It looks innocent enough in the front sections - being a bit
OCD of a squirrel, I file away ideas and techniques, mostly from magazines, at the front of the file.
Ahem, it's when you get past those sections towards the back that things take a downward turn:
Yup, that's my left paw in the piccie! I file away most order copies from crafting purchases so I can remember where I got them from - either for when I need more supplies or if someone asks where I got such and such from. Now and then I do weed them out so this certainly isn't the whole of my incriminating evidence by any means :)
Last week a lot of nice people commented on the sweet peas water colour I was doing. The card was asked for by my OH as a thank you to a lovely lady who has done a lot for a club he belongs to. Recently they've done a load of groundwork there and Sue has been amazing, working away chivvying members to roll their sleeves up and pitch in as well as providing teas and coffees for the workers. I think her unofficial title is 'co-ordinator extraordinaire' and this is how the card turned out:
It's an 8" square scalloped card, topped off with some shimmery slightly patterned dark blue backing paper from my stash, lace also from my stash and a pink bow using the Ribbon Girls 32mm pure silk ribbon.. I added filigree corners and a few slightly pearlised pink gems, along with Sue's name. If you look closely at the lace there's a little teapot charm tied on with bakers twine :)).....oh, and of course I used the sweet peas watercolour! Almost forgot that bit! My OH chose the backing paper from my quite limited supply of large papers after disagreeing with my initial suggestion of silvery grey - he was the client after all :)) And of course, then it needed a box:
I think, recently watching Forrest Gump and the boxes of chocolates had registered here, so I lined the base of the box with more dark blue backing paper and attached the pink silk ribbon so it was part of the lid.
Sue was delighted and rang me that same evening to say so - how nice was that?! It was a real pleasure to make something as a little recognition of all her hard work.
I'm entering this for the current Oldie But a Goodie challenge. The theme is 'Say it with flowers' and you have to use a stamped image at least 6 months old. I've had the sweet pea stamp for a lot of years so I guess it qualifies as an OAP!!
So, if you managed to read this far folks - remember to hop over to Julia's to see what everyone else is up to on What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Thanks again to so many lovely readers and for your kind comments too!!