Chrissie and Jen decided to give us a tough one this week 'ONE LAYER, SPOTS and STRIPES' and as I don't have any spotty or stripy stamps or embossing folders, this uninspiring creation is all I could manage! I nearly didn't blog it but after all the sodding effort that went into making it I'm jolly well going to.
For the dry embossed stripes I used my newly purchased Hougie Board for the first time. I was rather disappointed with this product. I found the 'lip' that you butt the card up to wasn't deep enough and the card kept sliding over it when I was scoring. Also the scoring tool that comes with it is crap and my own embossing tool ensured much better results. Has anyone else found these problems with it? To complete the card I used a sentiment from Penny Black.
Last night I watched Made in Dagenham on BBC2 which is based on the true story of female Ford factory workers fighting for equal pay in the late 1960's. I didn't catch this film when it was released and as I was only six years old when it all happened didn't know much about it. As is often the case with such films, historically it was not entirely accurate but nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed this feel-good film which boasted a strong cast. I loved the fab fashions which looked pretty authentic to me and the 60's soundtrack.
I thought spring had sprung last week but sure enough rain and cold temperatures have returned. I'm longing to get out and about snapping but for now here are a few inside shots.
Today of course is Mothering Sunday and Mum is much in my thoughts. This is the second Mother's Day that she has been gone and it still feels strange not to be making a special card or taking her out for lunch.
If you're seeing your mum today, enjoy it.