Monday, August 26, 2013

It's was a jolly holly Spellbinder demonstration!

Ho, ho, ho!
It's a beautiful sunny August day so let's do Christmas!
I know, I's early yet but that's just the way it is got to get those creative juices flowing early.

A great weekend was had here.  The curry and quiz night on Friday was good fun and I didn't come last which is always a bonus.  There is never a round where the specialised subject relates to crafting.  Boo!  I wonder why that is?  LOL.  I did learn a couple of interesting facts which I hopefully will retain for further quizzes but I very much doubt it.

Saturday was really busy and the dine in was nearly all gone by the time I much wine!  Hick!  I was glad I bought my steak Friday as by lunch time Saturday it had all gone.  Mind I did enjoy it all the more when it was waiting for me when I got home complete with onion rings and a glass of vino, nomm.

On to Sunday and I'd like to start by thanking all the lovely ladies who came to The Papeterie for my demonstration, you made my day very enjoyable.  I can never believe how fast the day goes sat crafting and chatting. 
I hope you had fun too and have a few more ideas to try out at home.  Do let me know how you get on.
I am going to show you my cards this week in the order that I photographed them starting with this one which was inspired by the lovely Kerry.

And from the side...

I first took a piece of card stock 5 1/2" by 11" and scored it at 2 1/2", 4", 7" and 8 1/2".  Once folded like a table I placed my Spellbinder grand large scalloped circle die over the centre and cut with my calibur.  Be patient with this part as it does have to go through more than one layer of card.  This is one card where it pays to used a thinner quality card stock and run through the machine a few times.
Once cut out add a scalloped circle the same size to the top.  Then we're ready to decorate.
For my layering on top I have used Classic circles, Persian Motifs, and Opulent ovals.  The stamp is from Stampendous Christmas dreams and the papers are from Docrafts At Christmas which is textured like linen, very nice.  The ribbon and pearls to finish are from my stash.

I like this shaped card and the size of it is only limited by the size of your card stock.  It could also be used for lots of different occasions.  I like the idea of making a frog....don't ask me why but I think it would be a fun kids card with googly eyes and bouncy legs.  Also as I mentioned at the demo be envelope or box aware too, there is nothing worse than spending ages making a card and then not having a similar sided postal cover for it.  Mind you if you are of a creative mind you will come up with an alternative idea so no one will ever know! 

That is all from me today.  I have some paperwork to catch up on and some washing and ironing, boo hiss.  I'm away to put my Widow Twanky head on!
Have a super Monday especially if you are actually having the bank holiday today.
To all the Harley drivers heading home after your wild weekend in Aviemore, stay safe.   x

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