My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Monday, 7 December 2015

Classic Vase of Apple Blossom

Good afternoon folks, I am so pleased it decided not to rain all day today unlike the whole of the weekend when I got totally drenched more than once whilst out doing the shopping unlike some people who had the luxury of sitting in front of their TV and not having to move an inch, mentioning no names Mr. B now moving on to nicer things to talk about namely classes for this week.
I thought we might keep the floral theme going as Christmas is just about upon us and I'm hoping to get the tree up and sorted this week so before all of that this is a little look forward to the Spring even though winter has only just begun and one thing I'm sure of it's bound to get much colder before Spring is anywhere near arriving.
This week one Classic Vase Die and one Apple Blossom Stamp set both from Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson.

I'm sooooooo pleased that I have managed to get my photo's back, so far so good lol!!!

Here's a quick look at some of the items I have used, I did use a touch of my Clear Sparkle Pen mixed with my ink to paint the flowers with, I used a fine tip paint brush as some of the flowers are quite small.

You can't quite see the sparkle on the flowers in the picture.

In this photo it shows I have coloured the die cut vase with some blue Colour Cloud ink.

Cards are 8x8 and 6x6.

I have to say thanks to John Lockwood for the inspiration on the larger card with the three panel layout on.

I painted the background of the vase with Diamond Starlights paint.

I have used Shabby Shutters and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks to create the background.

This one is all me ! Really liked the background I made but you don't see the true colours in the flowers until the card is in front of you.

The sentiment is included with the Apple Blossom stamp.

As you may be able to see I have stamped and embossed the blossoms and cut them out with my craft knife and scissors before painting the flowers.

Just thought I would show a picture I took on Friday afternoon from my sister's kitchen window, squirrels feeding their little faces, there was at least six of them running a muck but I just couldn't get them all in the photo at the same time, you can stand as close as you please and they don't give a monkey's but get your camera out and they certainly know how to avoid it, typical !

See you soon  : )

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Back to Floral with Sara Davies

Good evening sorry I've not bee able to post sooner for those of you who will be coming to class on Thursday we will be recreating a couple of the cards from demo day by popular demand and far from it be not for me to oblige, so be it. We are going to use the new Lattice and flower dies as well as a couple of embossing folders, so it will be quite an easy and relaxed class for this week, if  you managed to get any of the dies on the day then bring them with you and this will cut down on your waiting time.
Here are a couple of photo's to give you some insight but please note that the colour of cardstock and patterned paper may vary, my pictures are shown in black and white because the lighting was so terrible and this was the best way to how them, the flowers are all cut from pink and green whilst the background is white, not sure yet as to what colour cardstock we will use for the trellis card I will decide on the day. Hope this makes some sense.

OK, despite having tried over and over and over you get the picture, well in fact that's exactly what you won't be getting for some very strange reason internet explorer won't allow me to download any photo's and I think that its something to do with my Google account so it might take me quite some time to sort it out so all I can say is sorry folks if I get it sorted in time I'll add them in later, that's the best I can do for now so see you soon, hopefully x
Sheilagh  : (

Sorry could only manage black and white photo's, the card is white on white and the flowers are in pink and green patterned papers. The flourishes have been die cut from Century Pearl Hint of Silver.

The rose embossing folder is from Sara's new Floral range and it's beautiful.

Here you can see I have used the Lattice die on one of the cards and it cuts like a dream.