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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