Wow... where do you start when you have not posted in forever?
When trying to get over a case of the blues?
How about the fun this lady and I got up to last Saturday?
A day which turned out to be just what I needed. A little break from the mundane and lots of fun! A great shopping trip with my boy in the morning, so much fun (I love when he buys me things!), lunch out together and an evening with a friend who just gets me. Playing with paper, ribbons, stamps and the niftiest little inventions ever sharing fun songs and a really yummy dinner with her and her hubby! And asking each other - Are you going to blog about this? hehe
Niki - thank you for a wonderful evening, I love you!
So Niki's craft room...
OH MY GOODNESS!! it's like a candy shop - this lady has everything. Over 2500 stamps, huge amounts of paper, inks, ribbon, embossing stuff, a cuttlebug (I think I still need to see this in action Nik ;) tonnes of cutters and so much stuff I'm sure I didn't even see! I brought over my little jar of ribbons and my suitcase sized craftyness - it looked silly in comparison.
We made these cute little invitations for my 21st which is coming up next month. They were really simple to make. We printed 4 invites on A4 special inky paper (it's really smooth and makes inks bold in colour and not washy). Then we used the guilatene to cut them and the black paper to size. Stuck the black paper and ribbons on with double sided tape, used a fun little corner cutter to soften the edges and then Niki stamped the word 'Fun' while I glued the buttons on. Simple and effective, slightly sophisticated for a 21st but bright and fun too :)
Here are a few of my favourites: