My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

( Frames and Tags ) - Flora for You

Morning everyone. Sorry I didn't make it last week due to the chaos on the roads that the bloomin snow caused but hey ho! these things happen. Anyhow you will be pleased to know that you will be making the cards that I had already prepared for that class using this really pretty die from Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson called Frames and Tags - Flora.
I also used the Izinks for colour and if you are not too keen on the yellow/orange I made then you have the option to choose another colour way, in fact it would be nice to see it done in different colours to mine.
You will notice that I have used more than one layer of the die cut and the top layer has been sprayed with my Stick and Stay glue then covered with glitter. I wanted to add a ribbon and a centre piece to add the finishing touches but I will have to wait until I get into the shop in the morning.
The sentiment is a set of stamps that I had in my stash so this means they are not sold at the shop but I'm sure you all have other sentiments you might prefer.
Here is a quick look at one of the cards to give you a hint and remember it needs the embelishments to finish it off.

On the second card I have used my glue pen and some foil to create a narrow border and I have just realized I need to go and take a photo of it to share with you. Back soon x
Ha! Bet you thought I had forgotten, No! see
here is card two and while I was away I made some changes just because I can lol!

So same style almost but a different look

 I listened to myself and changed the colours from the one I had made last week

 This was the original card without the  sentiment but I changed my mind and the design lol!
Lets see what you all come up with in class.
See you soon x
Sue, hope you feel much bettet soon.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

There's Always Time for TEA - Anyone for a Cuppa

Hello! How come it gets to Thursday quicker than any other day of the week ?? Well here we are again and yes tomorrow is Thursday and we are back in the crafty class room for the next set of card class making.  Oh! what fun nothing like hard work! so they say lol!
Well guess what ? Seen as we haven't done any serious die cutting lately and I didn't want you all to feel we were neglecting our Gemini so I decided to go ahead and bring out the dies and a couple of stamps to compliment them. I have chosen the lovely Tag Dies that we used a couple of weeks ago along with some of Sara's new dies from her Vintage Tea Party collection, they are quite cute and work well together.
Here's a quick look at one of the cards.....

The background has been stamped in Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
Izinks Dye ink
Pigment ink Grey
Back later with an update for you.
You will be pleased to know that card two has a little less die cutting involved well only just lol!

Only needs the tag attaching to the mason jar and it's job done.

The flower dies are new and they are by Le Crea designs leanecreatief.
See you soon x

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

IZINK - Is Ink !! and Sparkly Grasses

Morning! Hope you all had a good weekend.
Just checking in to let you know what goodies we shall be using in class this week.
I have teamed up the Sparkly Grasses stamps from  Woodware with the wonderful new spray inks from Izink and to add to the mix a touch of foiling and some Izink Metal Gold which is from one of their brand new range of ink pads, they come in yummy colours too.
Black Versafine
Clear Powder
Anti static bag
Here is s couple of quick pics, this is the first card I worked on. Pity you don't get the full effect of the foiling which by the way is Metallic Green and Gold around the outside edges and destressed with the Gold Metal Izink ink pad.

This is a C5 card size.
Back in a while with card two.
Here is card two..........
This time I made a DL card as the Sparkly Meadow stamp fits this size perfectly and we rarely make this size of card.
Again I have made the background with the spray inks and some of the New Pigment Izinks. To finish off I used my dries clear glue and some of Chloe Sparkeliciuos Glitter Pink Champagne.

See you soon x

Finally got to finish off the DL card with a sentiment.

See you next time x

Wednesday, 7 February 2018


Hello folks, would you believe it ! I'm suffering from yet another cold and it's no surprise as it seems like everyone I have met with or spoken to has been suffering the same or similar fate of recent there's just no getting away from all them dam germs lurking out there, makes you want to stay at home don't you think.
However I have managed and only just to come up with the next instalment of class cards.
Two cards one 7x7 the second 5x7 and totally the opposite from each other.
We will be using the lovely 6x6 paper pad and a set of stamps both from Craftwork Cards. The first card is very simple yet very pretty  and the next is very colourful in a cheerful way.
So because I am feeling rubbish at this moment in time (and I will keep taking the tablets 🤧) there is just a small list of requirements.
Back Versafine
Clear embossing powder
Glue pen or Dries Clear glue
White Gel Pen
Your Scissors will be a must as we shall be stamping and cutting out, Don't forget your Glasses lol!!!!!!!!
Blending tools or Cut n Dry foam
Think that's about it unless of course you want an abundance of hand sanitizing gel to keep my germs at bay lol!
See you soon xx

Just a couple of pics to give you an idea, this card is the 5x7 and is still in the making stages here.


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Large Labels with Holly Hobbie

Just going to post a couple of photo's for this weeks class then I will pop back later to update you all with the details and what's been used.
I'm purposely taking my time today as my back is really painful it must be this awful weather.
Here we have dies and stamps but more about them later...........
 Love these dies !!

OK you have an idea of what the cards look like so here is a list
Versamark ink pad
Memento Watering Can Grey
Wow Embossing powders
Halloween and Pink Sorbet
Distress Inks
Frayed Burlap, Aged Mahogany  Dusty Concord
Glue pen
Clear Embossing powder
Izinks to colour backgrounds
Crafters Companion mini 3D embossing folder free with Inspirations magazine
Woodware Old Letter Script stamp
Diamond Frost and Purple Glitters
Think that is that........
See you soon 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