Crafty friend in need

Just a quick post today to share a card I made for a fellow crafter in Blogland who lost all her crafting supplies (and everything else) when her house burnt down! Objects-wise, after the photos of my kids pre-Cloud period, losing all my craft supplies would upset me the most I think. So I hope this card and some supplies I’ll be sending her will bring her some joy.

hero arts flamingo cu.jpg

I made this card as soon as I saw Jennifer McGuire’s latest post over at the Altenew Release blog hop. I have perfect pearls but never really knew how to use them properly as they get my card so messy! Although there is a slight halo around the flamingo on my card, if you follow her instructions, its not that messy after all. I will be doing this more often as the shine is incredible, and it allows me to do stamping on darker coloured cards. The stamps and card come from Hero Arts.

hero arts flamingo

Before I go, here’s another pic of Day 2 of my drawing lessons. I learnt about values, contrast, space and perspective. He makes us practise drawing a lot, which is good, but doesn’t really explain why we have to put a shading on an object to make something round or flat or…he probably wants us to get comfortable drawing before getting muddled with theory? We’ll see…

day 2.jpg

My apple and eggs look weird I know but this time it was copying his image, so not as easy as copying his every move!

Thanks for stopping by and I really appreciate your comments! By the way I just opened a Facebook account for all my crafty creations, so please follow me there if you are more a Facebook person!


I’m adding my card in:

Addicted to CASaddicted to CAS Seaside, cause you can find flamingoes beside the sea too!

Addicted to Stampsaddicted to stampsClean and Simple

Parus’s cardmaking challengeParuI only used salmon, pink and pearl to make this card.

ModSquad – Plant Kindness. I just went with kindness

The Crafty Addicts – Anything CAS goes

13 thoughts on “Crafty friend in need

  1. I try the same technique yesterday,but with flower image,ans I love your image and red background so the image can pop out…lovely design…thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge,hope to see you again
    Zeljka DT xx

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  2. Hi Gwendolyn~ This is such a gorgeous flamingo and I love the effects of the Perfect Pearls! Love your CAS design, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend…she must be so upset! I don’t see an email address for you here, so if you could please contact me, I would like to donate a few things to your friend 🙂
    Hugs, Barb

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    1. Wow thanks Barb! I’ll email you her address. I’ll have to add a contact email in my blog too, thanks for letting me know.


  3. Wonderful card, love how you have done this, the bird looks so elegant. So sad for your friend, I must admit it would be heartbreaking to loose all that has accumulated in my craft room.

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  4. Hello Gwen!
    Such a pretty effect of Perfect pearls, love it! So sad to hear about your crafty friend, so generous and helpful you are :)D
    Sent a friend request at FB!
    Got the message from Archana, Thanks once again!

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