Thursday, 11 June 2009

Oh My Word...where has the last month and a half gone?

I'm so sorry for being such a bad blogger...I just dont know where the last month and a half has gone. It all started at the begining of May. I went to Cornwall for a week on holiday and I'm still not 100% back into my normal routine yet. After we came back from our holiday I had a couple of weeks to prepare for my stall at a local country fair. I've worked my socks off trying to get things ready in time! The show itself wasnt actually all that busy, the weather was great though and we have a really nice weekend away! It was nice to hear such lovely comments from people about my cards and gifts. Here is a piccy of my stall!

I've been asked to make quite a few cards recently and the first one I'm showing you is probably my favourite. I was browsing the docrafts gallery looking for inspiration for a Wedding card and I came across a card by Barbi which really inspired me. So I had a go at my own version and this is what I came up with. The colour scheme for the wedding is light toffee and cream so I thought I'd use these colours for the card. The wording is printed onto a cream pearlescent card, and I have personalised it with the bride and groom's name and date of the wedding.I really love this little girls first birthday card. I think it turned out really well! I've made a blue version of this card before, but this is my first go using the pink colour combination. The papers, card and ribbon are Doodlebug! who else?I was asked to make a thinking of you card for a lady recently and I decided to use a layout that i've used before using the cuttlebug embossing folders. This time though I thought I'd add a little extra to it by layering a stamped Tilda with Boquet in the bottom right corner.

And my final favourite for now! is this BBQ card. I have a stamp set from Studio G who I think are now being sold as Dovecraft stamps. They are the 99p sets. This is from "The Great Outdoors" set. I was inspired to make this card by lots of other cards on the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery. An invaluble source of inspiration!

I think that will do for today. I do still have lots more to show you, but I'll leave some for another time! Thanks for stopping by.

16 comments:

Joey said...

Welcome back Zoe, your stall looks lovely so well presented. Your cards are gorgeous, Adore the wedding card what a gorgeous colour combo. Joey.x

Jules said...

Hi Zoe

Nice to see you again.

You have certainly been busy making all those cards for your stall. I hope it was a successful day for you.

Your cards are lovely - lots of inspiration.

Love Jules xx

Sonia said...

Zoe what smashing cards can't pick a favourite, lovely colours and layouts.
Hugs Sonia xx

Victoria said...

Hey Zoe
great to have you back, missed your blog lots. Looks like your stall was amazing, must've taken you ages to get it all together.

The cards are fantastic, love them all. I love the font on the wedding one.

Victoria
x

Julia said...

Glad to have you back Zoe! A fab selction of cards you have made and love the pics of the stall that you did. xx

pickle said...

Hi Hun, nice to "see" you.your cards are all beautiful as always, I especially like the wedding one. it very classy. Your stall loooks fab too.

Got a quick question for you. Could you tell me how/what programme you do the cards in with the border with the words inserted. looks really effective and I'd love to know.

Thanks, kerry x

Jo said...

So many fabulous creations Zoe! Love them all! I know what you mean about time flying....just haven't been finding the time to get myself organised and do some crafting x

Anonymous said...

Great card Zoe,
Sue x

Chrissie said...

Fab cards Zoe. Your stall looked very inviting, and obviously lots of work went into preparing all those cards!!
Well done you!
Chrissie

Steph said...

I'm really impressed with your craft stall, it looks great! I'm doing a craft fair in about a month's time- any tips for best sellers? x

Julie Kettlewell - Stampin Up UK Independent Demonstrator - Order products 24/7 said...

Gosh ZOe your stall looks fab, hope it went well, I love your wedding card, love how you have done the wording, was that just done in Word??? Dont know if you need anymore SU goodies but I have a special blog candy on my blog, if you spend over £15 with me on Su products! Jules xxx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Oh wow Zoe these are all gorgeous cards. I love the wedding one too, very pretty, and the embossing looks fabulous! hugs Linda x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Your stall looks amazing missus, I bet that took an awful lot of work to organise. Gorgeous cards, I absolutely love the wedding one too. It looks so professional. Hugs, Lainy xxx

Elizabeth Pujalka said...

I love your cards and your blog! It´s my first time here and I´m your 100 follower...!

Jessie said...

What a fantastic selection of cards! Great work :)

Anonymous said...

wow lots of gorgeous cards hun, I love to see your work. I see you've got the same baskets as me but in pink. aren't they just the perfect sizes for cards?!!