When I knew I needed to write this particular blog post I struggled to come up with a suitable opening sentence. OK, I have already written the opening sentence! So you might be wondering what I am talking about.
Today is my last blog post for Creative Expressions. When I joined the team back in Spring 2013 I was a late-comer having narrowly missed out on a place during the main selection a few months earlier. One of the members of the selection team had remembered my 'interview' piece and I was invited to join the team due to an unexpected vacancy. I knew at the time it was for a set period, the last Monday of September was always meant to be my last day. So when an extension of the term on the DT was offered a few weeks ago I initially jumped at the chance. And why not?
Over the course of my membership of the DT the products I had been given to work with were always top quality. The team and office staff are amazing. The 'work' itself creating and writing is what I love to do so I thought it would all work out. Unfortunately my life in the real world now needs to be my priority. For those that follow me, you already know I moved house to live by the coast. What some of you don't know is that I am going to be running a guest house. I need this to be ready for Spring 2015. There is a lot to do between now and then.
My blog today is a reflection on some of my favorite pieces, a few that didn't get published due to me making more than required for that month and a new one continuing with the required theme for this month. As I bring these pieces onto the blog I am reminded of just how much I have enjoyed my time with Creative Expressions. It is quite a sad task writing this final blog.
This card to the left is actually a matching card I made for the first project I did, the verdigris box. I forgot to publish it at the time because I got carried away with the picture tutorial for the box!
Around the time of my move I was given the seaside stamps which was a lovely co-incidence. The weather was lovely for weeks on end and I had to tear myself away from the beach but I kept the seaside flame alight at home by making cards with the seaside kit I had been sent to work with. This 3D shadow box has, as far as I am aware, never been seen before, I certainly didn't blog about it!
I have this piece on the wall in my craft room as a reminder of those lovely sunny days.
Well, I think that will have to be all for now, I am so proud to have been on the Creative Expressions DT, it has been a wonderful part of 2014. I would like to thank the team in Kettering for their support and I would like to wish the current and new DT members all the best. It has been great working with you all.
Before I go, here is the 'official' piece I need to show you, the piece made using the products I was given for September to showcase. I used the really lovely Filigree Poinsettia die and the A4 Swiss Dots embossing folder. I smeared the de-bossed side of the navy card with Icicle Blue Cosmic Shimmer Texture paste so that the glitter paste filled the hollows. I applied a selection of flowers made from blue and white die-cuts over a ribbon. I added a single pearl from the Self Adhesive Swirls to the centre of each bloom. Understated by full of glitz and visual interest I think you will agree.
So there we have it. My last post for Creative Expressions. Thank you for being with me on this journey.