Truly I am hopeless. One simple instruction..., no scrap that, that's not where the problem lies. There were two simple instructions and really my poor brain can only cope with one.
The challenge asked us to create a card using this week's free image for Jodie Lee's Trade Card Tuesday challenge AND make it a Christmas theme.
Well at least I made a card with the cherubic fairy. I could have just made a random Christmas card instead. If I do something half right, at least I choose the wiser half.
That aside, I did manage to include Jodie's French Market digital papers. The sentiment is one I created and printed out. The lace bow was my first attempt at this tutorial and though it turned out okay, I think, with a little practise, it could improve. And yes, this time, some stitching made it's way onto there too.
The design is from the Deconstructed Sketch challenge, hence the need to incorporate such a big bow.
Right, well I'm off to have a warming bowl of porridge before descending on Manchester and it's markets. I hadn't planned on writing a post this morning but with limited daylight, the best time to take a photo is just as the sun rises and before it casts too harsh a shadow. Really, there's a 5 minute slot where it's perfect.
And finally, speaking of light. I bought a Daylight Bulb from Amazon which arrived & I fitted yesterday. The difference is amazing. My craft room is a joy to play in, once the sun goes down. It is wonderfully bright and playing around with coloured stash is much easier. Too often, I've made something under tungsten, only to wake up, view it in natural daylight & go yuck! Honestly, it's such a simple solution, I wonder why I didn't think of it before. :) Px