Monday, 18 June 2012

Crafting with the Ladies

18th June 2012

Just a quick update to say that Unstampabelles has put out a call for another Design Team member, If you are interested use the link on the right hand side and check out the requirements. What have you got to lose? it's challenging, fun and very interesting coming up with designs to not only meet the challenge, but to hopefully inspire participants each month.

Today was card making with the ladies in our retirement estate, these are the cards we made, the third photo is of the ladies with their cards.

For this card I used and A5 piece of dark brown card folded in half. then mounted a piece of white card onto which I mounted 8 3D apples. the apples were cut with a Sullivans hand punch, then 3 punched apples were joined to create the dimensional apples. the stems and leaf are hand drawn. I used two contrasting papers as strips across the bottom and the sentiment is a rub on. This is not my original idea, I saw it in a magazine some time ago, but can't remember which one.

This card is based on a card featured in docrafts Creativity magazine, Issue 32 April 2012 page 12. It's not identical, but credit needs to be given for the inspiration.
The butterfly is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die called Wings of Hope, which I've cut, embossed and inked before removal from the die, Kindy Glitz was added over the inked areas. All the layers are sewn, and the buttons are from my huge stash of odd and sods buttons, some craft, some from long ago garments, and some vintage buttons garnered from all sorts of places.

From the left to the right we have Betty, Maxine, Wanda and Jennifer who all had a lovely couple of hours allowing their creativity to shine.
Thank you ladies, it was a pleasure as always to help you get in touch with your inner creativity.

Happy Crafting,

1 comment:

Merry said...

What a great group of ladies...they look like they had fun. Wonderful cards Beth....really like the apple card.