Friday, 18 October 2013

Sunburst card

Today I want to show you a card I made with the sunburst technique.

Its a card I made for my daughters friend,  we have a party this afternoon.

Its so simple to do using 4 strips of dsp cut 1.5 x 4 inches rectangle and cut on the diagonal.  Assemble the pieces from the centre outwards. Cover the bottom portion on the card with another piece of dsp and basically your done. Just decorate accordingly.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Pamper party

Right, left to almost the last minute to make two cards for a party my daughter is going to this evening.

I couldnt find anything I liked online until I came across some make up punch art-sorted!

With my daughter watching my every move I set to work. I didnt really knoww what I was doing but slowly and step by step I made 2 lipstcks, 2 eye shadows and 2 nail varnishes using up some of my scraps ( how I love my scraps!)

I embossed  the base card with polka dot embossing folder and using a stampin' sponge I rubbed over the dots with some blushing bride ink.

I assembled the card and using some new in clour ruffle stretch trim and a sentiment from the label love stamp set the cards were born!

Hope the girls like them!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

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Friday, 20 September 2013

all in a days work!


My Mr Brown showed up today with my class order from last week. As always there were lots of lovely new things to stroke and feel. Not all of it was mine so it had to be kept untouched and just admired from afar.

However, a had to get a few bit for myself of course. The new grid paper is amazing, printed both sides with little boxes for notes and wish lists.

Another buy had to be the new in colour ribbons

so lush that I don't want to open it!

Anyway, I'm here to show you the cards that I make to thank the ladies for coming to my class.

I made some textured paste ( equal parts of talc and PVA glue, a squirt of white paint and a touch of water to get it to the thickness you like to work with) and using a stencil from some sequin mesh I made some backgrounds for the cards on whisper white cardstock.

I found a scraper used in baking to spread on the paste

Can't see them too well here but they are drying.

Then with a bit of stamping, daubing and smudging the cards were born.

I hope the ladies like them. They were fun to make using a new skill.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Christmas Combo Class

Hi all!

Last night I held another of my classes, this one called Christmas Combo. 

I love doing classes and hope my ladies do too. We do a lot more talking than making sometimes, giggling, sharing tips and trick and sometimes more importantly, sharing our worries, troubles and general stresses of life. It's all about relaxing and taking some well earned time out. There's always drinks and nibbles (sometimes of the boozy and chocolate kind!)

so, this class was centered around some new products from the Seasonal Catalogue as well as some from the Annual Catalogue. 

These two cards were whipped up very quickly using the Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags ( p 22 of the Seasonal Catalogue 132808 £4.50) Theres a whopping 35 pre printed designer tags in this kit to choose from so theres plenty of ideas for cards.

For these cards we used the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack ( P22 of the Seasonal Catalogue £6.25 for 48 sheets of  2 double sided designs)  and the Merry Little Christmas Stamp set ( P 27 SC Wood - £12.95 Clear - £9.95)

I saved the best till last! Santa card made from punch art, oval framlets, and a bit of 'rouge' on santas cheeks. Dont you just love him? I used the White Stampin Chalk Marker ( P20 SC £3.25) to highlight the sparkle in his eyes and the sheen on the holly berries. I love this pen so much, it's like a felt tip but with more ompf!

If you'l like any of the products used in this class why not check out my online store:
Happy craftin' 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Birthday Plaque

Hi all

I saw a birthday plaque online and I've been wanting to case it for some time, this morning the urge was too much and I gave in!

Using some retired DSP, a couple of  circle punches, alphabet stamps and the alphabet typeset dies, I set to work. (I always use my retired stash when embarking on a new project, just incase it doesn't come out the way I wanted)


I am a very messy crafter, I know but I do like everything to hand!

It wasn't hard to make at all, nor did it take all that long either. The only thing holding me back was that I didn't have any jump rings big enough to attach the circles. So, while I am waiting for those to arrive in the post I stumbled across some binding rings I had in the bottom of one of my many bits and bobs draws. They'll do for now.

I have a lot more birthdays to add but I want to wait for the jump rings to arrive.
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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Bowled Over

I breathe a sigh of relief! After many months at the "drawing board" my son finally decided on what he wants for his 10th birthday party. It all came to a head tonight when I told him that he had to make a choice because we had to get invites out tomorrow. I had wanted to get them done and send out the for the first day back to school but that just didn't happen. If he left it any later he runs the risk of his friends not being able to make it.

He wanted a bowling party ( he had one a few years back and really enjoyed it). Me being me, had to make the invites but I had no stamps to fit the theme and no time to buy any either. So, I had to come up with a plan, make my own!

I hand drew  and cut the skittle from some kids foam sheet and made the stripes on the neck by pressing a metal rule down fairly hard to make the indentations. The bowling ball was punched out using the circle punch and the crop o dile for the the finger holes.

They're not perfect and had my son given me more time I would have been able to be a bit more creative. Up til tonight he wanted an X Box FIFA party so I was playing with the hexagon embossing folder, punch, and several stamps sets from the 2013-2014 catalogue. 

Good night folks and happy crafting

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