Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's a lovely day today

with hardly a cloud in the sky....it feels as if spring is in the air.
Spent the morning preparing for the class I run on Friday mornings. I teach girls (actually they are all retired apart from me!!) who have no experience to those with a little....and I love it.
I found some spirella shapes a few weeks ago and knew that the girls would love trying it....I can already hear the groans from some of them.
So often when I am showing them the card they are already saying, "I can't do that," but by the end of the lesson they are suitably surprised at how well they have done...I love encouraging women...so many of us have gone through life being told what we can't do..or that we are useless...I want to help turn those thoughts and ideas around...and card making and crafts of all types can acheive this.

Sorry for the flash on the photos but by the time I get home from the Reachout Centre the light has gone from the terrace.

I think the overall effect is quite classy and I would use this for both men and women's cards.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pile it on # 2 : Manly cards.
Dream Valley : Anything Goes.

Card Supplies:
Card blank and large Spirella shape from LeCrea Designs.
Small Spirella Nesties die cut using my Big Shot.
Large shape inked with Tim Holtz Distressed ink-Tattered rose.
Backing paper is by Tina Higgins Papermania.
Bronze half pearls from Papercellar.
Greeting from Anita's.
Gold thread from stash.

Welcome to my new followers and thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely comments.

Have a wonderful week,


  1. It's a lovely day here too Sandra but chilly. Never got round to trying out Spirella. Your card is just beautiful, lovely colour combo and pretty backing DP. Good luck with your girls, I'm sure they will have fun trying it out. Carolxx

  2. It's so nice to see this card, think we should all do more of this kind of design, thanks for sharing it with us at DreamValley.xx

  3. wow... beautiful design! love it - and of course it go to a man or woman - love when a card is versatile
    thanks for playing at pile it on!!

  4. Great metallic elements! I'd love for you to link up with my new cardmaking meme, 52 Card Pickup...


  5. Beautiful - I love your gorgeous DP too! Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley Challenges - good luck in the draw