Sunday 27 September 2009

At last - Something to post!!!!

I've had a funny time during the last bit of August and Sept, some of it lovely and some not so. The 'not so' was a nasty bout of some 'flu like' virus which made me feel really poorly for several days and has left me with an annoying cough but, thanks goodness, it seems to be going away now.

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.


Lynne K said...

Lovely card, Lesley. I like the idea of clear embossing the same picture on the background, also the sentiment tag.

Beryl said...

This is so elegant. I really like copper ep and I don't use it enough. I don't know whether to feel sorry for you (for not being well) or jealous (of all those lovely workshops.) A bit of each really. I don't know where the last few months have gone. Time passes so quickly. Have a great day.
Beryl xx

Jo said...

Another really classy card, Lesley. I like the copper embossing too and I think the stamping on the inside is a lovely touch. Nice greeting on the inside too. Is it stamped or printed?

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Lesley! Lucky you going to those workshops. I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations.x

lisa said...

Hi Lesley. Lovely to hear from you and so sorry you've been poorly, that's no fun at all!
I'm so envious of your workshops. You're in great company at Graphicus and I can't wait to see what you've created. I would love to go on one of their workshops. I'll have to look into them!!
Your card is beautiful. I love the copper and that stamp is gorgeous. It's one I've had my eye on for some time but some new ones have just come out from The Stampman by the same lady and I got too excited and bought those instead.
Hope you continue to feel better.


craftimamma said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. You really give me a boost.

Jo, the inside of the card is all stamped from images/sentiments on the Butterfly Garden Themeplate.

Lesley Xx

Isabelle Norris said...

Beautiful card Lesley ! love the embossing!

veronica said...

A lovely elegant card Lesley - love the copper EP! Glad you enjoyed with workshops, only wish I could have gone to those, but diary full with 'can't get out of' things then...Hope you soon feel better, and post the results of the workshops

Elaine G said...

Well done Lesley this is a lovely card. I love butterflies and I love copper too - beautiful combination. I am sure the card will be very much appreciated. I hope you are feeling better.


Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the shimmer. Sounds like you have been having some fun in between the not feeling well. :(

Glad you are feeling better and can't wait to see some more pictures of what you have been creating.

Debbie said...

Oh wow lesley this is fabulous...I know I say this everytime I visit your blog but are so clever!!
It must have taken you ages to make is a real keepsake card.
Also, I just wanted to say thanks for your kind words and support through this worrying time for me .... I really do appreciate it and they have really kept me going...thanks so much hun. Mwah Debbie x

PinksyDoodles said...

This card is stunning Lesley, the embossing looks amazing.
It was lovely to meet you at the make and take at the Artisan Show today.
Clare x

Shirley said...

How very very beutiful too! I love the Copper and the look of the Clear Crystal Emboss is gorgeous too! A very regal look.