Monday, 5 April 2010

Make and Takes and Invitations

Well, this is a very belated posting, but I'm determined to catch up with things! We had a very enjoyable evening at our last stamper's ten meeting, thank you ladies! There were only five this time, as a few couldn't make it, but still pretty loud! I think the unveiling of the Mini may have had something to do with it . . .

I have had a couple of requests for pictures of the event - a little tricky, as the moment the camera comes out, people start hiding! Anyway, here is a group shot of everyone hard at work on their make and takes. I put some new light bulbs in, as the others were fine for dining, but not crafting, so we had much more light last night - but it still didn't improve the colour of the walls!

These are the two cards everyone is working on - both of them using new products from the Mini. Firstly the bird house uses the gorgeous new two step bird punch, and a design shamelessly cased from Monica - although I did change it a tiny bit, just to say I had put some effort in!

Second card is this one using the new Vintage Vogue set, in a Mellow Moss and Rose Red design - not pinched from someone else this time!

I have also finally updated the Challenge Showcase blog with the last couple of month's worth of lovely entries. My apologies to everyone for the huge delay on this - and thanks to Ruth for the nagging! You will see that the March section has already been started - but there is only one card so far, as that's all I've received to date!

There are many reasons why my blogging has been absent over the last few weeks, one of them being these:

100 of them! A simple gate fold design in ivory hammer finish card. The blue frame on the inside is Stampin' Up! Brocade Blue card, with a printed insert to match. The hearts and squares were dry embossed to the bride's design - I cut out multiple shapes in cardboard and stacked them together to create my own embossing die. Then stenciled the hearts in Brocade Blue ink. The centre heart on the outside of the invite has a clear Swarovski crystal on it. All tied closed with a Cornflower Blue satin ribbon. The 100th bow took a lot less time to tie than the first - I was just getting the hang of them! They seem to have gone down well with the recipients - so I'm pleased about that!

Off to catch up with some more tasks that I am behind on, and hopefully it won't be another six weeks before I'm back with another post. I do already have the cards to show you!

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Conniecrafter said...

the bird card is too cute, such pretty flowers on the second and your invitations are Gorgeous!

Mokinita said...

Hi Joanne,

I simply love your blog, filled with lovely cards, ideas and inspiration.
I only recently discovered Scrapbooking and card making but alreayd am addicted to it.
It's just a pity that in POrtugal this art is not very well known (yet I hope) and the material is a bit expensive, but I'm hopefull that people will start to be more and more interested as this is a beautiful craft.
I wish you all the best.
When you have the time, you are more than welcome to check out my personnal blog and see the things I do as well at

Linda said...

Oh Wow, these invitations are really beautiful.... absolutely stunning.... and your bows are brilliant...

Mandi said...

I have jut joined the ilws SU demo forum and found you there!
Super invitations....stunning!

mandi x

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