Thursday, 29 December 2011

Shop -Going Going----

Here are some sad pictures of the shop as we have almost cleared it now.

 Workroom without the table

Friday, 16 December 2011

Make &Take Friday 16th December

Here is the card for this weeks Make & Take, a fancy tree from Kanban has been stamped and embosses on to a softly brushed background, a smaller version has been stamped with Versamark and embossed on to the background card, dots of  Liquid Pearls have been added to the centres of the flowery leaves.

This is the last Make & Take until 6th January.
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

The sad news is that after much soul searching I have decided to close the shop, 
I shall be doing all the Workshops, Make & Take days, Craft Club evening, Knit & Stitch evening as normal but in my workroom inside the Alpa Garden Centre.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Make & Take Friday 9th December

This weeks card is a tulip with a cut out branch.
I think I will put a Happy Birthday on it later.
Come along and make this card today or Sunday.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Make & Take Friday 2nd December

This is our card for this week, just green ink brushed on and stamped in the same colour, and the birds mounted on the top.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Make & Take Friday 25th November

A simple moving home card today, come along on Sunday and make this card.

Craft Club night 24th November

 Tonight we had a play with Lunar Lights,
they make really lovely background papers, 
here I have stamped the tree 
from the free stamps on the 
first Creative Stamping magazine.

Club night is on the 2nd Tuesday 
and 4th Thursday of every month,
just £4 to have a play and 
maybe make a couple of cards.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Make & Take Friday 17th November

Nice and simple this week and also quite flat so it goes in the post with a small letter stamp.
Why not come along on Friday or Sunday and have a go at making this card.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Make & Take Friday 11th Nov

This is our Christmas Angel for this week's Make & Take, in cream and gold.
I have taken normal gold embossing powder and added a little gold glitter to it for a little sparkle on the background words, I have coloured the angel with the Pearl-ex Palette colours so it looks nice and pearly.
Come along on Sunday if you would like to make this card.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Club night - 8th November

I have been playing with acetate and acrylic paints, so thought we might do this at club night tonight.
I took 2 pieces of card and placed drops of acrylic paint on to one of them, then smooshed the 2 card pieces together and dried ti off.
Stamped on to a piece of acetate then stuck double sided sticky sheet on the the back, added small pieces of gold leaf for the poinsettia and for the tree one I gently brushed on some mica powder on to the tree and then added the gold leaf and glitter.
They are then stuck on to the acrylic painted card.
You can't see the effect in the photo but they look really good in real life.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Make & Take Friday 4th November

I used mirri card on this card and so you can see my hand reflection in it.
The stamp is one of the free ones that came with the Creative Stamping magazine.

Monday, 31 October 2011

I have just uploaded the latest "Frames" workshop cards to the web site.
 Here is a taster.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Make & Take Friday 28th October

This is the card we are making this weekend for our Make & Take.
The background is made by sticking masking tape on to a piece of card overlapping it each time, then rub over with shoe polish which picks up more at the edges of the tape.
Come along on Sunday if you would like to make this card.

Club night -Foil Technique card

Here is the card I made with the
 green piece from the foil technique.
we played with the foil technique at club night on Thursday.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Make & Take Friday 28th October

For our Make & Take tomorrow and Sunday, 
we shall be usingmasking tape and shoe polish.
I will upload a card that I make later.

Foil Technique

I have just been playing with a silver foil technique that I saw whilst browsing the web, using kitchen foil.
Take a 30cm x 30cm piece of foil and scrunch it into a ball, be careful as you need to undo it again.

Now flatten it out so it keeps all the creases, then roll over it with a brayer.

 Now dab 2 or 3 colours of alcohol ink all over

Now dab a Vesamark ink pad all over(I found that the colour came on to my Versamark pad so I made my own using Glycerin on to a piece of "Cut n' Dry" pad, works just as well as a  Versamark pad)

 Then cover with embossing powder and heat.

Here are 3 samples that I have made.
the first on the left has been embossed using clear ep the centre has been embossed with Kaleidoscope ep and the last one on the right is using a clear glitter ep, although the glitter doesn't show uo in the photo but they do look lovely.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Make & Take Friday 21st Oct

Using a brass rubbing effect with a wax candle on to the back of the folder then rub over with the Distress Stain and then wipe with a baby wipe, then heat with a heat gun this will dry it off and also makes the wax disappear into the card ready for stamping.
Come along on Sunday if you would like to try it.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Ruth's Demo TODAY

Ruth's Paint Fusion Demo 

Friday, 14 October 2011

Ruth's Saturday Demo--Paint Fusion

 Ruth's Saturday Demo
        Saturday 15th Oct


Here are just a few of Ruth's cards using the Paint Fusion method.

Come along and let Ruth show you how to do it.

Free refreshments


Make & Take Friday 14th October

 This week there is a choice of my "messy" backgrounds to use and then the card to match, also there are 5 different stamps to use from. I have bleached out the flowers on the pink card and then added glitter glue to them.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Make & Take Friday 7th Oct

Another variation on Fridays' card from Mitch (sorry Julie but your pic was a bit fuzzy)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Make & Take Friday 7th October

This is the make & Take card for this week, stamps from Stamscapes,
I have stamped the butterfly on parchment and added some colour on the reverse.
I used a Big n Juicy ink pad to brush the white card then stamped the swirls with silver ink.
Come along on Sunday if you would like to make this card, just £1.50.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Make & Take Friday September 30th

I have used Distress Stains for the background of the dragonfly,
just rub them over the image then spray with Glimmer Mist or Cosmic Shimmer and dab with a clean baby wipe.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Club Night 22nd September

This is the card that I have made from the technique that I showed at Club night.
Open an embossing folder and lay card on the risen side and rub with a clear or white candle, then rub over with Distress Stain then wipe over with a baby wipe, or you can brayer over, Big n Juicy pads are ideal.

Make & Take Friday 23rd September

A Christmas card for this week.
Using multi colour stamping and cutting into squares, layering on to a punched square.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Make & Take Fri 16th September

Here is this weeks card.
Multi colour embossing, then cutting into squares and layering them, quite a simple card.
Here is another card from the left over squares.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Make & Take Friday 10th September

This card/gift wallet is made from 4 circles that I have cut on the cuttlebug using a scallop edge template, folded in half then overlapped to make a square base and the front folds in to close the card.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Table Top Sale & Exchange

Saturday 10th September


Lots of bargains

Come and join in the fun


S & D Card Crafts

Iver Heath

Monday, 5 September 2011

Creative Stamping

The New Creative Stamping Magazine has just arrived, it includes a set of clear stamps.
I treated myself to these sunflowers this morning from the farm shop at the end of the road, just 50p each.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

2 variations for this weeks 
Make & Take.
The windmill is the original, then I decided to make it again with a tree at the left side, but a drop of bleach was dropped on it which is on the left side so had to do something else, so I made the greeting to cover it then added another tree and fences and the man & boy.
The background is made with Distress re-inkers and Perfect Pearl mica powder in blue, placed on to a mat then smooshed the card in it.
Then stamped using Faded Jeans Distress and Denim Adirondack inks.

Come along today if you would like to make one of these cards or put your own ideas on to it.