Sorry for the break in posting, several factors happened at the same time.
First shows Ally pally, Shepton Mallet and Biggin Hill, all with Kay from Hougie Crafts.
2nd A very enjoyable two days with the Inkoids ( Sheena's Design Team ), great name that !
3rd Samples to be made for the Tattered Lace Pod.
4th 2 full day workshops at J & C Creations in Maidstone.
5th The fact my husband claimed my laptop, but I now have an IPad Yipee !
6th and the best reason of all I'm now a Grandma.
Here is Mia, all 7lb 6oz of her, born 13th May.
So that means regular visits for cuddles and more knitting to be done.
So back to work and time for a sneak peek of Sheena's latest stamp creations. Four sets of stamps, all very versatile, whatever your type of crafting is. Flowers are always popular for any celebration, so these are a must.
We were also treated to another must have CLEAR ROCK-A-BLOCKS, great for ease of positioning, also for accurate over stamping. Just cut the rubber close to the design, I mean close, this makes sure you know where the image is. They are in the larger sizes , so they fit all Sheena's stamps but in truth that's all you need. Sheena's shows are on Saturday which I will miss as I will be setting up for the Lincoln Sincerely Yours Show, but thanks to the App I may be able to watch. As I'm looking forward to seeing what the other Inkoids have made with Sheena's new stamps.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Just a few more samples from the weekend at Excel. I know....I just had to use Distress inks with them....and you can. The background was created with a torn scrap of card and ink up to it to create clouds with the blue and small hills with the green. Tumbled Glass and Peeled paint to be exact with a bit of Chipped Sapphire for the flowers and butterflies. The rabbit I painted with Brushed Corduroy, he's quite a character isn't he.
The card below has quite a simple look to it, the stamps are on the same set as the rabbit, it's a celebration set.
The wine bottle and glasses were stamped with Memento, the bottle painted with Distress Ink. Too give the glasses that shiny look I used Glossy Accents. To create the fizzy bubbles I used Crystal Stickles at the top of the glass and above.
The pattern around the edge I did free hand to join up the hearts which are stamps from the set.
Sorry for yesterday, I didn't realise I'd posted the same card twice....I do love this card though.
Right, I'm off to pack the car.
Monday, 8 April 2013
Travelling down to Kent tomorrow as I'm teaching two full day workshops at J & C Creations, one on Distress Inks the other a Distressed Clock.
Friday, It's a trip to Ally Pally with Kay, this will be my tenth year at the show and I still enjoy it.
Just to let you know Kay's stand has moved to the back of the hall, so we're not in our usual place as in the programme.
Short post tonight as I still have more packing to do.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
The first is made using stamps from Jayne Nestorenko. The surround was just stamped in Onyx Black Versafine ,the main image however was stamped in the same but coloured with copics.
The frame was cut using Labels Two from Spellbinders.
The topper I cut with Labels Sixteen but laid it on to Decorative labels One. I love playing about with the dies to see which ones mix and match. The background I embossed using a Special touch mask called ivy.
Well I'm off to get some shopping done before the van arrives to collect me, I'll post if I have a connection if not it will be Saturday night, so please keep checking back.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
This card has a different look to the others I made using Jayne's new stamps, I wanted to make a card for a man, as Father's Day is getting closer. As one of the stamps is an old tractor, a vintage look and so Distress Inks came into my head. I used some papers and accessories from a Teresa Collins kit called Vintage Finds that was on Create and Craft.
Tomorrow I'm off to help set up at Exel and then three days demoing for Card-io. If your visiting the show then please be gentle with me. I love stamping, but this is a new experience. I'm enjoying this chance to play with something new.
Here's one of the cards I've made, other's I'll show at a later date.
Right back to work, need to make a few more, adding my take on these lovely useful stamps.
Friday, 29 March 2013
There are a few things I need.....but we shall see what I come home with.
Today's card I again chose the papers first and then chose Copic colours to match.
The Spellbinders die did not quite fit so I cut two and expanded the design by slicing two together.The papers and ribbon were from American Crafts.
Back to watching my favourite trilogy The Lord of the Rings,see you tomorrow if you're going to Colemans.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
I made the background with Distress ink.Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint and then cut out 4 pieces of pearlescent silver card with my new die. I wanted to give the effect of like chicken wire,which would be found on a farm.
The boy and rabbit I stamped with Memento and coloured with Copics and then a Spellbinders label to cut the topper. The flower was Spellbinders,the leaves Memory box and the swirl was a Marianne.
Hoping to play with them some more but at the moment I working on a project for an all day workshop I have at J & C Creations next month.
So glad it's the Easter weekend more time to play.