It seems a like lifetime since I wrote a blog post. Its been a looooong 6 weeks or so (possibly 6 months but who’s counting). My laptop broke, closely followed by my mobile phone, closely followed by my tumble dryer – it’s summer I know, I can dry my washing outside but it won’t stop raining. My Wi-Fi decided it need a holiday and only fancied working intermittently (more off than on) so we waited for repair and now I have kitchen cupboards refusing to open as they have suddenly got damaged (how?!).
Is it me or do I have ghosts? I’m seriously starting to wonder.
Anyway, its been very expensive few months and I’ve had a load of kids school summer activities to attend. I had been trying to stock up my Etsy shop but that has had to go on the back burner whilst I sorted other things out. I’m back up and running now. The kitchen cupboard is still stuck but I’m ignoring that one a) because it mainly has cleaning things in it, b) the whole kitchen needs ripping out and replacing so no point worrying about a cupboard when I can worry about my bank balance instead c) I’m fed up of feeling fed up about everything!
On a much brighter and lighter note (thank you if you haven’t already moved on from this wallowing blog post to much happier things and for allowing me the indulgence of a seriously needed moan) my husband and I celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary this week. I haven’t made a card in ages but I felt that I really should for this occasion.
I have had a Tim Holtz Distress Spritzer Tool for quite a while and some free time to play. We are not soppy so I settled on a simple rainbow heart design with a little sparkle.
That funny looking tool is the spritzer tool. You put pens in it and squeeze the handle which in turn forces air through it and deposits a lovely little spray of ink. The results are pretty cool. I thought this left over piece was too pretty not to show. I have die cut hearts from it using Die-namics by MFT Coffee Cup set.
I allowed the colours to mix a little so they would blend into each other. I love the speckled texture they have. I finished with a simple sentiment from Tim Holtz (turns out I don’t have a happy anniversary stamp).
Each heart has a layer of holographic embossing powder on them so they sparkle. They have been raised up on 3d foam.
Apologies for the totally rubbish photos – I live in hope that one day I will learn how to take a decent photo. Until my wish is granted I shall just have to keep torturing you all with these blue tinged pics.
Hope Wednesday is being kind to you all. I’m now off to buy my daughter a whole new wardrobe of clothes (when will she stop growing?!!!)