MY CRAFTING ADVENTURE

My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Woodland in Winter or any Season

Good afternoon to everybody, these weeks are getting shorter and shorter if that's at all possible anyhow we just have to keep on going don't we! and this week we are taking a visit to the woodlands with these two beautiful die sets from Sue Wilson's Woodland Collection - Birch Tree Forest and Forest Animals. The Sentiment die I have also used is from her Festive Collection.
Both sets from the Woodland Collection could be used for so many different themed cards and cover every season so don't think of them as just for your Christmas makes because I have chosen to turn them into Winter/Xmas type cards. I think these die's will be so useful indeed.
So here is a very short list of things I have used :-
Chalk inks or Oxide inks
Blue
Pink
Yellow
Water Spray
Blending ink (Onyx Black or Black Soot)
Glue Pen and Glitter
Pearl Gilding Polish or Wax
 A5 card.
Sorry the pics aren't very good but st least I have managed to take some this week lol!

I used my new Sue Wilson Twisted Holly embossing folder to create the frame on this 7x7 card.

 I think this style of card could be quite easily made into a mans card.

Change the sentiment on this card and send it to someone who has a December birthday, change the colours completely and it can be any time of the year.
Well that's it for this week see you soon x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

On the Diagonal

Morning! No! no Christmas for this week you might be pleased to know, then again you might not lol! Sorry I don't have much time this week to go into depth with this weeks post for class so it is definitely short and sweet. I will give you a run down on the craftiness that I used to create two cards one being an 8x8 and the other is a 7x7.
Is there die cutting involved ? Yes! not too much. Is there inking and stamping involved ? Yes using the Colour Cloud blending ink Decadent Teal which by the way is from the Phill Martin colour range, two die sets from Sue Wilson and a lovely big Swirl Stamp from Sara's latest Collection (Scandinavian no less). Sentimentally Yours Everyday Sentiment Stamps also by Phill Martin.

Along with the teal blending ink I have also used:-
Black Versafine
Frayed Burlap Distress ink pad
Teal Ink Spray Mist
Cosmic Shimmer Teal Pearlescent glue
Clear Powder
Gold Starlight Wax
Clear Sparkle Pen
Alcohol Pens in Coral and Magenta (in other words peachy pink and a darker pink)
I think that is just about everything except for the Grand Floral die set which was part of Sara's English Country Garden collection used as the embellishments.

Now I must dash no more time left will come back later to add some photos.
See you later then x



Wednesday, 26 July 2017

3D for Christmas

Hi all! So late today been a bit of a struggle but finally got there in the end. Been playing with the new 3D Christmas Embossing folders from Crafters Companion that I was demoing at the weekend at Inspirations Preston and can I just say Hi! and a huge thank you to everyone who came to see me xxx
I will speed things up as time is slipping away so we shall be using the beautiful Village scene this week to create a couple of lovely cards with very little effort and this is exactly what these folders do for you.

Clear Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Silver Gilding Wax
Antique Gold Gilding Wax
King Gold Gilding Wax
White Gel Pen
Cut n Dry foam

This actual design is very useful because it works for any season just by changing the colours and card stock.
See what you think...........
Each card is A5 in size.
Just added a die cut poinsettia and sentiment.
This one is made from black card.
 Gold Centura Pearl card one of the new shades from the Precious Golds collection.
Three colours of the Pebeo Gilding Wax.


Sneak peek at the none Christmas card version 😁
Not quite finished yet.
OK see you soon x

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Raid Your Stash Day ! Parchment Re-Visited

Good afternoon, didn't think I would actually get to share with you all this week as I'm in the process of making lots of Christmas samples for my demo this coming Saturday and by yesterday I was almost tearing my hair out whilst trying to figure out what on earth we could do in class that wasn't anything to do with the C word as we had visited that season last week. Soooooo! I decided to go right off piste and go with something that was literally a Luck Dip! right out of my stash so to speak, so please forgive me as we have probably made something similar in the past but this time I decided we should make a card with a matching box to put it in.
As you will see I have used my own flower stamps so they won't be available in the shop (sorry 😞)
The flowers have been stamped in CLEAR INK and Embossed in WHITE POWDER, there is something so pretty about flowers made from parchment don't you think?
I coloured the flowers with my Spectrum Noir pens in Pink and Light Green.
The background is Small Dots Embossing Folder.
Do bear in mind when you look at the photos that I haven't quite finished them both off yet, they need a little more titivation so to speak so I've not stuck any of the flowers down and there is no sentiment but here is where I'm up to............
By the way I know that you all will have many different Flower stamps and Dies in your own stash so this will be easy for you to make at home.........

Versamark.
White Embossing Powder.
Alcohol Pens.
6x6 Card and Box

I will post more photos once I have finished them both as I need to add something into the centres of each flower.
See you later x
OK so here the finished artical or should I say Box and Card. Pleased to say everyone enjoyed making them 😁 x



Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Frozen Forest - Craftwork Cards

CHRISTMAS!!!! There I said it ha! Nuts! that's what you are all thinking, well not quite all of you as I know oh too well that many a true card maker starts their xmas card making in this our Summer season. What Summer? I hear you exclaim! Its not too bad outside at the moment the rain hasn't hit yet but I'm not holding my breath it's in the forecast so we shall see.
Next for our classes we shall be using this lovely paper and topper collection from Craftwork Cards entitled Frozen Forrest.
To create these cards I have chosen to use my Circle Swing card die from Crafters Companion and a few of my Snowflake dies, here are the other ingredients :-
White Gesso
Small Stippling brush
Glue Pen
Glitter
Chipped Sapphire
Memento Nautical Blue ink pad
Moonstone Sparkle Pen
White Gel Pen

 I stippled the white Gesso arround the edges of the die cut paper panels. I have also added panels to the other side which I have stamped snowflakes onto with the Memento ink pad.
 The white panels on this card have been embossed in a folder.
Click on the image to enlarge.


 I have only used one small part of the beautiful paper from the 8x8 pad.
 You might notice that there are three different cards, I have included the picture of this one to show that it doesn't have to be just Christmas as I have made this card as a Winter Birthday with Flower Dies instead of the Snowflakes.


I used one of the animal toppers from the pack because I thought he looked cute but you could easily use a die cut or maybe a stamped image instead.
See you very soon x
Sheilagh.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Sands of Time - Time Flies Donna Ratcliff Designs

Why does it have to be so miserable today?the light is so bad to work in and why does everything go wrong? when you are trying your best to get things finished with plenty of time to spare, well I guess that's just the way it goes so how can you tell that I'm having a bad day !!!!!! Not playing any more need to have a cup of coffee and re-group. Deep breath and start again........
Well hello! lets go back to the start and begin once more. Trying to incorporate a few different techniques this week and I might just regret it later lol! I have used the new stamps from Crafters Companion which are Sands of Time and Time Flies

A6 Rubber stamp sheet at a great price.







Card 1 is 7x7

Just taken a very quick photo to give you an idea as time is definitely not on my side today.
Distress Ink pads
Salty Ocean
Rusty Hinge
Mermaid Lagoon
Candied Apple
Black Versifying
Clear Powder
Jade Starlight Paint and a small paint brush or water brush
Blending tool or foam
Now I need to just finish card 2 so I will be back in a while with the results of a very stressful day !
To be continued........
Like I said this morning nothing going to plan so I have taken a couple more photos to let you see the things I have been using on our second card.
Aqua Pens to colour the Hour Glass and Leaves
Alcohol Pens to colour the flowers
Spiced Marmalade to distress the edges of the background which was created with the Colour Cloud Chalk inks and a touch of Glitter Kiss
Now I just have to stick it all onto the card base............. hopefully 😲



Aqua pens

Alcohol pens


I have used the Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Glaze to make the back drop to the main image.
I have started! so I will finish! card 2 it will be all ready for class tomorrow,
See you soon x

Update......
Just a couple of photos taken at the end of yesterday's class.