24/08/2012

A lovely day off


It made a really nice change yesterday to cast the calculator and Exel and Sage to one side and go off in the sunshine to  a lovely garden centre about an hour's drive away,how lovely are these flower towers?



I bet they take some watering and dead heading!
These are in the middle of the driveway into the garden centre - you can't really see how tall they are but they dwarf the cars!
We had a morning of making three cards using various ink techniques.I really enjoyed it for a change..
First up we used glossy card and versamark,stamps and distress ink to create a resist effect. I need to do a bit of finishing off with these,just inking round the edges and maybe a sentiment i think.
Then we went on to make a tag with distress stains and inks ,lots of spritzing,stamping and acetate butterflies..we got really messy with this one !
and the last one was stamped onto little squares and then coloured with promarkers then we took the design apart and put the squares back together onto a piece of card. 
I really enjoyed the colouring in - does you good to do something completely different sometimes doesn't it ? I forgot how much I enjoy stamping and making cards..
Then after such hard work all morning we felt we had to go and try out the cakes and have a cup of tea 

Tough job - but someone has to try them ...
I went for the coffee and walnut - my fave..
and now - I'm off for a morning of Pergamano - get me !!

9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

What wonderful surroundings for a cardmaking class.

debs14 said...

Can you imagine the mess I would have been in? Don't ever invite me there! I have enough trouble with inking around the edge of a 12 x 12 layout. Looks like you had a lovely inky time and that cake looks amazing (and well deserved after a long day's crafting)

Sian said...

What a place for a class!

looks like you have a lovely new look on your blog too?

Karen said...

There is no stopping you at the moment is there?

Buttons said...

That is SO much better than accounting! Love the cards and the cake. Perfect day. Hugs, Buttons x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh those flowers are so beautiful. Love the cards you made, and those yummy baked goods have made me hungry! ;o)

Alison said...

Lovely cards....and one of the things I miss here are the tearooms attached to Garden Centres!!
Alison xx

humel said...

What pretty flowers - and what pretty cards! Also good to see some blue sky, after the downpour we had today...

Sandie said...

I've been busy so am still trying to catch up on visiting posts.
I can guess where you went!! The flowers do look amazing and I love your cards. I keep meaning to book a workshop there myself and bought home a calender today. Might see you there sometime!