It's Play Date Cafe Challenge time again. This week's colours are soothing and calm in mood. White, caramel & green. Two neutrals accented with green, a colour linked closely to creativity and tranquility.
And continuing with my latest interest in the modern vintage style, I cobbled together a Birthday card. The decorative border is a Martha Stewart punch, the ornate dies are Spellbinders and the papers are from my scraps folders and I think they're K&Co. The sentiment is my own design on the computer and printed out. Hmm I'm beginning to realise that I haven't used a lot of stamping in my creative projects recently. That's very neglectful! I must make a mental note to dig out the rubber and ink for next time.
Mind you, I'll forgive myself for not using stamps this time, as instead I got to play with a material which is new to me. It's from The Ribbon Box called Mesh Ribbon and I picked it up at a recent craft event at the NEC. I was a little tentative about using it and making a wasteful hash but in fact it's incredibly easy to fashion into a rather neat bow. And after this first attempt, I'm definitely hooked. You can pull, twist and shape it to your will and it holds its shape beautifully. I'll certainly be adding more to my stash.
In other news, I'm feeling a tremor of excitement as I've just booked train tickets to London for a weekend in May. So having lapped up the culture of the North recently, I can now go on the internet and turn my attention to the South. Plus, there's always a trip to the V&A. I hardly ever go to London without dropping in for an hour or two to marvel at the exhibits. Also, it's a great place to sit and relax with a sketchbook. Right, off to do some surfing.