My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Chalk Clouds and Bold Blooms

Morning, hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather and it seems a little cooler today which is a good thing because we were all melting in class on Tuesday afternoon and it was quite draining as everyone went home feeling a little tired to say the least and by the time I got in my car it was 28.5° and I could hardly keep hold of the steering wheel lol! It was hot! hot! hot!
Well for this weeks classes I have used the Colour Cloud Chalk inks and a really lovely stamp set from Woodware known as Bold Blooms - Erica, in fact a few weeks ago there was a make and take day at the shop with Karen from Stix2 and she used this stamp set in a couple of her cards, I liked it so I had to buy it as one does don't you know 😁
Thought it would be nice for us to use it in a class so this is what I came up with.........
First on the menu is s 5x7 card and I have coloured the background with the chalk inks, embossed in the Regency Swirl 3D folder then used my Silver wax to highlight.
Distress inks...
Chipped Sapphire
Seedless Preserves
Shaded Lilac
The flowers are stamped and heat embossed in Clear Powder.

I used the Distress inks and Glycerin on Cut n Dry foam to stamp the flowers then Clear powder over to emboss.

Back shortly with card two πŸ˜€
Next card is a 7x7
 Colour Clouds....
Blue Lagoon
Sweet Violet
Vanilla Twist
Sweet Apple
 Pixie Powders
Golden Mint
White Pearl

Gold embossing
Anti Static Bag
Starlight paint Clotted Cream

Small round paint brush to paint in the flowers.

That's it for now see you soon x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Die Cutting Essentials - Special Edition

Well! Die's, Stamps, Embossing Folder and there's even papers in side the latest edition of the Die Cutting Essentials Magazine and if you haven't guessed by now this is exactly what I have been using for our next gathering of the crafty clan or should I say class this week lol!
Hello there, as you can see I've taken my inspiration from this lovely set of free gifts that come boxed in this Magazine and I am quite impressed I have to say. The dies cut beautifully, the embossing folder is so pretty and so are stamps, very useful indeed!
Here is the first of my interpretations hope you like it.

Memento Rich Cocoa

Spectrum Noir  Pen PL2(medium purple)

Water brush

Distress inks
Mowed Lawn
Vintage Photo
Bundled Sage

Pearl Starlight Wax

So I am still working on card number two and I will pop back later this afternoon to show you. I will add more pictures of both cards then πŸ˜€
.............................. Card two.............. 6x6
Forgot to tell you that the first card was a 7x7.

This time I have used the Trellis die and stamps.
Distress inks Vintage Photo
Walnut Stain
The only other embellishment added is a little Xcut flower die.

Done for another week, think you could do so much with these freebies like I said the dies cut like a dream and will go many that you already have. Louise still has some magazines available but I bet they won't last long x
See you soon x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Flower Frame - Stamps & Dies by Chloe

Afternoon and Hi!
Can't spend too much time on the post today as I have been suffering all last night and all of today with my back it is driving me nuts right now and I'm waiting for the tablets to kick in so I will tell you about the classes without further ado!
Pretty and floral for our next set of cards, made with this lovely big Flower Frame stamp and some matching dies by Chloe.
Both cards are 7x7 square but I have made them in different colour ways and you could really go to town with this set but given our time in class I haven't gone over board.
So here is a list of products used to make them:
Versamark ink pad
Dark Cherry gilding polish
Silver Embossing powder
Iced Spruce Distress ink
Starlight Wax White Gold
Brilliant Sparkle Sea Turtle embossing powder
Diamond Sparkles Hologram glitter
Glue Pen
That's mostly it I think so I will leave you with a couple of photos and see you soon x

Centura pearl cardstock and a touch of the Dark Cherry Gilding Polish
 The Flower frame stamp creates the background and the die cut flowers are layered on top.

 Card two is very similar but a slightly different layout and the die cut flowers are made from parchment this time.

This background has been embossed with the Sea Turtle Powder.

Sorry not the best photos but still better than none I guess x

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A Touch of Glamour

Hi all! Just come back from greenhouse duties so I feel glad that everything green has had plenty to drink and remains green, for how long I really couldn't say lol!
Now onto this weeks classes, so you might think OK there is a fair bit of die cutting to be done but last nights class did fine but I should mention we did have three dies on the go to begin with and I should also tell you that we used the new edge'ables that came free with the latest addition of the Inspiration magazine and they cut so well! So if you have already got yours you just might want to bring it along and save on waiting time to use the die.
I teamed it up with one of the new 3D Embossing Folders from C.C. Regency Swirl.
I absolutely love these folders!!😊 Card one is a gate fold card and I embellished with a couple of butterflies and of course some of my Pebeo Gold Gilding Wax and Abandoned Coral Distress ink.
The next card is definitely the Glamour with the very Elegant lady and Venetian Mirror dies from Sara's new Signature Collection.  The only other elements added to this creation was Black Soot Distress ink and a rather nice embossing folder that came from Xcut I think but I shall have to check on that fact as I'm not 100% sure so if it is wrong I will let you know.
Well a short list of requirements but a little more in the way of die cutting ha! ha! I know you will forgive me once your cards are complete. Two very nice birthday cards but could be used for so many different occasions.
Sorry no photos as yet we did the cards in class last night and left them there I only thought about photos when I got home so I can't take any till class on Thursday so I will add them later  πŸ˜
See you soon x

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