Saturday 13 October 2012

Flittered Robin

This card a good way of using up your scraps,I cut  small pieces of patterned paper into blocks edged them with antique linen distress ink and then mounted them on a plain card.The robin was stamped with Flitterglu and then I used Chariots of Fire Mega flakes. Adding Aurora Crystal embossing powder to the poinsettia leaves gave me a surprisingly effective look. The pearl gems were from Hobby House,need to buy some more of these they're disappearing fast.
Well that's the first day over at Kettering,it was great to see so many crafting friends and I believe there will be more tomorrow.

Friday 12 October 2012

Kettering Tomorrow

Well Kay and I have virtually set up, and yes we have the new pink Hougie board with us. Did you see it on C&C this morning ? Kay has been asked to do another show soon, so I'll let you know the date and time when it has been arranged.
There are also some new tote bags which hold the board nicely in of course green and pink.If you need to see the demos again that were on TV this morning just ask Kay and she will be happy to show you.

Tonights card was made with the Flitterglu but instead of using Mega Flakes I added gold glitter from Glitter Magic No33.
For the wording I did use flakes,this time it was Chariots of Fire. The main background piece was embossed using the Retro Circles Mask from Stamps Away.
Right I must get my nails painted ,guess what colour ?

Thursday 11 October 2012

Misty Morning

I love making up these scenes especially with Distress Inks,in this case one of my favourites Brushed Corduroy.
I gradually built up the scene by inking against a torn piece of card to give me the hills.Multi stamping the trees and brushes again with the Brushed Corduroy,adding a little of the crackle stamp around the edge.
The stag was stamped in Flitterglu and Chariots of Fire Mega flakes rubbed over .To make him stand out more I water coloured him again with the distress ink.To make sure he wasn't floating I rubbed some ink under his feet.
Finally stamped a greeting in Versafine black.
Well I think I'm ready to set up tomorrow,strange not having to pack a suitcase.

Wednesday 10 October 2012


This card was one of the Huntingdon customers' favourite,he is a lovely jolly traditional Santa.I stamped him with blackVersafine and watercoloured his hat in Barn Door Distress Ink.Using Spellbinders dies I cut the circle and scalloped circle edging in Antique Linen.On the music background paper I stamped the Crackle background with Flitterglu and then used Copper Kettle Mega flakes.I added some washi tape along the bottom before mounting the poinsettia and swirls.
My pink session has now finished (see the results on Friday C&C ),I am waiting for some stamps to arrive to start on card samples for the Lincoln show and then Glasgow.I've also been asked to do some other samples but I cannot show samples of these  as of yet.
 So plenty to do, as well as a busy weekend to come at the Kettering show. This will be so good to do as Kay and I will be home in no time everyday as we only live down the road.
Still more samples from the weekend to come so please pay my blog a visit very soon.

Cadburys and Huntingdon

I'm back,sorry I haven't posted,if I miss one post then I seem to  miss quite a few. There wasn't an internet connection at Westpoint,Exeter so that was the start of it.
Enjoyed the show, plenty of shopping to do ,more Spellbinders added to my collection, an IndigoBlu stamp and some Slim Jims.
Talking of IndigoBlu,had a message from Kay recently asking if I could do a couple of demos for her at a Garden and Leisure Garden centre. Well I wasn't going to say no was I,just happened to be free that weekend.The thing was the Saturday one was at Cadburys near Bristol,probably the furthest I had ever driven. Up until 3 years ago I had never been on a motorway even though I had been driving for over 20 years. This freelance business has certainly made me push my limits in lots of different ways.With many thanks to Debbie and the other staff a great day was had by all.
Sunday was a little closer to home,Huntingdon,I've demoed here before in a previous life, so I knew Sue and some of her fellow staff. I can rely on Sue for a welcome cup of tea,thanks Sue.

It was great fun showing customers at both centres how to use the Flitterglu and Mega flakes along with some new Christmas stamps. I also demonstrated how to use the glue with glitter and microbeads.
This was the first sample I made using Kraft card ,wreath stamp and my favourite at the moment the Royal Peacock Mega flakes. For the wording I used Chariots of fire,the edge of which I inked around  with Antique Linen Distress. Of course Spellbinders had to come into it so out came the circles and Grand Labels.
Anybody going to the Kettering show ? I'll let you know in later posts what Kay has new to tempt you,