Welcome to the first WOYWW of Spring - the year is flying by and whilst I know there's still snow about in the States here we are blessed with spring sunshine and early blooms in our gardens and parks.
This is the state of my floor yesterday evening - happy post ripped open - and I know I wasn't going to buy anything else before the Stamp show at Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally) in April, I couldn't resist these... can you blame me?
The white capped pen is a textile pen - my good blog buddy Gabrielle and I have this idea to decorate a tshirt each to wear with our blog names for "instant recognition" (ha ha) at Ally Pally - so I've got a pen, now to find a tshirt and try to scrawl "stampingbyh" on it legibly and maybe even neatly... we shall see! I have of course my WOYWW badge too....
DragonsDream Tag it On challenge - the book chosen by my teamie Silvia is "The Thornbirds" by Colleen McCullough and the theme is Australia or the outback.
I was stumped on this for some time but found a torn out page of an old office diary with maps on, so used the Australia page (I knew they'd come in handy sometime...never throw stuff away, see, it works!)
The flower is made with a piece of paper fromone of Tim's paper stacks, and the tattered floral die - careflully positioned to get the Australia map too.
In my mind I associate hot sun and sailing with Australia, (I know it's not all like that) so these are the stamps I used to meet the challenge requirement (Stampscapes) and the anchor** is from my stash, coloured with rust alcohol ink. **what am I saying. it's a wheel.. meant to go back and change this yesterday - Julia is the only one kind enough to notice!!