Monday, 11 April 2011

Another great Blog Girl Day at Sir Stampalot

This was our third get-together, and it was lovely to see some familiar faces again and some new ones too, especially Lisa Jane, who I'd been looking forward to meeting for ages. As usual, Brenda and Chris had designed some beautiful projects for us to make, and not only that but they had each made us little gifts. A wallet filled with flowers from Brenda, and a butterfly bookmark from Chris. Thanks, both of you, they are gorgeous! Here they are.

Our first make of the day was a twisted easel card, by Chris. I'd never made a twisted easel before, so I was really pleased to learn how to do it. Next was a card by Brenda, featuring a Penny Black stamp (which was the first thing into my shopping basket!) and a flower (made with Tim Holtz Tattered Floral dies) dipped in UTEE using a Meltpot. A fabulous effect, but I don't think I'll be buying a Meltpot. Sally & I reckoned that we could do it by melting some UTEE in a tinfoil dish with a heatgun. Haven't tried it yet, but I'll let you know if it works when I get round to it!

Once again, Brenda and Chris co-ordinated a delicious lunch, to which we all contributed, but the highlight of it had to be Chris's amazing raspberry cheesecake, which didn't last very long!

Hunger pangs banished, we went back to work on two more pretty cards (which I've yet to finish off), and finally a delightful little divided box designed by Chris for holding stamped images waiting to be used, or paper snippets, or recipes, or photos, etc etc. Chris had put Molly Bloom on the front of hers, but not being a fan of cute characters I decided to be different and have a butterfly on mine instead. We made the flowers with the Cuttlebug quilling dies, which are good but very expensive! (They didn't make it into my shopping basket!) A Marianne swirl die completed the decoration.

The day flew by, but we managed to save a bit of time for some retail therapy at the end! Huge thanks to Brenda and Chris (and Janice and Andy) for another fantastic Blog Girl Day. Can't wait for the next one!


craftimamma said...

Looks as though you had a fabulous day Lynne. Your creations are gorgeous. I particularly like your divided box (I rarely do cute either). I have to say your UTEE flower does look beautiful!

Lesley Xx

Lisa Jane said...

It certainly was a great day... lived up to all my expectations .
It was so good to meet you and the girls... it makes visiting your blog more personal now .
Your makes look fab - and i love the butterfly you have placed on the box.. i agree it is more you !
Lisa xx

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Sounds like everyone certainly had a good time.

Love your makes .. .especially the twisted easel and the box.

Gorgeous colours!!!

Love Jules xx

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne,
It certainly sounds like you had a great time, and beautiful creations too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

So pleased you enjoyed your day Lynne, I know I did, even if my ead was a bit in tghe colouds - nothing new there lately.

I had a real smile reding this post and I'll share a little story and why I now have a melt pot.

I used to use the foil dish method - until Janice saw me doing it in a demo one day - health and safety and all that (is it taking over the world ?) means I 'had' to have a melt pot. And I confess it is a lote easier, especially if you are a bit of a butter fingers like me.

B x

lisa said...

Hi Lynne
Sorry I've not stopped by lately. Easter hols means blogging time is strictly limited, especially with this amazing weather we've been having.
Your Less is More cards are gorgeous. I have those tall trees and love them but they look great used in such a simple way don't they.
Sir Stampalot sounds brilliant as always. I really must try and make it one year. I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Jane at Harrogate a few weeks ago, she's lovely isn't she.
Your makes look stunning.
Hope all is good your end.
Hugs Lisax

chris said...

Hi Lynne, pleased you enjoyed your day I certainly did,such fun.
your projects all looks fabulous, love the butterfly on the box and the swirl.
thanks for your kind words hugs chis xx