I can’t believe that it’s been three months since our last installment of crafty fun at Steph’s – just where does the time go?
I always stop off at M&S in Risborough on my way over to Aylesbury and buy a couple of tubs of chocolate naughtiness as a ‘craft table treat’ for after tea. This time I decided to get two tubs of the caramel crispy bites as Steph’s daughter Annabelle and me are addicted to them. When Annabelle opened the door, I showed her what I had bought and she squealed with laughter (the most delightful giggle you have ever heard) and said that they had done the same and we now had FOUR pots to consume . . . oh my.
Steph had made a lovely photo album for a friend who had recently had a baby girl. This was full of cute little pink teddy bears that had been hand stamped and coloured. During the evening she made a ‘Brag Book’ to take for the new Grandma to pop photos into so that she could keep this in her bag to share with chums too.
Tamsin had some fun decopatching an old vintage map onto wooden shapes to make brooches. She had bought some crackle glaze and inked over the top of this, once dry, with our favourite Tim Holtz’ Distress Inks to give a more worn effect. We decided to conduct an experiment to see what different effects we could get with some of the mediums that I had bought along: Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents, Distress Stickles in Picket Fence and Rock Candy – the results were interesting!
I spent the evening hand stamping sentiments onto some old book pages in readiness to make some cards. I also OD’ed on the aforementioned chocolate treats . . .
Steph finished the evening with a demonstration of guilding with Flitter Glu and guilding flakes using one of my Bo Bunny stamps of a crown. I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t used my guilding flakes kit yet and this has inspired me again to have a go!
By the way, we didn’t eat all of the caramel bites – only one pot (honest).