trip to Kolin to try out the flat we'll be renting for 6 months next year and then getting home and the plastering work started on our house that I hardly had any time in my craft room. The plasterers were back on 3rd January and now they're finished so we're just waiting for all the plaster to dry before starting the mamouth painting task - once we've chosen the colours. 3 days of cleaning and there's still seems to be plaster dust everywhere!

With all this going on I totally forgot it was one of my card class ladies Birthday this week so I needed a quick card. I found these printed card blanks last week. It was from a pack of 50 and they're years old but they do give a good start. The dimensional butterflies are by Papermania and I've added some sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush. This fits in well with the Butterfly challenge which is Z is for Zero and/or Zucchini. And as the sentiment is stamped and matted on snippets, I'm taking it to the Playground