Wednesday 25 October 2017

WOYWW 438: Smashed My Target

This has been an amazing year for me as far as crafting goes.  At the start of the year, I aimed to have completed 450 posts by the end of 2017, having started sharing my crafting journey in August 2015.  This is my 468th post and at this rate I will have hit 500+ by the end of December.  Eva and I attended our first retreat this year (with the fabulous Barbara Gray), made it to our first WOYWW crop and we have both made new crafty friends through our shared interests.  I also made the top 3 in a Challenge on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog for one of my tags.  I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and friendship on this artistic journey.
Anyway; back to the reason for my Wednesday blog post, which is to link in as always with fellow crafters from all around the world, thanks to our hostess Julia at The Stamping Ground.  Eva is not with me this week, so I will only be sharing my side of the desk.
As you can see, I treated myself to some Sparkle Pens in the birthday week sale from Crafter's Companion.  I stamped the butterflies (Tim Holtz Flutterby) and coloured them in using Royal Talens Ecoline pens and the odd Kuretake Clean Colour brush pen during the journaling meet up with Lou Withers and Paul Browning which takes place in Stockport at Hobbycraft once a month.  As it's half term week, I managed to make it on Monday and had a great time catching up with a fantastic bunch of people.
This shows the butterflies after they had been die cut and my box of Water colour pens.
Two tags created by the talented Lou Withers, received on Monday at the journal meet.
Some fabulous happy mail (in person mail really) from Kaz, again at the journal meet up on Monday.  The best thing is that the meet ups are being moved to Tuesdays, so I am hoping to drag Eva along once a month and hope that maybe Neet might make it occasionally.  Anyway, I'd best leave things here as Julia prefers us not to ramble on too much and I need to finish tidying the shed ready for Margaret's visit tomorrow.  Happy WOYWW everyone!

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