Sunday, 15 July 2012

At last!

At long last I've finally got some cards to share.  Yesterday I spent the day at my scrapbooking crop but not making any progress on Emily's book.  Unfortunately my photographs did not arrive in time so I decided to use the time there and make some cards for the charity event that I am attending on Thursday.  It was quite a productive day in the end as I made 15 cards.

The four I am sharing today are all a variation on a theme. I have used mainly Stampin' Up products.  I used a 12cm square card in white as a base.  On a separate piece of white card I scored two lines near the bottom using my fantastic Simply Scored.  Then, using Pedal Presents (Hostess gift from the summer mini), I stamped the bicycle using black ink, and also the flowers on two of the cards and the presents on the other two.  I used my Stampin' Write markers to colour in the images.  I wrapped some Baker's Twine round the bottom under the scored lines, and adhered a stamped sentiment on top using dimensional foam.  The whole panel was then mounted on Real Red and Pacific Point card stock and then stuck to the white base card.

I'm really pleased with the finished effect, and I particularly like the added dimension of the scored lines and the twine. I think there will be a lot of scoring on future cards!

I hope you like them too.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  Today the sun is shining and it is actually not raining for a change!

I have a busy week ahead of me as we wind down to the end of term.  I'm really looking forward to the summer holidays - a time to craft I hope!

Take care and come back soon :)


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Olympic Excitement

Well, still nothing to share on the crafting front.  I'm struggling to fit everything in at the moment.  The big news is that I have joined Stampin' Up as a Demonstrator  (purely to fund my own hobby), which is hugely exciting.  I am just awaiting my starting up kit (Tuesday according to the UPS tracking system - can't wait!!).

I had a great birthday last week and was thrilled to receive so many beautiful cards, particularly two very splendid Stampin' Up ones!

Work is manic, gearing up to Open Evening on Tuesday and various other events as we count down until the end of term.  I work in Year 6, so there is a lot going on, plays, leaving picnics etc. 

We had the excitement of the Olympic Torch Relay going through Hertford this morning.  The rain held off thank goodness, although it arrived with gusto the moment we got home!

Edward managed to stand next to one of the runners as she was interviewed for Chinese TV.

And to add further to the Olympic excitement, we had an actual torch in school on Wednesday (apparently this one carried the flame from Greece) and all the staff and children had the opportunity of having their photograph taken holding it.  I felt quite proud actually.

So that's all my news at the moment.  I hope everyone is keeping safe with the torrential rain we are having.  Surely it can't go on for too much longer?!

Take care

Michelle x