Thursday, March 6, 2014

Summer is Gone.....

Although summer has officially gone, it still feels like summer, but a milder fresher version. So bearing that in mind I created this set of cards and hopefully inspired the girls at our monthly get together to put their own mark on their cards with my 2 original cards. I used Stampin' Up's stamps, markers & papers to create these. The papers were the retired Designer series, Subtles Collection, cut to fit on the SU note cards with envelopes. Both of these are a great way to buy essentials for card making. There is such a variety in the colours and patterns that it will keep you going for ages. I love the note cards....a great size, and a convenient & economical way to create. The flowers were created by using a stamp set called FLOWER SHOP, which gives you a variety of flowers to choose from....BUT the best news is, it has a matching punch so you don't have to cut them out by hand!!! Being Stampin' Up means the stress of colour matching inks & papers is taken care of & we were able to use the exact colour marker pens as the papers. I just love that!

These last two are the original two I did before the class and the others were made after the get together....inspired by the creation of the other ladies who came on Monday night.
I chose this card as we move towards the 2nd anniversary of my husband's passing which is one week today.....he was an amazing friend & I miss his sense of fun and laughter so much.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Fresh Start....

Well, time has whizzed by and it has been a good break but I am keen as mustard to get back into crafting and blogging. Last year I joined up with Stampin' Up and have finally started having classes here in my home....well not so much classes as card get togethers....I don't so much want to teach but facilitate opportunities for creativity. So the first Monday night of the month is when it happens here at my place at 7.15pm start time. I make up cards for inspiration, and am there to demonstrate any new techniques, but I love seeing what is created with the product used.

Here is the first lot of cards I made to inspire the class.

The papers I have used for this cards are a gorgeous 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch Fresh Prints Designer series paper stack. I loved the colours and thought that they were fairly gender neutral so could make cards for blokes as well as women using these papers. The banner stamps and dies are also in our catalogue and made putting these cards together quick and easy as was the ribbon.

For the first time in 2 years I have entered cards into the following challenges: