Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The next two are projects made over the last week.

After another lapse, I'm back with cards from the class and some new makes by me.

The carnation card uses a lovely Stampendous floral stamp and the base for the other card was made using iridescent modelling paste and a stencil.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Now for something a little more personal.  My younger daughter loves maps, so these were made for her birthday last weekend.

I have a class tomorrow, with my usual group of ladies.  We're using pan pastels for one card and
romarkers for the other.

I had a new class yesterday.   Great fun and a lovely lot of ladies.  The cards included this one, using a new Woodware stamp.
Hi.  I've fallen into bad habits again and haven't posted for 2 weeks.  Well, I'm just about to make up for that.

Here are the 2 cards I made for my last class, both based on pan pastels.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

My first foray into wedding stationery.  So far, I've completed the invitations, menus and RSVPs.  I still have to complete the evening invitations, order of service and table numbers, etc.

A little late, but the cards from the 17th April class.  A new venture into Pan Pastels for all the class, with the scene card.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

The last class on 2nd April reverted to classic cards. A Spellbinder-based white and lilac card, and another using the beautiful Graphic 45 papers, 'A Lady's Diary'. 

I'm truly in love with these papers. 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The atmosphere at the retreat was so inspirational that I produced a further three books.

The first of these was loosely based on a steampunk theme, with cogs layered over a stamped background in the cavity of the book.


The next effort was again based on a 3D composition in the cavity, but this time a corresponding aperture was also cut in the cover.  This was then glued to the rest of the book, with acetate sandwiched between, to form a frame.

 My final effort was based on Graphic 45's 'A Ladies Diary' papers and  Tim Holtz embellishments.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Back this afternoon from the wonderful weekend retreat near Skipton, Yorkshire.  The weather meant we had to spend an extra night there!  Terrible!  The theme was 'Altered Books'.  Something completely new to me, but what a refreshingly challenging task.

My first effort was a very surprising project, an Alpine garden.  The centre of the book, once removed, was lined with acetate and planted up with gritty soil and alpine plants.  The other page was decorated with some of the removed pages.

Monday, 18 March 2013

We've got a good sized garden with a small pond.  This was the sight that greeted me from the kitchen window this morning.
I'm getting excited about the coming weekend!  Off to Skipton for another stimulating time at a craft retreat organised by Michele and Janet of 'Lovin Ink'.  Altered books this time, so be prepared to see the results when I get back.  Going with Julia and meeting up again with Sue and Sandra.

Have a class on Promarker colouring this Wednesday that I've just finished prepping for  The cards from the last class are shown.  Cards for children/grandchildren were requested.

Friday, 8 March 2013

I'm now making up for lost time and posting even more of the cards I've delivered in the Craft Den classes.