It is he second time we have been there and it was a fab venue once again. It was a lovely sunny Saturday and we all had a fabuous day. There was gossiping, eating, drinking and even some crafting LOL
Helen brought the travelling QVC store and I have to admit I did purchase a few items (Ok, more than a few LOL, well the prices were too good not to)
One thing that I needed to do was make a Mother's day card for my MIL. Her birthday was the 13th March and as it was only the day before Mother's day I needed to make 2 completely different cards.
I had read Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine and there was an article and all the cards used the MME papers I bought recently. I loved this particular card and knew Mom would too. It is a large card which opens on it's side so I used a sheet of A3 card and cut I lengthways to make it big enough. The central section was supposed to be a pop out but I cut it wrong. I didn't have another piece of the inside card so I made it have a centre flap instead so it still worked really well and no one else would know it wasn't right anyway. Believe me, as a previous control freak who demanded perfection it used to take a lot for me to admit I'd done something 'wrong' and bot start allover again!
Anyhoo, I cut an aperture in the card to allow the flower to show through. I covered it with the small leaves paper as I preferred this to the ones they showed in the article. I took the sheet with the large flowers and cut a couple out and applied Rangers Crystal Glaze to them. It took a good few hours to dry. Although the paper is quite strong I wished I had backed it onto card first as they warped a bit and cracked whilst they were drying. The crafty girls thought this looked ok as it gave them more texture so I think I got away with it. but that's one to learn for next time.
Liberal amounts of glitter were added for bling factor, a card candy centre and the sentiment was hand written, hand doodled and added to 3D foam with a little ribbon round it.
I love how this card turned out and MIL loved the colours and the papers so everyone was happy :)