It took me a looooooooooooooong time to get to Capture the Magic for a demo yest.
I'd been looking forward to it for a while now and couldn't wait to share some ideas with Doodlebug flocking, the Big Byte, Prima Paintables, Core'dinations, Urban Lilly and all sorts about cuttlebug embossing folders.
As I drove down I pictured what Vicky's warehouse would look like. I just kind of imagined that because she is primarily an online shop that her unit would be all shelves and racking and a few stacks of papers.. after all, online shopping needn't look like a LCS/LSS.
It is the most massivest, most gi-huge scrapshop I have ever been to in my life.
Even bigger than the scrap section of Michaels in the US.
You should book a coach trip there with your cropping buddies.
I was gobsmacked by its enormity.
And then I had to get down to demoing!
I met some especially nice people including Vicky's staff (Kerry and two other girls who's names completely escape me but they were just the most accommodating of ladies and looked after my sugar intake!). I also met Lesley and Lynn whose company made me feel so more relaxed than I thought I was going to be. I even got to read the new Creativity Life magazine whilst there. I haven't had a copy at all so you can imagine I was dying to see the work contributed by some of my freinds. Its a cracking lil mag.
It really was a super duper pooper scooper of a day that resulted in spending (of course).
I promised some of the shoppers that I would post a download here of a shape they were taken with. I have overused this flower a million times recently and I thought I'd offer it as a template to cut out and use on your cardscraps. You can grab it here
Using Core'dinations card stock, I cut some flowers out and run them through a cuttlebug using some cuttlebug embossing templates (YUM!)I then sanded them to reveal the tonal colour core.Then I scored each petal and folded the score lines to give the flower more depth.You can try scrunching the flower too and leave it like that orYou can score the petals again to give the flower some ooomf!And then you can make a little card or add to a layout. Here I have used Secret Garden papers from papermania. Ive got quite a penchant for green right now. You would never guess, would you? Ive made some cards today using a coupla punches that I bought from Vicky's shop too. I have a passion for Mcgill punches and Vicky has a new batch of them in so I bought these two:
The papers are from the new Papermania Christmas line (which don't look christmassy in this picture because that's the beauty of their new line..... it can be used throughout the year for non holiday style cards). They are utterly delish.
For the centre of the flowers, I dabbed some 3d pop dots into Doodlebug flocking. Strokably divine but be warned....it gets right up your nostrils! **noted that little nugget when I blew my nose later in the day and pink fluff was all over my tissue! - mmmm, altered snot. Classy** I also did a photo shoot whilst I was there.
Jo is a girl I met last year on a photography training day and whose personality is simply calming and lovely. She brought her partner along and also this incredibly delicious creature here, Charlotte.
I swear that every time I take pictures of children, they grow especially more adorable every time. And although Charlotte despised the very black of my dull looking camera to start with, we were best friends by the end of it. She is absolutely if not heartbreaking-ly beautiful.