I haven’t updated my blog recently as I have been busy busy busy preparing for my first class and the local community market which were both held on the weekend. There were many nights where I was burning the midnight oil in preparation for both of the events and lucky for me I had my gorgeous daughter Alyssa with me keeping me company who loves stamping as much as me (if not more!)
The class was on Sunday and was my very first and I will admit that I was a little nervous (okay, more that a little 😉 ), but I just wanted to make sure I got it right. I had a good little group and we enjoyed crafting outside in the alfresco area on the warm Sydney afternoon!
I prepared two cards and both used the Baroque Motifs stamp, the first stamp I was introduced to and consequently the first stamp I bought. I love the swirls and the romantic feel it gives your project. I LOVE swirls!
The first card was a simple cards but very schmexy, even if I say so myself!
Card Stock: Melon Mambo and Whisper White
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Cottage Garden (for the butterflies)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Tools: Butterfly punch, snail adhesive, 2 way glue pen, pearls
The second card was a Christmas card. For some it may be a little bit early (and this was a topic of conversation) but I am can’t help but get excited this year. It may be because the past few years have not been very ‘Merry’ ones so now that I am finally in my dream home and we are all settled in, I can’t wait to kick off the season to be Jolly!
Anyway, back to the card…..
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Stamps: Circle of Circus
Ink: Cheery Cobbler, Old Olive
Ribbon: Old Olive, Hemp Twine
Tools: Scallop Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, dimensionals and snail adhesive
I love how the Baroque swirl is peeking through!
Here is another card that I made while sitting at my little stall happily enjoying the morning sun crafting away!
This time I used the Petite Pennants Stamp – too cute!
Now I am off to make my ‘Christmas Eve Dinner’ invitations with Alyssa, so look I will definitely keep you posted!