Well, I don't want to say this too loudly, but it looks as though the weather might be a tad better today; I sure hope so. It's still grey, but NOT pouring and NOT freezing cold!
Yesterday the postman rang again, and brought me a little parcel from Petra. She had a giveaway of a beautiful lavender cushion on her blog a couple of weeks ago, and I was the lucky winner. She very kindly not only sent me my prize, but also a box full of little goodies which are going to be most useful as embellishments on my tags and mini books etc. Here are the pictures, showing the lavender cushion, a beautiful tag made by Petra, and all the goodies - different tissue papers, ribbons, bows, pearls and lots, lots more! Thank you, Petra!
This afternoon I finished off a piece that I started on yesterday, made from 4 matchboxes and 2 coasters. I embossed the coasters with a flourish folder, and then distressed them with brown corduroy ink, before painting over them with clear rock candy crackle. When it was dry, I rubbed Stazon brown into the cracks, and then added some Inca gold for a bit of metallic shine. The matchboxes have been painted with rock candy crackle in tarnished brass, and then distressed and lined with some paper scraps. I used some metal screw brads for knobs, and then sandwiched them between the two coasters to make a little *Four drawer unit*. I am going to fill it with brads and buttons etc and give it to a friend. I am entering this into the GC 112 challenge at Gingersnaps, which is about leather, brass and iron. And I am also linking to the challenges at *Simon says stamp and show* where *anything goes* this week, and to *Try it on Tuesdays*, who want to see something altered to make a gift.
And I made a tag using some fabric strips for *Just for fun*. I glued 2 strips of floral fabric to the tag, added a few bits and bobs and a vintage eagle image, and that was it!
So, here's wishing you all a good Saturday. Take care and thanks a lot for visiting!