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The First Cards of C********

Published October 11, 2011 by isisimaginings

I can’t type the word, never mind say it. But you know what I’m talking about, right? The thing that happens towards the end of December, the thing that sends usually sane people into a frenzy of shopping, rushing around & generally panicking, as if the end of the world was nigh? Yep, that’s it. And other than showing you two cards today, I’m not going to mention it, until mid-November at the earliest.

A few months ago, I was delighted to learn that a cardmaking workshop was being held once a month, not that far away from me. They are run by Lisa Baker, who designs cards for Craftwork Cards & Making Cards magazine. She also does tutorials for JandC Creations.

I’ve been to two of her workshops now & very enjoyable they are too. It’s nice to spend a few hours with fellow crafty people, sharing hints & tips, mock moaning about the amount of stash we have & how we REALLY shouldn’t buy any more, but somehow we always do. And Lisa has things to buy at her workshops, so the temptation is huge.

The first card I made I can’t show you yet, as I’ve decided to give it to my sister for her birthday at the end of the month.

Here’s the first of ‘those’ cards. There were no techniques to learn in this workshop, except perhaps learning more about the composition of the card, layering the various elements to create a whole. I think Lisa said the characters are called Nitwits, but I forgot to check that with her. I really like the different papers, they work perfectly together. Lisa calls me “The Rebel”, as I like to do something different, even if it’s just a tiny something, like here, the sentiment is off centre. I haven’t decided who the recipient of this card will be yet, but someone will definitely receive it at C********.


This is the second card, isn’t she a cutiepie?? Lisa offered me the pink version of this, but I chose the blue, because as soon as I saw it I decided it would be for Goddaughter no. 2 & she’s not crazy about pink. You can’t really see it, but the righthand edge of this card is embossed with holly berries & leaves. I’m going to brighten them with some Stickles & glitter.

That’s it for now, thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Love & light.