Sunday, 8 October 2017

Cookie Cutter Christmas...

I am still trying to be good and getting rid of some of my crafty bits (which I have done!)...but I have a lot of small bits of DSP and card so when I recently had a SU party I bought the Cookie Cutter Christmas set which is ideal to pop onto small cards...
I've only managed to make a couple of cards this afternoon but thats a start...thought I would give some of these small cards to my grandchildren to give their friends at Christmas..I am sure they would also like to make some of these cards themselves..

Thanks for stopping by..

Anne 
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Friday, 29 September 2017

Parchment and Groovi...

A few friends and I got together for a 'play day' with Groovi plates and this is one I managed to complete with the help of my friend Janet on the gridwork...its not perfect t but I'm ok with the results...its just practice... the problem is when you have more than one hobby its making time for all of them...but stamping is still my first love...

This card is going to a lady who is about to celebrate her 50th birthday... oh I wish!...

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you are doing.

Anne  
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Mixed Media Workshop with Janie Burnett-Bleach

 Five of us did a brilliant workshop with the very talented Janie Burnett-Bleach yesterday who also designs stamps for Hobby Art....
None of us had done anything like this before but thoroughly enjoyed learning. 
 I was quite happy with my finshied Canvas ...the design is not mine but Janies..three of us did the same, Jill did a beautiful canvas using the Dandilion stamps and Val  used the Dragonfly stamps  ..Janet and Eileen had just needed to  finish off theirs at home.... can't wait to do another workshop.
 I'm not happy with the colours on my bird but I want to do another canvas using this stamp set which is called Nature Reserve (Hobby Art) designed by Janie..I also added a few small bits of gilding flakes in a couple of places in the background.  Off to Hobbycraft to buy some Acrylics....

Anne
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Friday, 15 September 2017

September craft club meeting...

 This month we played with Brusho's and some Pixie Powders...we only touched on the simple ways to use them e.i. backgrounds, using die cuts etc.  This little S U black cat was given to me by my friend Jill...it looked purrrrect on my card.
 I found a piece of stamped leaves in my scrap box so I got some inks and tried to do Autumn colours...I only needed to die cut a couple of leaves to use in the corners 


 This card was very quick just cut out a butterfly and corners and again found a snippet of DSP which matched perfectly.


 These lovely dies I cut out at when visiting my lovely friend Gill when we were on holiday last week...just added a few few birds and a pale moon.

This I think is my favourite card ...my friend Gill very kindly cut the peacock out for me and all I had to do was to 'make' some peacock colours using my brusho's and as the inks so such a long way I also had enough to cut out come leaves and flowers as well...
I would like to revisit brusho's in club next year and try using stencils and texture on backgrounds.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend...

Anne

 
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Relax......

Back to a stamping....this stamped  image is from a very very old stamp that I no longer have but I do know the company that made it vanished many years ago but someone out there may well recognize it the stamps were quite large.
Perfect for a masculine card I've it coloured with copics and I found a scrap strip of a punched border from an old SU border punch...

Anne

 
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Frilly Groovi plate ......

A few of my 'Groovi' friends came round one day and we had a lot of fun swapping and sharing Groovi plates.... this is one of my Groovi cards I made using one of the frilly circle plates (thank you Rose)  the corners are from Tina's swirly plates..... the centre floral image from a sheet of pre coloured images given to me by my friend Jan ....just embossed the flowers from behind and addes a little extra colour.....

Thanks for looking..

Anne
 
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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Heartfelt papers....

Another card made from the Heartfelt Creations 12 x 12  paper pad that I made a while ago....So quick and easy to make a card from this beautiful pad....

Still spending time with the grandchildren so no craft room time...

Anne 
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Trainee patchworker...

My youngest granddaughter Grace who is 9 years old just loves anything crafty including sewing but she had never used a sewing machine before so we spent a lovely day together and I taught Grace how to use my sewing machine.
The first thing we did was to make a simple drawstring bag and we cut out flower shapes of fabric with a couple of my craft dies and this was the result.
All I've done is to actually cut the fabric out for her....
Grace then decided she would like to have a go at simple quilting so we found some scraps of fabric, Grace decided on the design and away she went...all I did on this piece of work was to tack the binding on for her as she kept pricking her finger on the sharp pins! 
 Its all Grace's own work, ok a little wobble on the binding edge but as you can see she was so happy with her quilt....I think Father Christmas might just bring her a sewing box with some fabric in.... I think its such a joy that she wants to learn to sew and knit,  my mum taught me when I was very young which enabled me to make my daughters clothes.

Thanks for stopping by ...

Anne 

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Self Closing Boxes


It was our club meeting on Wednesday evening and we made self closing boxes...I found these on Ann's Happy Stampers blog,

The girls made both sizes, the small ones are lovely for Christmas as you can put things like a nail polish, lipstick and small bits of jewellery.
We also used ribbon, mini magnets and velcro dots to close them....

Off to see the grandchildren now...

Anne


 

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Simon Says Furry Christmas.....

My first Christmas card!  
I've wanted this stamp set from Simon Says for a very long time but couldn't find it anywhere in the UK even tried EBay but no luck but thanks to my lovely blogging friend Darnell of djkardcreations I now have this really cute stamp set in my 'claws'...
I've coloured these cute little critters with copic pens, paper pieced the hat and scarf and used a memory box snowflake to complete my card.. I have lots of ideas for this cute little set...
Thank you once again Darnell I am one very happy lady...

Anne 
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Monday, 24 July 2017

Hunkydory garden........

 This card should have scheduled last week whilst we were away but someone forgot to 'publish' it so it didn't!

Not a brilliant photograph of this Hunkydory image but it does look mcuh better in the 'flesh'.... the border frame is from Spellninders and I found a little hose pipe and a trowel embellishment in my embellishments box which I popped on...just added some foliage and flowers (just seen that I've forgotten to give the flowers a centre) and my card was finished.

I will try and catch up on your blogs at somepoint over the next couple of days...

Anne

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Club Night - Groovi plate

Tonight is our monthly craft club meeting and the girls will be making a parchment card using one of the Groovi plate images, this plate is Tina's Florals and Corners 2... the girls can 3D the flowers if they wish...these are my sample cards.
Amazing how different colours change the look of your card
 I really enjoyed making these samples so much so  I have already ordered a Groovi plate to make a start on my Christmas cards.....

Anne
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Groovy baby....

 Its been just over a week since my last post but we have managed to have a few days away making the most of the beautiful weather we have been having.

Its our club night next Wednesday and my friend Janet is doing a parchment project with the girls using one of the Clarity Groovy plates.

Janet very kindly let me trace some of her plates and this is what I've been playing with for the past couple of days.  How easy these plates make parchment now not like years ago using the white pencil to trace your designs.

This design isn't the one the girls are going to be doing but I'll post my samples on Wednesday morning for you to have a look at....I do believe I'm a little bit hooked...

Thanks to looking

Anne 

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Delicate Asters...

I just love the Heartfelt Creations stamps and papers....for this card I have used solely the papers.  Cut out and 3D an Aster flower and then added a glittered butterfly.  I can't remember where the sentiment came from as I've had it for a long time but I'm sure someone out there will be able to tell me.

Thanks for stopping by

Anne
 
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Friday, 23 June 2017

Masculine card...

Its a couple of weeks since my last post but I've been unwell and then the hot weather came and it was just too hot in my craft room....but I've made a quick masculine card... the image is one from Hunkydorys Mens pads so just added an embossed background a couple of cog dies and a sentiment and my card was made.

Today is a lovely temperature so I can once again enter my craft room without melting, I know we complain about the weather but I think a lot of people found it just a little bit too hot...

Hopefully I'll try and catch up on some of your blogs over the weekend...

Anne

 
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Birds and Blooms....New Home

Whilst doing some more sorting out I came across my Heartfelt creations paper pad for Birds and Blooms which was ideal for a New Home card... I really do need to use more of these images and stamps as they are beautiful...

I used my new Tim Holtz stamping platford to stamp out the leaves and flowers it makes stamping so easy, I've coloured my flowers with Ploychromos pencils and added some tiny seed beads in the centre using Glossy Accents... 

Thanks for stopping by...

Anne

Anne
 
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

More 3D embossing ....

Another 3D embossed card to show you....I've mounted the image onto a gold card but it doesn't show up very well.... 
Years ago a bought some Gare Rub on Metallic gilding waxes which are  in a little palette but in a solid form and that is what I've used to colour my card, they were ideal as I have used several different colours, I'm not too happy with the frame around my image so might decide to take it off and pop it into a frame but it was my first attempt working with black card...

thanks for stopping by

Anne

 
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Thank you....

I know I am supposed to be downsizing and sorting out my craft room but when I saw the new 3D Embossing folders from Crafters Companion I just couldn't resist ordering a couple or 3!

I've just kept this one simple no gilding wax just plain white embossing ...I did have the patchment flower and leaves in my bits box so I just die cut the sentiment...I've a feeling these EF are going to be well used....

What a change in the weather today very cloudy down here in Somerset today  but I hear the sun is to return so it looks like we will get a warm bank holiday for a change!!

One more thing.... my prayers and thoughts go out to all the families who were caught up in the callous terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena last night... to all those injured and of course the familes of those who didn't survive...the majority were so young.....

Anne 
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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Birthday cake...

No card to show you today but a very yummy Birthday cake made by our 15 year old grandson for my husbands birthday....the inside was layered up with jam and buttercream the sponge was as light as a feather....thank you Charlie it was absolutely delicious...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend..

Anne 
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Craft Club - Paper beads

 Last night was our craft Club meeting and we showed the girls how to make paper 'Pandora' type beads and also long tapered beads which they could put on a butterfly (I will post card later)....these beads are so easy to make and there are lots of tutorials on Utube showing both the the technique....the bead cores, bracelets, charms and spacer beads I bought on the internet.

Thanks for stopping by

Anne

 
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