Sunday, 3 May 2009

Thank you's and a little butterfly magic

Hi there everyone!
Really hope you are enjoying this lovely bank holiday! I don't have much time for crafting this weekend as I'm sorting our cupboards and drawers today but I do have a card I want to share with you!

It's one of the samples I've made over the past few days for my demonstrations this month and next and I hope you really like it!

Before I continue firstly a big "thank you" to all of you who joined me at the Market Gallery in Poole yesterday. I know I haven't seen you for a while and it was lovely to catch up with you all. I hope its not too long before I see you all again!!! For those of you who were lucky enough to grab one of the butterfly punches (or have got your name down for one) this is just a little piccie of the card I made for you all to remind you of the lovely effect you can get with it. Don't forget aswell Jenny's fabulous designs in the latest Creativity Magazine!!

For those of you who weren't there - this card was made using the new Xcut butterfly punch and if yesterday was anything to go by I really do urge you to grab them whilst you can. I have seriously never seen a product disappear so quickly when I've been out sharing our fabulous products with you all!!! Its an ingenous little design which cuts the fluttering butterfly so that it is still attached to your piece of card stock or vellum for matting and layering. But you can easily snip them out to use them as individual embellishments.

And don't forget the sexy little Smooch inks by Clearsnap - its their pearlescent quality which on this card gives the green irridescence on the butterfly (perfect to mimic that lovely shimmer that nature has gifted butterfly wings) and I've used the luscious red to give a little dotted frame round the main image. They are a Clearsnap ink so you'll know the quality is what you expect from this superior ink company. They come in eight eye catching shades and a little goes a long way!! Perfect for highlights and adding a touch of luxury to papers, decoupage etc etc. I'm sure you can think of tonnes of ways to use them.

At this time of year I love shades of green so here I've matched luxurious flocked Papermania cotton papers (try applying glitter chalks to the flock - the glitter seems to stay in place really well) with a beautifully delicate design from the new Papermania Jesse Edwards Boutique papers which are a must have in my crafting stash - the gorgeous patterns are suitable for men's cards as well as lady's and create some stunning scrapbook pages!
Anyway, hope you like today's little offering and I'll be back here with more to share very very soon!
Relax and enjoy the holiday!
Lots of love

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Hopefully you'll geta chance to demo this and many more on Saturday.
See you in Swindon!
Kathleen x