(Just a warning... long post!!! but would love to have you visit)
I have been busy reading blogs and just pottering so there have been no posts for a few days.. Did have a nice surprise on Friday morning when I found out I had been on Hero Arts blog Social Thursday ( see here - my card is the last one) Was pretty chuffed I can tell you!!! Did a wee ya hoo in the office when I had a look!!!
Yesterday ( Saturday) was my stamp group at Stamp'n'create and what a fun day... we did lots of talking and stamping and again the most amazing lunch... fantastic soup from Sue B, awesome potato and seafood salad from Sarah, asparagus rolls, ginger slice, banana cake...
anyway I had a very creative day.... knew there were a few things I wanted to try/do...starting with some distress resist,
Gina K had this on Stamp TV - here - stamping in versamark, clear embossing and adding distress inks and then some black around the images to make them pop...
here's my take... a bit softer looking but I am very pleased with the result
My next card is because I have a friend turning 50 this week.... I have always loved the Stella images by Bugaboo Stamps... ( here they are) so bought the over the hill one on Friday ...
My next two cards came about as I had bought Issue 78 of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and the freebie this issue was a pack of designer papers ( 6x6) by Kate Knight.
It is really lovely. I used the ideas in the magazine for my inspirations of the following two.
Well thanks for taking the time to read this... I realise it was a bit long... but I like to share my creativity. I always have such fun stamping with friends and Judi does such amazing demo's and make and takes at Stamp'n'create stamp group days~~~