Saturday, 9 February 2008

Last night...

...was great fun (well I thought so at least!).  Alison and I hired the local village hall and held a cardmaking event, where our guests each made four cards. Even though I didn't make any cards myself, I had a great time - and I hope everyone else did too. Thank you to everyone who attended - and a big thank you to Sue and Betty for helping out so much! 

This was one of the cards we made. When designing our four cards for our stamping evening, by a happy accident Alison and I had used a different colour family for each one. This autumnal card uses colours from the Earth Elements family.

You could also step it up by colouring the image but we were short of time so just stamped it in Chocolate Chip. This is one of those stamp sets that works well either way. 

The patterned paper is double-sided so some of our guests chose to use the other side, which has an argyle pattern.

Eagle-eyed readers may recognise this card as a reworking of this one. The earlier version is "spring" but we changed our minds as we wanted to make at least one of the cards suitable for a man because we all know how difficult it is to make cards for men! I'll post all of the cards we made in the next few days.

Stamps: A Tree for All Seasons (p44), Sincere Salutations: (p61)
Cardstock: Old Olive, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Prints Designer Series Papers - Close to Cocoa (p73)
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – More Mustard (p86)

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  1. Very nice - manly cards are so hard to make. I pride myself on being "eagle-eyed" but completely missed this. Just shows how the same layout, same stamp set can produce completely different cards. Well done, I'm glad you had fun. CC

  2. Congratulations to you both on your success!
    Looking forward to seeing your other creations.

  3. darling card. looking forward to more of you blog

  4. That's a great card, simple but very eye catching. Glad you enjoyed the evening.

  5. What a fab card! I love the colors combined with this image, it's perfect!
    Sounds like the event was fantastic!

  6. LOVE that! And your blog is great! I'm adding it to my google reader now.

  7. Good to hear about the fun all your new UK demos are having! Sounds like some great ideas to generate business and have fun!

  8. this is a lovely card! Like it a lot!


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