My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Fantasy and Roses. House of Zandra

Hey there, hope everyone is feeling a little more festive and I am seriously running out of time to get everything in order and sorted for the big day, well I say the big day but for us our big day is usually Boxing Day, that's when all of my lot (and there's quite a lot of them) all come for Christmas dinner and believe me it can get very noisy with all the little very excitable munchkins running all over the place and that's just the grown up's lol!!!
Enough of that now it will happen soon enough and I for one will be on the last minute as per usual so nothing new there then.....
So for our very last classes of 2016 we will end our year with something a little different and it won't have anything CHRISTMAS in sight. I have chosen to make one of the cards with a very nice Decoupage sheet designed by The House of Zandra. Its a little on the fantasy theme style with a peacock type bird amongst some lovely flowers and I have to say it looks ever so pretty. Our second card is also rather sweet and on a smaller scale to one that I made at our last demo day at the shop and it was requested to be done in the class so I have obviously obliged.

Here you can see the products I used to create both cards.

Country Garden Rose Die from Sara's collection

Leafy Swirl Die from the Lazy Daisy set

Distress Ink pads
Abandoned Coral
Squeezed Lemonade
Shaded Lilac

Black Versafine

With Love Sentiment Create a card Die

French Lavender Alchemy wax

Haybale Gilding Polish

The decoupage card is 7x7

I have used the Basket weave Texture embossing folder in the background.

Glue pen and Crystal Glitter, I haven't finished adding all the glitter yet I just took a couple of quick photos to give you some  idea of how the cards look.

This sweet little card should fit into an A6 envelope
and is made from one piece of A4 card stock.

OK so that's another year over with as our classes have come to an end, I truly hope you have all enjoyed them and I'm sure I will see you all back in the new year,  as far as I know the classes will start once again on the 5th of January if it is going to be any different I will post on the blog to let you all know.

Well all that remains for me to do now is to wish each and every one a very Happy and Healthy CHRISTMAS  and A BRIGHT NEW YEAR
Thank you for all the beautiful cards I have received and I shall see you soon.

Merry Christmas everybody xx Peace and Goodwill to All xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Will You Let It Snow - Last Christmas Card for 2016 Maybe!

Afternoon Folks, well only one more week of classes from tomorrow up to the 15th then that's it as they say or at least until 2017 and I think that we will be starting back on the 5th of January and I can't quite believe I've just said that somehow!! doesn't seem right another couple of weeks and it will be Christmas for real Ooooooh!!!! Got to get to grips with tree decorating this weekend before I miss the whole blinking thing lol! and I'm always on the last minute for goodness sakes think I could do with a few little helper elves to sort me out but I won't hold my breath on that one.
Okay last of the Christmas cards for this year................

8x8 Card

Antique Linen D Ink

Black Versafine

Embossing folder free with Inspiration magazine

Reindeer and Snowflake dies

Colorists pencils

Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish

6x6 Card

Creative Expressions Let it Snow die set

Nordic Christmas Words 8x8 Embossing folder

Festive Berries D Ink

Rich Red Gilding Polish

White Gesso

The frame has been made using the border embossing folder by Leonid.

The background and main image panel has been stamped with the gold gilding polish and a snowflake stamp. The Snowman image was also a freebie stamp set that came with the Inspiration magazine.

I colored the snowman hat and scarf with my Colorists pencils.

Sorry rubbish photos once again, the light has been terrible all day here.

The embossed background is Kraft card that has been painted with the white Gesso before it was embossed then the Red Gilding polish applied with some Cut n Dry Foam

Thought this week I would keep things nice and easy for you as our last class was quite labor intensive lol!

So not as many ingredients required for this class and I do believe you will be able to see in real time the way the gilding polishes really stand out which unfortunately does not come across in these photos.

See you soon x