Tuesday, 13 August 2013

From the Past

I thought I would show you some cards that I have made in the past.

I have in the past made several cards using different Parchment Craft techniques, I love doing this craft, but it does take time, patience and practice.

These designs came from various sources, magazines, Christine Coleman patterns, Craftsuprint.

The following card is something I made this weekend, I just love using my distress inks and stamps at the moment.

The background stamp is by Indigoblu and the cat is from Stamps Away, the flower is from my stash, which I think originated from Hobbycraft.

Hope you like my cards!xx

Demo Update

I trust that this post finds you well and that you are finding time to craft.

I am enjoying my garden leave and still taking the opportunity to get lots of crafting in, I seem to have found inspiration and have made a couple more Christmas Cards.

I went to Hobbycraft Wednesday 7th August, I arrived early (a terrible trait to have) and had to wait for the previous gentleman to finish his demo.  I offered to do cardmaking, incorporating, stamping, distress inks & the Big Shot Die machine.  On the details on the front of the store they had my name as Shannon, oh well never mind.  I had prepared three cards to make and took some samples to show.

I didn't actually manage to finish one card, but I did manage to make all the components so that when I got home I could complete two.  I was asked quite a few times on how to use the Big Shot and was more than happy to demo how I use it, so many people have the machine, but haven't used it as they are frightened of breaking it.

I enjoyed the experience and the two hours flew by, I have offered to go in again Friday 16th at 11.00am for two hours, I intend to limit this to using distress inks & stamping with die cutting, I don't anticipate on making a complete card this time.

This is one of the cards that I completed  the components for at Hobbycraft.  I can't show you the other card yet as I am giving it to a friend for her birthday.

The Owl card has been made used using:-

              Stamps Away - Silent Night background
              Tattered Lace Owl Die
              Britannia Rose Die
              Cheery Lynn Designs Tropical Flourish Die
              Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers
              an embossing folder which was a freebie off a magazine.

This card was using /flower Soft Theatre Cards CD Rom Winter, I made up all four scenes and made a sort of star card out of them, it looks really effective even though I haven't used the flower soft on it I did use crystal clear glitter.  I will use flower soft & glitter on the next one.

This card was a bit of fun, I had a digital image, which I coloured in with my Spectrum Noirs and glitter, the Poinsettia & Holly is from Tattered lace Dies & CD.  The card base is from Creative World of Crafts a 8" x 8" Elegant Tent card.

I am looking forward to the Card Making Workshop Thursday evening this week after I saw the sample of what we are going to be doing on Carole's blog: http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/.

Happy crafting everyone!. x