Saturday, 2 May 2009

Good Evening! Its been such a lovely day today - and I haven't made the most of the sunshine 'cos I've been sale shopping on line. Today is National Scrappbooking Day in the US, and its a great excuse for lost of digi-shops and designers to have wonderful sales and give away nice things too.

If you are new to the digi-world, or want to sample it for yourself - today is the day to go looking - though most sales and celebrations are actually on all weekend. Digiscrap Addicts is a brilliant place to start your journey - join the 'blog train' and collect almost a dozen freebies and discover lots of different designers en route.

I spent lots in the Sweet Shoppe sale as usual - but there again I've been naughty all week: new printer, camera and a bind-it-all machine. Honestly, it was all in the sale and I did need it all (though maybe not the Bind-it-All... I just really wanted that). I think I have already had this year's birthday and Christmas presents :)

Did you see my article for Girl Talk? Well, I'm showing 2 of the cards from there now - the other, my favourite, I plan to rephoto as the original pic is just so grainy (hence new camera, as my current one is just so unpredicatble).

I love the sunflower card at the top: Quite simplyt print the same flower out twice, chalkt the edges and then layer on top of each other, gently easing the petal ends upwards. I measured my card blank first before printing the larger flower, so that it would fill the card and I think the border finishes it perfectly.

Here's the second - which is a printed out, snipped out, inked and layered card, but it would be really simple (and a lot less intensive!) to make it a purely digi-card, just remember to measure your card base first:

I added a gem for sparkle to the centre of the stylised flower - which you can equally do with a digi-card making it a little more special than simply a flat image.

On Tuesday, I will be posting a new package of cards and thingummys to Michelle at Poppicrafts - but I have had some trouble with a card I wanted to make. I know it will work eventually, but after two attempts I am going to leave it for another day. Thankfully I had a couple of alternate design ideas in reserve - but I am still determined to make my original plan work some how. I'm being a bit cryptic I know, but when it works, it'll look great - hopefully!

Finally, I'm doing another blog article for Girl Talk on Tuesday (still no thumbs up on the freebie I want to share, but I think Dani's planning a big release of lots of yummy new things soon), so hopefully I'll see you there (sort of!).

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend...


PS Anyone else re-reading the Twilight books?

All papers are from Dani Mogstad's 'Pop Goes the World' kit
Doodle borders adapted from Lauren Grier's 'Border Line'
Craft wire, Dovecraft chalks, ink, gem all from local craft store

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