... where to start! It's been such a busy few days I've not found time to update properly since last Wednesday so guess Thursday would be a good place to start - lol!!
It was a really enjoyable day as I spent most of it with Greta, whom I met via the imag-e-nation forum. It involved me making a round trip of just over 100 miles but it was worth it! Last September the journey to Greta's took me just an hour, leaving home at 6am. This time it took me an hour and 20 minutes having got caught behind the obligatory tractor for a few miles - lol!
We spent an hour or so just playing. I Cuttlebugged some card using Greta's new Cuttlebug folders. I did find a few problems, particularly with the Lace Christmas tree and it resulted in a bit of wasted card. If you don't want creased or ruffled card/paper, or the white core of your card to show after embossing, then be careful what media you use. The card that I found worked best was the kids metallic card from Tesco - 99p for a pack of 12 A5 sheets!! Better quality card tended to be ruined. Greta punched a few shapes from my Woodware Flower & Leaf punches and had a play with my nestabilities (another convert made - lol!).
After lunch we thought we should actually make a card - or at least go through the motions - lol!. Nothing planned other than we thought we'd have a go at a pleat card that some of the forum members had seen demo'd at one of the recent Northern meets and - grateful thanks to Marjie for supplying the instructions using the M&F board. We had no idea how we were going to decorate them so they were made up as we went along and, I have to say, I was very happy with the end result. We learnt several things that would be worth bearing in mind in the future, while making this card and I'll post about that in the near future.
Anyway, here are pictures of our finished cards. Visit Greta's blog - Greta's Spot - to see some cards she's made using the punched shapes and nestabilities that she gathered that day - :0))Thanks for dropping by .....
Pssst: Greta reckons she'll be getting a Christmas card now I've got all these pieces of embossed card - ho, ho, ho!! Don't think she's actually cottoned on to the fact that I'm really a collector so not sure which Christmas she's expecting a card for ......... LOLOL!