Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Classes for June

Please click here for the calendar of my June classes, and here for the finer details, (go to page 2, this is all new to me and that's the best I can do!!) I'm so excited to actually be able to start running classes at last, I hope you share the enthusiasm!

Sorry I forgot the times on my calendar!

Birthday Stamp A Stack 10am 1st June
Fox and Friends 10am 4th June
Technique Class 7.30pm 14th June
Birthday Stamp A Stack 10am 17th June
Fox and Friends Card Set 10am 22nd June

Enjoy xxx

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Kid's Mother's Day Class

I have just started running Children's Cardmaking Classes from home, and at our first one we made cards and a gift for Mother's Day - but I have been unable to post it, as many of their mums read my blog! The girls seemed to have a great time, and I loved working with them, can't wait till this Friday when we are making Birthday cards and a lolly bag.

Here are their creations:

A mother's day card, matching gift tag and a sour cream container with choccies inside, I hope all the lovely mummies out there are having a great Mother's Day, and being thoroughly spoiled.

Enjoy xxx

Friday, May 7, 2010

Watercolouring Virgin! and welcome to Jodie

I saw an amazing card here using one of my new favourite sets 'Lots of Bots', I'm very fickle by favourites change regularly! I don't often CASE cards, but I was so inspired by this one, that I broke open the Watercolour Paper that has been in my stash for a very long time and gave it a go, I'm really happy with the results. I did this whilst spending some time with my new and first recruit Jodie, very exciting times, and she assures me that the watercolouring looks fine.

I enjoyed the colouring so much and found it very therapeutic that I was inspired to create a second card using the same technique. I have to say this set did nothing for me when I saw it in the Mini, but my daughter is always allowed to choose one set and this was her choice, no surprises there, having used it it has definitely grown on me!

Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed creating them, and hopefully in the not too distant future I'll be able to share some of Jodie's creations with you.

Enjoy xxx

RECIPE - Robot
Stamps: Lots of Bots, Polka Dot Background
Paper: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette C/S
Ink: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Staz-On Black
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Supplies: Water Colour Paper, Blender Pens
RECIPE- Pony Party
Stamps: Pony Party
Paper: Certainly Celery C/S, Tea Party DSP

Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Staz-On Black
Embellishments: 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Pretty in Pink, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig
Supplies: Water Colour Paper, Blender Pens

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

April's Stamp Club

Sorry for the long absence, blame school holidays, my mum visiting from the UK, an Icelandic volcano eruption etc, etc. Am hoping to have more time to stamp now as I have given up working for a living and am hoping (read as dreaming) to be a kept woman!

It's feeling so good to stamp again, have lots to share, April's stamp club was great fun. I went for simpler cards this month, that all used the Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch, which can be found in the current Mini Catalogue, to show its versatility, and we masking and sponging techniques.

Enjoy xxx

Card One
Stamps: Short and Sweet, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Green Galore, Whisper White C/S, Kaleidoscope DSP
Ink: Pink Passion
Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones (non-SU!)
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch, Two Step Border Punch, Sponge Daubers

Card Two
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence C/S Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Old Olive
Embellishments: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearls (Non-SU!)
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Two Step Bird Punch

Card Three
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Family Phrases
Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Old Olive C/S
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel Marker
Tools: Circle Scissor, Sponge Daubers, Two Step Bird Punch