Monday, 22 September 2014
In The Pink!...
Its now 05:42am Monday morning, when I got back home from Ally Pally I had 2 options, write today's post before going to bed or get up early this morning and write it. As you can tell from the time I am typing this bed won! I had a fabulous weekend however could not keep my eyes open last night so alarm set for 5am and here we are (its also helped that Mr ND had to be up for work at 5am! lol)
Thank you so much to all the wonderful people I met during the weekend I was amazed at the reception I received from my first live demonstrations and all the demoing I did on the Creative Expressions stand. I just hope I managed to answer all the questions people asked correctly! The atmosphere was amazing and meeting such talented people, crafters and demonstrators, was a real pleasure. I have to put a shout out to the brilliantly helpful, friendly and supportive team. I learned so much form Phill Martins, Julia Watts and Tracey Laugton who were demonstrating as well. It became quite a joke over the weekend as at various times I was John Next Door to Julia, then Tracey, then Phill. The Creative Expressions team on the stand worked their proverbial's off and I have no idea how Christine the office Manger coped with it all!
Finally I have to send massive Thanx to Sue Wilson giving me the opportunity to do this event and for the fantastic encouragement and support. It t all goes without saying none of the opportunities and simple fun I have had would of been possible without the wonderful blog friends I have made on here!
So Today's card is an unusual colour choice for me however it felt appropriate as I am feeling, in the Pink!
For the main sentiment I used the same technique, this time using the Auvergne die from the French Collection, using the smallest die as the top in pink stamped with the sentiment. The whole colour scheme for this card was based on the beautiful grosgrain striped ribbon in chocolate and pink so, of course, I had to add a double bow of finished with a couple of the three bead pearl hatpins and a pearl dazzler (you know me there has to be a pearl somewhere!)
The backing of the card was simply made by layering the chocolate and brown card to ale a 20 x 20cm card blank with the final pink layer dusted, again using a piece of the double sided adhesive sheet, with the iced snow.
I love this card and it was given away yesterday ( having been made especially for) Mr ND's niece for her sweet 16th!
Sue Wilson Tethered Hearts Striplet
Sue Wilson Auvergne Die set
CE Sentiment Stamp
Pink & Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon
More tomorrow with Sue and Mary's challenge they set me at Ally Pally and some of the samples I made on the stand (if I can find them in my crates!)