Monday, 20 February 2017

One sheet wonder

Haven't done one of these for ages. Tomorrow -  Tuesday - 1.30pm in the afternoon is our regular class, so this week we are going back to the basics of stamping and creating a one sheet wonder. I have used this years 'In colours' and stamp sets 'Touches of Texture' and 'Special Reasons'.

As there is so much stamping to create the one sheet I have kept the sentiments and embellishments simple. We may add some die cut flowers if time.

This one has a 'Peekaboo Peach base, the sentiment is from 'Badges and Banners'. then punched out. 

The second card has a 'Flirty Flamingo base, this sentiment is also from the 'Badges and Banners' set, and is also punched out. 

The third card is on a 'cucumber crush' base. The sentiment is from the 'Big on Birthdays' set.

For the final card I have cut the stamped piece into three panels. These are matted onto Peekaboo Peach then the panels onto Sweet Sugarplum.

Aren't they bright and cheerful. These are needed at this gloomy time of the year. Hope you like them. This class would be great as a taster session, come and join us tomorrow afternoon at half past one.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

High Tide

Its been a while since my last blog as I have had a trip to Manchester to watch Manchester United play football at the theatre of dreams - Old Trafford. It was wonderful, my eldest son joined us with his partner and a good time was had by all as they won 3:0

So a day in the Den creating today. Finalised the makes for the High Tide workshop on March 11th. A beautiful box which I posted here on Feb 12th and to add to that a z fold card with another scene on. The choice will be yours in the workshop, stormy sea or sunrise.

I really enjoyed doing this you can't beat a bit of daubing in my book. The stamp set has so much potential and I still haven't used any of the sentiments which are just lovely.

Please check out the workshop details on Our Creative Den


Stamps, High Tide143006

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A quick look at us in Manchester, unfortunately I have lots of strange shadows across my face!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Cased again but different

A few weeks ago I went to all day training for the Jems, this is the Stampin'Up team I belong to. If you would like to join get in touch for a chat. We are a very creative lot and support each other in so many ways.
One of the ladies , at the last minute, couldn't make it to training but she had made her swaps so ours were collected up for her and delivered and then she sent us hers out in the post. What a lovely surprise. It immediately inspired me, I could see so many things I could do in the same format. Whilst sat in the Den Elaine and I discussed it at length we also planned how we could enlarge it and what stamp sets we would use.... you'll have to watch out for those makes.

So whilst I ran a class for 2 of our regular ladies, we were making star boxes, infact we made 2 boxes and no card! Elaine got to work on the first creation in the same format as Anne's swap.

So many pretty elements, the little cream fancy circle on the bottom piece is one of the new doilies cut out centres. And those little punched flowers, we use those lots, so much easier than the thin lets as you make lots in a short time.

You can find Anne's blog here and this is her make.

Monday, 13 February 2017

A pretty frame

I confess, this frame I have case'd (copy and share everything) from this wonderful lady Anna. It is totally her idea but I loved it.
The picture within the frame is part of the pack of 12 sheets of 12 x 12 paper called inside the lines that is in the Sale-a-bration catalogue. I have used the watercolour pencils and an aqua pen to colour it, then die cut flowers and leaves using the botanical builders dies to decorate the frame. I have another one ready to do and think I might go for something a bit more vibrant. Not sure if it will work! The flowers on the frame are cut in whisper white and vanilla card just to add that little something else. Its not often we put them together. What do you think......?


Watercolor pencils 141709   (Remember if you don't use this link they are spelt the American way)

'Within the Lines' paper is only available with a £45 order. Check out the shop here

Check back tomorrow I have an exciting announcement to make.......

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Touches of Texture and Dragonflies.

Touches of Texture is a stamp set in the annual catalogue that I have had my eye of since last June. I love stamps that do background and the lacy one in this set really caught my eye, anyway last month I just had to order it.
I felt the need to do a DL card, thats a long and thin one! I don't do many but they usually look good. Once I had picked my colours the idea of a dragonfly popped into my head. That gives you an idea of how things work sometimes. Its not all meticulously planned it just happens.

Stamps: -
Touches of Texture  143251
Detailed Dragonfly thinlets 142749
Gold thread 138401
White perfect accents  138416
The little 'Thank You' is from one of the Sale-a-bration sets which are free with a qualifying order.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Sweet and Simple

Every now and again we throw in a workshop/class thats 10 for £10. Because of so many cards they have to be simple and for such a good price you have to be careful what you use. At the Den we have a 10 for £10 coming up on 18th March. But we are now so well organised we have started our samples. Here they come, now I have made a little video of them and you know me and IT don't get on so a) I hope it loads ok and b) I hope it doesn't make you sea sick!!!

The video                oops still not working, attempt number 5! watch this space..........

This is all the cards together, a bit difficult as there are 10 of them.

And here they are as individual thumbnail pictures. I'm one missing can you work out which one?

Such variety and so pretty. Get those ends of papers out and get creative.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Beautiful You

Everyone loves this stamp set...... this set of cards is very similar to the last group I made and there will be new styles coming in the next few weeks.
Love these colours, they are bright and cheerful. These samples are for a class on Saturday February 18th at Our Creative Den. Book online. There has been so much interested in those pop of pink and black cards I made I thought this might work well as a class.

How to make:-
The cards are very easy to make, a 5" square card base. The designer paper is a 11 1/2cm square with 2 small 21/4" squares which fit over the top to one side. Stamp the image with momento onto white card then onto a similar coloured designer paper. Fussy cut the dress, umbrella and hat then layer onto the image and stick. The image is the mat and layered onto a piece of card matching the paper in colour.
(It wasn't until reading back I realise I have used metric and imperial measurements. I tend to work to the nearest mark on the rule! I will get better at this!)

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Beautiful You stamp set 143637
Brights Paper Stack 138434
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