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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Friendship is a sheltering Tree - Creative Expressions

Hi all, what a weekend its been for me, does anything actually go the way you want it to, well not in my case. On Saturday I had to go to Burnley to demo at the Craft Range and it was a really nice day, I have to say thank you to the lovely ladies who looked after me, Liz and Gillian and also to the very nice ladies who came to see me it was so nice to meet all of you and to see some familiar faces too. Thank you to all x
On Sunday I thought that I might be able to have a bit of a rest but I was still in need of sorting out classes and my crafting space was definitely in need of a miracle before I could continue so in my infinite wisdom I made an attempt to sort things out but in the midst of it all I had visitors no less, a surprise and unannounced visit from my oldest sister who was passing through on her way to a music festival lucky girl! It was lovely to see her don't get me wrong as we only see each other once in a while but time is always an issue for me, never enough of it and always running out.
It's been pretty much of the same thing today, Bank Holiday everyone at home so just can't get anything done and to top it all I've got the gas plumber coming first thing in the morning Oh Joy of joys! Still trying to figure out how to fit in the cleaning, washing, cooking, crafting and I do believe the grandchildren have been demoted down the list, well just for a little while anyway, so best get on.....
So for this week by pure miracle and the skin of my teeth lol ! we will be using a set of stamps from Creative Expressions called Design a Tree.
This stamp set is a bit like mix and match as you can choose what tree top you want from three different designs. I decided to use them with the folded tag book that we did a quick template version of in a class a couple of weeks ago.

This is a little 6x6 card.
I chose the colours for it from the background paper.
Colours of the paper may vary in classes.

Here you can see the tag book but it seems that my tags have disappeared from view, guess what?? I have cut my tags to the wrong size and only just realized when I took this photo. I have rectified the problem and made my tags the correct size. The ribbon is also missing from each tag.

This photo shows both front and back
I have chosen pastel colours for the tag book.

You could use a variety of different products to colour the trees and tags
i.e. Aqua Pens, Aqua Tints Distress inks etc, k
I used a combination of my ink pads and aqua tints. I have also used my white Gesso, Black Versatfine and Clear Powder, oh and a fine tip black pen.
I painted my gesso with a flat ended paint brush over the tags before giving them any colour. This made them appear to have a chalk like finish.

OKAY see you soon x

Look bigger tags, darn forgot the ribbon lol !!   : )

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Striplet Dies by Sue Wilson

Morning folks, I know I'm a little late with this post but I suffered all day yesterday with a really bad headache which is something thankfully I've not had for quite some time and I just felt sick all day so I hope you will forgive me. Anyway because we're short on time now I will move straight on to our cards for this week.
Striplet Dies by Sue Wilson.
Two 8x8 cards using two of her dies plus a little embellishing.
In the last photo you will see what extra's I have used.

 Card one has been embossed as you can see in the background, I have also used a new Presscut die to make the flower.

On this card I have also used my leaf die which is another lovely die by Sue Wilson and my new Presscut flower die which I have to say I'm really impressed with simply because it was so inexpensive, something we all like - value for money.

As you can see in this photo I have used the basics plus my glue pen, a little Glamour  Dust and my Worn Lipstick ink pad. Black Versatfine and Clear Powder. See you all soon x.   Sheilagh   : )

Monday, 11 May 2015

Fancy a Cuppa? Got to have CAKE!!

Hello to you all, well after a dreary weekend it seems to be picking up a bit weather wise hope it will last as my strawberry plants are just about screaming for my attention and I've only managed to plant half of my tomatoes so far and for some reason it would seem that I have ended up with more than I thought, well more than last year anyway lol! So on reflection it might be a good time to sit down for two minutes with a well earned cuppa and decide what it is I'm going to do with them. Before I do maybe I should show you what we are going to do this week.
Well wouldn't you know it yet another delightful paper pack from Craftwork Cards to play with. Tea any one? or should I say Fancy a Cuppa! And what better than a nice tea or coffee, well it's obvious a nice tea or coffee with CAKE ! so that's just what we've got, Mmmmmmm! Cake! No not before my tea and as it's nearly that time I had better get a move on.
So here we are two cards this week one is 8x8 and the other a 6x6. Both made using these really sweet papers which also come with sheets of toppers and embellishments and not forgetting the matching Card Candi.

Distress inks Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye.

I used my alcohol pens to add some colour to my rather large cupcake and the cherry on top - caramel, pink and a red.


The pencils were used to add a touch of colour to the cupcakes on the smaller card

I have made a template of a cupcake then added the cake case and icing for the top which  has a little crystal glitter glue around the outside edges.

I don't know if you can quite see it but I've edged the background paper with my Quickie glue pen and crystal glitter.

I have to say after looking at these cakes for most of the afternoon I'm feeling quite hungry now, so I shall end here cause I'm off for a cuppa

See you soon x


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Fold yourself a Card

Good morning 😊 what a wonderful day - for duck's anyway, well I guess we need some rain for the garden cause all those weeds must be really thirsty lol! Don't get much time to get out there and when I have a couple of hours to spare it rains no less so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ha! Hope it brightens up at the weekend so I can try and get something done but I won't hold my breath on that one lol 😁
Any how back to the class this week in which we will be making a folded card from one piece of 12x12 cardstock. How you ask??? Well all will be revealed quite soon me thinks.
We will also be using some background paper and Faded Jeans D.I. Black Versafine ink and Clear Powder. Throw in a little bit of folder embossing and a touch of die cutting - voilà there you have it one folded finished project. Oh! Did I miss out the bit with the folding in? Silly me, well I'LL just have to show you that in class........
Posting this now but I will add the photos in later today.
See you soon x
Sheilagh 😉
 In this photo it's not quite finished yet, still waiting for some die cut flowers to be added.