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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Pop Up Cards - Saturday 25th April 2015

Hello again Friends,

I am scheduling this post Friday night as Saturday we will be in Bristol for the classic Italian Car Show, to be honest cars do absolutely nothing for me and Tom isn't that interested, but his Dad his dad is Italian and loves his cars and so does Tom's brother, so they always put their classic cars in the show and we go down to support and usually have some lunch. So many people go and it's very noisy, but it's pretty good as long as the weather is good - and the forecast isn't that great!

Anyway as promised here are some photos from Thursday's craft group: we used a Stampendous pop up card die and co-ordinating stamp set. I usually encourage the ladies to use my design as a base, but do what they like using the techniques. This time though because of what we were using and it being something quite new, they all seemed to follow my card...


Below os my original card: the die set is very resourceful because it includes the pop up mechanism, all the different edger dies I've used on the card, plus oval and rectangle label dies in various sizes. The stamp set includes these hydrangeas, leaves, daisies, roses and a butterfly. Got to say I wasn't too take with the rose stamp, but that was just 'me', I have used both that and the lovely daisies in some other cards, which I will share later in the week. Of course the die set can be used with any other suitable stamps, I also made a few using House Mouse.


Sorry the photos are so bright...I don't know if any of you use Apple Mac, but they have got rid of iPhoto, which I really liked and replaced it with 'Photo', which in my opinion is awful. These were the first photos I imported using it and I couldn't get the colour right at all.

These are the cards made by the ladies in my little group:







Before I go today..... you are probably fed up with photos of our 'girls this week, but I had to share these that I took one afternoon this week. For their supper they each have one of these plastic balls into which I have put some corn. The push them around the grass to release the corn and they seem to love it! Our Speckledy, Lacey used to manage to lift it in her beak and toss it in the air, none of the others have ever mastered that move!










...and finally our Camellias have been looking beautiful this Spring


Have a great Saturday!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


15 comments:

  1. Hi Carole,
    what fab takes on your fab card that your class made.
    I love that fab design, and the wonderful colours.
    Well done ladies they are super.
    Lovely photos of the girls.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  2. Love the pop card Carole, those flowers are so beautiful!! have a great weekend! hugs :)

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  3. Beautiful card, love it.
    Just wish the weather was warm enough to have flowers like that blooming in our garden.
    Patricia x

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  4. Your post really did make me smile, I bought that very stamp set a few weeks ago when we did a blog hop with Stampendous. I did not realise there was a die set too - your card and the ladies' cards look fabulous, what a great die!

    I definitely would never tire of seeing 'the girls' and I think I could look at beautiful camellias like that one all day! Sadly our soil is not suitable for camellias and we have not had much success in pots but I love our magnolias. Hope you are having better weather than us this weekend, it is raining and cool here. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Hi Carole the cards for your class are gorgeous. I love looking at your cheeky chickens. Your camellias are beautiful ours have nearly finished. I hope you enjoyed your day out and that the weather was kind. Hugs Jackie

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  6. A great design using the pop up die & stamp set & your half of our group created some lovely cards with the hydrangea with beautiful colours in the colouring of their petals etc.
    I've linked to your blog for this post & workshop via my post for this class too.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Amy x

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  7. A great design using the pop up die & stamp set & your half of our group created some lovely cards with the hydrangea with beautiful colours in the colouring of their petals etc.
    I've linked to your blog for this post & workshop via my post for this class too.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Amy x

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  8. Carole great makes from the craft class. I for one love seeing your photos of the girls, oh they are enjoying their toys. Hazel x

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  9. Love what your ladies have made Carole just catching up on all your fabulous makes having been away on holiday

    Anne

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  10. Morning Carole,
    A lovely post great cards and the photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing.
    Lydia
    X

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  11. Hey Carole, thanks for all the lovely comments you've left me this weekend. I love these pop-up cards - I use Be Funky for retouching, its a great free online tool. I've been using it for about 18mths and I swear by it. Cx

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    1. Thanks Claire, I'll check it out X

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  12. The cards are all beautiful!! Love the picture of the chooks and their corn toys! lol Keep up with the pictures, I love them!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, I adore this colour and your design is gorgeous. Great photos too - the girls look like they're having fun!
    Rebecca.
    x

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  14. love to see your hens (babies) cheers bibiana

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