Saturday, December 18, 2010

Candy and Hops

There is a lovely quilling hop starting - some great pieces if you are interested - and I've found some great blogs to follow.  It starts here.

Letraset have started a new blog and are giving away 50 promarkers! It's open until the 6th January.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas crafting

I've made a few more Christmas cards but posted them before taking photos. I've just about finished Christmas present making/wrapping/buying. There are just a couple more I'd like to do. I had hoped to make CD case calendars but time has run out. That's a next year project.

Here are the gift I've made for my mum.

A framed set of quilled daffodils, and a crocheted brooch.

I've done this wreath

It's decorated with the die cuts from the blog candy I won.

Finally here is our tree

Looks a bit like we just threw a bunch of beads at it, but my little girl likes it :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


It's my daughter's birthday in a few weeks so I'm making a few things and getting ready for her birthday party. The one she went to last weekend wad huge - all of her class. We are just going small - she's inviting 5 of her friends round. These are the invites.

It's made with freebie papers, stamps and ribbon flowers. I used the new Neenah card from crafters companion that I bought on there birthday weekend and coloured with promarkers. The card is lovely and smooth, but I think I like watercolouring better than promarkers.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Craft club week 3

We had a play with alcohol inks this time. Really good fun - so another thing to add to my wish list.

We embossed some flourishes with clear powder and ink on gold mirror card. Then used 3 colours and blending solution to colour the card. Then with a piece of copy paper we ironed on top to melt off some of the embossing and ink leaving the mirror card showing. Then used archival black to create a shadow. It's a really nice effect.

We also made a quick decoration for the Christmas tree.

I shall be making a few of those with my daughter.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Make and take 3

Another fun one trying new techniques. On this one we used silver leaf on the back of a butterfly on acetate sanded it and used alcohol inks to let other colours show through.

The background was black card covered with distress inks and then with mica powders all over.
Stamp inked up with perfect medium used and then embossed. While still warm a contrasting colour mica was brushed over.

It was a really good day - I love trying out new techniques. Would recommend it to anyone.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Make and Take 2

This one was a quick one. A blended and stamped background covered with double sided sticky stuff and glittered. We made a huge mess with the glitter - it got everywhere. The glitter hides quite a few sins with the stamping!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Make and Take 1

To launch all their Christmas stock my local garden centre had a fun day and they had John Glossop from Creative Expressions doing four make and take sessions. I had to miss one to take my little girl to a classmates birthday party for a couple of hours. This was the first session.

We did some embossing on acetate to make the butterfly and some triple embossing on the chipboard flower. I had to leave this one early so I finished the background papers last night at home - used slightly different colours as I only own 2 distress inks. I scrunched the paper wiped the ink, sprayed with water and ironed. Repeated until covered. The other paper was just coloured with foam and stamped. Again I used slightly different stamps to finish it off. I'm really pleased with the effect.

I'm entering this into:

A spoonful of sugar distressing