Wednesday 22 October 2014

Quick Post? Me???

Morning Everyone and thanks for stopping by.

I had a lovely day on Sunday at the StampMagic Show held at Doncaster Dome.  Lots of fab exhibitors including my favourite, PaperArtsy, but also it's the perfect opportunity to meet up with quite a few of my Twitter and Facebook friends and have a good catch up.  I'm useless as taking photos on these occasions but if you would like to see some nice ones hop over to my friend Sam's blog where she posted some smashing ones.

And ...... speaking of Sam, yesterday was her birthday so I can now share the card I made for her.  I had planned on making something painty and inky last week but life threw a bit of a curve ball and it was Saturday evening before I got chance to make her card, hence it ended up in CAS style. 

I diecut two of the Tim Holtz/Sizzix leaf sprays from different shades of green card (green is Sam's fave colour so she ended up with lots of green cards from her crafting friends, lol) stamping a PaperArtsy script over the top layer.  I then layered one over the other before adding to the card.  I matted and layered onto the base card and stamped the sentiment which is a lovely Chocololate Baroque stamp.

When I'd finished I thought the top layer didn't have enough definition so I used a toning green pencil to carefully add a fine outline all the way round.  It's hardly visible but definitely had the desired effect I think and created more dimension.

At StampMagic Darcy and Emma were giving fab demos on the PaperArtsy stand and Darcy showed us how to make a sheet of copy paper with Fresco Finish paints and PaperArtsy stamps into the gorgeous bow you see above, which she then very kindly gave to me along with the strip left over.  So, when I got home I created the little card and gift tag using the scrap piece.  I used Darcy's set shown on her blog as inspiration and she is going to be making a little video which I assume will be added to the other brilliant PaperArtsy videos, showing how to make the bow.  I'm really glad about that as I want to make some myself and can't remember the measurements for cutting the strips, lol!

That's my blog post for today and I now need to get some chores underway.  I have Grandaughter Alexa coming for TWO (she keeps stressing the two to make sure she's not short changed, lol) sleepovers at the beginning of next week and then Izzy and Charlie for two nights at the end of the week.  There definitely wont be any blogging next week that's for sure, lol!

Till next time..............

Lesley  Xx


Margaret Iddon said...

Great post Lesley, shame I didn't get to Doncaster. Hope you have a good week next week with the sleepovers!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful CAS card Buddy, love the colour. The decorative strip projects are fab, great ideas, and lovely colours as well. Enjoy those sleepovers, sounds like you will have your hands full! Judith xx

sam21ski said...

It's absolutely gorgeous IRL, thank you Lesley and was lovely to see you again on Sunday xx

Netty said...

Have a great time with the grandchildren Lesley.

Love all of your makes and CAS is my favourite style for cards. Hugs Annette x

massofhair said...

LOVING your CAS card Lesley i think it is wonderful, CAS is one of my favourite techniques.

Looking forward to seeing Darcy's video.

Have a wonderful time with your Grandchildren next week :-) xxx

Kirsten said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely time at Doncaster & I love your projects. The card & tag you made to go with Darcy's gorgeous bow are beautiful.

Elaine said...

Lovely to hear you had a good time at the Dome Lesley. I can imagine it was fun catching up with everyone as well as indulging in some crafty shopping. Sorry to hear life has been hectic again for you. Hope things have settled down again now. I love your card, it may be CAS, but it is really stylish in the way you always managed. Great work and very inspiring my friend. Elaine xxx