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Thursday, June 28, 2012

what I have been up to.......

Well here's the first in a series of posts to show what I have been upto, while being kicked out the craft room, and struggling with the FM...............
I set off a few weeks ago to go to Dad's to collect the new unit, and on the way down, I did stop off at My Craft Studio. Well I had to really, either I took the scenic route through Woodhead Pass, and co-incidentally MCS Towers, or I took the much quicker but boring route, Via the motor way. Now as a crafter which would you take? Exactly!
So I went in with youngest in tow, he loves to craft, and nosey in craft shops, so much so that he's quite a well known little person in crafty circles. And he adores Diane Peternell, at MCS. Well she spotted him, and knew that I was in without even seeing me, lol, and she popped out of the office to ask me to do a favour for her. Well who wouldnt, if they were asked so here is one of the cards I made with the Brand new Paper Stash Kit they have asked me to show you..............
Isnt he cute? He is from the Nature part of the Paper Stash Kit, which will be available on Monday 3rd July throughout the day on QVC. MCS is the Todays Special Value (TSV) and Steph will be demonstrating the kit, and card craft for us all. This kit comes with pre-scored card bases, as well as foiled and non foiled diecut toppers.
So I took the stepper card base, and folded it along the score lines. Added the foiled pre printed ribbon, to the front step, and mounted the big owl picture behind on the main card area. Next I took 2 of the small unfoiled toppers, and cut and scored a piece of strong acetate, to form springs for them to bounce on.
I punched some flower shapes from some of the extra card from around the toppers with a tonic flower punch, and made the small flower to match the green in the ribbon, and mounted it next to the sentiment. Finally I coloured 3 medium sized gems with a promarker, and added them to the ribbon. A cute card that you just want to boing! As hubby and kids have been having a bit of a play every time they see it, sigh!

Right as I am so behind on posts I am also going to post about cards I made with no pc, when I got kicked out of here, so hubby could sort it, with every card I post for MCS, so you have plenty to look at and think about, lol.
This was a foiled pre scored and cut card base from one of the Kanban Kits last year, and is a lovely shape to work with as you can do it all sorts of ways.
I took a piece of 6x6 core-dinations card stock, and embossed it with the Snowflake Mask from Touch of Mica in my Happy Cut.
I sanded it back to expose the core, and trimmed it to fit the central panel. Then cut around the inside edges of the two foiled baubles to allow me to slide the corners in underneath before fixing it in place with DST.
Left over from last year are some pre-printed foiled vellums, by Papermania, from the Henbury Lane Quote book. I mounted it on top of the sanded core card, with some lovely Rivets from Friskars, there ones are stars, to match the stars on the card base. The pieces I had trimmed form the core card were then mounted as panels for the 2 sides to complete the card.
Now do Bear in mind, that I had very little to work with, on my own cards as everything was packed away by hubby, as I was frantically deciding what to grab! So Christmas is the theme from me for the next posts of my own cards, and not a promarker in Sight!!
I do hope you will join me in Watching Steph on QVC on Monday. I know she is working really hard to get Crafting on QVC as proper shows with proper demonstrations. And in all honesty, I CANT wait for the 13th of July, a whole days workshop with Stephanie and Nancy, and loads of goodies and giggles, and then a day or two,lol, of shopping at Doncaster, maybe I can squeeze in some make and takes, as well as a good gossip!

have fun, and check back later for more of the cards I made from this yummy kit!

hugs

Lou

3 comments:

Helen said...

I'm going to the workshop on the 13th, can't wait! Going back to shop on the Sunday. Maybe I'll see you there. Great cards by the way xx

Linda said...

Hi Lou, lovely cards as always and i hope you enjoy your day on 13th and don't forget to pick me up on 14th LOL ;)

Hugs
Linda xxx

rachel said...

sounds like a fun visit Lou! Wow imagine being asked to do a favour when you walk into their shop! Fantastic! Good for you! Hugs Rachel xx