Thursday, 5 January 2017

It's the little things.. playing with my new Distress Crayons

It's 5.30pm.. you are just home from work and the kitties are fed... and although you know you have 2 weeks of laundry to do.. dinner to make.. a nap to help the jetlag to take... comments to reply to (thank you all so much!!) and several episodes of MasterChef the Professionals to watch (please do not tell me who won.. I honestly don't know yet!)... all you really, truly want to do is try your new craft supplies.  Dilemma.. "adult stuff", or "fun stuff".

OK.. I admit it.. Fun stuff should almost always win.. and in this case.. I set the alarm on my mobile to for 6pm and rushed upstairs to finally try my brand new Distress Crayons.  I have had an idea in mind for them since I bought them.. so with limited time.. I went from this:

New pack of Distress Crayons... and a piece of white card
to this:

Oooohh Aaaaahh
The results aren't great.. but that is mostly to do with the fact that my timer went off just as I added the distress crayons and I only took a moment to use a baby wipe to moosh them around a little. The effect of the blue is exactly what I was hoping for.. and now I know the idea I have will work.. but I will probably use distress inks for the final version of the card.. with crayons to highlight where needed.

It made me realise that it really is the little things that make me happy.. even in the smallest craft time :)


  1. Hi Erica welcome to blog land. I have hit the follow button. If you could do the same for me on my blog that would be wonderful. I haven't tried distress crayons. I am trying to keep my crafty spending in check and failing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

    1. I know what you mean about craft pennies.. luckily I bought them in San Francisco.. so they were holiday pennies *hugs* Erika x