The good parts though were brilliant! Over the past few weeks I've been to three workshops at Graphicus in Barnard Castle. With Lynn Robinson-Hunter it was called My Secret Garden and then I had a day spent half with Glenda Waterworth and half with Lynn which involved all things Christmassy. The last one was with Glenda and was called Glimmer Misterie, absolutely fantastic. I have another two workshops booked in October and can't wait. I will do blog posts about these wonderful workshops at a later date, but I need to work on the projects some more before that.
In the meantime, this is a card I was asked to make by a lady I used to work with, for her Sister-in-Law's 40th Birthday. It's quite a simple card really which mainly involved stamping and embossing with Copper Kettle Detail EP and Crystal clear EP but I was really pleased with the result. The stamps I used were from a design sheet called Butterfly Garden which is from The Stampman's own Aspects of Design range.
Other items I used were one of my Nesties labels dies, ribbon, butterfly charm, peeloffs for the sentiment and a lovely clear sparkle border peeloff.
This is a closeup of the lovely intricate butterfly which I also stamped randomly over the background with Versamark and embossed with Crystal clear EP.
This is the insert which I again stamped with images and sentiments from the same Butterfly Garden themeplate.
I'm not too happy with the light quality of these photos but I had to take them without the sunshine on the card otherwise the mirri card glared and most of the detail was lost.