Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Swaps and a new Stamp Set

Lots to show you today, so I'll keep the blather to a minimum :)

I got a whole pile of swaps at Regionals on Saturday and it was so hard to choose *favourites*, so I'll probably end up showing you others on days when I don't have anything of my own to show....sneaky I know. But I did choose three cards that really jumped out at me....my favourites for today!

This first card is from a demo called Jenny Wilcockson. I've never met Jenny before and I don't know if she has a blog, but I got 2 cards from her and they're both stunning. The one I've chosen to show you today is just gorgeous IRL...the tree must have taken her ages (or maybe I'm just projecting my own rate of colouring onto her!)

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Seriously gorgeous, right?

This next one is from a lady called Kylie Johnson & I don't know if she has a blog either! But I totally adore what she's done with the butterfly from Garden Whimsy...I hope you can see how pretty and sparkly it is...

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The final one I'll show today is from my lovely friend Cass King. We only met IRL for the first time, and very briefly at that, on Saturday, but she is so sweet and talented...and she leaves very nice comments on this blog, which is always endearing :)

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Nice, huh??? I love a Christmas card that's not traditional...IYKWIM?

Finally, I wanted to show you a card I whipped up last night for my Mama using the new stamp set we got at Regionals, Live Your Dream. At first I wasn't overly thrilled with it, but I've changed my mind and now I think it's great...really versatile and the little butterfly is just too cute! Mama loves butterflies!

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Basic ingredients: Regal Rose, Very Vanilla & Always Artichoke cardstock, Rose Red, Regal Rose & Artichoke markers, (Rose Red inkpad for the butterflies), Artichoke ribbon. Hope she likes it! There's no sentiment because I couldn't decide where to put one, so I've just written on the inside. Sometimes I really like a card with no sentiment, just to say hi & I'm thinking of you.

Ok, better go get ready for my weekly acupuncture torture session....I really need it :) Have an awesome day,

Kristie

7 comments:

Kristy said...

Very nice Kristy, I love butterflie33w
too+ oops my one
year old bubba is helping me type heheh

Nikki Bond said...

These are gorgeous Kristie! It sounds like you had lotsof fun! {SMILEs}

June Houck said...

TFS the inspiration! You are 100% correct re: Jenny's tree coloring. Really fab :) I also really love that non-trad Xmas card...almost any sentiment would work on that pretty card. I loved your sweet card for your mama too.

Catherine said...

nice cards you you got there and the card that you created is so pretty, i love the color combo that you used

Cass said...

Will definitely have to get more than a hello next time! I was so overwhelmed with my first Regionals, first swaps, first everything! :)
Next time I can relax and chat.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a lovely grouping of swap cards -- lucky you!!!

lauren said...

well, all i can say is, "WOW" and maybe also, "i wanna go to REGIONALS & snag some fab card goodness!"

ps: the butterfly card is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

pss: here is a very very bad joke for you: "ACUPUNCTURE??! what's the point??????!!" (see, there are ALL KINDS of torture and i think i have just put the needle one into perspective for ya, haven't i?!) (you're welcome, lol!) :)

 

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