My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Circle Trellis and and a Cactus Flower

Hey! And good afternoon, yes I nearly forgot couldn't even remember what day it was so so busy sample making for this Saturdays demo but I keep getting interrupted in other words getting nowhere fast!! Had to dash out just after lunch didn't get chance to eat what I had made, my son phoned asked if I would go check on Lorna his partner as he was worried about her she had called him at work and was quite distressed after going to the hospital to visit her dad. Its a long story so I won't go into all the details just now but I will tell you about the next classes. We will be using the brand New Cactus Flower die from Sheena and the Circle Trellis die from Sara's Black and Gold Collection.
I will give you a very quick run down of what I have used................
Sheena's wall stencil
Distress inks:-
Mowed Lawn
Tumbled Glass
Mustard Seed
Spiced Marmalade
Ripe Persimmon
Abandoned Coral
Seedless Preserves
Faded Jeans
Vintage Photo
Sky Blue Glitter Kiss
Pearl Lustre Gilding Polish
Don't think there was anything else but please do not quote me lol!

Sorry that's it for photos no time to take any more.
Must get back to the samples before someone
else is in need of my services, I will be off now but must tell you that my Grandson did arrive he was 7lb 7oz and is gorgeous however he had to go back into hospital on Sunday evening with severe Jaundice but he is doing OK now x
See you soon x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

In the SPIRIT Of

So here's the thing, I've been waiting all day for some news and hopefully it will be good news! I am awaiting for the birth of my next Grandson the first of three that are on their way. Two are due before Christmas and one in the New Year. I was waiting all day yestetday too but so far nothing and I'm sure it won't be much longer so please forgive me if my mind is somewhere else at this moment in time. It has taken me much longer today than usual to get classes sorted but I think that I may just have got things done in the nick of time.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Dies by Precious Marienke and this one is called Spirited Birds.
Because I am so far behind I won't go into too much detail, by the way, Great Dies!
List of goodies I have used.
Distress Ink Pads....
Peeled Paint
Evergreen Bough
Iced Dpruce
Festive Berries
Gathered Twigs
Chipped Sapphire
Rich Coccoa Memento
Black Versafine
Clear Powder
Gold/Clear Sparkle Pen
Firey Red Detail Sparkle (glitter glue)
White Gel Pen
Quickie Glue Pen
Diamond Ftost Glitter
John Next Door - Landscapes Mask
Sheena's Winter sentiment stamp
I don't think I have missed anything out but then again my train of thought is not in my craft room at present sorry!
I will take s couple of photos in a little while but for now I really do need to sit down and have a brew as I haven't had one since this morning, back later
The birds have been die cut and painted with the Distress inks, glitter highlights added with Quickie glue pen.

This time I have die cut the birds out of Kraft card, coloured with ink and Silver Gilding Wax.

Phew! Almost forgot to add the photos and still no BABY !!
See you later x

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Hexagons It Is !

Hello crafty friends, yes its that time once again and as you might of guessed by now we will be making something to do with the hexagon shape no less and you would be totally correct 😀
This week we are going to be using the new Double Stitched Hexagon Dies by Sue Wilson along with a set of stamps that are new by John Lockwood and just for good measure a beautiful set of Floral Dies by Xcut simply because they match each other so well and I intend to use them again in our future classes.
Okay so here's what's in store for the next class list..................
This is what I have used on both cards, one being 8x8 in size and the other is a 6x6 card.
Distress Inks as follows:
Pumice Stone
Salty Ocean
Shabby Shutters
Fosilized Amber
Cracked Pistachio
Worn Lipstick

Black Versafine
Quicky Glue Pen
Diamond Frost Glitter
Japanese Jade Alchemy Wax
Stamps - Summer Flowers by John Next Door
Xcut Dies - Meadow Flowers. I have to say I am really impressed with these dies.
So we have a little die cutting to do but not as much as you think !
Yes yes yes I have photo's.

Tap on photo to enlarge.
 This is the 8x8 card just needs its bow and sentiment. The Hexagon Dies start quite large and there are 12 in this one set.
 6x6 Card.

Colours look a little darker than the real thing, however you can choose to change the colours if you want in class.

See you soon x

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Add a Little Sparkle

Hello! So I got up this morning early with a blooming headache and I have not had one for quite a while that was so bad, anyhow I have managed to work through it and you will be pleased to know class is now ready so here is what we have for the next installment.........
Dies by Sue Wilson .... Festive Collection .... Ftosty Mini Background, Winter Trees.
Stamps by Creative Expressions .... Herald Angel and a Scenic Border Die from Sara's Contemporary Collection.
I have used Double sided Sheets with Glitter, Silver Gilding Wax and Pixie Powders in Midnight Blue and Purple Violet. Disterss inks Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord. Black Versafine and Clear Powder. Quicky Glue Pen.
Oh! And a touch of Lavender Glitter Kiss.
So............. be prepared to get a bit sparkly lol!
Sorry not taken photos yet will add them in later x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Spirit of Christmas - A Little Bit Festive & Cute

Good morning! Back once again with our next set of Classes and of course it has to be yet another one going towards our fast approaching Festive Season ☃
For this next class we will be using this lovely Snowflake Circle die by Precious Marieke which creates a beautiful frame and I have teamed it up with a little bit of Sheena's Festive along with a touch of Sara's Cute collection, they all work really well together I have to say.
So the recipe for these two cards is as follows :
6x6 Card
Sparkle Pens
Black and Amethyst.
An alternative to these would be Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks and a Clear Sparkle pen.
Sheena's Winter Snowflakes sentiment stamps.
Cute Christmas Winter Owls.
Tacky Glue and 3D Glue Gel.

7x7 Card
Sheena's Winter Wonders snowflake stamps.
Clear Versamark ink.
Wow Silver Hologram Sparkle embossing powder.
Distress inks
Gathered Twigs, Iced Spruce and Faded Jeans.
Black Versafine and Clear Powder.
The tiny snowflakes are from the Cosy Penguin Cute Christmas die set.
Stag die from Sara's Scandinavian range.
Think that's just about it for now, bet you would like to see some photos though??? Well friends I will oblige but I have to go take them first so in the words of Leonie " Bear With!" lol !
Back later x

  See I said I'd be back!
6x6 Card

7x7 Card

Sorry the light is very poor so not great quality with the photos.
See you soon x

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

A little bit of a mixture

Hi all! Just to let you know that we will be having a class this week even though Louise is chilling out in sunny hot Espana lucky thing!!!
I have chosen one of my sample cards from our demo on Saturday as quite a few people asked for it and I know several of you will have already bought the latest Crafters Companion magazine and thought it might be a good idea to use some of the freebies that came with it. By the way.....
THANK YOU to everyone that came to support us it was a really good day.
OK for the first card which is A5 in size I have used the Scandi Bird and little foliage dies along with the mini Lace folder and two colours of my Pebeo Gilding Wax (Empire and Renaissance gold).
I have created a background with acrylic paints and embossed it in the Floral 3D folder then added the gilding waxes.
Not quite finished it yet so I will be back later to fill you in on the rest.......

Back shortly!

Finished first card except for the sentiment which I might just die cut.
One of the layers has been painted with Topaz Starlight paint.
Here you can see where I am going with the second card, same style in different colours and I have introduced some Silver gilding wax with the Empire Gold.

Better go and get it finished then lol!
See you later x