Well Friday is here .. .. .. the day Mr Heart does all the cooking (and clearing up afterwards) .. .. yay!! He does his fish, chips and mushy peas speciality and I get to have an extended crafting session LOL!!!
So whilst the man of the house slaved over a hot stove (poor chap LOL!!!) I decided to make a card for taking over to the As You Like It Challenge where the theme choice this fortnight is "digital or rubber". You use whichever you prefer and state why it was your choice.
This was quite a hard decision for me and as you will see below each for me have their own merits.
I have to admit that when I first started crafting I felt that digi images were "cheating" but I am pleased to say I have since grown out of that.
I find the versatility of a well drawn digi image so amazing (and a well coloured one a life-saver at times). I love that I can re-size them so I can use them on my "normal cards" .. .. or shrink them right down to fit on my "teeny tiny" cards. I also like the fact that they don't take up any room in my tiny craft pod and that they are usually instantly available once you have parted with your pennies .. .. .. and the majority have good angel policies.
Digi images are also good if you want to make a special card for someone with a quirky hobby or theme. You can usually pick them up fairly cheaply and not worry too much whether you use it again or not.
But then there are my rubber stamps .. .. ..
All the ones I own have been carefully considered purchases and are only bought if I know I will get lots of use out of them. I love that I can heat emboss with them, mask them and combine lots of different ones to make a completely new image.
So to make my decision I put myself in the horrible position of only being able to use one or the other for the rest of my crafty life .. .. .. .. and the "actual stamps" won.
I could never turn my back on my "actual stamp" collection. If I have a few odd minutes to do a bit of crafting the first drawer I open is my Penny Black drawer and I know that no matter which one I lay my hands on first I will be happy to use it .. .. .. so that was it .. .. deliberation over and this is what I came up with:
Image: Penny Black "2288K" Furry Embrace
Sentiment: Computer Generated using Font Aracne Condensed Regular
Backing Papers: First Edition Paper "Bella Rose"
X-Cut - Extra Large Circle Dies
Crafter's Companion "Die'sire Dies" Scalloped Tags
Ribbon and Metallic Cord
My Trusty Sewing Machine
and that is me for today. All done just in time to tuck into a rather late fish and chip supper.
Enjoy your weekend when it arrives.