December 04, 2014

Card Class

Hi Everybody,

In the last card class my ladies tried their hand at creating a more masculine card with the unusual technique shown

If this is a new idea to you then maybe you would like to watch a tutorial on Faux Leather Effect

The two different color schemes make the card look totally different and you can make it suit your recipient whether male or female

It is very easy to do and I hope you will enjoy the short video  ... and I am sure that you will agree that both Mary and Brenda have made lovely cards on this their first attempt.

The Spellbinders Sneak Peak and Give Away is now in its fourth day

Click this link  HERE   for the form that you need to fill in and submit to be in with a chance

Visit the other Designer Team blogs too for even more chances to win and there are other sets on offer... and at the end of the week there will be a grand prize fro someone to win.

But remember that these dies are  being newly launched at the CHA shows in California and  they will be available for you to buy  next spring 2015

The link is open for 48 hours and is the only way to enter.  Good Luck

Thank you for all the comments on my practise run with the camera. I had some really good tips and advice from many of you and I will take each and every one on board and work with it.  Many of you preferred the third photo of the cards and that was my favorite one as well.

It was only a practise run and my first attempt with my new camera and I do intend to use other staging props and not just the ones shown.  So hopefully my pictures will get better

 All the advice given was well received by me and in the manner it was intended

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Your ladies cards are beautiful ,i like them both equally , well done Ladies
    Have a good day
    Elaine H X

  2. Morning Christina,
    Lovely cards, bet your ladies were pleased with them.

  3. I love the leather look technique and your ladies' cards are fabulous. Pat x

  4. Hi Christina
    Your ladies have done a brilliant job
    I wish I lived a bit nearer and you would have a third pupil. Take care
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  5. Good Morning Christina. Mary and Brenda's cards are Very Nice and both have inspired me to try this technique. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy your day.

  6. Beautiful cards, your friends did an awesome job on their card...
    Well done Christina on teaching them

  7. What a great technique I like the faux leather look maybe I will be brave enough to give it a go x x x

  8. Fabulous cards ladies,well done!

  9. I think the ladies did a terrific job. I watched the video when you first posted it. My thoughts then, wow what a lot of work. I have missed some of your posts as my computer was down for a while. Hopefully I will catch up before long.

  10. Well done girls, they look absolutely wonderful....I envy those classes with Christina....luv URsula xx

  11. Hi Christina, what wonderful cards, they are so unusual. Well done to your ladies. I tried to use the link for the new dies but it said it was closed, so it looks like I missed out even though you said it was open for 48 hours...I'm never lucky enough to win anyway :(. x

  12. Really unusual cards Christina your talent is endless love all your work.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens(Liverpool).

  13. When I first looked at the two cards, I liked Brenda's card the best because I think of the colours. Once I read the information that it was faux leather and intended for a man, Mary's card would be my first pick for a man card. Beautiful work ladies may have to give this a try in the new year. Keep up the good work. Dianne

  14. Lovely cards and so very different too.
    I have tried to follow the link but it tells me the link is closed is there a problem?
    Margaret corgi owner

  15. Mary and Brenda, you have made beautiful cards! I love this technique and may give it a try after all the hub bub of the Christmas holidays winds down. Thank you for showing us the technique Christina.

  16. Love all of your cards, particularly the lily of the valley one.


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