Ta Da! The final "masculine" card for next week's class. I really wanted to use my new memory box die and some of the washi tape that arrived this week and I managed to do both on this card (insert happy dance.) It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with this one. The sentiment is computer generated. I was going to use "Happy Father's Day again", but I figured that could go on the inside, or this card could be used for a different occasion. I probably won't be giving this card to any of the men in my life..... they all seem to be averse to wearing a tie. Even at weddings, my hubby's tie usually winds up in my purse at the first opportunity to remove it! I remember when my boys were little, they used to get quite excited about wearing a tie (or even a bow tie) for a special occasion, but I doubt they even own a tie now...sigh! Now to clean up my messy table again! I have the day off tomorrow so Danielle will be here holding the fort. Enjoy your weekend:)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Posted by Papercraft Cafe at 5:11 PM
Next week we are doing cards for guys....always a challenge right??? Please don't go by the lousy photo...this card actually looks pretty cool in real life. If you have a waterbrush and markers bring them along along with your Scor-Pal, (buddy or whatever you have.) Hopefully I can get the other two done by tomorrow.....
Posted by Papercraft Cafe at 1:52 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The challenge on Splitcoast stampers today was to make a card with a bird or birds on it, so I decided to use that as a theme for next weeks class. The "Little Lady" card in my previous post fits the theme in a way, because when I was growing up in England, we called ladybugs "ladybirds." So there you go...3 cards done almost a week ahead of class! Don't faint...I do get it right once in a while..lol! I used the Free Sizzix birdhouse die that we all received from Brigit's weekend workshop...isn't it cute? On the second card I used Tim's new spring distress collection of inks. Love the peacock feathers...it's a beautiful vibrant teal....my new favourite! If you have a foam pad and a piercing tool (or a high-tech pokey tool as Brigit calls her thumbtack) please bring it to class to save waiting time.
Posted by Papercraft Cafe at 4:35 PM
Saturday, May 5, 2012
I treated myself to a copy of the latest issue of "Paper Creations " magazine the other day. Mostly because the card on the cover really caught my eye. I've never used these colours together before so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I didn't have all the same items (ribbon etc)as the card I was copying, but I improvised and I'm really pleased with the result. Many of you know that I rarely, if ever, copy a card made by someone else. Sometimes I start out copying but it ends up looking very different from the original, because I get a different idea as I'm working on it. This one is an exception. If I had all the same materials it would have been an exact replica! I used the black Viva pearl pen for the spots on the ladybug and they look so shiny and cool! If I did it again I would use the dotted swiss paper for the white background...I didn't notice that it was used on the original card until I was finished. Just thought I'd share it with you. Happy National Scrapbooking Day...albums and refill pages are on sale (20% off) and you can stock up on Bazzill 12 x 12 solid colour cardstock this week for just .60 cents a sheet (regular .99 cents each.)
Hope to see you soon:)
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Posted by Papercraft Cafe at 5:46 PM
Thanks to everyone who entered our contest to raise funds for a digital mammography machine at Leamington Hospital. Carolyn's card (pictured above) received the highest number of votes and so she has her choice of any in stock 6 x 6 paper pad. All the cards received votes and thank you to everyone who donated a dollar to vote for your favourite. Those who won the card they voted for are: Lois Charrette; Laurie Fiedler: Cathie Penner; Linda Mulder; Rachel Meloche; Mary Eldridge; Wally Carter; Megan Liedtke; Ruth Wass; Pat Gorgerat; Joan Skinner; Susan Renaud and Winnie Stanley. thanks to my fabulous customers I will be able to write a cheque for $100 to this worthy cause.
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