This is the other card that I entered into Graphtec's competition as it just happened to be one that I hadn't designed with anyone in particular in mind. The photo is not particularly clear and does not do it justice unfortunately.
This was my second attempt at the pop up butterfly and this time I have managed to get the butterfly to pop out by means of a V shaped piece of acetate. It was such a fiddle I don't think I'll be doing too many of these in future! I just didn't want to be beaten by it. The card itself is quite pretty though.
This was my attempt at a pop up butterfly card! I can't tell you how long I fiddled about with this and I still wasn't really that happy with the result. The butterfly just wouldn't quite do what I wanted it to! however I did enter it into Graphtec's competition and was pleased to receive an email from them to say how much they liked it and that they would try to use it in the next Create and Craft cameo show. I did eventually manage to get my butterfly to pop up properly (I don't like to be beaten) by means of using a V shaped piece of acetate - this is on my next post.
I designed this card for my daughter in law's birthday at the beginning of July - I've deliberately not added much dimension to it to keep it fairly flat for posting! A simply made card, but quite effective. The font is Fontleroy Brown which is one of my favourites. It sometimes requires a bit of reshaping in parts so that it will cut well on the cameo.
I retired from my job as a legal secretary just over 10 years ago and was then able to devote a lot more time to my passion for cardmaking and scrapbooking, although I have to say that I do far more cardmaking than scrapping.
About 8 years ago I bought a craft robo and entered a whole new dimension of crafting. I started to design my own templates and have now developed my own style. When the Cameo was released with its larger capacity and deeper cutting I was in 7th heaven, apart from initial problems with the new ratchet blade (which have now been sorted).
I derive enormous pleasure from designing, cutting and assembling my designs and sharing them freely with others on the UKS site (for personal use).
I have four grandchildren, ranging in age from 23 years down to 8 years. I am enormously proud of my children and of my grandchildren. I love being a grandma - such a special relationship, quite different to a mother/child relationship. Crafting has brought me solace during difficult times and so much pleasure.