Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Funny story

One to make you chuckle....
When I arrived at the studio one morning last week there were two ducks sat in the puddle in the middle of the cobbles outside the cafe.... they refused to move, I had to negotiate around them so that I could park the car to unload. Not an easy task as they were right in the middle.


Having gone past them in one direction they were still there after I had unloaded the car and was taking it back to the car park. They stood in the puddle, waddled around sat down in the puddle and repeated.


Some time later the shout went up to come and look.......


And really it wasn't April 1st. Why lay an egg in a puddle when the canal bank is only 200yds away?

Monday, 23 April 2018

This card was inspired by Catherine Harwood . Its not one for posting unless you make a box for it but it is very stylish. With the rise of so many gin festivals locally I thought this was a good one. The bit of glitter around the rim just adds that bit of extra interest. I have coloured the vellum on the back with a daffodil delight marker pen.  A long cold drink is just what you need with the heat wave we have been having.



Shopping
Lemon Zest Bundle stamp and punch  145360

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

What a week....

I share a studio with a fellow crafter, however she makes using cut vinyl and sells on Etsy. In March she had a sudden rush of orders, so much so that I have learnt to 'weed' place, trim, and all sorts of other things with vinyl. We have worked until 10pm for 3 nights this week. Work for yourself they say...... its not as easy as they make out.


The inside of the boxes has 'Will you be my bridesmaid' or 'thank you for being my bridesmaid'. They look stunning. Alongside the boxes we decorated wine glasses and make up bags. The boxes come in three sizes, there are bags as well.

She also has a range for the men.


It has meant I haven't done any crafting this week. But I know there are lots of very happy customers out there.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Lemon Zest with a hint of lime


Isn't this pretty.
I found the idea on pinterest made by Jenny This stamp set and matching punch has been on my wish list for over a year. As it has carried over into the new catalogue I just had to have it and I am so glad I did buy it. Its refreshing
I always enjoy making the Z fold cards and the Z can go, top, bottom, middle, anyplace you want it to. Lots of stamping and having the punch rather than fussy cutting makes this much easier. The little white flowers are die cut with the colourful season dies. Theres a little daubing on the sentiments but not too much. Some of the ladies who come to class are not keen on the daubing, others love it!


I not only used the flowers but the branch from  the colourful season dies. It is a lovely branch. I have stamped the leaves from the Lemon Zest set then punched them out


I have lots more makes with this set watch out they are coming this way soon.

Shopping
Lemon Zest Bundle 145360

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Memories and more with Petal palette

I said I would be making a few more of those bags I showed you last Thursday. This one finishes off my set of projects for the class next Saturday. This is my monthly all day project class  which always includes some Stampin Up products in the goody bag.
For these projects I have used the 12 x 12 card in powder pink, a little black card and the designer paper from the petal palette suit. There isn't any stamping except for the label on the suitcase! The cards use different parts of the memories and more packet.


Both parts of the springer card use the pieces from the memories and more pack cut to fit. These are layered onto black card


Both parts of the Z fold card use the memories and more cards. They are so pretty, delicate in the pink and black, they make lovely cards, and at only £9 a pack they are a bargain.
The gift bag is a very special make, I will reveal more about that on Tuesday.



Shopping 
Memories and more petal palette 145592
12 x 12 powder pink card             145582
A4 black card                                121688
Petal palette designer paper.         145589
Whisper White card                      106549

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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Black Ice

Whats that??? I hear you shout, good question.. Its the new technique that seems everyone is doing at the moment. So I did a bit of research on that famous You tube, then went and practised. 

It is a bit messy. I have to state that up front. Although if I stuck the card I was working on, to my grid paper I got a much better coverage. It only works with the black archival ink, and  you do need some pressure on the versamark to get an evenish (is that a word?) coverage. I used a heat tool between each layer to ensure that the ink was dry before starting on the next step.

I am still investigating which stamps this works really well with. So far I have used all the Lovely as a tree stamps and these are the best two.






I think with the next set I try I will make a little video so pop back and have a look this time next week. I really like the first one which I used the champagne foil for, it gives the card a sort of sepia look. 
I will be using this technique for my class on Wednesday. This is a monthly class for experienced crafters.

Shopping
Lovely as a tree stamp set 127793
Silver foil                           132178
gold foil                              132622
champagne foil                   144748
versamark                          102283
black archival ink               140931
clear embossing powder     109130
heat gun                              129054

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Friday, 13 April 2018

A zesty little make

I'm not very good at boxes... but I am improving however I love a bag. Particularly a bag made in beautiful paper.
For this make I have had to stamp - creating my own paper. The zesty Lemon stamp set and punch has been calling me for 12 months now and I am pleased to say it is carrying over into the new catalogue so it had to be bought but there isn't a matching paper... so I made my own. Great fun, lots of stamping and I did use quite a few sheets of 'post it' notes to get the depth.
I can see a whole batch of these being made.




 The bag is 7" wide and 8" tall and holds an amazing amount. I need to sort something out to put in it, suggestions welcome.



Shopping
Lemon Zest Bundle (stamp and punch)   145360

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When you have had a browse and are ready to place your order use the hostess code before you shop. When shopping with me for orders over £30 please use the hostess code  RB9GBYFC I will send a card and a gift in the post at the end of April as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies!