Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Birds of a Feather

Hello and happy Halloween or should I say Trick or Treat? Great classes yesterday so thank you to all you lovely ladies who came, everyone commented on how much they loved the cards they made and enjoyed themselves a Treat he!he! Thought you might like to see two more cards I managed to finish yesterday between classes, keeping in the same theme of things as well as the same colours, well for one of them at least. The only real difference is I used another set of Christmas stamps from Woodware but this time they were Robins, they are so cute and very versatile because they don't have to be used just for Christmas  as you will see in the photo's below.
The little birds on both of the cards have been stamped and some are partly coloured with my Promarkers then I used paper piecing for the rest, I used the papers left over from my dove card that I showed in the last post, killing two or more birds with one stone so to speak lol! if you get my drift?

Die cuts coloured with Evergreen Bough and Dusty Concord Distress Ink pads

Background layer - Kraft card
Birds stamped in - Archival Black
Birds coloured - Promarkers
Best Wishes - Free with Craft Stamper Mag
Paper piecing - Woodware papers
Background Glittered Paper - Papermania
Dusty Concord Distress Ink pad
Quickie glue pen

For this card I chose to use a 12x12 background paper from Papermania and it comes in different colours with similar designs and some of them are already glittered which means that they are great value for money I think that they work out around 45p or 50p each just check this with Louise as I am a little brain dead today well it is Halloween after all
best go gather the cobwebs and my broomstick and be ready for all those horrid ugly evil little devils, OH! I mean the darling little children WWHARHAHA! HA! HA! so not good at the sound effects xx

Monday, 29 October 2012

Patchwork and seasonal Peace

30TH October TUE / THURS 10.30 - 1.00PM

Hello crafter's, and good morning to all. Time once again to reveal this weeks card classes and not only one theme but two, firstly Peace in pastels with a slightly  patchwork design and also a bright and bold seasonal Noel both cards using paper piecing techniques so your scissors are required for this lol!
The stamps are both Clear Magic from Woodware and I found so easy to use as they are big in size and the design is just as easy to follow and recreate in lots of different ways, so without further ado here is the first of my interpretations represented by a dove which is known as Peace...

The patchwork effect on the dove has been created with papers also from Woodware.The die cut is Spellbinders and distressed with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink, and the embossing folder is from Cuttle Bug.  Highlights added with a Quickie glue pen and glitter and the Holly leaves have been coloured with a glitter pen.

As before this card is made in the same way
but this time using different colours of the paper which I found to be very versatile and not all necessarily Christmas orientated.
See you soon  : )
Sheilagh x

Friday, 19 October 2012

Poppies in red and "Indigo Blu"

Hello to all our lovely crafty ladies hope you are feeling well this bright and sunny Friday, well it is where I am for now at least, sorry to those of you who are suffering with colds at present I know there are a few of you out there so I hope you all feel better soon (by the way Pam if you get this message sorry your op was postponed due to you having a cold, I have been on your blog to leave you a comment but with no luck think it is something to do with your word verification settings) hope I don't join in with the cold germs touch wood! Next week in the classes we will be using the poppy stamps from Indigo Blu along with Distress ink pads and a red Promarker, black embossing powder, black Cosmic Shimmer glue and Glossy Accents 

Distress inks used :-
Walnut Stain, Antique Linen and Faded Jeans. 

Distress inks used :-
Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Wild Honey and Red Berries.

If you have these colours or any that are similar then bring them with you 
See you all next class.
Sheilagh x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Box of Baubles and a Tree

Good morning, and what a day outside at the moment! I think Ladies that it is a day to carry on, wrap up and keep warm lol! so if you are coming to the class today please take my advice I know I will : )
Sorry I'm late with the class post but it's just been one of those weeks, you know when everyone want's or need's you for something and you just run out of time to do the important things you needed to do for yourself tut! tut!......
Without further ado here is a couple of photo's for the classes this week, the first is a card within a box and has been stamped and embossed with versamark and gold powder and was made by Louise, the second project I made and is a C5 card in red and white stamped and embossed with a red Distress ink and a sparkle embossing powder, if you have either of the ink pads and an anti-static bag then please bring them with you along with your usual tool kit and don't forget your woolly jumpers lol!

See you all later and the kettle will be on to warm you all up  : )
Sheilagh x

Monday, 8 October 2012

Feeling a touch Oriental

Hello everyone, this week we shall be making two cards using Oriental Treasure stamp set from Papermania, I also used a blossom branch stamp from my stash. On the first card I have used Distress inks (a light blue/a darker blue/squeezed lemonade or mustard seed - these are yellow shades)  Copper embossing powder, a white gel pen and Distress inks for the lanterns - a red, an orange and a yellow, so now you know what you need I had better show you the card..........

 This next card is slightly more traditional than the first one as I chose a red and black theme 
to contrast with the gold of the gilding flakes. I have stamped the background in black Memento and used a red Promarker to colour some of the flowers in. The Bonsai tree has been stamped onto acetate and has the gilding flakes behind it, the ribbon has been coloured with a red Distress ink pad so if you have one bring it along with the other colours I have already mentioned. 

 See you all at the class.

Sheilagh x

Monday, 1 October 2012

Papermania and Woodware, this weeks classes!

Hi! everyone, it's that time once again to let you know what's happening this week at the Crafty Patch......
This is a sneak peek at this weeks cards, the first one is a 6 x 6 square  card using a rather cute set of Papermania stamps and some background papers with subtle tones and muted colours and the added colour of a blue Distress Ink Stormy Sky, a quickie glue pen and glitter has been used to accent the flowers and butterfly and all the images have been stamped with a brown Memento Ink pad.  there is a hint of pinky  peach in the background paper....

Sorry the photo's are a little blurred, I
think that my camera is on the blink

The next card is predominately cream and gold with the background paper once again in subtle colours to compliment the cream card with gold embossing on the main image, this floral frame stamp is from Woodware, the embossing folder I used is from Cuttlebug , a gold ribbon bow and a floral flourish cut from a Marianne die, the embossed card is inked with Memento Desert Sand plus some gold card candi to finish off. 

Hope to see you at the class on Tuesday - 4.30pm
Please bring the following if you have/ a quickie glue pen/ any embossing folder if you would like to use your own/Distress Ink Pad Stormy Sky or similar/your usual tool kit and trimmer x
p.s You might of noticed that I also used the Woodware crafty edger for the border punched edges.  Sheilagh x