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Monday, 27 October 2014

Robin's Got His Hat On

Hey how's everyone today? Hope you had a good weekend, mine was rather busy once again and it will be the same for me next week as well.  As you might gather I had a demo day which was a little bit last minuet I guess you could say and I have to say it went really well, thank you to all the lovely ladies who came along we all enjoyed ourselves and a good day was had by all.....not to mention that the Christmas deck's were on display and they looked wonderful in all their array of many different colours and sparkly too  : )

Anyway won't be too long before we are all digging our own deck's out will it?????
So to carry on in that wintry theme I have used a rather cute little stamp from Stampendous this week and he is known as the Bird in the Hat. As you can see he is a Robin and I have coloured him in using the more traditional colours of the season.

Card one is a 7x7 Square.

The Robin has been stamped in Brown Memento Ink and then coloured in with my pencils and finished with my Blending Pen.

Both the red and grey backgrounds have been embossed with two of Sheena's Embossing Folders and a little Gold Gilding Wax has been added.
The Poinsettia is a Chloe Stamp and has been embossed in Gold Powder on top of Clear Ink.

I have added some Red Stickles Glitter Glue to the bobbles on his hat.

The sentiment has been stamped in Black Versafine Ink and embossed in Clear Powder.

Forgot to mention I have added some Fluffy Stuff  from Woodware to the area where the Robin is standing but I took my photo before I had used it  Sorry !

In this photo you can see the difference between stamping the image in Black and the Brown Inks.

Distress Inks..... 
Festive Berries
Mowed Lawn
Peeled Paint
Iced Spruce
 Card two is a 6x6.

I have stamped the background with the two green colours of Distress inks using a Chloe Stamp.

The Post Box is a Classiques Die from Crafters Companion cut from red card stock and highlighted with the gold Gilding Wax.

This time I stamped the Robin in Black Versafine and embossed in Clear Powder. He has been coloured in as before with the pencils.
I have then die cut him out and distressed around the die with the Festive Berries Ink.
I added Diamond Stickles to the bobbles this time but you can use any colour you like.

Below is a photo of the colours I used for the colouring in.
I Will see you all at the classes hope you all have a good week.

I would especially like you ask you all if you might spare a special thought this week for a friend of mine who has had some bad news and I would like her to know that I'm thinking of her and my love I'm sending to her with a massive big HUG !! xxxxxxx

Sheilagh x

Monday, 13 October 2014

In The Forest - with Woodware's Bare Tree

That time of week again so Hello to all!  Hope you've all had a good weekend mine was so so, had a good day with my Sis-in-law on Saturday and on Sunday my playtime was cut very short with the arrival of our youngest grandson who had been deposited for the afternoon and into the evening so you can guess that I didn't get much of anything accomplished so I had to carry on this morning in between the mundane Monday chores lol! Anyway all has been completed despite the threat of a headache hanging on I think it's time for more tablets as I have been suffering with the arthritis in my neck, could be due to the change in the weather it does seem to affect me that way.  Moving On  lol! before I go stiff altogether !!

This week we are in the Forest and have Bare Tree's two sets of stamps that go together and both from Woodware.  I think you could make some really nice cards from these two sets whether they are just Autumn or Winter type cards and of course perfect for the Xmas cards as well...................................

OK so I chose to do Xmas this time and here is a look at what I came up with for us to make this week.

Card one is a 7x7.

The background panel has first been stamped with the Tree's in Clear Ink and embossed with White Powder.
The next step was to colour the background with my Distress Ink's, I used Spun Sugar, Faded Jeans, a little Chipped Sapphire and lastly Dusty Concord.
I then stamped the trees again with a warm grey, I used my Adirondack Slate. The snowflakes have been stamped in clear ink and embossed with Wow White Twinkle Powder.

The snow effect is Fluffy Stuff by Woodware and Stickles Glitter Glue on top.

 The Winter Wishes comes from the Forest Stamp set and the Stag is a Classiques Christmas Die from Crafters Companion.

Onto card two, this is A4 gate fold.

First I stamped the Tree's in Black Versafine and embossed in Clear Powder.
I then used the Hessian embossing folder on the two front panels before colouring with Distress Ink's Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord.
Next the bird stamps have been added to each panel and they come with the tall Bare Tree stamp set.
To finish the wintry look I added some Fluffy Stuff and glitter to the bare branches.

As you can see I have decided to complete the card by decorating the inside. The same colour of inks has been used to stamp the tree's and a sentiment from the Bare Tree set has been added to a die cut panel for the centre.

Well I think that is everything for now and judging by the leaves that are falling out side my window at this moment in time it won't be too long before we all have bare tree's to look at will it now don't you agree................................

See you later   : )  and don't forget your woollies it's getting colder out there!!

Monday, 6 October 2014

A Corner to put the Poinsettia in- -or as Woodware say Poinsettia Corner.

Hi! everyone, just managed to get things in order for this week after my busy weekend demoing in Ramsbottom and gosh am I tired now! but hey ho! it's got to be done even if I do enjoy it now and again lol!

I will make this short and sweet for this week and nothing too taxing as my brain (or what's left of it) is a little low on cell's and good old brain power as I think it might have been drained over the last few weeks, in other words over worked and lets face it that's not difficult in my case lol!

Here we go then........ onto our class for this week..................... Poinsettia Corner from Woodware.
it's a lovely big stamp and you don't need much more on your cards it does a good job all on it's own as you will see, but that's just my opinion and of course you could really go to town and add lots more to it if that's what you wanted to do either way it is a good stamp to have in your stash and I do think that it could be used for other occasions like Autumn and Winter type cards that don't have to be about the Christmas season they just need a different sentiment and Bob's your Uncle! O Oh! said I would make this a short post..... sorry folks...... get carried away.

Right here's what I did, card one is 8x8 square.

 The background has been embossed with the Die'sires Music folder and I have gone around the edges with just a little Old Paper Distress Ink.

The Poinsettia has been stamped in Black Versafine and embossed with Clear Powder.
I then used my water brush and painted the flower with Distress Inks Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters.

I used two colours of Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust & Lime Green on the flower and the berries.

 Sorry but the light was so bad when I took these photo's. If you click on a photo it should enlarge so you should see the glitter a little better.
 Next card is a 7x7 and I did the same as in the first card but this time I have distressed the background with Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves using my cut n dry foam pad.
The Poinsettia has been stamped and embossed three times and then decoupaged, I did the same with the first card.
I have painted in the flower using the same inks as the background but this time I added a White Marker Pen to highlight the berries.

Well I said it would be a quick post today and I wouldn't want to dissapoinsettia now would I   LOL!!!!

See you soon  x

Sheilagh  : )