.... couple of days. I've had my 11 year old grand-daughter for the last couple of mornings. I look after her, when she's not staying with a friend, on a Thursday & Friday morning during school holidays and it's been ½ term this week. Yesterday we made a visit to the Glitterpot so that I could buy the papers needed for the imag-e-nation forum SE mini-meet next Thursday. She has never been to a proper 'grown-up's' craft shop and she really enjoyed herself. While there we looked at nearly all the demo cards that were on display and she was fascinated with the shaped and non-standard cards on show. She was particularly taken with a spring card, especially a really tiny one - lol! Guess what we were doing this morning ................. yep, making shaped cards!!
I showed her how to make a spring card starting with a card blank and then with a flat sheet of card. She now knows exactly how to make one (without a template) and went home with lots of ideas of how to get different shaped tops. She also made her Father's Day card, using my Sizzix Lollipop alphabet and my Cuttlebug. We cut the letters - after sticking double sided on the card first - and then passed them through the bug using an embossing folder to texturise them. I'm also a little light on some of my organza ribbon I've not long bought - lol! We punched several flowers with one of the Woodware Flower punches and she took those home to play with because - we ran out of time - sob! Well, we had been grocery shopping and called in to my Dad's as well so, all in all, we've had a very busy but productive couple of mornings.
It made a nice change from clearing, sorting and cleaning - roflmao!