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Shy at first. Like getting and giving hugs, like my own company but like having 1 on 1 time with my friends. Not keen on big changes. Like to know what's happening!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

3B's Challenge

Just made this thank you card for my Mum.  She works in the financial sector and has been in the same branch for 38years!  She's leaving this branch though and is starting in another one on Monday.  She's looking forward to having better hours, but is sorry to be leaving the branch where she gets on so well with the other staff and where she knows her customers.

She asked me to make this card for one of her colleagues.  She and this lady work twice a week together in a sub-branch.  They're really close friends so wanted to say thank you for everything she has done.

So here it is!

To make this card, I used the following materials:

  • Scallop edged card
  • Kate Knight backing paper
  • Squiggly ribbon
  • Dimensional butterfly punch
  • Small butterfly punch
  • Pearl gems
  • Blue gems
  • Blue textured card
  • Blue glitter card
  • Thank You sentiment
  • Pinflair glue
  • Double Sided Sticky Tape

I was going to enter this card into the following blog challenge, however, I've completely forgotten to stamp!  Doh!!

So unfortunately this one isn't entered, but I may make another one.  You can still pop over and see what everyone else has been entering!

Happy crafting!

Lisa xx

Monday, 12 March 2012

Crafty Trip To SECC

Wow!  What a day!  On Friday,  I had the pleasure of going to the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC in Glasgow with my friend Gill McCall and another lady, Cynthia.

We left at Inverness just after 6am, which meant I had to be up at 4.30, to leave my house at 5.30 to get up to Inverness in time.  So it was a really early start!  We had a nice trip down the road, thankfully there weren't any numpties on the road!!

Once we got to the SECC at 9.30, we got a take-away hot chocolate and headed into the main hall.

A tradition Gill has started is to make a batch of home made Scottish tablet for Anthony and Paul at the Princess Pinflair stand.  They love it.....and so do I!  It's so yummy!  Full of sugar....but delicious!  So with a jar full of tablet weighing down the shopping bags, we headed to the Pinflair stand.....and ended up staying for nearly an hour!!  It was lovely to catch up with Anthony and Paul and to have a good wander.  Spent a few pennies there too!

Now that Gill's bag was lighter from the tablet (thankfully the boys offered to keep Gills shopping until we were leaving as it was so heavy with all the glue she was buying!)  we were ready to have a good wander and spend our well earned money on fabby crafting goodies!!

We shopped till we were about to drop, which was lunch time!  So we went back to the car to drop off our shopping and to have lunch.  Once we were sufficiently re-hydrated and rested, we headed back into the SECC and went round the smaller hall which had the knitting, cross stitch, fabrics and jewellery making stalls.  After a brisk wander round there, we headed back into the large hall with the cardmaking stalls and continued our shopping expedition.  Come 5pm, we were shopped out and our purses were empty....well and truly empty!!

Back to the car we went and sorted out all our shopping bags so we could actually get into the car!  A quick bite to eat, courtesy of Cynthia (you could tell she was a Mum...a whole picnic including napkins, wipes, cutlery, cakes yogurts and so much more were waiting for us!  So kind of her!) and then we headed back up the road to Inverness.

We got back about 9.30 so it certainly was a full day of fun!  We're only sorry that we couldn't stay over the night before.  It's a long drive, and a long day for going down and back in the one day.  Hopefully we'll be able to arrange something for the next show in October!

Here are some photos of the crafty goodies I bought on the day!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

CBGM - Shaped Dimensional Challenge - 3 March

Hello and welcome back to my blog.

It's now time for another challenge by Creations By Gill M.   I am part of the Design Team at Creations By Gill M and as a team, we provide the inspiration for the challenges.  You can take part too and enter the challenges.  There are just 3 small things you have to do:
  • Be a follower of both mine and  Creations By Gill M's blog
  • Mention that you are entering the challenge from Creations By Gill M within the entry
  • Complete the Mr Linky details on the challenge page which, when filled in, will take people to your blog entry for the challenge
The specification of this challenge is to create a card project that is an unusual shape and is dimensional.  So that's something to really think about!

Giving dimension to a handmade card makes it stand out more from other shop bought cards.  The use of silicone glue and 3D foam is a common and very effective way of providing dimension in a card.  You just have to remember that when sending it through the post as Mr Postman often adds on the postage costs and is also known to squeeze them through the smallest of slots and post boxes!!

This is the card I made following the design spec.

To make this card, I used the following:

Princess Pinflair Easel Card
Pink Cardstock
From Me To You Decoupage Image
From Me To You Sentiments- "For You Mum" and "Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday"
From Me To You Yellow Backing Paper
From Me To You Yellow Polka Dot Border
Adhesive Gems
Adhesive Pearls
Pinflair Glue
Double Sided Sticky Tape
Corner Punch

It's such an unusual card!  Obviously I've made easel cards in the past, but not this kind of easel!! 

It was my Mums birthday on the 29th of January and she loved the card!  Oh, by the way, I wrote on the back of the main image, or the "canvas" part!

Look forward to seeing what you make.  Myself and the other Design Team members love receiving feedback about our projects and we always leave feedback for all the entrants in the challenge!  So please feel free to leave a comment and we'll be sure to leave some too!

Happy crafting!

Lisa xx