Saturday, 6 December 2008
Happy Saturday everyone - I hope all your holiday plans are going well! This is a picture of me at a Christmas craft fair in my village today, actually this was the only time I sat down all day! I should have taken a photo at the beginning not half way through when I'd sold quite a lot and my table had got a bit messy but I was busy chatting to friends and customers and totally forgot!
For the fair I made lots of cards, reindeer food, journals, tree ornaments and a few other bits and bobs.... it was definitely worth all the effort of making everything. It was really interesting seeing which style cards and which projects people wanted to buy too.
I shared a table with a lovely lady who makes the most fabulous home-made soaps (even an amazing chocolate one...yummm!) and the village hall looked so festive - christmas songs, a roaring log fire, warm mince pies - a really lovely atmosphere and I had a great time!
Time for some cards! The Anything Goes challenge on In Love With Stamping was to create a card with no layers, but embellishments allowed. These have to be the quickest cards I've ever made and although I'm a kinda layer girl I had fun with the simplicity of these.
I made this one first and I think it's my favourite of the two but after i'd made it I wanted to see what it looked like reversing the colours. I also overcame my aversion to letting the ribbon show on the inside of the card (only cos I had to but it wasn't that painful LOL!!)
I used the tree from Stampin Up's A Holly Jolly Christmas and a sentiment from SU's Wonderful Words. On the black card I embossed the images with white ep, rounded the bottom corners, and added lots of blingy rhinestones.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps - A Holly Jolly Christmas/Wonderful Words (SU)
Ink - Basic Black (SU)/Versmark
Card - Whisper White/Basic Black (SU)
Other - white e.p/ black and white ribbons/ rhinestones/ corner rounder punch