My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Monday, 30 June 2014

Floral - Vintage and Blue Lilies

Evening folks sorry it's late but what a busy weekend I've had, despite the fact that I had a demo to do on Saturday my lovely daughter in her infinite wisdom decided that this weekend would be the best time to move out and into her new home. Now don't get me wrong as I will miss her but Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you Yes! All the extra space and no one to empty all of my makeup, hair spray and much much more. Now that just leaves me with all the mess to tidy that she seems to of left behind, oh well I'll just take my time lol!
Right lets move on in a rapid fashion as I'm starting to wilt in the energy department rather fast now.. This week we will make a 7x7 square card using one of the Vintage Floral embossing folders and a stamp by Chloe called Lily Corner. The embossed background has been inked with Salty Ocean and Black Soot, the border strip and the main image panel has been inked with Pumice Stone all of them Distress Inks. The message plaque and sentiment both from a set of the Vintage Floral Sentiments have been stamped in Black Versafine and embossed in clear powder as have the lilies. I coloured the lilies with my pencils using light blue, dark blue and a purple blended with my alcohol marker blending pen.
Card two is a 6x6 and the panels have been cut with a Spellbinders set of labels dies, the white panel has been embossed with Vintage Floral Flower Garden embossing folder. This time I stamped the image in Clear Ink and embossed in a Silver Sparkle Wow Powder. The flowers have been coloured again with my pencils in pink and orange. I have also used D.Inks Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. The lilies have been layered to add just a little depth. Think that's it for now so I'll end here and see you all later  :-)
Sheilagh x

Monday, 23 June 2014

All Things Grow

Well what a glorious day it has been such a pity I've missed it all slaving away over a hot craft table working hard on samples for my next demo on Saturday and this is how it's going to be for the rest of the week.
So without further ado I will make haste so that I can get right back to the said hot craft table lol!
Here this week we have for your delight two cards on offer one for those of you who like your flowers and the other for those of you who like your butterflies, and for those of you who like both then win win all round :-)
Ok so the stamped images are both from Chloe Designs and the sentiments and embossing folders are from Crafters Companion as are both the dies. I have also used Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, Black Versafine and Clear Embossing Powder. Both the Lilies and Butterflies have been coloured with Alcohol Markers in a skin tone  to compliment the Antique Linen and a pastel pink (butterflies) along with three or four shades of yellow to orange (lilies) you can use anything you choose to colour in your images if you prefer to paint or use pencils it's up to you. I almost forgot the Scattered Straw D I and on the lilies I added some Stickles glitter glue (Fruit Punch) on the butterflies I used my Quickie Glue Pen and Crystal glitter.
Think that's all so it's back to work for me now and I'll see you all later.
Sheilagh :-)
That's if I ever get anything finished for D day ha! ha!  x

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

It's on the Dresser !

Hi just a quick little sneak peek sorry but circumstances since yesterday have been horrendous so this is a little hint of what we will be doing in class.
I have used Distress Inks Antique Linen and Tea Dye, one of the Spellbinders Labels dies and a border die. It's quite simple in design but just needs a little die cutting and glueing and is easy to put together.
Will do my best to post a photo of second card a little later.

Card two is the same style and I have used some patterned papers as I did in card one from a 12 x 12 paper pack from Papermania, the die cut panel is from the Die'sire range by Crafters Companion and the Card Candi has been coloured with a dark brown Spectrum Noir pen. I stamped the sentiment in black Archival. Well it's late now so I'll see you very soon :-)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Enchanted and Elegant in pinks

Good afternoon, hope you all had a good weekend I actually managed to spend nearly an hour in my greenhouse yesterday tending to my tomato plants who were looking a little sorry for themselves I have to say not checked on them yet today but they should be fine one hopes, better than they were anyhow. Thought we might go a little girlish this week as I have used some Papermania papers in pinks along with quite an elegant lady stamp from Clarity (Barbara Gray to you and me). I added a couple of the die cut flourishes form the free die on the Tattered Lace mag that came in last week and a touch of Victorian Velvet D.I. The die cut panel is the Die'sire Enchanted create-a-card die and the embossing is from the A4 Cable Knit folder, all put together on an A4 easel card.
I'll pop back later with card two so for now here's a couple of photos to give you some idea, back soon x
Wow where did that time go well better get on with it and show you what's for seconds so to speak, Mmmmm! feel a Magum kinda moment Ooohhh yes but I will wait until I've told you all about card two - simple and quick used the same elements as in the first card except for the papers just added an extra stamp into the mix and by the way here's a heads up so watch this space - ? - moving on I used Black Versafine and Clear Powder, a Baby Pink Alcohol marker pen and my Die'sire Stamping Frame dies. That is just about that for now I will see you all very soon me thinks x Sheilagh x

Monday, 2 June 2014

Summer Meadows - With Silhouette Grasses

Hi to all, hope you had a good weekend and  to those of you who were lucky enough to attend the Great British Craft Festival at Bolton Arena (and I know quite a lot of you did make it) then I hope you enjoyed yourselves and came home with lots of crafting goodies to add to that ever increasing stash :-)
I must give a mention at this point and say *well done Louise* for exhibiting at your first show and I think I might be right in saying that you enjoyed the experience in the end.....
Now I must move on as time is getting short and class is coming round fast so this week our first card is an 8x8 and I used Distress inks Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot. Black Versafine and Clear Powder and a touch of Star Dust Stickles glitter glue. The stamps are A Little Bit Scenic - Silhouette Grasses from Sheena Douglass and the sentiment is from my stash which is a Stamps by Chloe.
I will have to post the second card a little later as I've not quite finished yet as my back is still really playing up so I need to take a short break whilst the painkillers kick in, so - I'll be back - as the saying goes, see you in a while x

As promised second card and this time I have used Antique Linen, Old Paper And a hint of Black Soot.I did want to add some gold glitter but alas I just couldn't find it so it had to be the crystal instead, not to worry eh! The background is kraft card using the glycerin faux leather technique like we did on the coffee time cards. Well that's me done now so hopefully I'll see you very soon x