Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Didn't we have a lovely time........

the day we went to Kathy’s!

Lythan, Anita and I meet up fairly often to ‘play’ with each others craft stuff but it must be 18 months since I’ve meet up with Kathy so it was really lovely to receive an invitation from her to ‘come and play’.

So yesterday the three of us set off up the A10 heading for Letchworth. We would have gone on the M25 but fortunately Lythan had heard on the radio that there had been an earlier accident that had closed part of the road and the traffic at the junction that we would have joined was at a standstill. I managed to get us there in one piece and for the rest of the morning we talked, stroked paper, Ooooo’d and Awwwww’d over drawer falls of ribbons and blooms and then we ate lunch and went back to Oooooo and Awwww some more.
Poor David (Kathy’s OH) must have felt a bit out numbered and it must have seemed to him that we had taken over every room in the house.

It was a fabby day, so thanks so much Kathy.

Now back to actually making cards!

I’ve not been totally lazy over the last few days and did actually manage to get some more made, so I guess that makes me a busy little bee too.

Here's a few for you to have a nosy at.

The first is uses those gorgeous Crate Samantha Collection papers, a chipboard letter and swirl that have been inked and had rub-on’s applied before being UTEE’d, a collection of blooms (mostly Dunelm I think), some Anna Griffin satin ribbon and a Dovecraft Charm Brad.

The next one (which I’m not so keen on) uses Doodlebug, Orange Dots paper on top of which I’ve used a Heidi Swapp Mask Mini and chalked over the top in Orange.
The various ribbons were from The Little Silver Hat and I’ve also used some more of my stash of blooms and a large brad.
The greeting was a freebie from a magazine.

The final card was made using my favourite Tapestry stamps with a layer of Crate, Avenue Collection paper and some ribbon. I stamped and embossed three butterfly images in black, 2 large and one small and then painted them with Twinkling H2o’s and added a little Stickles. These were layered onto the card and I added the body which was make by threading various sized pearls onto some gold wire. The greeting was stamped onto an oval of card and attached to the card with foam pads.


Princess Matilda said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the butterflies. I love this card!

Hazel said...

Yay!!! Sue - I've found your blog! I've already commented on Lythan and Kathy's blogs about the beautiful photo of you all. And, as ever, your work is fab.

Andrea said...

Stunning cards, those flowers are wonderful

Kathy said...

It was LOVELY to see you all - I had a fabby day!

I promise to make at least one card from the gorgeous watercolour stamping pictures you left for me!

Kathy said...

Me again! Just to let you know that I've tagged you! check back to my blog for all the information :-)

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are great,

mum on the run said...

Great cards, the butterfly is beautiful!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time :O)
and lookie at all of your GORGEOUS cards! love them all Sue!

Nickynoo said...

Hello Sue, I've just stumbled across your blog, lovely to have found you again! Your cards are as gorgeous as ever, I shall keep checking back for more ;0).