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Thursday, 23 December 2010
Cuttlebug cards leading up to the big day
Just a few of the cards I made using my cuttlebug. They started out really simply with an embossed image, and then got more complicated as I went on: I really don't know when to stop!
They are all made using embossing folders, with the first one a freebie from the Docrafts magazine. This folder is a real little gem, and embosses really easily and cleanly. All it needed was several bottles of glitter glue, some bps and a couple of snowflakes with gems in the centre. I love the new large snowflake punch from MS, and have used it a lot, with last year's smaller MS punches. Unfortunately the little snowflake punch is broken (and rattling very unhealthily!!) as I tried to force it to cut card thicker than it could cope with, so I'm now having to use one that's not so neat.
The second card uses a cuttlebug embossing folder from a couple of years ago, with satin mirror card in ruby which is gorgeous irl (but not in the photo). The third one is this year's Papermania folder on silver satin card, with some lovely blue shiny Kanban card in the background, with silver stars foiled onto it. Very scrummy and very expensive, so I was quite sparing with it.
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Welcome to the Ballerina Craft blog.
Well you'll find lots of them on my blog, as I often make cards for dancers, having been a ballet teacher for more years than I care to remember. You can find former pupils of Woodley School of Ballet dancing in ballet companies in Britain and in Europe, singing and dancing in West End Theatres, on TV or touring the UK, or on cruises in far flung places, with several former dancers teaching at home and abroad.
I'm now semi-retired due to health problems, but still find time to teach dance and craft, as well as have fun with our seven grandchildren. I have been married to my dearest husband Joe, for over 43 years, and we have three wonderful children, who are all happily settled with their own families, and we also have a dear step-grand-daughter, with her own beautiful bundle of joy, and a seriously cute toddler, so family life takes up a lot of time! The beautiful Lladro ballerina above was bought for me by pupils and friends for the Ballet school's 25th Anniversary in July 2007.