Monday, 26 November 2012

Walk in Wonderland

Hi to all! I finally made it to my computer after a whirlwind kind of weekend, shopping for our up and coming Christening next Sunday and it was my Granddaughter Brodie's 9th Birthday yesterday happy birthday sweetheart, and my sisters Birthday today, just no time to myself, think I blinked and missed most of the weekend and me thinks it will happen all over again next weekend, can't seem to keep up with time that just keeps on running away from me lol!
This week in class we will be making two cards using the Walk in Wonderland stamps so here they are without further ado before I blink again and find that it's tomorrow already
Distress Ink pads -
Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry, Stormy Sky
Memento black
Quickie Glue pen
Promarkers - skin tones, grey's for hair
Seam binding
Organza ribbon

Distress Ink pads -
Black Soot, Tumbled Glass
Memento Black
Sakura turquoise Glitter Pen
Quickie Glue pen
Crystal glitter
Xcut dies Circles and Stars
Crackle Embossing folder by Creative Expressions

Thanks for looking in we'll see you all soon.
Sheilagh x

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Bring Me Sunshine

Tuesday Class 20th Nov  Thursday Class 22nd Nov
Good morning and yet another grey start to the day, and as it is class day here is what we will be making this week.......
 Both set of stamps are Papermania Signature Sunflower and Build a Sunflower, which is what I have used in the first card only I decided to turn it into a daisy instead. The flower has been stamped in Memento black and coloured lightly with a Pen Touch white permanent ink pen then I have used Versamark and clear embossing powder over each layer to give the flower a glazed look, the background panel has also been stamped with Memento black and the daisy centre has been coloured with a yellow Promarker. I painted with Peeled Paint Distress Ink to fill in the background. To finish off I went round the edges of the panel and the front of the card with a Pen Touch Calligrapher Gold 5mm metallic line pen.

 On the Daisy card I have also used a
Marianne Floral Flourish Die to embellish the inside panel and also to the sentiment on the front.
As you can see in my second card..........You are my Sunshine......
I have used the stamps as Sunflowers,
stamped again with black Memento ink and coloured with Caramel, Pear Green and Tulip Yellow Promarkers, any similar colours and pens will work.
Both die cut panels have been distressed very lightly with Shabby Shutters D. Ink. The background panel in yellow has been embossed with a Couture Creations Flora embossing folder and I have added some Stickles yellow glitter glue to some of the design for a touch of sparkle.
Hope everyone has a good day and I'll see you soon.
Sheilagh x

Monday, 12 November 2012

Here comes Santa with IndigoBlu

Good morning to all on this damp wet and thoroughly dismal day, may I just tell you that we had a little excitement over this weekend, well it all started  last Thursday really when my daughter-in-law went into labour after her water's broke around three in the morning and at 2am. on Friday she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Holly weighing in at 7lb 4oz and absolutely gorgeous with lots of dark hair and little rosy cheeks, so I just wanted to share that with you before posting this weeks classes.

Welcome to my new Grand Daughter and congratulations to my son and daughter-in-law xx
Right now back to business this week we will be using IndigoBlu stamps "Here comes Santa" 
The first card is C5 size landscape and I have used Distress Inks Dusty Concord and Chipped sapphire to create the backgroound, the trees are stamped in Archival black along with the sentiment and Santa on his sleigh. The snowflake border has been stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver powder and the snowflake die is from Cuttlebug. I also used a Pen Touch white permanent pen to create the dots of snow and a Quickie glue pen to add a touch of glitter, the moon and the sentiment panel have been embossed with clear powder.... Sorry the light was really bad and couldn't get  good photo's.

 The second  is 6x6 white square base card with a turquoise layer in the background and this time I have stamped the snowflake border with black Archival which is mounted n foam pads and then I  used
 Distress inks Shabby Shutters & Peacock Feathers to colour in, again the tree and presents have been stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver powder and I add glitter to highlight but you can't see it on this photo. The large snowflake has also been glittered.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Buttons with Lots of Love

Hello and sorry it's a little late for the post today, time just ran away and I couldn't seem to catch up with it lol! Card Classes this week will be stamping backgrounds from stamps that you will be able to make yourself
which we will do at the beginning of the class. I made my background using a button theme and stamped in a couple of colours which I then punched out the Daisy flowers from before layering them up.This week we will be making a gift bag as well as a matching card, something a little different for a change.
The Daisy flower punches are from Woodware and the ink pads are Distress inks Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Festive Berries, any similar colours will also work so if you have any of these then bring them along.
See you soon Sheilagh x

CLASSES   TUE 6TH NOV - 4.30pm  
              THURS 8TH NOV  10.30am - 1.00pm