Off to meet the Crafting Bee girls today at Carol's . No theme this week, just bring something along and see what we get inspired by. Last week Ann's crafting was going in fits and starts. She needed to make a wedding card but what she planned to do didn't quite work. The pale pink ink seemed too pale and the heart embellishments were lost on the 8x8 card front so she decided to wait until Heather joined us later so that she could help her make a three tiered wedding cake for the front of her card. At one of our last meetings Heather made a stunning wedding card for her neighbour's son and his bride. The cake topper was simply made from three rectangular pieces of card embossed, embellished and glamour dusted but was so effective. Heather is our glamour dust queen. Having abandoned that Ann decided to make a stepper card using instructions from the latest edition of Making Cards. Between the two of us we managed to work out where to mark and measure and where to score and cut. That bit over she went on to make a lovely Christmas card using beautiful Martha Stewart Christmas papers from a 12x12 pad and a decoupaged piece from her Fizzy Moon decoupage pad. Both she and I have bought this pad but whereas I've only put the decoupage pieces together, she's made a card. Since the meeting I have followed her lead and made my first stepper card although it's still not a Christmas one.
I managed to finish off the card above from my UFO (UnFinished Object) box. This is a term I've recently learned from Sandra from our Saturday crafting group. I've always had a box of bits and pieces and cards which I've started but not got finished but have never named it until I heard Sandra speak of her UFO box. The decoupage piece and smarties backing paper are from the Forever Friends CD and the embossed frame around it was created on the Fiskars Shapeboss. One of the first crafting tools I bought. The smarties on this are half inch circles punched from scraps of pearlised card and shaped on a foam mat with the Glitter Girls's embossing tool. I even coloured the Bling Bling pearls with Promarker pens so that they looked like smarties. As well as doing this I did the colouring for my Penny Black Saturday Challenge card and put together some Christmas decoupage from a kit I bought from Create and Craft a couple of years ago. It's a lovely kit and with a little bit more glittering and inserts added it will make forty cards.
Sandy and Carol were busy making post it pad covers with pen holders with a view to selling them at a car boot sale or donating to charity. Both of them have made quite a collection and are having fun using up bits and pieces from their stash and Carol's been trying out stamps she's never used before. Since our last meeting Sandy had bought herself a Hougie board and was finding that this was speeding up her production line.
Heather had a production line going on too as she was making Christmas pudding embellishments for her Christmas cards. Of course the tops had a coating of glamour dust and Heather herself was quite sparkly by the end of the evening.
Id like to enter this cad in the following challenge
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge 32 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge 26 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challnege 2 - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge 84 - Anything Goes
HSI Challenge 17 - Use Ribbon
Top Tip Tuesday 53 - 2 Ribbon Bows
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Teddybears
Right I'd better away and pack my bag for today's session. Thanks for reading.Liz xx