Massive huge thank you to all the lovely blogglies that sent in emails , I went through the cup after the show Sunday and read them all so no fear I got them and appreciate every single one. Thank you to all the ladies commenting and leaving me messages since then also. It certainly is a wonderful feeling when you get messages on air but even more so when you recognise it is people you know are part of the blog family too.
Today is DT day for creative Expressions of course so I have a couple of the cards from the show in close up to show you as I know you do not get to see them in any detail like I like to show on here and as I spent all week locked in my craft room working on them I really wanted to show them to you.
Here is the first one.
It of course is made with the gorgeous papers I had on the show from Couture Creations called Damask Delight. Anyone who had the Sew Jo pad from my last show will know the quality of this fabulous double sided paper and it is such a reasonable price for 48 pages of yumminess.
Anyway I wanted to make a little fan from the paper which I did and used loops of the pearls which is hard to see here but you will see it on the close ups. Also the reason all the patterns work so well together and do not clash is the small mats of blush card in between help to give it that tiny separation needed to help it blend.
So you can see here that central panel which has two types of card on blush card with 2 different ribbons round the centre, silky crush in white and the brown/pink double sided ribbon also. I also stamped my design and used it to wrap around the base of the fan to hide the glued parts. With a bow poked into the under part so you cant see up into the messy bit and a pearl embellishment in the centre with pearl strings left to dangle below it. This is a pretty one and very very feminine I mean realllllllly feminine.
So here is a close up of the fan with the sentiment from Just Rite, to get the old look i added the Cranberry Adirondak ink to the stamp and then simple blotted a few areas back off then stamped it out onto some blush cardstock.
Another side view.
This one shows the little rolled ribbon I tucked into the side of the fan, If you were watching you will see me make a rolled ribbon on air and a bow but I thought we would spend some time on that this week along with the other tutorials I had promised for last week but ran out of time for.
Ok next I thought for this twofer as the first was soooo girly I would show something a little less so. Well a lot less so, here is a masculine one made from the same pad. All the elements were cut from the paper too and mounted onto taupe card.
It looks complicated but it isn't at all ladies it is all matting an layering with wonky layers and a tiny strip toward the bottom of the first mat that helps to draw your eye in.
Here's a close up of the central panel. I just love this Just Rite stamp and it would be perfect as a chalk board effect with white ink on black card too.
Well I hope you have enjoyed today's twofer and please leave your comments etc below as always and if there is anything you need to know or want shown of course let me know I hope you loved Carols Bracelet that she sent me as a present I love it, I am going to photo it nicely for you all to see this week and if you love love it as much as I do and would like to buy one from her I will also give you her details and you can wear one too whoop whoop ...My daughter also has a beautiful set which Carol sent her so I will show that too, it really is close to my heart not only cos Carol is one of my lovely friends met through blogland but also cos myself and my daughter used to make jewellery together for a few years during her gcse's to keep her mind off the worry so I still have my little lol hmm stash to play with when ever I get the time hahahaha alright..... I know...
Anyway everyone have a lovely Thursday I will be back tomorrow with more of the cards so will see you all there.
Lots of crafty hugs to all.