Sunday 29 November 2020

Pinkies Retreat Swap Cards Part 1

Hi everyone,

Some of you might have read on my social media that last weekend I spent some time at a Weekend Craft Retreat. Of course, it was "virtual" in these times, which was nowhere near as good as meeting up in person but it was fun with a total of 9 Make n Take projects, with all products needed supplied in our "kit" and lots of chat and laughter in our Zoom Craft Room.
One of the things we like to do at any event when we get together is to "swap" - we all make a number of identical cards or other projects and then swap amongst ourselves so that we end up with different projects to inspire and delight us. For this event we were put into groups of 6 and could choose which swaps to participate in. I chose to do the "Die Cutting" group and the "Use any bundle" group.

Today I am showing you the swaps I received from the "Die cutting" group. Starting with this beautiful card by Lucy Tustian.

Lucy has used the Positive Thoughts stamp set with the Nature's Thoughts dies. And the sentiments are from the Ornate Thanks set.

Next up is Sylvia Lawrence. Sylvia has used the Whale of a Time DSP along with the Whale Done stamp set and the Whale Punch. This card holds a great surprise when you open it up. 

Look how fab this card is in the middle. 

You can see the mechanism of this card in the photo below.

The next card is made by Helen Broxap and features a suspended element. 

This photo shows the reverse of the suspended element. 

Belinda Wells made the next card - using the Warm and Toasty Stamp Set along with the lovely foil printed Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Blanks and envelopes. 

And lastly, this card is made by Claudette Cambridge-Pratt aka Crafty Claudette. Claudette has used the Poppy Moments dies and Painted Poppies dies to make this stunning card.

And so, those are the cards I received. I hope you've enjoyed seeing them. If you'd like to see them in a bit more detail, you can watch my video by CLICKING HERE or on the image below.

That's all from me today. Come back tomorrow to see the swaps I received from the other swap group and then later in the week to see the cards I made for the swaps.

Bye til then,

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