My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Bold Blooms with Woodware

Hey ! How's things ? Hope you're all keeping warm and dry today. I've just been out to the recycle bins and boy did it feel cold however I have managed to stay warm for most of the day in my craft room or should I say 12" work space lol! As you will have already guessed I have been busy trying to create for our next classes and as per the norm I think I have managed to fulfil my role, I can only hope!!
So what's on offer this week ?
Well something floral for a change and it comes in the form of a Clear Magic Singles Stamp by Woodware, always good value from this range of stamps.
I teamed it up with a couple of Script Stamps that we have used in the past and a stamp from my own stash.......
Recipe List:-
A selection of ink pads from the Izink range
You will see the colours on the card photos
White Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder
Anti Static Bag
Black Versafine
Versamark clear ink pad
Drawing Gum
Glue pen
Glue Gel
Blending Tools
There are a couple of other things but we will have them to hand in class as usual.

 7x7 Card

6x6 Card

    Just a couple of photos to keep you going instead of guessing lol!
 See you soon x

Monday, 8 January 2018

A Season for All

And we are definitely in the Season of Winter right now ! HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone our hols are now over and the classes will resume starting Tomorrow at 1pm. Hope you all are fit and well I for one know this cold is not compatible with my arthritis but the good news is it won't last for ever !
So to start us off I of course have chosen a set of stamps by John Lockwood and they are aptly named Winter Tree's lol !!!
Wait ! Wait ! No not Christmas cards although they could be if so desired but not this time. I chose to start the New Year with what better than each season as they all seem to come around so fast these days.
So we can celebrate each of the four Seasons on one card. The second card is far less complicated and would work really well for a man's card as you will see.
I have used several colours of Izinks but Distress inks will also work. If you have a GLUE PEN then that will be helpful as I have added  some foiling to some of the trees. No heat embossing, no die cutting and no cutting out just inks and stamps. What on Earth could be simpler than that ?
I'm going to leave this one to your imagination as there are no photos as yet but I will say that I am pleased with both cards and they are so different from each other.
Don't you just love a Good Mystery !!
Bet you can't wait lol! 👀
See you  very soon x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

3D Embossing

Morning everyone! Thank you for all your get well wishes I'm much better now but not quite 100% yet. This is just a very quick post to let you know Thursday class will be on at the usual time and here is a short list of the things I used........
Pebeo Gilding Waxes.
Empire Gold
Renaissance Gold
Mer du sud
Disttess Oxide Fired Brick
Cut n Dry foam
Blending tools
Versamark Ink pad
Sheena's 3D Embossing folders.
Up Up and Away
Elusive Butterfly
That's all for now so see you soon x

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Fly Away

I know I'm late, very late but better late than never.
Sorry folks wasn't feeling great yesterday and just didn't get around to posting for our next classes. So to make up for it here is a speedy replacement.
I have gone back to Sara's Flutterby collection ad it was requested last week so I thought why not?
I have used both the large butterfly stamps one on each card, the smaller one with its die stamped and cut out of parchment and it looks ever so pretty.
I have also used :-
Versamark ink pad
Memento Desert Sand
Izinks - Miel, Outremer, Menthe and Petrole
Butterfly Border Die
Ivory Embossing Powder but White would work as well
Quickie Glue pen and Glamour Dust
Swirl stamp from Textured Elements
Stamp from Butterflies in the Breeze set
That might just be it for now so I will see you soon x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Country Cottage Window

Hi! So it's 2.30 in the afternoon and I have just finished making two cards for our next crafting session in class and managed to "kill two birds with one stone" so to speak as they are also a couple of samples made with the brand new 3D Embossing folders and matching dies from Crafters Companion which I will infact be demoing this coming Saturday at Inspirations - Card Craft Plus and home of Hunkydory.
There are six new folders along with sets of Dies and Stamps that all compliment and work together.
Anyway lets take a look at the Country Cottage Folder which was the one I chose to use first. I have teamed it up with the Cottage Window and Rose Vine Die sets.
Before I show you any photos here is a little list of what else I have used......
Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress Inks
Pixie Powders:
Peacock Green
Golden Mint
Silver Dream
Silver and Gold Gilding Wax
Spectrum Noir pp3 (pale pink)
A selection of Greens and Blues from the new range of the Izink ink pads
Water mister and blending tools
Think that is just about it so next step is photos!
Back in a minute or two lol!
 Back with just a couple of pics.

 Tap on a photo to enlarge.
The Window die matches over the Embossing folder so you can use it with or on its own its up to you, nice to have the choice!

Think it would look nice with a verse or sentiment stamped inside of the window, you could even use this one on a Christmas card, stamp a Christmas Tree inside and add a little die cut holly around the outside.
See you soon x

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Noel - Noel

Hi! Everyone, brrrrrr! bit chilly out there today sure is starting to feel like winter is on its way, time to dig out those big wintery jumpers lol!
Well here's another Christmas die to get your teeth into it is from Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Collection called Christmas Tree no less and I have teamed it up with a set of stamps that we have used before, not sure if it was last year or not anyhow thought I would give it another whirl. The stamp set is called First Noel by docrafts Papermania.
Oh! and guess what????? I've not made a card this week instead I have made a gift box which may take us a little longer but if it looks like you are going to be done early then we can make a card to match we shall have to wait and see 🤔
So maybe you would like to take a look, hope you like it and by the way if you are not a GREEN person then you can make it in another colour of your choice.........

Two part die set  Christmas Tree

Docrafts stamp set

Izink ink pad
MENTHE and a
Blending smoothie

Clear ink pad
Embossing Powder

 I have used a GLUE PEN and glitter to highlight some of the flowers and also on the Tree, don't think it shows up very well in the photos.
Thought it would be nice to put a gift in.

Think it might need a ribbon but I don't have the right colour so I'll see what we have in the shop tomorrow.
See you soon x