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Saturday, 11 August 2012

August Inspiration Gallery

Hello friends
WOW - an amazing response this month to the August Inspiration pictures.

First up is Michelle and she says, "August to me means the Southport Flower Show so I usually take a weeks holiday and do a few other things."
Michelle's card uses a wonderful array of dies - including 
This card folds to a square to be tied with ribbon - what a lovely pretty idea.
Thank you Michelle.

Next up we have Christine (brilliant name!)
Christine has created ribbon butterflies and cleverly used beads and safety pins, I love this idea.
Great colours too.
Thank you Christine.

Next up we have Carole who has created a wonderful scrapbook page featuring her hens.
Carole says "when I saw the summerhouse and flowers, I was inspired to go out and take photos in our garden; our summerhouse, which doubles as a summer craft space, flowers and our hens, Cara and Bella."
What a lovely page and I spy Wonderful Wings!
Thank you Carole.

Next is Oksana and she says, "I was instantly drawn to the red polka dots and butterflies."
Labels Three are layered and fantastic use Edgeabilities Classis Scallop.
A really striking lovely card.
Thank you Oksana.

We now have Anne who says, "I was inspired by the gorgeous butterfly in your photo collage."
Anne has used Labels Eight for the actual shape of her card, doesn't it look effective and the 
butterfly and flowers are simply gorgeous.
Thank you Anne.

Next up is Elaine.
Elaine's card is so bright, jolly and full of Summer and she says, "my version of August is the seaside."
Beaded Squares feature under the tag and Elaine has cut pieces from Ironwork Accents to create the sun-rays.  I'm so pleased butterflies feature too!
Thank you Elaine.

We now turn to Liz who has created a very pretty butterfly frame and added Cherry Blossoms.
The pastel colours were so well and it is so great to see dies used in other projects too.
Thank you Liz.

Next up we have Kathy who has been very busy creating two cards and a tag.
All coordinating in lovely deep pink and black and using Spellbinders galore!
 This card is cut form Grand Scalloped Squares and includes Persian Motifs, Floral Ovals,
 The Tag features Classic Scallop Edgeabilities, Antique Frames & Accents
A truly beautiful trio - thank you Kathy.

Next we have Elaine who has been inspired by the Olympics this month and sailing.
Very appropriate as we did so well!  I love how Elaine has created the clever aperture and created the Grand Scallop shape of the card.
Thank you Elaine.

Next up we have Elise who has created her own stamps from the dies, used Versamark and then embossed with mica powders.   Cherry Blossom and Les Papillions feature too. A truly pretty card.
Thank you Elise.

We now have Darcie aged 12 (who is Lydia's Granddaughter).
Darcie was inspired by the butterfly and made this wonderful card using Labels Twenty and Rose Creations.
A superb card - I don't think I could have produced something this brilliant at the age of 12! 
Thank you Darcie - you are going to be a winning crafter!

Next up we have Christine (oh yes, such a good name!)
Inspired by the butterfly, Christine has created a card that is a true tribute to butterflies!
So very pretty and looks lovely placed over the lace doily too.
Thank you Christine.

Next is Theresa who has created a brilliant project - a chalkboard.
Using various dies including Moroccan Accents, Moroccan Motifs, Bitty Blossoms and Spiral Blossom Three.  Theresa used felt, suede, gesso and flowers cut from dictionary pages.
Even the reverse is beautifully decorated.  Amazing, beautiful piece.
Thank you Theresa.

Next is Liz.
A pink floral card featuring Romantic Rectangles, such a pretty touch with the bow and tag,
very effective matting of cardstock too.
Thank you Liz.

Our final Gallery picture is from Sharon who was inspired by the flowers and butterflies.
A very vintage card with distressing, the gold edging looks very effective and who can resist a fairy!
Thank you Sharon.

Well, what an abundance of creativity - such talented followers I have - thank you so much.
Back tomorrow. 
Take care friends.

21 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine what a lovely gallery, so many ideas to try.

Wilma

Clai01 said...

What lovely cards and ideas,
I love Christine's safety pin butterflies. I think she needs to go into production and start to sell them... Very chic and unique! LOL

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. So many lovely cards,and thank you for showing them,it gives us so many good ideas. x.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Wow, you're followeers are so talented. Never thought of using safety pins. Great ideas, thankyou.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Wow! what a gallery today some wonderful creations, Darcie will be thrilled to see her card in the gallery she loves to craft.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

barbiepinkfairy said...

Such talent - lovely to see everyone's work!

hazel said...

Lovely gallery Christine so many talented people out there xx hazel

nmty said...

hi Christine, such a brilliant gallery of cards today, well done everyone. I especially like Darcie's creation. Just catching up on your blog after being away for a few days, what a lot i have missed! Good luck with the classess i hope they all go well.

lv norma

nattyboots said...

Wow this gallery certainly gets the craft ideas flowing , most impressed by Darcie"s card { a very talented young lady } Well Done ....

Im making the most of the sunshine this weekend and going away for a couple of days Christine ,will catch up with you all when i get back .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine..Love the Gallery..especially the chalk ab idea. Was thinking I might pinch that idea for utilizing it as a cork board for putting little reminder notes on..Thanks for sharing all the Gallery..:)Have a great day crafting..xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
superb gallery. Lots of different styles and clever ideas.
Well done everyone who sent in their creations, and thank you for showing us them Christine. Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

sheila said...

Congratulations to all you ladies who submitted a card, you are all very talented, hope to be as good as you one day. Keep on crafting.......

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine
Some amazing and unique works of art on the board today, all different but equally stunning.
Well done to them all.
Emma

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - the gallery looks really beautiful. So summery and fresh looking.

Hugs Sue P xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Thank you so much for sharing the gallery of cards with us, they are all absolutely stunning and I must send my congratulations to everyone, they are beautiful. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, I really enjoyed looking at all the cards in this months GALLERY, one in particular caught my eye, the 'safety pin and ribbon' design that Christine has made, lovely idea. Thank you for sharing. B.W. Carolyn x.

Craftychris said...

I have so enjoyed being part of the gallery and its an honour having my card shown amidst such wonderful projects - they are all fabulous! xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, just been looking at the gallery and all these lovely creations - and butterflies! It's so much fun to be part of and thank you for sharing, Carole Z X

Toni said...

what lovely craft ideas today Christine. I really like the idea of the chalkboard, so pretty and effective. Would love to know where to get heart shape boards from.
Good luck with the classes. I would really like to attend one sometime.
Toni xx

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, I feel honoured to have been part of such a wonderful gallery! All the cards are so beautiful, love the chalk board idea, the safety pin idea, Darcie's card is brilliant and anyone following Carole will know that she has added some fabulous new hens to her collection! Thank you Christine, there are some wonderful ideas in the gallery! Crafty hugs, Anne xx

purplepengi said...

Hi Christine
Can't believe that you put my card in the gallery I am still in shock! All of the projects were brilliant, I just love seeing other peoples ideas.

Chris x

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