Sunday, 13 April 2008

A Crop, Ismaki & DCM.... Phew!

After what seemed an abnormally long week, it being the first back after a luurverly long Easter break, I treated myself on Thursday and had a wonderful evening at my very first crop organised by Liberty of Bellaboo. What a brilliant night we had - I've been to 'a' scrapbooking workshop in the past but never a crop, so I took everything including the kitchen sink along with me - Next time I will be better organised!!! LOL!! :o) Liberty has some absolutely gorgeous kits, as well as a plethora of scrapbooking supplies, and Oh boy, I wish I had money because I was so tempted to spend waaaay too much that night. However, TA's don't earn phenomenal sums so restrained I had to be. I did buy a lovely Schooldays kit though because (I do hope she's not reading this) my Teacher is getting married in August and I decided to put together a little album for her as a pre-wedding gift and this kit seemed the perfect choice. Liberty did have another kit - the new Wedding kit - OMG, it would make you cry! It is absolutely to die for - and there are other optional extras that you would just HAVE to have to go with it. Oh, and I promised I would give Liberty's wonderful hubby John a mention too - what a generous bloke, with both his time and coffee making skills!! He helped Lib to set it all up, organised the raffle, managed the 'shop' and had a more than impressive knowledge of the products!! On top of all that he kept the tea and coffee flowing! Big Thumbs Up John!!! :o) The next organised crop is taking place at 12pm on Saturday 3rd May - this being National Scrapbooking Day - and is held at Fairfield Village Hall in Bromsgrove. You don't know what you're missing if you don't come along!


Now, I have a great need to build up my stash of ready-made cards so I used a couple of blog challenges to spur me along this week. First up is my offering for the Ismaki challenge - Week 14. I haven't done a sketch challenge for far too long, and I keep feeling guilty because I promised to join in with this AGES ago and haven't had time to do so yet, but true to my word (eventually! tut!) I have made a card using this week's sketch.


Next up is another first for me - I've wanted to join in the Daring Cardmakers challenges for a long time too, but life got in the way and I missed the deadline, but hopefully I've made it in time for this week's Butterfly Flutterby challenge. This card was heavily influenced by some of the gorgeous cards I saw on my blog travels from last week's theme, and I don't mind admitting that I was so taken with Lana's stunning offering that I allowed her style to influence me when I was making this. The butterfly was stamped onto ivory card and painted with H20's then embellished using fusible film:


If you made it this far, I would like to say a big Thank You for popping in, and if you're at a loose end and fancy playing along with a few odd scraps of paper and ribbon, why not have a go at this week's Tag, You're It! challenge - Polka Dots are this weeks theme! ;o)

27 comments:

  1. Wow so wonderful cards. Absolutely gorgeous. Love them.

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  2. Beautiful cards, love the colours on the Ismaki one and the butterfly and sentiment on the the other.

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  3. Wow Anne what a beautiful card, the fantasy film is new to me and i had fun creating the card.

    Andrea x

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  4. Wow you have made some very beautiful cards!! Off to have a looky at the rest of your blog :o)

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  5. GORGEOUS birdy card! I adore it!! And how beautiful is the butterfly one? I can see the Lana influence and I love all the white space.

    ps tell Lana about the wedding kit which does indeed look stunning, as she is looking for wedding stuff.

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  6. This is simply gorgeous...beautifully done.

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  7. Really great cards!!! Love the image you choosen for Ismaki! It is original.

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  8. Hello Ann, Tks so much for your com on my blog for Isamki 14...Yours is really great with nice colors.

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  9. your card are very nice so great

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  10. Fabulous cards, I love the papers and the cute bird on the Ismaki one

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  11. Very beautiful card with lovely colors ! So pretty !

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  12. très jolie carte !
    kiki :)

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  13. Beautiful and elegant as always Anne!

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  14. Very beautiful card. Love the colours. Great work.

    Hugs
    Moni

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  15. Whouaaaa j'adore, c'est magnifique

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  16. these cards are great, know what you mean about building up you stash, just when I get it built up, family comes and plunders it. Love that bird.

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  17. Both gorgeous cards, love the 1st one!!
    Clairexx

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  18. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog :)

    Have just spent a very happy time looking at yours, just wanted to let you know that I love your style, all of your work is gorgeous - well done you!

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  19. Arrggh, thought I'd commented on these!

    I love both of them but the second one is SO stylish, just fabulous work Anne :)

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