MY CRAFTING ADVENTURE

My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way 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.
Silver
Empire Gold
Renaissance Gold
Izinks.
Menthe
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
SILVER
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

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Happiness is like a Butterfly - Crafters Companion

Hi! Good afternoon everyone just about finished the cards for our next lot of classes and I decided to go with what seemed to be very popular on the Demo Day we just had and that would be the beautiful Butterfly stamp and matching die from Sara's latest Flutterby collection and I am really pleased with both cards, don't forget they always look much nicer in real time.

 Not added the sentiment to this one yet thought I had better get some photos taken before the light gets any worse.

As you can see I have used one of the border embossing folders and highlighted it with Pumice Stone Disttess ink and my Gold Sparkle pen all from the same collection.
 Both cards are 7x7 in size.
The background has been created with the new Izink ink pads and some more of Sara's stamp sets.
 I have to say I love this butterfly and its so easy to use because of the matching die.
The ink pads blend really well together and there are lots of colours to choose from.





We now have a few of the new Izink ink pads in the class room for you to try so you will be able to compare them to the Distress ink pads and you will be pleased to know that they are less in price.
Black Versafine
Clear Powder
Quickie glue Pen
Anti Static bag
Gold Sparkle pen
Clear Sparkle pen
Black Starlight Paint
Pumice Stone and Bundled Sage Distress inks
Blending smoothies
See you all soon 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