My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way 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

Monday, 8 January 2018

A Season for All

And we are definitely in the Season of Winter right now ! HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone our hols are now over and the classes will resume starting Tomorrow at 1pm. Hope you all are fit and well I for one know this cold is not compatible with my arthritis but the good news is it won't last for ever !
So to start us off I of course have chosen a set of stamps by John Lockwood and they are aptly named Winter Tree's lol !!!
Wait ! Wait ! No not Christmas cards although they could be if so desired but not this time. I chose to start the New Year with what better than each season as they all seem to come around so fast these days.
So we can celebrate each of the four Seasons on one card. The second card is far less complicated and would work really well for a man's card as you will see.
I have used several colours of Izinks but Distress inks will also work. If you have a GLUE PEN then that will be helpful as I have added  some foiling to some of the trees. No heat embossing, no die cutting and no cutting out just inks and stamps. What on Earth could be simpler than that ?
I'm going to leave this one to your imagination as there are no photos as yet but I will say that I am pleased with both cards and they are so different from each other.
Don't you just love a Good Mystery !!
Bet you can't wait lol! 👀
See you  very soon 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.
Empire Gold
Renaissance Gold
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