The little red tray contains red poinsettias already disassembled ready to be covered in Diamond Dust (I posted the white ones here). Just to the left of the red tray is a white SD card reader (also from the Birthday Fairy). My laptop does have an SD card reader but the spring mechanism has become a bit unreliable (overworked I suspect) and the new little gizmo is a super little invention. Just this week I told someone struggling with their SD card slot about it - you plug it into a USB port and then slot the SD card in - so if your SD card slot becomes unreliable all is not lost as this is a great solution :) Some folk might use one of these gizmos anyway if they don't have an SD card slot of course.
The three sets of tweezers had been borrowed by Len - another raid on my crafting tools and goodies:) He's very good though and always returns what he borrows!
To the right of the green cutting mat there's a little pile of charity shop jewellery which will be chopped up and used at some point in the future. Then, in front of that little pile some gorgeous Joanna Sheen stamps from my lovely friend Karen - I can't wait to use these :)
Finally, centre back of the green mat, I stopped prevaricating (today's big word!) and made a couple of cards using the TH distress inked block pattern paper I showed here last week. These are they:
A little hint about wrapping bakers twine round cards - so that it doesn't slip around, measure where you want it to be wrapped and make little pencil marks on the edge of the card (I did this on the back). Then, using a very small hole punch - I used one that's one sixteenth of an inch - punch half circles at each measured point. You'll then have four (or whatever number you're working to) little notches which will hold the twine in place. I'm always hesitant about offering hints in case they seem glaringly obvious but it's worth a shot!
- C6 and 6" x 6" plain white card stock
- Black backing card to frame
- Pre-stamped background using TH distress inks, perspex block and misting spray - how I did this is on last week's WOYWW posting
- Stamps - Hero Arts stamp from the Watercolour Petals set, Best Wishes sentiment stamp by Stampendous (the stamp is dated 1994 and I've had it for donkeys years), Eclectic Palette stamp by TH, scroll stamp from The Girls Paperie set with tailors dummy etc. (number GP65016)
- Bakers twine and butterfly charm from my stash
- Whimsy tag stamped and then die cut with Whimsy die (I keep a few of these ready made as they're a bit of a fiddle to make)
That's me for this week - the plumber did call round as promised yesterday and the job will be done this afternoon, Len no longer has yellow eye whites and calm has been restored :) Thank you all who left lovely comments and birthday wishes yesterday :))
So, now it's time to hop over to Julia's and see what everyone else is up to. Have a fun day!