Thursday, 29 October 2009

Guiders G2G4

Well it is now the end of Oct and I am just about ready to go off to London in the morning for a Guiders Get Together with other Guiders from a forum we all belong to.

I was asked to make 4 Thank You cards so ummed and ahhed over what I could do, and ruled out all the fancy cards I have made recently in favour of simple ones.

I did try using a Versafine inkpad and used various embossing powders and even glitters on them, boy do I now know why I DON'T LIKE GLITTER!!! I am still clearing bits off the side where I had put them dry in a 'safe' place. Disregard this method altogether!!!

Simple should have been the key word, but nothing is ever as simple as I think it should be. I decided to make some 5" square cards using my new Ultimate Pro.... love this piece of equipment!!! and since I have a lovely stamp of Whitby Abbey I decided that would be very appropriate given that we are away halloween w/end, so I thought simple mono tone (black and white) but decided it needed 'something' so used some silver miri card, but found out stamping on to that was harder than I thought, especially when hubby points out that the light reflects differently on one to the others, it goes across rather than vertically..... enough of maths etc, it doesn't matter which way the flipping sliver shines!!!!!!

I ended up bodging one of them and the blurred lettering looks how my eyes have been seeing words recently.... hmmm didn't really want to have to stamp it all again, so found a piece of black card and put that over with the Thank You sentiment on it.

All in all the actual cards themselves far outshine the photo image I have managed to take of them. Maybe if I had taken the photo in natural daylight it might have made a difference....? Oh well too late now, am off in the morning and have still got some things that need packing in the morning.... wonder what I will forget??? Answers on a postcard to P.O. Box office 12345........


  1. These are gorgeous Nona, and I don't think it's your photography skills that are at fault, it's the mirror card, it's ridiculously difficult to get a good shot. Enjoy your get together tomorrow :)

  2. Nona I love your cards, have a great time in London

    Hugs Jackie x

  3. Thank you Susan and Jackie, I am pleased to say that the cards went down a treat for the organisers, and everyone signed all of them, good job I had taken my sakura pens which write on black card.... LOL

    Nona :-)

  4. Nona, I didn't notice you had a blog till you commented on the jj forum. I was looking for a blue dot. I joined you now. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy healthy New Year1
    Hugs, Chris