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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Saturday 1 June 2013

Playing with Dies

Good Morning All and a very happy 1st June.  Let's hope the weather realises that it's nearly summer and starts to warm up!

I've been playing with my Spellbinder Dies for the last couple of days.  I seem to have "runs" on using things, one day it's the Melt Pot then another it's Acrylic Paint and so on.  Are you the same?

Anyway, here's one of the cards that I came up with.
First of all, I made the coloured paper by smooshing around a couple of colours of Distress Paints which I spritzed with water then dried.  I've overstamped it with Sam Poole's Honeycomb A6 background stamp using Black Archival Ink.

The flowers have been cut using the Carnation Spellbinder Dies and the other die used is the Lattice.

The white background has been embossed (can't remember which embossing folder...doh!).  The message is a stamp from Creative Expressions which has been edged with a black Copic pen, then matted and layered onto a piece of the patterned paper.

It's such a pretty and easy card to make and I can still get messy and inky!

We're off to a family BBQ today so here's hoping that "The Sun has got his Hat On!"

I do hope you've been popping over to Sam's Creative Studio's blog.  The DT members have been coming up with some gorgeous purple tree creations this week.  Give a few people the same stamp and it's fascinating to see all the different ways it's used, that's the great thing about stamping!

Today's travel photo!  I thought I'd take you back to Brazil!
One of the children in the village we visited thought we'd like to see her "pet".  Yes, it's real!!  No, I don't think I want one...I'll stick to cats and dogs if it's all the same!!

On that happy note, I'll say goodbye and thank you for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments.  Until next time, have a happy and crafty day.


Christine B. said...

A lovely card.
Like your travel picture. Like you I definately wouldn't want one of those.
Hope you managed to get some sun at your barbecue.
We went with our son and granddaughter Maddison to the beach at Clevelys and had a picnic.
Hugs x ChrisB

Neet said...

I do so enjoy your travel photos - what a pretty girl and so pleasingly posed for you.
Yes, I have runs on things, when I get chance - been so busy lately. Love the Spellbinders die of the lattice - I put it back the other week - now seeing this I want it again. Drat!
Pam, can you send me your details for Flat Susan to visit you at some time please.
Hugs, Neet