LE Designs Blog Monthly Events

LE Designs Blog Monthly Events
1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
Any 5th Thursday in a month - *GIVEAWAY*

Monday, 21 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Hello everyone,

I am so sorry for being MIA for a while now - I have to admit I have been cheating on crafting with another new hobby - running!! Some Mum's and I from school have decided to do a 'couch to 5k' challenge whereby we learn to run a 5k in just 8 short weeks. We are running 3 times a week for half hour sessions broken into running and walking - we are about to move to more running and less walking…eek!! My very first run with the girls was at 7.30am on Friday morning. I was dreading the prospect of the early rise and straight into full on exercise, but it was actually amazing. We have been having some fabulous weather in Edinburgh just now and so it was a semi warm, really sunny morning with only a few other runners to be seen. Was great!!

I wanted to thank my two running buddies for letting me join them so I got them both a water bottle like mine that they had both been admiring, and of course I just had to make a wee gift tag to go along with it…..

I was really pleased with the results.

These were made using the GORGEOUS stamps in the Fresh Flowers set by Clearly Besotted. The Thank you sentiment comes from the same set and the bottom sentiment is from Uniko Studio Bright Butterflies. 

The flowers were coloured with spectrum noir markers and the flower on the left had some liquid pearls added (my new product of the moment) and the one on the right has some lilac glitter glue added to the centre of the flowers.

Both friends were delighted. We've already been out a run this evening….I am just dreading the painful legs tomorrow!!

Got a few more posts to write tonight then its off for an early night before its back to the old routine tomorrow - husband off to work at the crack of dawn and my oldest son back at school. It's then just me and our toddler at home….maybe time for some painting tomorrow.

Oh, talking about painting…I have just signed up to do my very first 'Online Class'……Watercolour for cardmakers. As some of you, I inherited a vast array of water-colour paints and papers (I got even more given to me yesterday) and so when this class came up, I just had to sign up. It starts on the 5th May and I'm uber excited!!

Hope you all had a lovely Easter.

Laura xxx

1 comment:

  1. Good heavens, Laura, I've fallen behind in checking in on you, but to remedy that, I've added you to my Feedly! Enough missing the great cards and fun posts! First, super congrats on your incentive to run with your friends! I need to get my out-of-shape-body into a 'committed' exercise routine! Perhaps I'll "virtual" run/walk with your and your friends *grin* Your water bottle gifts, with these lovely tags - how thoughtful you are! I can just picture the mega-watt smiles on your companions' faces when you presented them! I didn't order these flowers from CB, but as of today, they're going on the wish list! Yayyy for you signing up for the Online Class; guaranteed you'll love it! I've take three or so, and they're fabulous (a reminder that I should go back to review them...). Off to see what else you have to delight my day....