Good Morning everyone,
I am definitely on the count down till school breaks up on Friday - the pupils are so ready for their breather - the little ones are looking forward to spending time with their families and of course everything crossed for a visit from Father Christmas. Having visited a fabulous Pantomime last week in Stockport - yes I too will be looking to spy Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. Primary Schools are such amazing places to have the privilege to work in....for all my moans and groans I really do have the best job in the world. Less of me and on with my share of my favourite 5 from 2015:
Firstly using the "Wavy Cats" - I know that this stamp will permanetly be on my craft table. I have added glossy accents to the cats to add dimension and interest.
Silhouette Owl Tree - so love the silhouette stamps from Little Claire and the Dictionary Sentiments. This is one of the two Mother's Days cards I created.
Next " Lovely Hedgehogs Set" What's not to like with these guys. I quite like to allow the stamp design to shine and feel the "white space" creates a little sophistication and interest. Accented with a brad and off cut of polka dot ribbon plus adhesive crystals of course.
Surprise, surprise, there appears to be a theme developing - cats and silhouettes, using
Silhouette Cat Tree Stamp. Here I have created my background using Brusho pigments, also punching some tiny butterflies from the waste background paper to extend the design.
and last but definitely not least "Man with hats" the stamp from the latest issue from Little Claire magazine. I have teamed the design with hessian ribbon and a button from the stash......away from the glitter and bling for me.
I hope that you have been a little inspired by my choices - I know it does me good to look back and reappraise. All being well I plan to have the opportunity for lots of make and creative time over the Christmas break - once I'm allowed my craftroom back - it does need to look like a dining room over Christmas - best behaviour when the family come round. Wishing each and everyone lots of health, wealth and happiness..........thank you on behalf of Little Claire for all your support and lovely comments throughout 2015. xxGaynor