Winter Dreams & Brussel Sprouts!
Hi! Apologies for the random previous post! It’s another post that should have been for today but will come up later in the week. Additional apologies for lack of posting. I’ve been producing a ton of stuff- except I can’t post it for a while.
Today’s my Make The Day Special day over at the stamp store. We’re doing full on Christmas and this is what I came up with using a set I’ve not used much in a while. I wanted to make a pretty much one layer card (other than the twine) and used the Critters in The Snow setTo create this card I stamped & coloured the images in first. Adding some masked deers over the first ones that I’d stamped. Then I coloured in with a Versamark embossing pen & sprinkled clear embossing powder over and heated to set.Granted, you lose a little of the detail of the coloured images once embossed but you need to emboss it to provide the resist for the Distress inks coming up next! I next cut out a circle from a post-it note and added some repositionable glue as I knew that once I began to add ink, the motion of the applicator might flick up the non glued parts of the post-it note up.Next, I added Squeezed Lemonade, Weathered Wood, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans & Seedless Preserves (in that order), radiating outwards from the circle mask. I flicked some water onto the piece for depth and added a load of mini silver stars I’d found languishing at the bottom of a jewellery making box.
For some bizarre reason- some of the embossing went pimply- like the poor deer has a severe case of cellulite, and the other deer was blessed with a somewhat smoother body!! If anyone knows what happened, please let me know!!
I am busy readying things for littliests Birthday tomorrow. Yesterday I took my eldest to hand in a CV at a place where our neighbour works and said there were jobs going. There’s a teeny Marks & Spencer unit at the train station where the potential job is. For my US & overseas friends, Marks & Spencer (or M&S as it’s known) is a higher end clothing and food store. We popped in and found these!!I could see tons of crafty possibilities in them ( they’ve ‘clementines’ as well) and got a little packet for Will. This morning he was asking what I’d got him for his Birthday.
I thought I’d mess with him a little.
‘Brussel sprouts’ I said cheekily.
‘Pardon? what?’ he asked.
I repeated myself ‘Brussel Sprouts’.
He looked like he didn’t believe me.
‘Go and ask Suzie’, I replied, ‘she was with me when I bought them’.
I shouted to Suzie only to answer his question and not give him any more information.
He came back looking cross.
Son no.1 now decided to have a quiet word with me.
‘Mum, you didn’t really buy him sprouts did you?’.
‘Yes, I really did’, I smiled.
‘Mum, that’s not funny, you shouldn’t mess with him’.
‘But I did really buy him a packet of sprouts’.
At this point, Son no.2 is beginning a full scale melt down. I’m not sure whether he understood that the vegetable gift was not all I had purchased for him, or whether he was disgusted and he couldn’t take it. Bearing in mind this is 8am and we are about to leave for school. I decided to show Son no.1 the packet.
His contempt changed to a wicked grin. He marches straight up to Son no.2. ‘I’ve just seen them, Mum HAS bought you a packet of sprouts.’
This was the final straw for littliest. It was rapidly apparent to me that this was one prank too far for the over excited 6 year old who was a heady mix of near desolation and complete crossness and laying prostrate on the floor.
I realised I had to remedy the situation. I bought out the little bag of chocolately sproutness and presented it to the nearly-Birthday boy. It took him a few seconds to read and register and then his frustration turned to a resigned disposition.
He grinned & all was well.
Note to self. Some kids are not worth pranking at 8am and pre-Birthday.
It gave me a laugh though! 😉
Better go and tidy the kitchen in readiness for Birthday cake creating!
See you tomorrow- xx