CAS Mix Up and I literally have made it this month at the last gasp as the challenge closes on 24th!
The challenge this month is to use markers on your stamps as well as Stamping and your choice. So I have chosen die cutting as my third choice.
The stamp I used is one of my 'Go To' every year at Christmas. Its Penny Black 'Poinsettia and Pine' and is one of the very few wood backed stamps that I still own.
I used Distress Markers in Festive Berries, Pine Needles and a tiny bit of Blueprint Sketch. I had several attempts at spritzing and stamping but none of them I was happy with so eventually after another failed attempt I didn't even dry the stamp, just inked over it and stamped!
Some Gold Liquid Pearls in the centre with a dusting of yellow fine glitter and another PB stamp inked in Festive Berries for the sentiment.
The watercolour card and the layer behind were die cut from odd bits so am paying a long awaited visit to the Playground too.
If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that it has been a different kind of day for me today - sadly, we had one of our Internationals diagnosed with a acute myeloid leukemia earlier this year and she hasn't left hospital since - she is just 29 years old.
So in aid of a good cause we decided to recreate 'Calendar Girls' (and boys!!) with a bowls theme and today was my day to 'bare all' for the photo shoot! Boy was it cold!
The pic has turned out really well and although I was very apprehensive (as were the others) we have come away feeling rather proud of ourselves and happy that we are raising money for a worthwhile cause! https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/hot-shots-of-bowls
Enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you're doing! x