Friday, 6 April 2012

Thank You

Well here we are again, a little later than I anticipated but hey, it's better late than never in my book. I'll be Demonstrating for Creative Expressions at Squires Garden Centre Shepperton this Saturday.  If you live in that area and fancy a trip out come and say hi.

Thank you to everyone for your support for my debut on C&C.  There was a dodgy moment or two at the beginning where I had total brain failure, but I got past it and got going.  A big thanks to Dave and Barbara, thank the lord they were there, Dave being his very professional self and doing a lot of the work for me and Barbara for being behind the cameras gesticulating at me and giving moral support.

Today is Friday so it Polka Doodles challenge time. This week the challenge is to make a card for a big number. I used the tree and birdhouse image, backing papers, ticket, numbers and a flower from the Candy Doodles Collectors edition CD, and the girl and the toadstool are from Sugarplum Daisy CD. The fence, birdhouse, little bird, and swirl are Marianne Design Dies cut from a very pretty Marianne Designs backing paper. Some inking with distress inks and faux stitching finishes off the card just nicely.
Below are my creative expressions domo samples, I'm a bit behind with them so there's rather a lot of them I'm afraid.  They use a combination of studio 490 Art Part and stamps, Spellbinder dies, embossing folders, metal, Cosmic Shimmer misters, drawing inks and pearl PVA.  There's even a bit of spackle used to.  Of course distress stains, inkpads and Adirondack inkpads used too,


Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, such stunning projects, they are all gorgeous.
I finally managed to watch your C&C debut last night & you were great. I hope they invite you back soon.

Linby said...

wow - so much inspiration here thank you. I saw your show and did feel for you at the beginning, but you went on to do brilliantly.

Louise said...

Oh what beautiful cards, they are just stunning and extraordinary! Looking forward to seeing you on C&C very soon ;)

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards Dee, and yes you did struggle a little at the beginning but once you started to show the product you were fabulous! Great products too hugs Karen x

Julia Watts said...

These samples are all just gorgeous! You are so clever. Love, Julia xxx

Sally H said...

Wow, Dee! Your samples are stunningly beautiful! The folder in particular blows me away. I didn't see the beginning of the show on C & C, but started watching from about 15 minutes in, and thought you were totally brilliant. I was very impressed

MaggieC said...

Hi Dee, beautiful cards and so varied in style too. It did not take you long to look like a seasoned pro on your debut. Well done. Now I have to say thank you for your inspiration for my first attempt at a Canal Barge set card. Your card showed me the way to go. If you want to look, you can see it on my blog for yesterday. I have loads more ideas now as a result. thank you again, and I hope you have had a good Easter. xx Maggie

Lou said...

WOWsers Dee .... what a great selection of projects but have to say the flower one with the lickle spider on is my fav .... such an original piece.

Hope you had a great Easter,


Claire Toplis said...

I am so glad my friend jane introduced me to crafting I am only just starting out. i hope I can do some good designs.