Sadly it is our last Saturday with our astonishing outstanding October Leading Lady, Keren Baker. We've felt so utterly delighted and blessed to spend the last five weeks with the all-round lovely Keren. We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, Keren, for the brilliance, scope, depth, sheer creativity and mastery of each of your performances. It has been an true honor to have you as our leading lady.
If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her delightful and innovative second performance showcasing cut files CLICK HERE or her third triumphant performance where she goes 3D CLICK HERE or her party of a fourth performance CLICK HERE.
Lucky for us all we have her final command performance today.
I feel like singing, 'and now, the time is here, I'll face the final curtain' ;-)
My final week is over as Leading Lady. Who was to know it would be so much fun and how much it would stretch my creativity. I said to Shay that I'd not really done flower cards very much...but now I LOVE them! This next flower project is one of my favourite cards ever!
I'm loosely basing my projects around 'gift giving' this week; hope you can see where I'm going with it!
I wanted it to look like a bunch of flowers, with the vase as the card base. I've mixed and matched flowers from both 'In Bloom: Elsa's Flora' and 'In Bloom: Anna's Flora'. These sets work interchangeably so well because the sizings are the same- which means you get more use out of them. I've simply added the sentiment from Winter Woodland
To make it 'beyond the card', I've added a little acetate frame that I adhered to the front of the card (but knew I'd cover with the blooms). Granted, it does show at the back, but you could add more flowers on the back of the card, which would be a lovely touch.
Next up pillow boxes for any gifting occasion
So for the Christmas one I've mixed up Winter Woodland with Elsa's Flora, and for the Grateful pillow box, I've used the Take A Bow Cutaways, the Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs stamp set & the flowers from In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya.
I've gone a little different for my next gift! A pair of earrings!
I've made these pretty quickly (and very easily) using the new In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways and black shrink plastic!
I simply die cut the shrink plastic and then shrank them. They were a little wriggly whilst shrinking and probably need a coat of varnish just to give a little strength. For the background I used the Mini Scenery: Multifaceted stamp.
My last (& super quick) project is more of a message from me rather than an actual tag. It was to say 'thank you' for having me (Shay & Julie) and for you all being so supportive of my projects. It's been a joy to be here, and hugs to all of you.
In case you're wondering, I've die cut the In a Word: Hugs Cutaway into a piece of cardstock die-cut with the new Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway. I die cut it onto some plain card too. Add some distress inks onto the top of the word. Fold the Leaf Effectpibece in half and adhere to a folded piece of vellum. Insert the 'hugs' piece and add sequins to finish!
If you still wanted a chance to win the $30 gift voucher which Shay & Julie have kindly donated, do visit my blog & follow the instructions there. You've got until Nov 2nd to do that.
Thanks so much,