ETA:  I use a quickie glue pen when adhering glitter to small areas.  If I was glittering a button or other embellishment I’d use a white craft glue.

You’ll have to ignore the subtitle – it’s a private joke and isn’t as disgusting as it sounds…

So, the trip was good – and I’m sad that I have to go back to work on Monday but that’s life (and it’s how we pay for things like trips and stamping supplies so it’s a necessary evil).

I was actually back yesterday but wasn’t ready to spend quality time in my craft room.  I did manage to make a card today but it took HOURS and HOURS!!! (well, I made 3 but they are all the same)

While I was away, I spent a few days in Toronto and went to Stamping Bella “in person”.  I bought two stamps and the new “Thrift Shop” October Afternoon paper pack.  I was a bit disappointed in the number of stamps that were out of stock and the copic selection was quite sad but it was nice to be able to see the stamps in real life before purchasing (and Emily was there…she asked if I needed any help)  I will be sticking to on-line ordering in future.

One of the stamps I bought was called “gardenia gardenthumb”.  I keep wanting these stamps with people that sport wings – though I don’t want the wings.  As usual, I bought the stamp anyway and altered it to remove the wings.

I missed a couple of “wing bits” the first go but I now have a wingless image for future use.  The card I’m showing you today still has some remaining wing pieces – which are obvious to me now – but I never seem to be able to find them all until I colour a stamped image.

I used Cosmo Cricket paper (I plan to use the new October Afternoon stuff tomorrow) and my reinkers to colour the image.  The apron and gardening glove are paper pieced and all the flowers have been glittered using doodlebug and MS glitter (I don’t have any red doodlebug glitter)  The ribbon embellishment has been beefed up with a button and a circle punched out of the CC patterned paper.

Final touches include machine-stitching and a spritz (or three or four) with a blue marker.

So, what’s new with you?