Monday, 29 March 2010

Glue and Stick

This month at glue and stick we made beautiful hangy things as directed by the hugely talented Gail. We all managed to finish which was amazing considering the amount of chatting, laughing and drinking tea that went on. I love this class as it's so far removed from my comfort zone, paint, sewing, dye, wings.... just the whole mixed media thing! Everyone's art is on display

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Push Pull cards

Based on an idea from Splitcoast stampers my class last week had a go at these push pull cards. When I read the instructions I couldn't fathom out how the plastic bag figured in the card but once you've made one or five you can see how it works!
Have a go it's not that hard really. I did adjust the measurements used by Splitcoast as I wanted a bigger card.

How to turn hand made papers into....

A beautiful tag book. At glue and stick, our monthly craft club, we made our papers into a tag book that will hold the challenge tags we have to make throughout the year. We make two tags and swop one so that by December we should have 24 tags. I like this idea because as you know I am an avid collector of UFOs (unfinished objects) and this should make me actually complete this!
I will update at intervals and we will just see if I can finish it!

Crafty Individuals exclusive

How lucky am I. At this weeks Crafty Individuals class we got to play with Jean's new stamps even before they have been launched. So if like me you are a CI fan you are in for a treat. This one is called "tea party" I know you probably could have guessed that! I just love it, the vintage feel, the cup cakes, the tea pot, clocks, all of it really. We made our own faux postage backgrounds by sponging ink onto stamp shaped paper. For a change I have tried to make a more sutble background instead of my usual heavy handed grungy look (so sutble you can barely see it!). The lace reminds me of Sundays at grandads when the best table cloth came out. I'm looking forward to playing with these, yes I bought another one and I will try and blog that asap.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Roaring 20s

Just a couple of art deco ladies. I just love this theme it's always popular and at the moment so are easel cards. So I combined the two and hey presto...

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Shadow box cards

I know I've been a naughty blogger but I promise to mend my ways. It's not as though I haven't got anything to share with you. I have loads of stuff so I'm starting with these lovely shadow box cards that we did in class weeks ago ready for Mother's Day. These are so easy to do and look so effective. I've used up scraps of paper to make the background on the second card.
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