Monday, 21 March 2011

....and here's some they didn't show!

Good evening, peeps! I hope you had a good weekend with lots of crafting time. I spent both Saturday and Sunday at the Harrogate Show. On Saturday I'd arranged to help Barbara Gray with her Clarity Stamps breakfast workshop and the plan was that afterwards I'd be free to shop. Firstly, I hadn't accounted for the crowds on Saturday - it was almost impossible to get on to the stands and secondly, the Clarity Stamps stand was almost overwhelmed so, Diane to the rescue and I stayed there helping for the rest of the day. WOW! can crafters shop!
Anyhoo, I thought I'd show you some of the other cards I made for the TV show this month but this time it's the ones that didn't make an appearance:

This was one with which I was quite pleased. It was made with just the Pear Tree stamp from the Village Kit and it was intended to show the four seasons in trees - I hope that's what it says to you as well. I was delighted to find that I had a charm (from The Hobby House) that was extremely similar to the tree. The ribbons were from my stash.

This was my treatment of the four Flower Boxes used together with one of the corner stamps to make a central feature. The ribbon and flower were from my stash.

For this card, I used the Honeysuckle Corner and stamped around in a circle to create a wreath, then I added flower buttons from my stash as decoration. Some butterflies punched with my Martha Stewart punch completed the card. I think the paper was from a K & Co pad I've had for ages.

For this one, I gave my Alcohol Inks an airing and boy, I really had to blow the dust off them....I can't remember when they were last used. Anyhoo, a simple card with just the Calligraphy Corner and sentiment embossed in silver. A few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some loops of ribbon complete it.
OK, peeps - if you've stayed with me this far, well done!
I've got a really busy week this week - teaching a workshop tomorrow, proper work to do (I need the money after Harrogate!) and I have to make more Clarity cards for the next show on 3 April - those clever schedulers on Create and Crfat TV have bought Barbara's show forward a week - aren't they kind?! I feel like Corporal Jones on Dad's Army hopping around saying 'Don't Panic!!' repeatedly - I hope I'm listening to myself.
Thank you so much for visiting today and I'll see you all again soon. There's a fresh Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge this week and I'm so pleased that my card for that is already made (polishes halo!).


  1. Your work is gorgeous -I really love the wreath!

  2. Wowww these are really gorgeous Diane!
    Hugs Kristel

  3. wow Diane thats one amazingly gorgeous set of cards...I love working at craft shows its such a buzz isnt it...I hope you managed to do a teeny bit of shopping
    Mina xxx

  4. Hi Diane they are gorgeous cards and I love the four seasons one I think it definitely does give you that feeling.
    I hope you manage to calm down and get your samples created it is a all fire show for sure. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  5. Fab cards Diane. Hope the workshop went well, x

  6. These cards are awesome. Great job and great coloring on them.


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