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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Stitched Up! - Stiched Flowers - Woodware

Hey! Good afternoon to you all, so I be like Speedy Gonzales, Grease Lightening and The Flash! not a good image I grant you but at least there is no picture of it to torture you with lol!  Here for your approval is our next set of classes and it contains ????? Yes you've guessed it already a stamp from Woodware called Stitched Flowers ta! da!
Quick quick I must speed up for my time is short and I have to stretch myself so you can call me elastic for short ha! ha!
This is what I managed in a very short space of time, well I did start at late morning today but I can bet some of you call that early lunch lol!!!
Here's what actually occurred...........

 Ok so blogger is being a pain right now and won't let me type were I want to so I will just continue, above is a photo of good stuff I have used.
 Water colour Pens in Yellow, Blue and Turquoise.
Black Versafine and Clear Powder.
Peeled Paint D I.
Platinum Starlight Paint.

Cards are 6x6 and 7x7 in size.
The corner die is from Sara's new Glamour Range.

Told you so! Done! blink and you will have missed it........
Sorry it's so short this week we shall resume as normal next time WWHhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! See you soon x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Bee 🐝 Happy - Woodware

Hi! Beautiful morning here, blue skies and sunny so what the heck am I doing indoors when I should be out enjoying the sun or at least digging on my allotment cause it certainly needs it lol!
Good job I have got things in order ready for the next classes so that means I can go spend some time out in the fresh air this afternoon but I'm not sure how much digging there will be.
Speaking of 🐝🐝🐝's (hope you all can see the graphics I have inserted, if not they are meant to be bee's) which is the nature of our theme for our next classroom meeting.
BEE HAPPY is the stamp set from Woodware which I have used on this cute little Pocket Pull Out Tag Card along with the latest new range of Chalk Cloud Blending Inks which by the way are now available in the shop.
There are quite a lot of ellements to this project so we might only have enough time to do this one but if it goes quicker than ecpected we shall make a 6x6 card using the same images we shall just have to see what happens on the day.
Lets have a look at what I used........

Here are a few things that I used, please ignore the colour of the main image as I decided to change it as you will see.
 You can see that the card is inside the pocket.

Black Versafine
Clear powder

Gold Glitter Kiss
 Now you can see the different colours I chose as I thought these worked better together.
Flowers coloured with my pencils, background coloured with the chalk inks.

 Happy birthday die is from Sara's new Glamour range.
Pull the ribon and the tag will pop out at the top and bottom of the little pocket.

I have used my Clear Sparkle pen to colour the bee's.
Mini stencil from Creative Expressions.

Once again the photos don't look half as good as the actual finished project.

See you soon x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Marguerite Patch - Woodware

Good Morning! Hope it's bright and sunny where you are, we have some lovely sunshine here today lets hope it will last for a while cause I really do need to pay a visit to my greenhouse as it is looking rather neglected and I so have to get a move on and sort it out.
For our next set of classes I thought that I would be kind and give you something that will be nice and easy and relaxing to do so no die cutting just a little stamping and colouring well actually painting using the delightful Starlight Paints and a couple of the Spectrum Sparkle pens and Voila! Two simple yet pretty cards.
So! One stamp which comes from the Clear Magic range by Woodware and has the name Marguerite Patch.
I have used my Black Versafine and Clear embossing powder on the 7x7 card and my Clear Versamark ink and White embossing powder on the 6x6 Kraft card.
Hope you like them..........

Starlight Paint
 (Imagination Crafts)
 Sparkle pens from the Vintage set by Crafters Companion.
The flower has also been stamped onto Parchment and cut out then added as an extra layer.
 This is the 6x6 card and is from the new Kraft card & envelope packs which Louise sells in the shop.
The background has been made with the sparkle pens painted onto card with a wet paint brush.

Might add a die cut sentiment later.
The photo does not do the card justice!
You can't really see the super effects of the Starlight paint you will have to enlarge the photo to get a better view.
Don't forget to bring a small round paint brush. See you soon x

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Potting Shed - Bring your Wellington Boots

Hello! The Potting Shed from Craftwork Cards, this is the lovely 8x8 double sided paper pad that features in our next card classes along with the Colour Me Die Cut Topper Tag pad and a couple of stamps and embossing folders to complete the mix.
Stormy Sky
Pumice Stone
Gathered Twigs
Shaded Lilac

Black Versafine
Black Memento
Clear Powder
Clear Sparkle Pen
Glue Pen
Crystal Glitter
Heather Gilding Polish

 Pen colours.

 As you can see in both photos here I have used some of my Spectrum Noir pens to colour parts of the wellington which I have made using a template.

This is an 8x8 card.

The background is embossed with the A4 Honeycomb folder and the little plant marker was embossed in the Wood grain Texture folder.
 Both cards are still waiting for a sentiment but I just haven't decided on any yet so they look a bit unfinished, will sort them out later before class.

This card is A5
As you might of already noticed I have used the flower stamp from Leonie's Dragonfly set.

The little bumblebee is from a Woodware stamp set that I will be using in the near future called Bee Happy.
Ok lets see who is paying attention, you will need to bring a pencil to draw out your template. Can't wait for class now just to see how many of you have read to the end of this post lol!!
See you soon x

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Tree of LIFE - Leonie Pujol Funky Tree

Hello and good afternoon to you all, think I might just have a wee change around...................
So pictures first it is then!

7x7 card
5x7 card

Black Versafine
Spanish Moss Versafine
Versamark Clear
White Embossing & Clear Embossing Powders
Distress inks
Gathered Twigs
Pumice Stone
Bundled Sage
Tumbled Glass
Squeezed Lemonade

Glitter Kiss
Sea Green
Sky Blue

Stamp set by Leonie Pujol
Funky Tree.

Blending tools for the inks and a small round paint brush or water brush to paint in the tree trunk.

I have used some of my Sparkle Pens from the Vintage set to colour the Tree image.

(Click on any of the photos to enlarge)

So! Lets see if I have totally confused everybody,  whilst everything has gone really well today with my class card inspiration for a change I've been a bit of a rebel and decided to start back to front so to speak. The Stamp set used for these next cards are by Leonie as I have already mentioned with a combination of Distress Ink pads, Sparkle pens and s hint here and there of the Glitter Kiss. Hope you like them...........
Hope this idea worked?  well if it didn't TOO LATE NOW lol!!!!
See you all later x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Create in Colour - Fly Free

Afternoon, hope everyone is feeling well. Thought this week I would make things a little more colourful just to cheer every body up. I have chosen a few colours of Distress inks to make the background on our first card for this week which is  by the way 8x8, and thrown into the mix is one of Sheena Douglass's new 8x8 Stencils called Take Your Leaf. As per usual the photos don't do the cards justice. Also used on both cards are the new stamps from Leonie Pujol and Woodware.
Leonie's is Fly Free and the Woodware one is Netting Background.
After making an early start this morning and then having  a major disaster right near the finish of my first card, so having to start from scratch it has taken me twice as long to complete both cards, was not a happy bunny I can tell you and I don't even have the cat to blame this time ☹
Well I got there in the end so lets see what you think.......

Distress Ink Pads.
Ripe Persimmon
Festive Berries
Mustard Seed
Picked Radpberry
Peacock Feathers
Forest Moss
Peeled Paint
Black Soot
Seedless Perserves
What a list that is !!!!

Black Versafine
Clear Powder

Anti-static bag
White Gel Pen

Clear Sparkle Pen

Dark Cherry Gilding Polish

Take Your Leaf Stencil
Blending foam or Smoothies

Card Two is 5x7

Lattice Embossing folder from Sara's Shabby Chic range

Ocean Teal Gilding Polish
Silver Glitter Kiss

Not quite finished yet but I have added some Glossy Accents to the centre of the flowers, it's not dry yet so I can't go any further till it does.

I have coloured my cardstock with the distress inks before stsmping out all of the elements required, each one has been stamped in back ink and embossed in clear powder.

Bring your scissors lol!  You will need them!!!!
See you soon x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Shabby Chic - Flourish and Lilly

Well busy! busy! busy that's me, I almost forgot to do  a post and of course it's new classes time already this week so I will tell you that there is a class tomorrow and Louise and I decided that we could recreate a couple of my samples that I have ready for the demo this Saturday. The good news is everyone who saw them on Tuesday at class asked if they could make them so we said  Yes you can!
The bad news is I left them at the shop for Louise so she could prep everything ready for tomorrow. Well! what's wrong with that you ask, I'll tell you, I didn't take any photos of the cards so I can't show you them until I go back to the shop boo! ''hoo! However I can tell you that I used the New Flourish, Lilly and Window dies that will be part of our demo day and they turned out really pretty.
Card one is a 6x6 Easel style card with the Lilies as the main focal point and card two is a little less fussy and could be quite easily used for a whole range of different occasions, I made it in the style of a sympathy card as I know most people don't like making them or at least find them a little difficult to do, but by changing the die cut sentiment you create a different use.
I simply used a pink shade of Distress ink for the flowers, a pink shade of Alcohol marker  and my White gel pen.
For the next card I chose three colours of my Alcohol pens, purple, blue/turquoise  and deep pink.
Black Versafine and I just can't for the life of me remember anything else but don't panic we've got it covered.
Before I go I can show you a photo of a card that is very similar to one of the class cards, and I will post some pics as soon as I get chance.

See you soon x
Don't forget your card will be slightly different in color.

Shabby Chic Lily Die and Butterfly die set.
Cherished Memories metal die & stamp set.

Just added a couple of photos for the Tuesday class ladies, the colours you will be making will differ slightly.

Florish and Window die's.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Flowers of the Cosmos Kind

Hi! Here again bringing the next two cards for our weekly classes. Hope you all managed to enjoy some of that beautiful weather we had at the weekend and judging by the view outside my window right now it looks like it's all down hill for this week, I would be quite happy if it just didn't rain, Oh well!
Something to cheer us up for our next crafty gathering and what better than some pretty flowers........... Cosmos flowers to be exact in the form of this lovely Clear Magic Stamp Set from Woodward.
Two very different looks from the same stamp.
Both cards this week are 6x6 in size as I thought it would be nice just to concentrate on using the main image and not get too technical for a change lol! Bonus, you can pop them in the post with ease.
So here is a list of the crafty goodies I used:-
Black Versafine
Clear Powder
Bundled Sage D. Ink
Pumice Stone D. Ink
Spun Sugar D. Ink
Fine Round paint brush
Fine line Black pen
Aqua Markers Charcoal and Slate
Quickie Glue pen
Crystal glitter
Silver Glitter Kiss
Simple, quick and relaxing.................. for this week anyway!

I used my Glimmer Mist Sprays that have been in a draw for absolutely ages to paint the flowers as I really liked the colours.
What are they then I hear you ask?
Sunkissed Peach, Yellow Daisy and Apple Red.

On the next image I decided to go completely different, I chose two shades of grey to paint the flowers and then added in the Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone.
I took one of Sheena's new texture stamps to create a border around the outer edges.

The center of each flower is glittered.
It really doesn't show in the photos.

Oooooooohh!! Looks rather moody

It's not really honest!

Once again the mica doesn't show very well on these flowers.

The butterfly die is from the new collection Shabby Chic by Sara Davies.
It is die cut from black card and then Silver Glitter Kiss applied over the top.

It really isn't as dark as it looks in the pictures I've added.

If you fancy a different colour then please feel free to bring them with you.

(photos are rather on the dark side and a bit rubbish, sorry)

Said it was going to be quick, well that all depends on how fast your painting is. 🎨

See you soon x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Paris in Spring - Paris Collage Woodware

Bonjour! Comment allez-vous ? So we have a little bit of a Paris theme this week with this lovely collage stamp from Woodware.  Two very simple but effective cards using just the one stamp and I just couldn't resist teaming it up with my Pixie Powders and a hint of Glitter Kiss.
Distress inks....... Dusty Concord and Mustard Seed.
Pixie Powders.....Mango Blaze, Purple Violet, Rich Gold, Lava Red and Spearmint.
Black Versafine and Clear Embossing Powder.
Blending Tools and Water Spray mister.
Like I said " simple" it couldn't get any easier if I had tried lol!
So there you have it think this is the quickest post to date.
The photos have been taken just before the cards were quite finished as I hadn't added any little extras like a sentiment etc.

Both cards aren't quite finished yet.

This is a 7x7 card.

It's a real shame that you don't get the full effect of the Mica running through the Pixie powders, it truly doesn't show up in the photos but it is stunning in reality.

Card two is a 5x7.
That's it for this week I'm sorry to say, I have a demo this coming Saturday in Billsborrow so its full steam ahead the only trouble is I am running out of steam.
See you soon x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

knotted Bark with Create a Flower Re Visited

Morning folks, I made the decision to keep things a wee bit easier for our next classes and what could be more simple than to use a background stamp and the very same flower dies that we used in our last lot of cards. This time I  chose to use black  card for the flowers and being them up with some Gilding Polish and a wonderful new product from Creative Expressions called Glitter Kiss. Its very easy to use, comes in lots of different colors and the best thing about it is it dries so fast, I do believe you will all be impressed once you've used it. The background stamp is also a new design from Creative Expressions and looks just as you might imagine from its name, Knotted Bark!
I will give you a list of the ingredients for our first card which by the way is 7x7 as I  haven't taken any photos yet but I shall add them in later today.

Black Versafine ink pad
Memento London Fog
Graphite Gilding Polish
Glitter kiss  Sand Gold and Silver Chrome
Sheena Create a Flower die set from the magazine
I have also used the new swirly die from Sara's newest collection Shabby Chic
See! How simple is that. If only you could see what it looks like, such a tease lol!  Right now for the second card which I need to go finish so I will be back in a short while to tell you about it and put some photos on as well, see you later 😊

Just got everything finished so here is a list of the things I used on the second card.

Stormy Sky and Iced Spruce Distress ink pads
Black Versafine
Clear Powder
Pixie Powders Peacock Green, Midnight Blue and Sun Yellow
I teamed up the Knotted Bark stamp with Sheena's Little bit Sketchy Tropical Nectar Hummingbird and I think it has worked out really well.
Again I have added in a touch of the Gold Sand Glitter Kiss, I'm loving this new product..........

Sorry cannot get the photos to upload from my phone so I will just have to try again later x


Finally, just added a couple of the photo's to give you some idea.

See you soon x