A very good morning Peeps, it's finally time to announce the names who have come out in the random draw for my 5th Blogaversary celebrations. I was trilled to see so many of you joining in and would like to send a big thank you to each and every one of you and much as I would love to send a gift to all of you I am afraid I just can't stretch quite that far, so as promised here are the seven lucky Peeps and it's quite cosmopolitan I am pleased to say.....................
Congratulations to you all, please mail me
with your full names and postal addy's so I can get your Spellbinders in the post to you. Should any prizes remain unclaimed by Sunday 9th they will be re-drawn and new winners notfied by mail or comment on their blogs.
OK that's the business side of things dealt with and now for some crafty shares using the new Enchanted Spring designs which Ignacio at Nicerane
very kindly allowed me to work with ahead of their release. There is something so alluring about the deigns and I was instantly drawn to them and have thoroughly enjoyed working with them and there are more in the pipeline. If you would like to buy this design sheet you will find it by clicking on the thumbnail below.
The one at the top was made using the waste left from cutting a TH Cabinet frame for the card below, I had the offcuts laying on my desk for a day or so and knew there must be a way of using them and came up with the idea.................about 2am as you do if you dream cardmaking as I gather many of us do..........of making them into a type of tunnel card by scoring a piece of card for the base and adhering it to the back of the aperture section. I printed the design three times and decoupaged the little girl and added die cut vines and roses around the front and am actually quite pleased with the finished result. And the good thing is it flatens to go into an envelope.
So as I mentioned above, this one I was initially making with the three die cut shapes. Two images from the same design sheet and a Penny Black sentiment in the centre. I stamped the base with a Penny Black background stamp, randomly added some grunge paste through a mask...........not terribly tidily as you can see, then matted the images, sentiment and finally a bow, flower, metal leaves and butterflies which come from Nicecrane's Butterfly Twinchie design sheet (also found below).
And just the one more and again a photo beautifully enhanced by Ignacio using another of the images from the same design sheet along with Kaisercraft DP which picks out the image colours perfectly.
Hope you all have a good Thursday.