Monday, 23 August 2010

The Glitter Pot

Hello back again.

Last Thursday I took the day off work as it was my friend Sandie's birthday.  She and my other friend, Sue try and do something special on our birthdays.  This year we decided to go and have 'brunch' at the Limes in Lindfield - it is a beautful place where everything is home made!  After a very lazy meal and catch up, we went onto the Glitter Pot, as you do!  We hadn't been to the new place - we got terribly lost but that is part of the adventure, isn't it?  Wow is was worth it though - what an improvement - much more space - in fact you just don't know where to start.  Anyway I bought lots and lots of things - spent far to much, but hey who cares?  It was Sandie's birthday after all!!!

Anyway here are a couple of samples I made with some of the stamps I bought:

This is my new  Hero Arts stamp.  Isn't it beautiful?   I can't really take credit for the card as it's partly copied from one on display there, but I couldn't resist giving it a try.   I'm going to give this to my daughter on her birthday in September.  But I've got lots of ideas, just using different colours.


This is from a Penny Black set called Make a Wish.  Again I've used a sample for inspiration but isn't it cute?  There are so many different stamps in this set which I can't wait to use, so that's my next task. 

I have to admit I have started making a few Christmas cards (I know I've used the 'C' word but there are some beautiful ideas out there already) so here's a couple of examples:

This is from Kanban's Patchwork Pals and the kit has both front and back pictures:

I do love Kanban.  Their designs and colours are brilliant and the quality is next to none.  I have to admit I just hate using it - the paper is just so lovely to stroke!!!  How sad is that?

This was a card using a template  from Crafter's Companion DVD - it looked quite fiddly but in fact it was quite straightforward.  It took a bit longer to decorate but again I used the Kanban Patchwork Pals kit.

It does look as though we've had our summer - what a shame - mind you it was so very hot - we're never satisfied, are we?

Hope you're all enjoying your holidays or time with the children. 

I'll be back later. xxx


KraftyKaren said...

Fab cards Liz.

I've not made it to the glitter pot YET!!! It will be fatal if I make it through the doors of the place, I spend enough online with them LOL!

K x

Lynn said...

You lucky lady making it to the glitter pot! I love the two stamps you chose (well should I say two of the stamps you chose?!). That tree is stunning,and I love the mice, I did a cross stitch of them years ago. Like the 'C' cards too even if they are not allowed yet!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

ooo can't wait to get to the GP. I love the tree! and the other cards are fabulous as always Liz :)

liz said...

Thank you all guys, yu are very kind. I am afraid those weren't the only two stamps I bought though!! xxx

Anita said...

OOOOOOOOOOOoh don;t know where my comment is that i posted the other day :(
these cards are just divine Liz, those stamps are just so beautiful, especially the tree...and you have made a wonderful job on those cards, truly gorgeous. So glad you got to the Glitterpot Hun, is fab there isn;t it....must say I still prefer the old location

liz said...

Thank you Anita. I do agree about the old location though - we got so lost finding the new place, there is no way I will be able to find it again!! xx