Friday, April 28, 2017

Cards to celebrate

Here are the cards the ladies made today.
I based this card on one I saw in Australian Simply Cards Issue 89.   The papers and die are from Kaisercraft.
The inspiration for this card came from Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions catalogue May - August 2016.  I changed it up from the example in the catalogue. 
This is the inside of the card.
Thank you for looking, Margaret. 
Happy creating this weekend to you all.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Where have I been?

Just back from a cruise around the South Pacific and Fiji on the Explorer of the Seas.   I was part of a scrapbooking group Unmistakable Creations organized by Melissa Kennedy. We avoided Cyclone Cook.  Here is the ship at anchor Mystery Island. 
And here am I, in the Conference Room that was our scrapping destination for classes on the at sea days and whenever we wanted to wander down. Classes were led by Melissa and we created so many fabulous pages.   It was on Level 2 of the ship.
Before the cruise it was decided that we would participate in a 3" x 4" project life type card swap.  We were to make 36 and they were swapped during the afternoon of our first day at sea. Techniques I used were acrylic painted background, stamping, and doodling.
We were also to make a name tag to place into our lanyard.
Both of these are now headed to my cruise album, that I am working on now that I am back on dry land. 
Thank you for looking.   Margaret :)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Celebrations

Here is a fun and glittery card that I designed for the class I lead.  Check out my glittery fingernail as well!!! Just could not crop that out!!!
For this card I used a very old Stampin' Up! set called Circle Circus, I recently purchased this from a friend who was destashing.   I wanted the card to have a more contemporary look so I have also used Confetti Plate die from Celebrations by Richard Garay for Spellbinders, and the sentiment comes from Richard Garay Make Amazing Happen collection.    I played around with colours and ultimately decided on this soft blue.  Add some old silver metallic thread (from my machine embroidery days) and pearls and the card is finished off.    I love it, the ladies loved it and I hope you my readers do as well.
Thank you for visiting my blog,  Margaret :)

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