Thursday, 27 October 2016

Jar of Love...

 This is my first attempt at making a card with my new Stampin Up set Jar of Love....not particularly happy with my card but I just wanted to try it...with the polymer stamps  its so easy to do the two part stamping...there are so many stamps with this set I think its going to get used a lot its just having the time to 'play'...
I dont have a lot of time to 'play' at the moment as I am doing a craft fair in a couple of weeks so trying to get things made for that...

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Winter scene....

Last Thursday I went with a couple of friends to a craft show at Shepton Mallett...not that I needed anymore crafty bits you understand!
It was a lovely surprise to see Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art demonstrating there ... I stood and watched Jenny playing with the Nature Tail set and also using some watercolour Zig pens from Kuretake I decided to buy the stamp set  along with 4 of the pens which I used to colour the reindeer and rabbit.
The above card was my first attempt, not very pleased with it as one of the reindeers looks like his carrying a Christmas tree on his back..

I was so much happier with my 2nd card and although I decided to brush the sky with my duster brushed rather than using watercolour I thought it looked better...I really enjoyed creating the little scenes ... Lookout for what ended up in the bin in my snippets post later next week.

The grandchildren break up today so not a lot of time will be spent crafting..

Have a great weekend...

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Club Night...Candles

Last Wednesday was our club night and the girls made candles from old books...I like to use really old paper backs for my candles where the pages have gone brown as I think it gives a vintage look.
The two slimmer candles are made using the double spine fold which makes them slim the middle candle is a single spine fold... We used flickering BATTERY candles of course NOT REAL ONES which make them look really effective..I've decorated these all the same as these are also samples for a W I workshop I am doing....
If you want to have a go just go onto UTUBE there are plenty of different book folding techniques..and it is really easy..

Enjoy the rest of your weekend..


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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Pixies Snippets playground week 250....

Another Christmas card for Pixie's Snippet playground this time I found a little image from Stampin Up Pines & Poinsettia set so mounted it on card   so just added the green background and an odd die cut that was in my box... usually I'm making Christmas cards at the last minute so my pile is growing nicely now...

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Stampin UP Christmas Extravaganza Day....

On Saturday we had our Stamping Up Day with the lovely Jenny Moors from Stamping Moments .
 Above is one on the cards we made from the Santas Sleigh Set
We were given the Holly Berry Happiness set and this was the first project we made using it a lovely gatefold card and when opened up it  looked like this:

 I just loved this card and theres even a space on the left hand side to write your Christmas greeting on...
 We then made a cover for a small box of tissues...a really easy thing to make and of course you can decorate with anything...lovely for a birthday gift

For this project we were given a little white box and the acetate belly band sleeve which we covered and then finished off with ribbon and a topper
                                                                 Top of box
Our last project was to use one of the trees from the Forever Evergreen Project Kit but we stamped a background and popped it into a canvas then decorated it with cones and baubles from the Forever Green Stamp set...I popped a star on top of my tree because I dropped my ink pad in the background so used the NOEL die cut to cover it up, well I couldn't put a butterfly on could I??

  Thank you Jenny for another great Stmapin Up day and we always come home with lots of inspirational ideas.


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Pixies Snippets Playground week 249

 I've actually manged to make a couple of small Christmas cards from my snippets box so going to post one of them on Pixies Snippets playground
Theres are very small cards 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". I've used one of my Scribble Circles die from Papertrey Ink added a very small poinsettia, sprig of greenery and added liquid pearls.
For second card I just added a small poinsettia and some tiny punched flowers and bits from a holly die... I think I will be sending quite a few small cards this year as I certainly need to use up lots of snippets..


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Monday, 3 October 2016

Crafting Sleepover...

What a crafting sleepover we had....Grace ( left) and Rubie (right)
wanted to come and craft with a sleepover.
The started doing some book folding, these candles were so easy for the girls to make and please note  on the table the MUST HAVE when crafting Chocolate....
One small candle finished and a part finished large candle...the smaller cander has two spine folds and the large one one...they also made a hedgehog which you will see in a later photograph....I think they would have stayed up all night crafting...
The girls were up early crafting in their PJ's before breakast this time it was card making...

Pancakes were requested for breakfast but of course it was by candlelight!!!

The girls also made lots of pom poms from scraps of wool so they wanted to make a wreath with them....Sunday morning then went onto card making...a couple of cards made from my scrap box then some finger painting...
They also made cards for their mums which they had already popped into and envelope...
Grace and Rubie want to do this again which I thing is lovely...we put everything on the table they had made over the weekend...
                                                      Wreath  made by Grace
Rubies Wreath

I am so lucky that all my grandchildren love the craft ...Thank for taking the time to look...



Saturday, 1 October 2016

Golden wedding...

Its our friends Val & Brian's Golden Wedding Anniversary today...Happy Anniversary to your both.

This is the card I made for them using on of Sue Wilsons dies from the New York Collection this one is called 'Times Square'......the 50th die cut is from Memory Box and the little flowers are actually Poppystamps small blooming poinsettia dies and I've also used a die from Joanna Sheen's Wisteria die set.

We've got out two granddaughters staying over tonight they are coming this afternoon and guess what we will be doing yep crafting...its always a joy to sit and craft with them..

Have a good weekend...



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