Woohoo! As you can see from my new blinkie, I have just become a member of Aimee Harrison's Creative Team and I am over the moon! I'm in the process of finding out exactly what is involved in being a CT member since whilst I am on the Hybrid CT at The Studio, being on the CT for a specific designer is more involved....
I'll still be making hybrid items as opposed to digital layouts (you just can't beat the combination of digital with distress inks and glue!), and am really looking forward to getting started. Aimee has some gorgeous kits and is really organised, so I am sure I can pick up some good habits from her that I can even carry over into the work side of things!
Whilst I am still finding my feet, I was given "Everlasting" to work with. This is a scrumptious kit as you can see:
The preview is linked to Aimee's store at The Studio where it is currently 30% off!
When I saw the stacked papers, I immediately thought of another organiser board like the paperclip board I made earlier in the week, but this time, I adapted it even further:
Well, I was over at Paper Craft Planet and saw this week's 3d challenge was to make a paperclip board. How could I resist a challenge like that?
I managed to get my grubby little hands on Cardboard Passion by Lara's Digi World:
You remember the smash book/alerted folder I created a few weeks ago using Digilicious Designs Project 365 for January? Well, I was over the moon when they asked at Digishoptalk if they could include it in the March edition of Insider magazine :) !!! I was really chuffed as my grandmother would have said, to think they thought it good enough.
Insider magazine came out last week, so the very first thing I did was check to see if I was in the hybrid picks category :) I'm still wearing the big grin on my face from seeing my work published at DST! I know I'm sad and really need to get a life, lol!
Well, with work being less hectic at the moment, I have had chance to get around to making more hybrid items, and I was fortunate enough to be given the chance to work with Delight of this day by PrelestnayaP Design:
It is a beautiful kit to work with, and just the sort of thing to use for Mother's Day, which is coming up here in the UK at the end of March. Now I have made altered notebooks before now, and one of my friends came up with the idea of using these in a card so here it is!!!
I used double sided tape to attach the background to the base card, only taping on three sides. the top was left unstuck so the notebook could be slid inside. I made the card so that it was as stand alone card as well as a notebook card holder, and I actually think they turned out really well. I did have to do some jigging around with the "Just a note" on the notebook to get it placed right, and this was a trial and error effort as my first attempt had the text to close to the flowers once it was printed out.
Guess what card my mum is going to get for Mother's Day?!!!
It seems like an age since I last posted, yet is has only been a couple of weeks which, for me, isn't bad going! Work is beginning to pick up again, not that it was ever quiet, but I now need t finish off stuff I didn't get chance to at the end of January plus do the new accounts, etc that have come in., as well as start the P35's and PIId's. Life just seems to be one deadline after another!
So, never one to do work when the opportunity arises to do something more interesting, I decided to have a play with my zoom lens. I was actually pegging out the washing when I noticed a robin on the fence. So I dashed inside (well, crept actually, so as not to frighten the robin!), grabbed my camera and zoom lens, hit behind the washing on the line and took these:
And look what we saw when we got into the deer park?!!!
They put food out for the deer this time of year so at weekends, if you time it right, you get to see one or more of the herds of deer. They are used to people, so I was able to take photos and, having my zoom lens with me this time, I could get some close up shots too.
They have opened up a new p[art of the woodlands at Attingham Park too since we were last there, and this is completely new (or at least new to us ;) ):
You can't get into the hut, the door is blocked inside by branches and soil and stuff, but the walls are made of clay and it is apparently to demonstrate how you would build a home if you had no modern man made materials. The path in this part of the woods leads back to the peacock carving:
We then went on to Shawbury Garden Centre which was recently taken over by new owners. They don't have that much there at the moment, but you can see how they will be developing the garden centre as they have done loads of work. I did, however, manage to pot of white hyacinths for my office, so in a few days or so, the office should be filled with the beautiful aroma of blooming hyacinths! We had a lovely afternoon and finished it off with fish and chips from the chip shop at Tern Hill. My youngest reckons they make the best chips around here!
Anyhow, that was my Saturday, so I'm now off to do some crafting!