Saturday, 22 March 2014

Card Workshop March 2014


What a mixture of weather we are getting at the moment, sun one minute and the next we are getting hailstones and rain!

Thursday 20th March saw us at the Card Workshop in Chipping Sodbury led by Amy and Carole.  Carole's team made a card  using a technique she had seen and liked by Sue Wilson, the card I made that night is below:


7" x 7" white base card

1 - white square 6.5" x 6.5"
1 - white square 5" x 5"
1 - white square 4" x 4"
Extra piece of white card for stamping out the flowers
1 - black square card 6.9" x 6.9"
1 - black square card 5.3" x 5.3"
1 - black square card  4.3" x 4.3"

Distress Inks (3 shades)
Woodware Flower
Water spritzer
double sided tape or glue
foam pads
black Pencil
Sentiment Stamp


Spodge the distress inks on to a heat resist craft mat and spritz with water, swirl the card over the inks and ensure that all the white is covered, then use a heat tool dry the card, if you are too impatient to wait for it to air dry. Temporarily layer the squares on to each other using a tiny amount of double sided tape.  Using the floral stamp ink up with  black archival ink and stamp across all three layers.  Gentle take apart the layers then matt on to the black card squares.  Don't forget to stamp additional flowers so that they can be layered.  Add embellishments and a sentiment as desired.

These instructions were courtesy of Carole and Sue Wilson.

I was really pleased that I finished the card in the session this month.  I really enjoyed making it so on Friday saw me make another, with a slight variation.  I used a different flower stamp also from Woodware and I used Cosmic Shimmer mist to add a sheen to the background, the sentiment stamp is from Phill Martin.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Computer Problems

Hello Everyone!

I hope that you are all well and are enjoying the sunshine, isn't it gorgeous!

I am sorry for the lack of blogging, but I had a problem with my computer, thankfully it wasn't terminal.

I have been doing quite a few workshops recently at Tanzee Designs in Wootton Under Edge, I have taken some photo's of the jewellery I have made, I hope you like them.

This is a necklace that hasn't got a fastening.

This bracelet was made using seed beads.

This is a shamballa style bracelet and seed beads in a daisy design.

I have also made a some other pieces and thought I would share these as well:
This bracelet has been crocheted using S-Lon.

This bracelet I have made for my Mum, using faux pearls and elephant charms
This is sample of the wire wrapped brooch I was determined to master after the class.  It can be either a brooch or pendant.

I have also been to Sparkle Dreams in Swindon and participated in a couple of their workshops and had a lovely time making the following cards:

This was my first attempt at this style of card and I quite like the effect

This workshop was named Emerging colours, you stamp a multi coloured background and then stamp with versamark and use clear embossing powder for the camera image, once that has been heated a black stamp pad was smeared over the top giving the above effect.

This was also from the same workshop but instead of stamping the image, patterned backing paper was used and an almost solid stamp, using the same technique as above but used  Tim Holtz distress ink (peacock colour) to high light the image.

I have also made a card using Peerless Designs Tangletastic CD 1, this was for a monthly card swap for Silhouette Crafting Friends.  I have also made a couple of other cards:

Well sorry this has been a long post, hopefully I will be able to post again next week the makes for this week.