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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!

Friday 14 June 2013

Trying to be Organised!

Good Morning Bloggers! 

I'm trying very hard to get into an organised mode (not easy for me!) and finish prepping the final workshop of the year.  I know it isn't until November but what with music festivals in the summer and prepping for a cruise I'm teaching on, the year will fly past.

So, I'm sorry if I upset anyone, but I'm going to mention the dreaded "C" word again!  Yes, I'm "doing" Christmas!!

Well, here's the card I've come up with.  It's a nice quick one as in the workshop we do 2 long and 2 short projects (we run out of time it we don't!)

To make the card, I've cut an aperture in a 6x6 card using the Small Classic Square Spellbinder Die.  Using the same die and a larger one, I've cut a frame.  The frame has been coloured using Distress Inks and stamped with Black Archival Ink.
I glued a piece of acetate to the card and glued the frame over the top.
Using the square of card cut from the centre, I've cut another shape using a Spellbinder die and coloured it using Distress Inks.  I've used Dusty Concord, Broken China and Faded Jeans and I've blended them together. 
I stamped the pear from Sam Poole's "Partridge in a Pear Tree" stamp set (the stamp on the frame is from the same set) with Black Archival ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.  A little tip....use an anti-static bag before stamping the pear as the Distress Inks take a long time to dry and will hold on to the embossing powder.

I cut another matching shape out and glued the stamped one to the front of the acetate and the plain white one directly behind it to hide all the gluey mess.  Then it's just a message stamped on the front and you're good to go!

Hope you like it!

Now for todays travel photo....where shall we go today!

These are the "Standing Stones of Stennes" in the Orkney Islands.  They're a Neolithic monument and quite beautiful against the windswept background.

Well, that's all for today.  Have a very happy crafty week until we meet again in Blogland!  Many thanks for visiting.


Christine B. said...

Lovely Christmas card. I really like how you have done the frame and stamped it.
Your standing stones in Orkney look very interesting. Thanks for sharing your photo. Hope you have managed to get organised.
Have a great weekend. Hugs x ChrisB

Angie said...

I love the card ...sorry i didn't get back on Wednesday ...blame te game and G kids lol xx