Card making course with Tracy Payne

On Saturday afternoon I couldn’t shake the thought that there was something going on this weekend that I’d forgotten about. Suddenly it hit me: there is a big scrapping fair in the city, hosted by North Star Stamps, where Tracy Payne of Noor Design UK is visiting and doing courses. I’d forgotten all about it!! Oh no! I was gutted! I went to Tracy’s FB and typed a post along the lines of “Noooo, I forgot about your courses!!”. Then the sweetheart responded she had one spot left for Sunday. It was the class I had wanted the most as well! Did that make my weekend or what!! I am so happy. It is the first card making course I’ve ever attended, and I doubt it will be my last! The card on this post is what she had us making. Isn’t it the best?! I am so pleased I got to meet Tracy, she is such a lovely person!

A lot of the products is of course by Noor Design: the snowflake and mistletoe dies, the red tag, the stencils we used to cut out the window and card shape as well as the bricks, gesso and structure paste for the white elements. The papers we were provided with are by Pion, as is the adorable image. I honestly don’t know where the rest of the goodies are from, but it wouldn’t surprise me if you can get a hold of some of them at Live and Love Crafts!

And of course I made it home with a big grin on my face along with a few new goodies, including the wonderful window stencil and a few Noor Design dies!

One thing is for certain: this card is going up as one of my Christmas decorations!

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Here is a more detailed close up collage of the various elements:

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Spring Christmas

Let’s face it. Spring is on hiatus, so a Christmas card feels just as appropriate as a spring card and we’re nearly in April already! I am loving my stay in London. We spent last night at the Savoy Theatre for the ‘Let It Be’ musical and it was very good indeed! Although I admit I loved my little shopping spree in the M&Ms world afterwards as well, heh.

Anyway, card! This one is made with blank white card, purple card and pion papers. The image is from Inkido and the ribbon is from a local shop, as are the purple pearls I believe. As always, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the branches are made with a Martha Stewart puncher. I cannot recall where the snow crystal is from unfortunately.

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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons – Anything goes with a ribbon
Party Time Tuesdays – Anything goes

Vintage celebration

Good morning. The card I am posting today is a card that a colleague requested made. It has been made with papers from Pion, as well as a vintage image by Pion. The dies used are Spellbinders and Magnolia with a dash of distress ink. All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The tag slots in under the image on the right side.

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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Divas by Design – Make it girlie
Allsorts – Flower power
Creative Inspirations – One for the girls

100th card

Apparently this card here is the 100th I post on this blog, which is a small milestone for me. Little did I know when I first purchased crafting supplies a year ago that I would sit here today writing about my 100th card. It certainly won’t end here. I made sixteen (yes, that’s 1 6) cards at the weekend. It was nice to have the time to do them all.

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