Sunday, 29 September 2013

Not a Patch on Reindeer - with Woodware

Hello everyone hope you are all enjoying your sunny Sunday!  I'd just like to say a Big Thank You to Michelle from Lovin-ink for a great Woodware Demo day yesterday at the shop, we all enjoyed it very much!.... if you didn't make it then I can tell you that you missed a treat the Stamps and Inks are Fab!
Well you can all guess what I'm up to at this moment in time, so I'm going to make it a quickie as I want to NO! Need to wash my car whilst the sun is still out, then maybe I can see what colour it really is since it hasn't been done for quite a while and I hear that we will be getting some rain anytime soon so today might be my last chance so.............
here is what's in store for the coming week's classes.......
This is such a cute and not that small Reindeer stamp set from Woodware and  you could even Zentangle him for a different look!

 8x8 card base.
At this point I have to confess I couldn't find my card think I must have left it at shop and it has been put away until the class so I have taken a photo of the one Louise made, it is just different in colour to mine but the same layout.
 Distress Ink Pads
Tea Dye
Walnut Stain
(Water based colouring pens could also be used.)

Souffle Pens

Glaze Pens
Green (Christmas colours)

The gems are clear and have been coloured with Peel Off Markers.

The holly leaves are made with Woodware Punches and red Card Candi.
 Black Versafine

Distress Ink pad Evergreen Bough


Glaze pens as above

Gold Embossing Powder

Cosmic Shimmer or Collall Tacky glue

* Promarkers

* Black fine line pen

* Souffle pens

* Glaze pens

* Embossing tool

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sheen's Cosy Christmas

Hello there, so sorry but this is going to be the shortest post ever as I have been up since 5.30 am this morning as it was our first day at Grassington with the Woodware team on our two day crafty event and I have not long been back home only to do it all again in the morning so before I fall asleep at the keyboard here is a snippet of what we will be doing this week and of course you can tell by the title that I have used a set of Sheena's stamps - Have a Cosy Christmas, wouldn't you just love to curl up by a roaring fire in this delightful little farmhouse cottage on a cold and snowy night.......
This card is 8 x 8"

Distress Ink Pads
Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood

Versamark ink or Perfect Medium

Honeycomb and Blender pen

Black Versafine
Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder

Crystal Glitter
Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter glue
The Embossing folder is one of the
new Die'sire Embossalicious Seasonal Music 8 x 8 folders.

 As you may be able to tell but only just lol! I have taken this photo before I had the chance to finish it off but trust me it will be done before Class this week...

This is a little hanging calendar C5 in size.

Distress Ink Pads
Weathered Wood
Scattered Straw
Wild Honey

Collall Tacky glue
Die'sire 6 x 6 Mistletoe embossing folder

Die cut flowers from a Marianne CreaTables Designs ( not shown here)

Before I go and fall into my bed I thought you might like to see a couple of photo's from the first class in the new shop xx

 Happy people crafting....
 and working hard for Art's sake......

See you soon, gosh sooner than I think !!!
Night night.

Sheilagh x

Monday, 9 September 2013

First Noel - with Papermania

Good morning hope everyone had a good weekend, well it's Monday yet again and I don't know about you but it feels a little cold today or am I just going soft in my old age lol! well I haven't reached for the thermostat on the heating yet so it can't be that bad.  As it is Monday and as per usual I am on child minding services so whilst Holly is having a nap I will attempt to get this post finished but don't hold your breath. Have you ever tried to type on your keyboard without making any noise? well I must have one noisy keyboard because the harder I try the louder it's getting so I will just keep going and see how far I can get before she wakes up.....
Stamps this week are 5 x 7" First Noel - Poinsettia clear set from docrafts Papermania. Oh! that didn't last long, it's Holly's lunch time so wait there and I'll be right back....................................................................
 OK lunch over so here are the cards for this week......

This is a 6x6" card
The front has been embossed using a Die'sire Embossalicious folder Mistletoe Moments.
The Poinsettia has been stamped in Spanish Moss green Versafine ink and embossed in clear powder. I have used the Festive Berries Distress Ink pad to colour and red Stickles glitter glue to highlight.
 The background paper is 12x12 double sided Poinsettia Duo by docrafts.

The inside panels are cut using an Xcut die.

Our next card is an 8x8"

I have stamped both background panels with the Poinsettia and both have been embossed one in Gold Luster powder the other in Black (you could use black Versafine ink and clear powder)
The bauble has been painted in black acrylic then stamped with a clear embossing ink pad and embossed with gold powder, I then added some Stickles Gold glitter glue.

The flowers are cut using a Marianne Creatables die, the corners are from a Spellbinders die.
 I used my anti-static bag on the backgrounds before embossing
and a flat ended paint brush which made a quick job of painting the bauble.

  That's it for this post my services are being called upon one's small person is getting tired and a little fed-up so I will finish off and see you all soon.
P.S. don't forget class this week will be in the new shop : )
Sheilagh x

Monday, 2 September 2013

Home for Christmas - Urban Papermania

Good afternoon folks and a somewhat colder one I find don't say that the good weather has come to an end already I really don't want to start having to rely on the drier just yet, hopefully we will have a good few days of pegging the washing out and saving on the electric!
Right my lovely granddaughter has slept for well over an hour and she has woke in such a pleasant mood that I am able to sit at my PC and post this weeks cards for you all to browse over so here we go before the mood of the small one changes or she needs a change if you get my drift lol!
Urban - Home for Christmas (Baubles) by Papermania....... great set of stamp in my opinion......

First card is 6x6
I have used background paper by Craft Creations and die cut an aperture with the Marvelous Squares Majestic Elements by Spellbinders

I have stamped the images in Moss Green Versafine Ink Pad (Crushed Olive or Pine Needles would work) and Red Berries Distress ink, all have been embossed with Clear Powder. 

 I added a touch of Diamond Stickles Glitter glue to the Holly.
 The second card is an 8x8

On this card I have used the same colour of ink pads and clear powder.

The holly stamp has been used to create a wreath shape for the main image and I have used some of the 12x12 burgundy embossed card for the background layer and border strip.

 So there you have it nothing too difficult for this week just merry and bright as the label suggests lol!

See you soon : )

Sheilagh x