With DD21 home and my craft room invaded, plus the HEAT and HUMIDITY we've had all week, I have had zero crafting mojo - but plenty of things needing doing for our Steampunk theme.
I did manage to make a start on some of our theme things - a while back I bought some cheap plastic hats for us to wear as our "costume" on the day and I've since been beavering away little bits and pieces that I thought I could use to decorate them. Here are the first two I made:
This one will be for one of us girls
More masculine, the next one is for our token male (DH). Inside the frame (which I embossed with a mix of copper, gold and aged ivory embossing powders) I lavished some hot glue and then tossed in lots of tiny gadgets (this is where you LOVE your silicon mat!) - they stick out at all angles and look tres cool IRL.
And I must show you the Christmas card I received from my dear SIL the other day. She has (what she says is) the daunting task of making a card for me twice a year (can't think why that would pose a problem!) and our theme no doubt upped the anty just a little! However, she rose to the challenge like a champion and came up with this totally gorgeous centre-step card:
Isn't it fab? For someone who claims she is not "crafty" I think she has done an outstanding job.
So this morning I felt I had to sit and make SIL's Xmas card, which with my mojo being off on holidays, was a bit of a challenge, I can tell ya! This is what I managed to come up with:
And I made a circle flip card for DH. The image on the inside will appeal to his inventor's mind.
That's it for now - thanks for stopping by.