Sunday, October 10, 2010

Marathon Stamping Session

Yesterday my local Stamping Group had our monthly meeting... I missed last month's - they have changed the times.... now it's from 10.00am till midnight.... yeah - a real marathon session.... well I have to say I did not make it till midnight.... no - I piked out at around 8.00pm.... that was around 10 hours,.... and ten cards later....so I was happy if somewhat tired....  It was such a fun day... we started with around 10 of us... and slowly as the day progressed we got less and less... three were still there when I left and I'm sure at least two of them would have stayed.... We had the most awesome shared lunch and then picked at the left overs all afternoon and evening.  We shared ideas, had a demo on making shadow-box cards, and generally had an awesome time.

I had to make a card for my hubby's birthday and after a bit of a funny start... took the unmounted stamp off it's backing sheet, and then for ages couldn't find it on my workspace... Sue looked all round, Pam looked all round and no-one could see it... then about an hour or so later, I looked down and it was on my leg..... fallen off where it had stuck to the steel rim under the table.... how it got there - well I'll never know... but finally got the card finished.  I'll post it next week after his birthday.... then it was onto Christmas cards....

I got the Hero Arts Starry Night cling - arrived on Thursday so inked it up and made an great set of cards.  I was inspired by this card from Tiffany.  I used my brayer to ink up the stamp with some Kaleidacolor inks and a Brilliance Multi coloured ink and then used Tomobow Mono Multi glue to highlight the snow and trees with Diamond Dust.
Starry Night - version 1 (lilac)




Starry night - version 3

Starry Night - version 2


I was so pleased with these and I still have one each of the greens and blues to make into cards.   It is such a neat stamp.   I had so much fun doing them, deciding on the matting colours and what sentiment to put on the bottom.

I won't bore you with too long a post - so tomorrow will show some more of what I did.

Today we went down to Hamilton to see Mary, our SIL.  It was her 60th birthday today and 16 of us went out to lunch with her. Including her mother, who is 93.  Mary say's thanks to all who have kept her in their prayers.  She is coming along.  Still has issues with her walking and her sight, but is improving daily.  I thank the Lord for her still being with us.

Thanks for stopping by,

11 comments:

donna mikasa said...

A marathon session, indeed! Looks like it was a lot of fun--I don't know if I would have lasted that long!

Love your Christmas cards, and I'm loving that stamp more each time I see someone using it! Great cards, Dawn!

Vanessa said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, Dawn! I especially love the cards using pink - so soft and pretty! Thanks for your sweet comment, you made me feel important :) Fun to know someone from the other end of the world is talking about me!

Lin said...

This one is on its way to me, and you've given me lots to think about! This would be an easy out for Christmas cards this year........ :)

Barb said...

Love them all Dawn! So gorgeous! I can't decide which one is my favorite. . .they are all so beautiful!

Monika Reeck said...

what a fab christmas card Dawn...love much the one in Purple off course our fav color...Hi Dawn did you get an envelope from me I forgot to ask you...I read on your Facebook that you made 10 cards oh woow...hope you get my envelope (I was sent as you were on travel)

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Dawn what a great card making session you have had. Love this set of cards, so pretty, can't wait to see more!!

Sue said...

Hi Dawn
Next time at Stamp group we will try to last longer!!!!! The comments you have had on the cards are great, I have seen them up close and they are so much better than the photographs are showing. If anyone is thinking about buying the stamp do not hesitate it is a good one.
Smiles:)

Tiffany said...

Beautiful, WOW, 10 cards? I would probably fainted after 5. lol. (Unless there was an extra helping of food!) Love that stamp and ooh, really love the pinkish/lavender colors you used, I will have to try that!

Kathy said...

Oh my Dawn each one of these is amazing!! I am going to have to get me some diamond dust!!! What a fun marathon and thanks for the inspiration!! HUgs,Kathy

Heather Maria said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day of crafting, Dawn! These cards are all fab - I love all the different colours you used and the sparkle is brilliant! It's great that Mary is doing well.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous series of cards using the different colors. Love the design and all the beautiful designs.