My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Saturday, 30 March 2013

A Warm Welcome - Only Just and Happy Easter

Good morning blog land folk! and a Happy Easter to you all on this bright and sunny Saturday, well what a difference from last weekend. I can safely say that the sun is out and shinning here in our little corner of the world, lets just hope it's going to last for the rest of the weekend. If you cast your minds back to last weekend then some of you will remember it looked something like this, well at least where we live.......

 I took these photo's at  the back of our allotment
 This was the scene that greeted us out side our back door Bbbrrrrrr !! and the front was no different.

Some poor person will have to get cold if they need to move their car today lol!

Anyway enough of the cold stuff onto the cards for next week when we will be using a set of 12x12 papers and stamps called Hampstead (A warm welcome) by Papermania and the sentiment is from Woodware's Clear Magic set Victorian Spray.

The large panel background is a 5 3/4 inch square of white card stock that has been stamped and embossed in white powder then Distress ink's Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade and Stormy Sky have been used to colour in. The die cut panel has also been coloured with Stormy Sky and the flowers have been stamped onto it in a black ink pad then the flower heads have been stamped in Versamark and embossed in the white powder, cut out and glued on top of the stamped image. I have added faux stitching to the floral border with a fine black pen, and a Pen Touch white pen for the small dots
 Less is more with the next two cards, simple by design but effective no less.
Quick and easy to make using very little of the paper and no waste.Both cards were made from only four small strips off four different sheets of the 12x12 paper. Each pack contains 20 patterned papers which include 4 glitter and 4 gloss finishes, they are also acid and lignin free which makes them great for scrapbooking and at £6.95 for the pack you can't go wrong.

 As you can see I have stamped the flowers onto coloured card with black ink and then added a little of the H2O paint Majestic Blue to highlight the centres. The small flower border has been stamped using my small Memento ink pads Bamboo Leaves and Summer Sky.
This time I decided to stamp with Versamark and emboss in gold powder just for a different look.Each flower has a gold card Candi centre.
The sentiment stamp which I have used on all three cards is from Woodware's Clear Magic set Victorian Spray and really love the font they have used.
Well that's me done for today I'm off now to do some shopping while the sun is still out, hope you all have a really good Easter Sunday and don't eat too many eggs   Not!!!!!!!!  better still eat them all before the Sun melts them ha! ha!
Sheilagh x

Friday, 22 March 2013

Winsome Spray for Spring (p.s.Don't look outside!)

Well it certainly is white outside where I am today, what kind of crazy weather do you call this? after all it is supposed to be Springtime and it's almost Easter as well! whatever next I ask myself???? Oh well not to worry at least I can show you the cards for next weeks class, there are some new stamps from Woodware Clear Magic Singles and the one I have used is called Winsome Spray which also has a birthday sentiment with it (always useful)
 This first card is A5 in size and the main panel has been coloured with Distress ink pads - Mustard Seed, Fired Brick and Evergreen Bough.
I have stamped and embossed with clear ink and black powder but not before using my anti-static bag. I did the same to my border strip.
As you can see I have painted over some of the image with my Twinkling H2 O mica paints - Buttercup, Garnet, Sunburst and Fern, any similar colours or paints like the Cosmic Shimmer's will give the same effect.

The swirl which has been stamped in Fired Brick is from a set of Creative Expressions U-Mount stamps and The sentiment is stamped in black Archival ink.

This second card is 6x6 square and the same image again stamped in Versamark and this time embossed in Silver powder onto each white panel which measure 6.5cm square
I have distressed the edges of each panel with Weathered Wood and used my Distress Stain in the same colour to paint some of the image this time, the darker colour is a Midnight Blue Promarker and to finish off each flower has a black centre made with the Cosmic Shimmer black glue.

(click on a photo to enlarge)
Hope you all can stay warm and I will see you soon : )
Sheilagh x

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Still Urban, Papermania Beautiful Entomologist

Good morning to all you crafty people, hope you are all able to craft to your hearts content on this somewhat  cloudy and chilly day as I had planned for myself but like they say best laid plans and all that, I now have to have my youngest grandson Tyler who is just nine months and has discovered his mobility Oh! lucky me lol!, well it's only for a couple of hours at least that's what they tell me !! we shall see.As I seem to be in front for once with the class cards I thought it might be a good idea to get them posted early for a change much to everyone's surprise I guess, you never know it could happen more than once in the same month but don't hold your breath will you lol!
Here are the cards and once again I have used a Papermania Urban stamp called Beautiful Entomologist and I do so like these square collage style stamps from Docrafts they are so versatile and very inexpensive but good quality....... unlike my photo's, sorry
the light was very poor and I just couldn't get one good shot, I took so many that I gave up in the end.

Distress Ink Pads
Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac.

Adirondack Slate grey
Black embossing powder
Purple Promarker
Crystal Glitter
Purple Peel-off Marker
Script stamp (Hero Arts)
Free butterfly stamp from the Craft Stamper Mag
Black Memento ink pad
Quickie glue pen

Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord
Silver embossing powder
Purple Peel-off  Marker pen
Silver peel-off corners
White Spiders web
Purple organza ribbon
Lilac crystal gems

I was talking to Holly about how her Nanna, who had been a good girl and she had finished her work off early for once but I don't think she believed me some how, this is what Holly thought!
 Cheeky monkey!
What do you mean??????
Happy Crafting : )
Sheilahg xx

Monday, 11 March 2013

Beautiful Folium for Spring and it's Urban

Good morning hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day, mine was hectic as usual just like every weekend only more so and my other half had to work so I was left to do the Sunday lunch and there was me thinking I'd get a day off............ Not! lol! anyway it was nice to see the grandchildren and they are all growing up so fast.
The cards for this week's classes have been made by using the Papermania Urban Stamp Beautiful Folium and I also included the script stamp (Sandra's letter background) from Hero Arts and the Fresh Bloom stamp by Stampendous.
Hope you like them........
The background is stamped in Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough and Squeezed Lemonade, the main image panel and the flowers have been stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with black powder. I have added white pen to highlight the centre of the stamens.

On the second card I have stamped in Black Stazon ink onto acetate then coloured on the reverse side with my Peel-off Pens (any permanent markers will do the same job) I used a green and a light blue.The flower has also been stamped with the Stazon ink and the script is stamped on the border in black Archival ink.
Permanent white and black pens have also been used on this card.

Hope to see you all this week and just before I go I thought I would show you a couple of pics of my youngest granddaughter Holly who was here with me all day Thursday and Friday until lunch, she was a little sweetie!
Gosh you don't half get tired when you haven't looked after a small person in quite some time and it tells on the old back, poor me! lol!

Holly at four months