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Monday, 28 July 2014

Oh! OOooo! The C word - Christmas or Not

Hello to all hope you have had a good weekend as usual I missed most of it and of course today the weather has to be different although I'm not really complaining as it has been just a tad too hot lately and I think that's only my opinion because we haven't had it so nice for such a long time and I'm sure it's not over with just yet (fingers crossed) lol!
    Anyway here we go again back to the grind stone so to speak in the nicest way possible  : )
Well you knew it would come sooner or later and here it is the C word dare I mention it in the height of our beautiful summer you guessed it ...... Yes I dare!  Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! and once more for good luck CHRISTMAS!
So let us see what I have managed to come up with this week and you might notice that it's simplicity itself, die cut and go ha!" ha!..........

Sue you should keep reading LOL!!!!

And of course a little bit more for good measure.................

8x8 Card 

As you can see the background has been embossed with the 8x8 Vintage Bells folder and inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

The Die's are all Die'sires from Crafters Companion (as are the sentiment stamps and embossing folders) which have been embossed with clear powder on top of Black Versafine Ink

I have added a little crystal glitter with my Cosmic Shimmer glue to the Tree's and the Ivy leaves.
Just need it to snow now - in the background of course : )

Second card is 7x7

The card base has been embossed with the A4 Hessian folder and then inked with Stormy Sky and Antique Linen D.I's.

The Nativity Scene Die O'Holy Night has been cut from Core'dinations card stock and inked with a little Black Soot.
The background panel has been made from white card stock and inked with Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, I have added in a little bit of my
stickles Glitter Glue and just a touch of my Chunky White Embossing Enamel from Stampendous.

 So! I hope you all are in good spirits and ready for the class whether it be Christmas or otherwise lol!

And just to show you that the die's don't have to be about the Christmas Season this card is just a walk in the park, wouldn't  you say so Sue ?

The inks on this on are:-

Shabby Shutters and Black Soot

Instead of glitter on the leaves and the tree's I have used my white Gelly Roll Pen.

The background has been embossed with the 8x8 folder Decadent Rose.

Just need a few birds and butterflies passing or even a lady with a dog lol!
Eh! Sue x

O.K. enough of that I will see you all soon  : )
Sheilagh x

Monday, 7 July 2014

Vintage Dahlia

Good evening everyone and a huge thank you to all of you lovely ladies who came to see us at the demo on Saturday I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I also would like to give a special thanks to Karen for baking lovely cup cakes (yum! yum!) which together with a cup of tea or coffee were sold and all the proceeds went to Derrian House Children's Charity, thanks again everyone!!!!!  :-) 
This week I have made two cards using one of Sheena's A Little Bit Floral Dahlia stamps ( black versafine and clear powder ) plus the new Vintage Floral embossing folders from Crafters Companion (Hessian, Decadent Rose, Vintage Words, Vintage Screen and Make a Wish which is from the Die'sire range. Distress Inks for both cards used are as follows Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone. The small dahlia's I coloured with yellow and green shades of alcohol pens and the large one with distress inks and a small paint brush. The die cut leaves are Ivy from Die'sire Crafters Companion.
Card one is an 8x8 and card two is 6x6 in size, both cards have stamped and heat embossing on them so bring your anti static bag lol!
See you all soon x
Sheilagh   :-)