My Week #46

Fab week this week with lots of fun stuff going on.

First we had our second shopping evening where I got to wear my onesie to work, then we had Children in Need and finally, I had the weekend off so my parents could come see me and Ed. I decided to use some stickers I bought a while ago for the shop and hadn’t gotten around to using yet and I love them. The different floral patterns are fab and look lovely all mixed up together.

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How was your week?

Em x

Another Nordic Christmas Card!

I worked all weekend so didn’t get much crafting done but I did manage to put one together.

I was running out of ideas so I decided to have a quick look on Pinterest. It seems nearly all the nice cards on Pinterest are from Stampin’ Up people. It makes me want to get into their stuff but I’ve tried before and didn’t have much joy getting in contact with demonstrators (I don’t think they keep the demonstrator lists up to date on their website). Plus their products are quite expensive.

Anyway, I found a few cute cards and decided to give one a whirl but put my own spin on it.

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So in the idea on Pinterest it had another border around the red and the border around the white was smaller, but I loved this paper and wanted to show it off a bit more. The stamp is obviously different and the cute wooden deers I added at the very end after deciding there was too much white going on. I don’t like my cards looking too sparse and so have to usually fill up any blank areas (which is probably why Ed thinks I over embellish). I love the addition of the deer though, I think it really finishes the card nicely.

Out of all the cards I’ve made so far, this is definitely one I’ll be recreating when I finally get around to making my own (and not other people’s).

What do you think? Which is your favourite card so far?

Em x

Quick Review: Ojon Rare Blend Protecting Treatment

I was running out of my trusty Beauty Protector heat protector spray and decided to try something new. 

I’ve loved Ojon products for years but had never tried any of their sprays. They had a couple to choose from but the one I settled on was the Rare Blend Protecting Treatment as it had the two main things I wanted: detangling and heat protection. My hair is getting drier all the time (it really needs a cut) so I need a detangler and don’t want to use a product separate from my heat treatment as that’s too much faff. Whether I’d get a better result if I used a separate product I’m not sure, and if I don’t like this product too much maybe when it runs out next time I’ll buy two products instead of one.

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It’s much the same as any other of these kind of sprays, except you have to shake it first. I use it straight after I take my hair out of the towel and then use my Tangle Teezer to make it less bush like. My initial thoughts were that it was a really nice product in that it removed some (but not all, sadly) of my knots and made my hair feel lovely and soft after styling… something I’d been lacking recently. However, after only a week of use I’ve made a cm dent into the amount in the bottle which worries me. My Beauty Protector spray lasted around 3 months, if not longer, and is quite a bit cheaper than the Ojon (£14 compared to £24 for the Ojon) and this will definitely not last that long.

I think it order to justify a repurchase this would have to get rid of most of my knots and sadly it doesn’t. If knotty isn’t a huge concern for you though and the price tag doesn’t put you off, I’d certainly recommend it as it does definitely leave my tired, dry mop feeling much nicer.

Have you tried this?

Em x