Oh my goodness, what can I tell you about last week??? I knew it was going to be tough but wasn’t ready for quite how tough. Four very long days working in excess of thirteen hours with the majority of that on my feet. No time to stop, no time to sit and certainly no time to eat. Factor in the hottest week of the year and you’ll get the measure of it. I think at one point I may have actually died but there really wasn’t time to check! Despite a long soak in a very hot bathI still feel numb from the waist down and have blisters the size of Wakefield on my feet. But I survived and I can look forward to doing it all again next week 🙂
Determined not to miss my favourite blog challenges I have summoned up the energy to whip up a little something for this week’s Sunday Stampers challenge – dreams. Very therapeutic it was too:
I’ve had a good old play with some new stamps from AHA designed by Ashley Goldberg. The background is distress inks – Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky – applied directly from the pad and just swooshed around. I brushed on some Spun Sugar over any white bits. Then I over stamped some splats and lines using white ink.
The stamping has all been paper pieced over the background. The girl and flowers were stamped onto some of the background paper that I got from Kate Crane. The heart is a separate stamp in the set and has been paper pieced too. The flowers remind me of parasols or to be more accurate, cocktail parasols.
The moon, by Stampotique and the stars (AHA) were stamped on to white card and then brushed with Spun Sugar distress ink. The words were printed on my computer. To finish it off, I added a stamped border in white.
My work schedule allows me the luxury of a non-working day on Fridays. This week this fell on July 25th which is normally the day I have my Christmas in July party. I was gutted not to be able to host one this year. However, on Friday morning when I finally managed to stagger downstairs I found that Mr Beez had secretly put up my Christmas in July tree (for I have such a thing you know!) complete with gifts – Mr Kipling French Fancies, honey roast peanuts and salted caramel truffles. I have the best husband in the world!
Thanks for buzzing by.