It's that time again; time to post our pages for Kate's challenge. On the ball this month! After adding the fairies I thought I'd just add a few toadstools but then decided to do them all along the bottom - I preferred it when there were only a few. Same with the tiny flowers, initially was only going to add a few but then added more. The pages looked better with less toadstools and flowers but I thought it would be too much faffing to try to fix it. The colours for May look too wishy-washy here, the background is PaperArtsy Fresco Haystack and Crushed Olive Distress Ink.
I went to the Stitch & Creative Craft show at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool last Friday with a couple of friends and met up with 2 other friends there. I didn't buy a lot as we went to a big show at the NEC in March and I spent enough there. I couldn't resist the fairy stamps even though I was adamant I wasn't going to buy any more of Tracey's (Lavinia Stamps) beautiful stamps. Are you a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde character when it comes to crafting? I am. I love grunge, steampunk and the like and lots of detail but I also like plain and simple and not so much cutesy but pretty; I love fairies. At shows Tracey does lots of demos and she had some beautiful cards on display. I don't make as many cards or do as much stamping as I used to as I'm doing a lot more needlework, but was inspired to use my Lavinia stamps to make a birthday card.
At the craft group I go to in Brighouse once a month we sometimes have a challenge. Last month it was to do a challenge we found online (not to enter the challenge but to make something using the theme from the challenge). I made this tag which I'd previously done the background on using monoprinting. The theme of the challenge I liked was to use a mask. I think you may just about be able to see a button mask I used towards the top lefthand corner.