My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Wednesday, 23 May 2018


Good afternoon to you all on this fine sunny pleasant day that I seemed to of missed once again but no worries as I have been surrounded with the colours of a hot far away place somewhere like an African plain hence the Go Wild in the title of this post. You may of guessed by now the theme for this weeks classes, I decided to try out the set of stamps that came free with the latest Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 57 which I know a few of you managed to get hold of so if you wish to bring them along to class with you please do. Here are a couple of other items I have also used.....
Black Versafine ink pad
Stamping Platform
Clear Embossing Powder
Double sided foam tape
I created the backgrounds with the Izinks dye inks.  Just a couple of photos to give you an idea, the Elephant card is C5 and the Giraffe is a 7x7.
Great set of stamps.

The Izinks Dye inks are perfect for these kind of backgrounds.

 Not quite finished them off yet as one very cheeky frustrated puppy is demanding my attention, she has somehow found a scrubbing brush and brought it to me, not sure what she is trying to tell me lol!!!!
Off to check this out so see you soon x   🐶🐾

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Delicate Wings

Hey, Hello and Good Morning ! Well after some moaning Oh ! I mean questioning 😃about not posting for classes over the last couple of weeks, well.... I have been rather busy with  one thing or another and a boisterous cheeky puppy to add to the mix so I have managed to find a few minites to let you all know that I have not forgotten about you but I'm going to be super quick as today I have Nana duties and the little cutie that is Jacob has just closed his eyes for a short nap no doubt so I had better get a move on and type faster lol!
I chose to use a die that we had on demo day that has prooved to be very popular along with some of the Imagination Crafts Starlight paints.
I threw in a stencil by John Lockwood to add a little texture and managed to come up with two cards one is A5 and the other 6x6.
Starlight Paints I have used ...
Orange Oxidized
Clotted Cream
Glitter Kiss Sea Green
Mer du sud
Black Versafine
Blending tools
And of course the Delicate Wings Create a Card die set.
Think that covers most of it so I will try now and show you the photos so if they are not too good please forgive as I have my hands full today so to speak not to mention one very unhappy little puppy Willow as she has been banished to the confines of the kitchen and outside with the help of my new extra tall safety gate 😆🐶 and she is currently sulking in her bed at this moment in time poor thing, all together now AaWwwhhhhh!!!
Got to go think I should visit the little girls room whilst I have the chance lol!
See you soon x
Guess who just woke up ?
No chance for that visit lol!

 A5 card

 Background with inks and Starlight Paints.
 6x6 card

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Full Bloom

Morning folks !
Just trying to get in front with our next lot of classes and show you what we will be working with this week and next. As I have a demo booked this coming weekend I thought we could get to grips with a couple of the products I will be showing so I have taken these quick photos to give you an idea. They are of course  Sheena's new range of Perfect Partners " In Full Bloom "
I shall continue with the job in hand and leave you to look at the progress I have made so far then when I have the finished results I will pop back and show you some more.
See you in a bit x

Click on the image to enlarge
Adorable Anemone
Stamp and Die set's

Full Bloom part two...............
Here we have the next quick pics for you to see. With both cards I have used the Izinks to create the backgrounds.
Memento London Fog
Wow Pink Sorbet Embossing Powder
Pebeo King Gold gilding wax
White Gel Pen
That's it for another week see you all soon x

Gorgeous Gerbera
Stamp and Die sets

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