Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Todays workshop

Here are 3 of the cards from this mornings workshop

Monday, 20 December 2010

Monday shop pics

Here are some pictures that I have taken this morning when I arrived.
Yes I am here if you want to pop along.

Make & Take Friday 17th December

Getting away from Christmas cards now here is the card for this week.
 If you would like to make this card then come along today -Monday 20th Dec

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Bushes in the Snow

These are the bushes by my front door.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Make & Take Friday 10th December

Here I have used the Hobby Art Tree, stamped it in silver on navy blue card.
I wanted to use the icicles that I cut out for last weeks card and didn't use them.
I have put silver and red dots of Stickles Glitter glue. It actually looks much better in real life as it glitters nicely.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Make & Take Friday 3rd December

I have added a little colour to the Challenge card and this is our Make and Take for today. The snowflakes and the bobble on the hat are glittery but you can't see it here.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 129

This is my card for the Penny Black Friends Challenge week 129

Make & Take Friday 26th November

Quite a simple one for this week, the tree was inked and repeat stamped without re-inking then sponged around the edges. Snowman is from Personal Impressions.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Craft Club Night 25th November

Snowman with resist Snowflakes.
This is tonights Craft club card, the snowflakes have been stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear powder, then Broken China and Denim inks have been sponged over leaving the card white in the cemtre of the open space.
I have stamped a snowman and cut it out, coloured it and placed it in the centre of the white space added a ribbon and tiny snowflakes that have been punched have been added to the centre of each stamped snowflake.
Snowman is from Personal Impressions and the snowflake is from Penny Black.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Make & Take Friday 19th November

This week I have used a technique that we used a couple of weeks ago.
It is clear embossed then rub over with green ink.
The Ivy is from Elusive Images and the Poinsettia and small Holly is from a set from Woodware.
I have just embossed half of the card with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.

Make & Take Friday 12th November

This week we have used the technique that we did on club night , the instructions are below with the club night cards.
I really loved the background that Paula made (thank you Paula) so here I have put it on a card.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Club Night 9th Nov- customer cards

 Here are some more cards from the Faux Silk Club Night.

Carol's Tartan Holly card.
 Sarah's Poinsettia card.
 Carole's Blue Trees
 Paula's Red Poinsettias.

Club Night 9th Nov

Tonight we made a background called Faux Silk. I found this technique on Split Coast Stampers.
This is my Christmas Rose card. The Christmas Rose stamp is from a clear set by Woodware.
I have made the flowers with crepe paper, the instructions are here-- http://sdcardcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/your-wish-is-my-command-dot-lol-here.html
The punched border is made using some new punches that I have just got in the shop by Tonic, 
the background is using an embossing folder from Crafts Too and I sand papered over it.
Ok then this is how to make the Faux Silk background---
Take a piece of white tissue paper and stamp on it with any ink you choose but if you are going to colour in it needs to be a waterproof one, I have used Versafine Olympia Green, then I coloured in using Tombow water based markers.
Make sure it is dry then scrunch it up, then undo it but don't smooth it out too much.
Now take a piece of white card and cover with glue, I used Tombow glue stick as it has a slide-ability for a minute or 2.
Now place your crinkled tissue on to the card keeping some of the crinkles, you can slide the tissue around to make more or less crinkles.
Once it is dry I have sponged over with Cranberry Adirondack ink.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Make and Take Friday 5th November

A nice and simple card this week. I have used one of the new embossing folders from Crafts Too. I have added some glitter glue on the bird and a couple of the embossed holly leaves.The bird is from un-mounted set Postal from Creative Expressions.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

More resist cards

Here are 2 more cards using the same technique.

Make & Take Friday 29th Oct

Another technique idea this week. 
Stamp the words in Denim Adirondack ink and dry with a heat gun then use an anti static pad over it.
Now stamp an image using Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder.
Using a sponge, squeeze it so that it has a rounded top and sponge the Denim ink over the image starting in the centre and working outward each time you re-ink the sponge. Trim, and then sponge the edges.
Layer as desired, there are some more cards to follow using the same technique.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 123

This is my card for the Penny Black Friends challenge this week, number 123.
I make the crochet flowers myself. The image is stamped and embossed and coloured with Tombow brush markers.
This is the sketch challenge this week.

Make & Take Friday 22nd Oct

Nice and easy this week, image from Penny Black clear set Jolly Friends.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Make & Take Friday 15th Oct

I am entering this card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
This week you have to use at least 2 Penny Black images, 
here I have used 4 from the "Robin's Kingdom " set.

I had this lovely mouve card that I wanted to use, and found the idea for the background on a blog.
I masked off a square with sticky notes then put strips of sticky notes across diagonally then sponged in between, I then took the strips off and stamped the trees then took the rest off and stamped the star and snowflakes.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

More Liquid Pearls Cards

Here are 3 cards by the girls at Craft club


Craft Club Night 12th October

A Different way with Liquid Pearls.
I made this card for last night's Craft Club, the background is using Liquid Pearls.
The house stamp is from Elusive Images.
Take a piece of white card, any colour of Liquid Pearls and a piece of cling film.
 Place a small amount of the Liquid Pearls on to a craft mat or acrylic block.
Scrunch up your cling film(you don't want it smoooth)
Now just pick up a little Liquid Pearls with the cling film and dab all over your white card but don't fill it completely, you can see in the following picture a little bit better on how much to cover your card.
Now take 2 or 3 different shades of ink pads( I like to use Adirondack or Distress inks)
and sponge gently around the edges using the lightest first and working out to the darkest.
You get a lovely pearly effect that can't be seen very well here.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 121

This is the card that I am entering in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, this week the subject is--

I have used the mouse and tree from the Jolly Friends set and the star is from Robin's Kingdom set.
The paper is from Fancy Pants and red and green Bazzill has been used.
It's a pity that you can't see the glitter very well on the scarf, mits, tree and star.
I have taken a square card and divided each side into 3 then cut away the corner sections.
We shall be making this card on our Friday and Sunday Make and Take.
So just pop along to the shop if you would like to make it.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Make and Take Friday 1st October

This flower is from new Christmas set from Penny Black, although it doesn't look Christmassy, so that you can use it any time. I have coloured it with Tombow water colours which I much prefer to Promarkers, I find them much easier to shade with.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Craft Club Night 23rd September

Here is another card using the men's stripy background.

Craft Club Night 14th September

I made this background from an idea on the Gina K blog, it works really well for men's cards. My instructions are a little different as we found it easier to score first.
The instructions are below.

First score your card appox every 1cm. I used 3/8" 
Score the whole card or whatever size you need.

Using a piece of scrap paper covering one section at a time, 
 Take 2 different colours of ink and sponge the first section,
  move the paper to cover the next section and sponge using the second colour, dont worry about going over the first section as the colours will blend together.
 Carry on sponging the whole piece.
 I have used Adirondack Denim and Butterscotch here.
 Now using a nice flat sponge (I have used Cut & Dry) rub gently over with Sepia ink and this will darken the embossed lines. Here I have just sponged half the card.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Make & Take Friday 24th September

Nice and easy card this week using lace and vellum

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Craft Club Night 14th September

Here is another card using the Acrylic Smash technique as in the prevoius card.
We played around with this technique at our Craft Club and the girls did some lovely cards.

Make and Take Friday 17th September

Back to a technique this week.
This ia called Acrylic Smash. I found the technique on Split Coast Stampers.
I cut a nestabilities shape with acetate and white card, then stamped the bird using black Stazon on to the acetate. Give it a few minutes to dry then turn it over, now drag or stipple with acrylic paint- I used Adirondack Dabbers. When it is covered completely, place the white card on the top of the paint and it will stick to it as long as you have put enough paint on. Then I just layered using Bazzill card and a patterned paper and lace.

Make and Take Friday 10th September

Quite an easy card for this week, I wanted to use some of the new paper that came in. Topped with an Elusive Images flower coloured with Pearl Ex colour Pallette

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Make & Take Friday 4th September

This week I used some lace on our Friday card, it seems to be very much in fashion at the moment and today we have Ruth Demonstrating using the lace and her sewing machine - not necessarily together though.
The stamp is from a new set by Prima just £2.59 here at the shop, I have stamped and embossed it with the border from the same set, I have coloured it with a tiny dab of Distress ink or Adirondack ink and a tiny spot of Cosmic Shimmer powder mixed together with your water brush. The background is a scrapbook paper that I have sponged with the same colour Distress inks and Adirondack inks which are Dusty Concord and Cranberry.