Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Recycling disaster

Whilst I'm waiting for my august copy of The Craft Stamper to be delivered I thought I'd flick through some back copies. I came across an article about recycling in our craft. So routing around I found that cardboard tube that I'd been saving for just this project and set to. After much tussling it ended up in MY recycling bin. Sorry Jo but I was unable to reproduce your lovely tag pocket. The design was brilliant so I reached for my trusty Basic Grey paper and made the tag pocket below. I'm very pleased with the result.

credits to Jo Capper-Sandon
Basic grey papers ambrosia, CI flourish stamp Hero Arts sentiment stamps, Distress inks, black soot, spiced marmalade
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Sunday, 28 June 2009

So So Cute

Today I had to finish off some cards that were ordered by a friend who wanted something cute. So I grabbed my sugar nellies (does that sound rude?) and here's the results. I'm trying to stay away from pink but I had to use just a little little bit on the citrus green card. On the orange card I used Basic Grey Ambrosia paper which is one of my favourites at the moment.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

2 cards in one day

I can't believe it . I came home from class to find my mojo flowing and I set to to make another card. Out came the brayer, Distress inks, mustard seed and faded jeans, hero arts harlequin stamp and a lovely bird stamp from CI. Here's the result.

Off for a lie down now in a cool dark room.
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Celebration at Crafty Individuals

We had a nice surprise at class today, one of the girls was celebrating her 70th birthday and had brought along a bottle of bubbly and a huge chocolate cake. So before we started crafting we raised a glass and wished Sheila all the best. I was gob smacked that she was 70 I thought maybe 65. It made me realise that getting old may not be so bad after all as long as you have your health. She told me that she is so enjoying life. I think it's one of the knock on effects of crafting it keeps the old grey matter working.

After the festivities we set to and yes for the second time this year I finished my card yippee. I did suggest to Jean that instead of the cup of coffee maybe we should have something stronger every week, except we'd have to get taxis home!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Crafty Individual workshop

Thursday is play day at Crafty Individuals. I'm really really lucky to live so near to the talented Jean Hardy. I go along to play with a lovely group of ladies who are inspired by the fabulous ideas and projects that Jean designs. I go full of hope that I will be able to complete the task but sadly I fail and my craft room is full of half finished projects that I know I can return to when I have the time, not sure when that will be. lol. I even failed to complete anything on a recent catch up session how bad is that! But today I did it by finishing this lovely card. I used one of the new CI collage background stamps, flower flourishes, ariondack ink- stonewash & citrus.

Isa, if you recognise this its because Jean showed us one of your creations and I just loved the colour combination.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Here comes the Girls

This week I decided to introduce my class to Sugar Nellie. I'm not usually taken with cute stamps but I must admit that I really love these stamps. I got this idea for the tag from the Sugar Nellie web site. (I haven't worked out how to add a link yet, it's on my list of must do. )

I brayered the background with a combination of Ariondack inks watermelon/butterscotch.
Then overstamped using Archival ink, coffee using Crafty Individuals 003 before stamping Sugar Nellie and the sentiment by Hero Arts.

I really like the effect of stamping the image on the edge. it sort of suggests that she's shy.

Here I used Blonde Moments UTEE Sweet Ruby and Sugar Pink on the chipboard numbers.

This is a more traditional set up with the Sugar Nellie (must find out her title) stamped and decoupaged onto a white circle and blue scallop, nestabilities, which I can't live without. I used cheap watercolour pencils from Tesco to add colour.

My students really enjoyed playing with these stamps and I can see that I might have to add to my collection!!!!

Well I'll need them for work.
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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sunny Sunday

Just had a great time at Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire. It's a very beautiful village built on a very very steep hill . Hope the photos tempt you to visit. Only one fault...... no craft shop but plenty of ice cream shops!
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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Pretty in Pink

Here's my take on a surprise pop up card idea that I saw on the Splitcoast Stampers site. I love cards that move or have things to open. This one is so sugary pink I could eat it if I wasn't a life member of Slimming World!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

First Photos

Ok here's some sample cards that I've made for a class I'm teaching next week. the theme is hidden messages. So I've used pull out tags and a concertina card based on an idea in the Craft Stamper.
I think I need more practise taking photos. Anyone got any tips?

First Post

Hi I've finally done it after lots of dilly dallying I've started this blog. I'm not sure where it will lead but I hope that I'll link up with lots of like minded crafters who will inspire me.

I've been crafting for about 5 years after doing a card making taster session at my local college. One go and I was hooked how easy was that! Now my spare room is filled to the ceiling with crafting stash. I think I need to craft until I'm 101 to make a dent in the stuff I've got never mind the stash I've yet to buy! watch this space as I'm about to load some pics fingers crossed.

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