I had a great time at the Make It show in Farnborough last weekend, there were so many talented demonstrators there showing off all the latest techniques and products, really inspiring. I had to be very strict with myself so I didn't go home with too many new things. Apart from the cost it would be hard to find homes for much more in my already crowded craft room! My head was buzzing with all the things I saw and wanted to try out, the only thing missing was my big sis Jenni who came with me the first year it was on but she couldn't make it this year. Hopefully next time we will be able to go together again.
The new challenge at THE CARDMADFAIRY'S DIGI DAYS is entitled 'Mum's the Word'.
You don't have to use one of Jenni's images but if you do you can enter more than once.
My card this time is an unashamed copy of a layout I watched a demonstrator do at the show although on hers the main focus of the card was the two hydrangia style flowers and I have added the Cardmadfairy butterfly, which is one of my favourite images, as a focus. The background has been distressed and then stamped round the edge with a free image that came with a magazine, the backing paper is a Tim Holtz. The flowers are made by die cutting lots of flowers from an old Basic Grey paper, sticking them onto a punched circle and glittering the centres. The glitter which is not something I usually go for is something else I picked up at the Make It show. As you can see I have gone a bit mad and the whole butterfly is coloured with glitter using a special glue with a very fine nozzle! Great fun to do but I think I need a bit more practise!
Entering the following:http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/ Open
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/ Use a digi
http://perfectsentimentschallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything goes /die cut
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ Always anything goes
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/p/rules.html Things with wings
http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com// Mothers Day
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/ Celebrate your Mum
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ Pink and Green
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ Things with wings
http://sjpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2012/02/monthly-challenge-2-february.html Flowers & pink/red