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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Workshop Card - Thursday 10th July 2014

Hello Friends,

Hope you are all well and once more thank you so much for all your comments on my post for Sam Poole's DT this week. It took ages to make, mostly late at night when the footie was on TV downstairs, but it was something I could really get involved in, which I don't often get the chance to do at the moment..honestly my favourite things to make all do something - pop, slide, surprise. I have an idea for an artwork and scrapbook page, I just need time to devote to it, but I've got to say I was pretty pleased with it!

This week has been very hectic and busy. I have been working 'odd' times because the library was taking industrial action today, so I couldn't use my office. I was however glad of today off because I was behind in preparing tonight's workshop project for my group. I had to change it at the last minute (for reasons I won't bore you with!), so it was rather rushed to prepare all the packs today. It's not normally the kind of card I would make, except for commissions and there are quite a few parts to it, but I think they will be okay with it...

I used purple and lilac card and started with adding PVA dots around the edge.

The first lilac layer was made using a 'That special touch' polka dot mask, 'inked' through with Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Shimmer Paint. For the second lilac layer I used a Damask Mask by Sam Poole, to which I added clear embossing ink before laying on my card and running through my GC. I then heat embossed with holographic powder to give a bit of a twinkle.

The stamps I used are by Creative Expressions and the sentiment LOTV. I stamped with clear ink and heat dried with Detail White powder.

The flowers are by Heartfelt Creations; I cut them out and used a white pen to highlight.
I die cut the butterfly using lilac card - then I put a little purple mica powder on my mat and gave a quick squirt of Cosmic Shimmer ink Spray in purple into it, mixed it up and swooshed the butterfly around in it.

I then decided to give them a taste of my pop ups inside for a bit of a surprise...

I die cut various plain butterflies and also Spellbinders Blossom One.

To make this kind of butterfly trail insert, you normally need to cut a spiral, but I wondered if the spiral created by this die would work...and it did...perfect!

I just made this in white, to show them how to do it, but it could be coloured and I have a card in my head using this technique that I now have to make...and I'll take a better photo when I do!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate your visits! As I finish this I notice I have two new, thank you for the follow! I will welcome you properly tomorrow! 

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Carole this is so elegant and I love the accent dots around the edge, not to speak of the lovely surprise on the inside. I am sure the group is going to enjoy it.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Hi Carole,
    what a very superb card. I love the colours, and your butterflies inside are a wonderful idea.
    I was saying to Amy on her blog I wish I lived nearer so I could attend your classes.
    I just wish I could afford to buy all the new fab crafting goodies that keep coming out, and then I would have to learn how to use them.
    Still haven't used my melt pot properly.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. I love, love the outside of your beautiful card Carole and what a joy to find the butterflies inside! Stunning card which I am sure your ladies will really love making! Very clever and very beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Wow! Stunningly gorgeous, wonderful colours and beautiful design, love the inside and cute butterflies....everything matches beautifully....♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  5. Carole your card is beautiful, love the colours and oh what a surprise in the inside. Hazel x

  6. Hi Carole

    Very beautiful indeed.

    Love the surprise inside and the lovely little PVA glue dots around the outside. Such a simple touch that makes all the difference! Love it!!

    Hope your weekend is a little calmer than your week has been.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Morning Carole,
    Lovely card and a surprise inside, very clever.

  8. Surprise!! I love surprises that's what you get inside your beautiful card.
    Love the the colours, and fantastic design.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

  9. Ok with it? wowie! they will be over the top thrilled! What a wonderful card : ) The surprise inside is delightful! : ) so delicate and fun.


  10. Beautiful card, love the inside too. ~Diane

  11. Hi Carole, sorry I didn't actually visit you on Thurs!! It was a nightmare day yesterday. Glad that your card arrived safely :) Love this beauty, the butterflies are awesome. Cx

  12. Gorgeous card Carole, love the colour & techniques you have used. Loving the suprise inside! Fab idea. A very relaxed evening last night at our workshop, great to get back into it after a few weeks & looking forward to the next one.
    Have a great weekend, see you soon
    Amy x

  13. I'll bet it's even more amazing in person. Lovely layers with unique techniques and a delightful surprise inside. Well done ;)

  14. Wow, I love those surprise butterflies - they look incredible! The purple layers look gorgeous too.