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Raindrops keep falling on my head...

The best laid plans....

Haven't been as productive as I'd like to have been this week. In fact, haven't really been productive at all so far, not all of that my fault. Still, I have a couple of days left so I still have a chance. I'm feeling stressed today. Constant promotion (and lacklustre sales) of my book is getting me down and sapping my strength. I'm having one of those days when I wish I had never written it.

Anyway, me moaning about my life is not why people come to this blog. So I'll share one thing that I have done this week, the other half of my tag. As I've said before, I have three double sided tags to do, each one with a certain paper. The first was Madame Payraud, the second one is a Docraft clocks one (not sure what it is called) So here is the second half of that tag.





I used hot air balloon backgrounds (blue and grey) cutting out some of the grey ones to layer over the blue. I then cut out the umbrella man three times, once in chipboard, once in an orange colour paper, and once in a beige colour. I inked the handle gold on the chipboard, then used the orange for the umbrella and the beige for the man. I stuck a bicycle on the side (not sure why but it works so who cares) and then got some grungeboard letters that spelt out raindrop, inked it with broken china, stickled it with shattered glass, then glossy accented it. Then glossy accented it again when my cat decided to jump on it.

So that's one thing. There is something else I've been working on but only the exterior is finished so I want to wait until the interior is too. I'm going to work on more tags tonight.

Spending wise, the only thing I've done since payday is spend £11.27 on milkshakes, mushrooms, potatoes, a salad and two steaks. I was going to take my mum out for a meal this week but did this instead. Lovely meal, and a lot cheaper than it would have been in a restaurant.

Emma

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