Sunday, September 26, 2010

Morning crafters!!
Firstly I want to say a big thank you to Charlotte and all the guys over at the The Papeterie in Aberdeen for a great day yesterday and for providing loads of tea and biscuits.  I would also like to thank all the lovely ladies who took the time to come and visit and chat with me about crafting....enjoy all your new toys! 
I had a lovely day with lots of giggles and plenty of crafting.  :)
It was also great to meet Kate Ganson who actually designed the art work for the first card I'm going to show you.  I love this stamp from the new PI range Christmas cheer. 

I love the simplicity of this card (I like to include some easy to make cards in my demo for folk new to crafting), sometimes less is more!  Especially at Christmas when we've got so many cards to make.
The card was cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities Long classic rectangle, as was the frame around Mrs Christmas and her pud.  It was layered with a green American craft textured card using  Nestabilities Long classic scalloped rectangle and 3d foam.  The stamp "Christmas cheer" was from the same pack of stamps inked with black stazon.  It is then layered with the new range of papers from Best Creation Inc. ST Snowman and AC white textured card stock.  I also used Vintage photo Ranger distress ink as a stencil with my rectangle to create a vintage look, my copic pens to colour and white gel pen to highlight then finished with some Martha Stewart glitter and black ink to edge.

On to my next card...and to Sugar Nellie Gorjuss girl Party Princess and the new Spellbinder Nestabilities label fifteen.   I love the Gorjuss girl stamps which are FAB to colour and so PI distribute them!  Yaah!
The papers again are the new Christmas range from Best Creation Inc. CT Tree dot....the detail is so perfect and glittery is would be a crime to cut up too much (I think a few of the ladies winced as I cut into them yesterday!!) know when paper is too good to use...we all have that pile of stash that is for stroking only, lol!
Weird but very true.  :)
Anyway I have used a square card folded in the middle for a change and have used AC textured cream and white card to layer.  Inside I have continued the colour and added a greeting...but the papers are so glittery and perfect the only other embellishment is a bit of bling from the Papeterie in the corners...
Loving this new Nestie labels fifteen, it just layers thinks this will be getting lots of use in my craft room!
Finally I have coloured again using my copic pens, inked with Ranger distress ink vintage photo (my present favourite) and then highlighted with white gel pen and black ink.

That's me for today I'm now away to get sorted for today's Hopeman crop....more crafting, what a fab weekend I'm having!
More cards for you tomorrow and happy crafting!


LorraineM said...

....and you made it all look so easy. Would have loved to stay longer but that wasn't to be. As usual lovely cards. Lorraine x

Anne said...

Hi Erika , sounds like you've had a fun weekend and good to see you're getting down and inky with the old distress inks --- Kath in Alford on Saturday getting inky too ,hope you can pop in, be good to see you
Anne xxx

SooziQ said...

Had a great time on Saturday and using all my new tips.

Can you poss show us the little cracker?

Thanks, Susan