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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Secret Garden Cards

Yesterday I held a Spring Flowers Card Class at my house. This is the first card that we made. I cased the idea from  HERE . Several techniques are involved here including shadow stamping, sponge daubing and colouring with the all time favourite Blender Pens!
The colours used were Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron and the retired Certainly Celery.
The sentiment Stamp Set used is called Perfectly Penned and the Clear Mount Set is only £11.95 for 4 beautiful stamps. A very useful stamp set to give a vintage feel to a card.

I decided to repeat the card using the tropical combination of Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo,Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. This time I did not shadow stamp the leaves to give it a less cluttered feel.
The Greetings Stamp is from Wetlands. Lastly I added 3 Rhinestones to give it a bit of bling!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Stamp-a-ma-jig and Stippled Blossoms.

Today I have made an Anniversary Card for a friend who has been married for 30 years. That is certainly something to celebrate about!
Recently I have bought My Digital Studio and one of the first Digital Downloads I got was the Postcard for only £1.50. The Stamp is £15.50. It was so easy to choose the Multiple Output Option and copy four on to the 11 x 8 1/2 Landscape. I changed the colour to Chocolate Chip and then printed them on to Naturals Ivory Card Stock.
I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for some two step stamping with the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set.
For you perfectionists out there this will get you near perfect alignment every time.
The base card is Primrose Petals on which I used the Jumbo Handle with the Very Vintage Wheel.
I added some Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon,an inked up Doily, a rose, some Pearls and some Papillon Potpourri Butterflies and voila it was finished.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wedding Preparations.

Last week we stayed in Winchester getting involved with preparations for our oldest son's wedding.
Above is the invitation that we sent out a while ago. Pink was the theme colour with roses as the main flowers.
We cut the names and date out using one of the Apothecary Accents Dies.

Here is the inside of the invitation. We made a pocket for all the information.

There was a Hen Party for Jenni on Tuesday evening. I made little hand bags using the Petite Purse Die and the retired Manhatten Rose Embossing Folder. All I then needed to do was die cut a tiny rose in Very Vanilla,ink up the edges with Pink Pirouette Ink and add a tiny Pearl. I put a Srawberry Cream Lindt chocolate inside each one.

Lastly a photo of one of the tables  with candles, flowers, presents and the Petite Purses.
We had tea, cake and biscuits while we chatted and then read out Bible Verses and prayed for Jenni.