Monday, 18 April 2011

I am here….

Hello there and hope this finds you well. I am still catching up believe it or not but I am now definitely seeing the light. I have also done something BIG this weekend which I will share in a future post, it will shock you and it will shame me but I will do it. You know I always share the good and the bad and I am not afraid of making it public that I am far from perfect, just you wait and see LOL.
I am sharing more goodies made at our recent training event.
Have you looked at the Nature Walk stamp set and thought nah, not me? Personally I think is the best set in the new mini but I know many people didn’t look at it twice.
make n take
This was another of our make n takes cards at the training event. Soft Suede, More Mustard and Old Olive. This card looks so much nicer IRL yet is so very easy to make the hardest and the longest bit was tearing and distressing the edges. To obtain the different shades on the branches I simply inked once then  stamped 3 times. The whole card was spritzed afterwards. Tiny Tags (Gosh how I love this set!!) spells a discreet message and it adds interest to the centre of the inked and stamped paper daisy. The twill tape was cut and frayed for texture. I think this card was a hit with everyone. I do like this set a lot.
Another card on the day was this one.
A man card with GLITTER on!!!! I know glitter and men are a big no no but the new glass glitter is fabuloso and here it looks like gravel perfect for any guy really.
Combo is an unusual one. Not Quite Navy, River Rock and Cherry Cobbler. The river rock layer was embossed with the lattice embossing folder, the bike was coloured with the blender pen and cherry cobbler ink and the sentiment was stamped straight onto the twill tape.
The last beauty we completed on the day was designed by Bekka my lovely friend and downline. I pinched those photos from her blog to share
Nursery-02      Nursery-03
Such a sweet little brag book made with the new envelope die. I have played more with it today and I am so in love with it, very versatile indeed.  The colours used here are Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Nursery Suite accents.
I was also showered with gifts and lovely cards my sweet friends have made me, I am so grateful to them all and here’s a few of them.
flowers  button box
Gorgeous flowers from Carol, the most beautiful button box which looks just like one of our new buttons !! I love it Ali !!
And the presentation box, I need that daisy die emphasis on NEED. box
Val has baked me the most yummiest, moist and satisfying banana loaf, it had dried fruit and dried cherries in it ( I know, cherries are still fruit LOL). The packaging was so very pretty
Looks Yummy huh? We only just finished it !!
Erika bless her soul made me this, hope you can read it, is so lovely
and then there was THIS…
Can you say CHO-CO-LA-TA ? Yum Yum indeed, thank you so much  lovelies you are sweet and I am very lucky Smile.
right I better get off to bed DON’T FORGET to register for the Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event time is running out, I will start cutting the kits out this week. I am so looking forward stamping and sharing good times with you.
Till next time HUGS xxx
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  1. Overlook Nature Walk? How could I - it's the BEST set in the Mini! (In fact, it's the only one I have so my customers are seeing an awful lot of it)

    Oops, how rude of me not to add that your card is absolutely fabulous! Didn't know you could fray twill, will have a go at that!

  2. Love the Nature Walk card Monica and I'm jelous of that Flake easter egg, can't find that in France! Never mind, there's always macarons! Bisoussssssssssss.

  3. I just love Nature walk. I have the set, but I just don't ever know what to do with it! What a beautiful example!! I just love your card. I will have to try that layout. Thank you for sharing! :)

  4. love the frayed twill, now I need that!

  5. Not got that stamp set - yip I was one of the ones that overlooked it but I NEED it now!!


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