While attending the Spotlight National Craft Month Launch last Thursday, my girls got to do something they love, love, love to do and do it often and that's make cards. Heidi and Chloe make cards for for people's birthdays, for people in our street at Easter and Christmas, they make one to thank people. You could say that cardmaking is their thing.
Something Heidi and Chloe got you use is something I'd never seen before. It's a Diamond Press machine available from Spotlight. WHOA this small machine is compact and the girls found it simple to use. For something so small it has it all, it has dies and embossing folders. My girls went to work to make a card each.
This is Chloe thinking her way through the cardmaking process. Chloe was making her card for a teacher she talks about often and recently had a birthday. As I mentioned above, both girls literally make cards for everyone. Chloe made a cute bunny card.
Heidi decided to make a postcard and designed a tree with birds and butterflies. Side note, is that blue stained hands? YES it absolutely is, haha. Making slim is sticky work. When we got home she gave this to me as a thank you for taking them. It now sits proudly in front of me at my desk.
Don't forget to check out your local Spotlight store for National Craft Month with events being held every weekend in March.
Last weekend I had to have a play with this new wizz bang machine, the Diamond Press, that I'm loving more and more. It's small, compact and works like a gem. I used to have a cuttlebug I think it's called. But I've since put it into storage, as it was taking up too much room and I rarely used it. This Diamond Press I'm going to use a LOT, with already my girls and I eyeing off new shapes to purchase.
I wanted to make a layout, it's been a while since I've made one. But I had this idea that I knew wouldn't fit into a travellers notebook the way I had it planned in my head. Which didn't all come out onto the paper. I did know I wanted to use a photo from the day at the Spotlight Launch and use the photo of the, join the movement, as a title.