I've finally got some time to tell you about the fabulous PTI Make and Take afternoon in Sheffield organised by Kate and Aimes over at Passion for Papertrey. Around 18 of us met up in a church hall and made some wonderful goodies designed by Kate and Aimes using PTI products. You can see the samples of what we made at http://apassionforpapertrey.blogspot.com/2010/10/make-and-take-day.html.
It was really good to meet up with fellow enthusiasts and put faces to the names of people I'd come across in blog land. Kate and Aimes put a lot of work into organising the day and had provided yummy refreshments and a lovely take home bag of Papertrey goodies that will be very useful in future projects. Everyone was very friendly and it was good to chat with them about what they do craft wise. A card swap had been arranged and these are the cards I made to swap:-
A simple card using PTI Snowflake Serenade and 2009 Holiday Tag Collection with fresh snow ink and dotty organza ribbon.
The Christmas tree and leaf corners came from PTI Believe and were coloured in with Copic markers. The frame was hand drawn using a cutting frame as a stencil, the Peace stamp came from Kaisercraft, and I'm not sure where I got the red dotty ribbon.
This card was embossed with the cuttlebug swirls folder and the gap at the end was filled with a scallop border trimmed to fit. I used the PTI mat stack 3 die to cut a mat from cream card and stamped it with some snowflakes from PTI Snowfall in creamy brown chalk ink. The focal point was from 2009 Holiday Tag Collection mounted onto a brown mat cut from a scallop circle punch.
This card used the PTI Delightful Dahlia stamps and dies. I embossed the flowers with Chocolate ink and added a brown button centre tied with some brown leather jewelery cord. The frame was stamped with Home and Heart wooden stamp.
This used a cuttlebug folder and a scoreboard to emboss the lines at the bottom. I cut red card from the PTI mat stack 3 die and stamped it with polka dot basic stamps. The circular focal point was the tree tag from 2009 Holiday Tag Collection, which was over stamped with the merry and bright stamp from the same set. A little rustic cream button twine finished it off.
Grateful thanks go to Kate, Aimes and Caryn for organising the day, and thanks too, to all the friendly people I met who made it such an enjoyable day. I came back over the beautiful hills from Sheffield in glorious evening sunshine to be greeted at home by my lovely daughter, Laura, who had visited whilst I was out and welcomed me back with a glass of wine and and a scrumptious dinner. Days don't get much better than that do they?