Good morning and how are you this Tuesday?
It is a beautiful sunny crisp day here in the north of Scotland which makes a lovely change after the constant rain we had yesterday.
My morning walk along the beach was brisk. The sea was a little choppy and as you looked out over the horizon you got that early morning tickle in the face that says "wake up sleepy head!"
So much quicker than waiting for caffeine to kick in the system.
Did you have many little ghosts and ghouls guising last night?
We didn't get one. Much to the delight of my kids who tucked into the basket of sweets and home bakes I'd made.
I guess it's a sign that my kids are growing up although they're quite happy to eat the rewards!
Here are my quick bakes after work. Rice crispy cakes, always a kid winner and some vanilla cupcakes. I have added some Halloween sprinkles and spiders to add to the spooky night, even though it was very quiet here.
I also have two pumpkins that were untouched so I think I shall be making a job lot of pumpkin soup later today and I am contemplating having a go at roasting the seeds too. I do love a pumpkin seed, maybe with a little cinnamon and brown sugar, mmmm.
I will have to see how time goes as I have food shopping and ironing to bag first. The joys of a day off work.
On to crafting and today I have decided to join the lovely gang over at Less is more again.
The challenge this time is celebrations and festivals. I have taken this as an opportunity to crack on with some much needed Christmas cards.
This is my first finished card using my Misti. It is brilliant for multi layering stamps. This stamp set is by Papertrey ink and is from the Tinsel and tags range. I loved this Noel stamp but previously hadn't much success getting a good black finish, now I had the ability to re-stamp over my original image again and again I could get a much crisper deeper colour. It was also then perfect to add the little leaves stamping first in Twisted citron then stamping again the second time on the bottom edges with Peeled paint. I did the same with the berries using Barn door then Fired brick on the bottom edge. The I cut the bauble using the matching dies with the Tinsel and tag range, adding a wee bow and a bit of bling. On the background card I have used my SU chevron die and added black card to the rear. I did play around with sequins and bling but in the end I preferred the clean and simple finish.
I think I might be making a few of these cards, plus in the set there are other similar stamps. I wonder which one will be next?
Thanks for popping by today, I hope you have a lovely Tuesday. I'm away to crack on with my boring old jobs in the hope I get some more crafty time later. More from me tomorrow, happy crafting to you all.