Monday, 23 April 2018

Thank you to my local CWA Ladies.

A big hello to all CWA Ladies. At the weekend, on Saturday, I spent the day with my local group. We all had a lovely day. I especially loved my lunch - a yummy casserole followed by scones with jam and cream.  I would also like to thank them for my lovely gift, a potted plant and home made preserves.
We were having such a fun and busy time, I didn’t think to take a photo of everyone. But here is a photo of the cards the ladies got to make.

Over the coming week I will share those cards with you.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

More Cards using Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper

Today's cards team the paper with Berry Burst card bases.  I haven't used Berry Burst much, can't say that it is a favourite  but it's complimentary to the colour scheme. I prefer the card on the left. Can't have enough bling!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Cards made with Painted with Love Speciality Designer Paper

I have had this paper for awhile now and I simply had to do something with it. It's too gorgeous to leave sitting on the shelf. Love the colour combo of Blushing Bride with Calypso Coral.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Waterfront Stamp Set - One scene with two layouts and some hints.

I am having lots of fun with this stamp set and I am afraid that I haven't the time at the moment to sit down and create various scenes.  I took some time off when we had a family holiday and I am still catching up.  I have quite a couple of stamp sets that I haven't even used yet! Very frustrating.
Getting back to this stamp set, I have found you do need to sit down and have a play with it to sort out the pieces and work out what each stamp could be used for.  Also, try to limit yourself to a few colours and stamp off to achieve different shades of colour or you could end up with a table covered with ink pads!  Also, if you want a more realistic water colour look, take out your Aqua Painter and brush each stamped section.  You can also fill in the sky and grass using the Aqua Painter. I used Shimmery White cardstock.  Further, don't saturate your work  with water.  Of course, if you used water colour paper it can hold more water.

Hope you like my scene.  I liked it so much I made it again but changed the layouts.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Floral Card using Sweet Soirée

Love the colour combination of this card - So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist.
The shiny ribbon and rhinestones give that bit of bling to complete this card.
This card was inspired by this special celebration cake card that I have previously shared.

 I loved the colour combination of the flowers coloured on the cake and knew that I had use it again.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Sweet Soiree - Silver Wedding Cake Card

This is such an elegant card and so quick to make. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3 1/4 x 3 1/4") stamp the cake using Versa Mark ink and emboss with silver. Do the same with the 'celebrate' stamp. Adhere this layer to silver glimmer paper (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 ")
Take the sentiment from Better Together stamp set and stamp using Versa Mark and emboss with silver.  Adhere the cake layers with Dimensionals to a Whisper White  card base.  Lastly, tie a bow using1/4" Whisper White
Organza Ribbon and attach with a glue dot.
If you wish take the present stamp from the set and silver emboss the bottom left corner of envelope.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

March Card Class

It  was another busy session.  Two stamp sets from the Occasions catalogue and one card kit from the Annual catalogue were used.
The first card used the Cake Soiree Bundle to create a speciality cake. The cake was white embossed  and coloured using inks and a blender pen before it was cut out with framelits and arranged on a silver cake tray which had also been cut using the co-ordinating framelits.  The other card used the Waterfront stamp set. This stamp set has 9 scene building stamps and 7 sentiment stamps.  "Every little Kindness makes the world brighter" was chosen for the card and popular with everyone.  Lots of fun was had by creating scenes - learning what each stamp piece was used for, learning how to make different shades of colour by stamping off and putting it all together to create a picture. We all ended up with inky fingers.
We finished up with selecting a card to make from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.