I am really hanging my head in shame today. There is a huge difference between creative chaos and a 'hot mess' and what we have in my craftroom today, is a 'hot mess'. That is why I am only showing you a very small portion of my workdesk. To my shame, I have not yet put away the flower containers that have been on my desk since last week, in fact, they have been joined by even more flower containers and... and... and, so I am not showing that today. You will see some red embellishments that I bought to finish Lynette's birthday present. I adore the wire hearts that I found at Creative Talents. For fear of incriminating myself, I am not saying another thing about my desk. If you would like to know what I am talking about, check out Julia's blog here: ( http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ )
I thought I would show you what caused the 'hot mess'. I made a birthday present for my dear blogging friend Lynette. Hope she likes it. I think you are bored with the new Sugar Nellie stamps, but I can't help myself. Before I know it I am busy colouring another one! I made a set of cards for her and then needed a box to send them in. Found a cheap box that really needed to be altered, so here is the finished box. Papers are Making Memories, Cardstock is Bazzil. The image was coloured with my Copics. The flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts (how beautiful are those tulips?) and from my stash. The butterfly is from Creative Talents and so is the wire heart.
Here is a close up of those flowers. They were all given a liberal Stickle coating.
Inside the box I put some cards and some flowers for her.
And here are the cards. All Sugar Nellie digi stamps. You can buy them from Funky Kits. I think the embossed paper is by Doodlebug, but I am not entirely sure. The ribbon is from my stash and the beads from the local Chinese shop. I do apologise for the bad photo's but it has been raining here all day, so the light is really bad.
This one uses ribbon found at Habby and Lace. I just love that I didn't have to gather it myself.
The next one I used paper from my scrapbox. yeah me! The ribbon is from my stash and the lace from my late mother's sewing box.