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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Play Date!

After seeing the lovely Stampin Up stuff on the web I decided to google and find if there were any demonstraters in the area. Imagine my surprise, when I found the lovely Carole who is based in Oxford, only lived 5 mins away! I became a follower on her blog and saw she was going to be at Newbury on Saturday, so we would miss each other as I  was going Sunday. It turned out she was there Sunday anyway but hey ho, I left a message on her blog and she invited me around to make a card this afternoon.  If you check out her blog she made some lovely butterflies from toilet roll! You would never guess to look at it and it just shows how resourceful crafters are! Here are the pics on my make and take today!

They were misted, dried and cut out and then embossed, aren't they lovely!

I also made a card following Carole's instructions, any wobbly bits are entirely down to me!

Those that know me , know I have hurt my neck and have been suffering for a few weeks. Carole has created an acrylic panel with foam pads which makes it much easier to stamp! I haven't put a pic on in case she wants to patent it  :) but you can contact her on her blog if you are interested.

So thank you Carole for making me feel so very welcome and giving up some of your afternoon to do a make and take!


Denise and Louise said...

Debbie this card is lovely and those butterflies are amazing. Off over to Carole's blog now!!
Denise xx

Cherry said...

Totally awesome butterflies and a great card. What a fab idea and great colours too. Glad you had a fun time despite the discomfort of the neck. Hope you have a comfortable night. Hugs Cherry XXX

Kathyk said...

WTG Debs - another new technique. FAB makes too

Hope you get some refreshing sleep and a reprieve from the discomfort


Donna Mosley said...

Sounds like you had a great time Debs, love these butterflies, got mine ordered last week so will be having a play as soon as they arrive. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna x

sharon said...

Hi, What great butterflies, who would have thought they're made from toilet roll. I also met Carole for the first time at Newbury and I'm also from Oxfordshire. Nice to 'meet' another crafter that's local. Sharon x

Anonymous said...

Thanks ladies, it was lovely to meet you today Debbie and also Sharon on Saturday. I hope to see you both again really soon. Happy crafting...Carole x

Jules said...

Hi Debs

What a great post.

Lots of inspiration and a beautiful finished card. Love those butterflies.

Thanks for the link. Just off to see Carole now!! Pleased you had a good time with her.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

stunning cards debs.fab pretty colours and the butterflies are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

CraftyLoops said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous and what a fantastic and new way to use old toilet roll rolls!! Lee xx