Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. As ever, many thanks for all your painty entries for last weeks challenge! This week is another easy peasy challenge theme... having had this song bopping around my head for the past few days, it had to be a Sunday Stamper theme... so... it is... PAPER. A few newer readers of my blog have asked "what is the relevance of the song title thing?" Well, basically, if I wake up with a song in my head, it drives me nuts all day long... so the Sunday Stamper (after about Week 3) always has had a song title with a link to the theme...that way, you too can be irritated by a song bopping around your heads (see, am kind like that lol) Plus, it is something a little different from other challenges out there and it keeps me on my tootsies. So, on with the challenge... to join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping. Pop back here with a link to the place you are showing your entry... if you don't have a blog/web-photo-hosty thingy, you can also join in via email or on Facebook. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 27th April 2013.
This week, my entry is a class sample from my lovely Dabble Day up at Busy Bee's in Sheffield yesterday. It is a canvas board with ... yep... paper blocking... ergo, I used papers! And very old papers at that. I bought these Cosmo Cricket papers about 276 years ago and because they were so loverly, I couldn't bring myself to cut into them. Gone are those days, now I am a ruthless paper cutter... I don't hear their squeaks as I slice into them... oh no, in my mind now, papers are meant to be used... go on, admit it, you have a big old pile of "special" papers lurking somewhere and you know they will never be used.... tis time to put a stop to imprisoning your fancy patterns and set them free... and use them to decorate bits of art you can then keep forever and display... well, that's what I thinks anyways lol
The other cool thing about this paper blocking lark is that is can use up all those ickle bits of paper that are too small to do much with and yet, still, we cannot throw them away. I am still as bad now for that as I ever was... chuck a teensy off cut into the bin? Not a prayer, it goes back into the paper pad and into the paper stack again... only to be found several eons later... so... paper blocking... another way of liberating those ickle bits of special paper. See, I am ruthless indeedily! Well, apart from my Crate Paper Avenue Collection that are, in no uncertain terms, out of bounds to anyone who dares to even glance at them! They are my preciousssss *said that in my best Gollum voice* I do use them... very occasionally... and have promised myself that the big old canvas that has been hiding under my desk will be covered with them... I just needs to bring myself to cut into them... ok, so I needs to really listen to my own advice... but you know what I means... don'tcha?
Anyways... a big thank you to Jean and her lovely family for hosting yet another fab Dabble Day event... I love going to these Dabble Days, they are a lovely bunch of ladies and always make me feel right at home. Yesterday I taught this class three times... it was a two hour class so the ladies work in a rotation so they get to do three different classes. And, normally, I will faff and waffle and forget to finish anything I demo in class... oh but not yesterday... oh ho! I made.. THREE! I know! THREE! So... tomorrow, please do check back... might just be a little giveaway here.... *teehee* Right, I shall away... I have a day of complete laziness and leisure lined up. Tis the BTCC from Donnington and as ever, we will be heartily cheering on our very favourite driver... so, as ever.. GO PLATO! Thanks for looking, have a goodly day! TTFN