Monday, 25 November 2013

Dreamweaver Winter

What a day! I seem to be in demand by everyone today not to mention it's my granddaughter's birthday and my sisters birthday tomorrow, my computer decided this morning when I switched it on to be completely anything but my computer everything had changed and was totally different in every way, I had to turn off and unplug it all and start again thankfully that seemed to work, then I had to take my seven and a half month extremely pregnant daughter-in-law to the doctors and then onto see her boss where she works because they conveniently lost her wage slips and her paperwork relating to her maternity leave and without them she would not get paid. With that all sorted out now it appears to be tea-time so without further ado here is the class for this week (sorry for the wait folks)

Dreamweaver Stencil and Die.

Card size is C5

The background has been created by using a Clarity stencil (snowflakes)
The main image panel has been made with the Dreamweaver stencil and glitter and the Tree is a die cut.

 I have used a double sided sticky sheet and glitters to create the landscape.
(If you do not wish to use glitters for the background then you can use the same technique as in the second card, just change the colours to Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire or similar)

The sentiment has been stamped in Dusty Concord and embossed in clear powder
 In the second card is also a C5 and I have used the same stencil but this time I have coloured with my Distress Ink Pads
Spun Sugar, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord then added some Stickles Glitter Glue to highlight.

The background is stamped in Memento Black ink and I have used a mixture of my Pencils and Promarkers for colouring in.  You will have to use pencils if you are going to colour directly onto your base card as I have done.
Rose Pink
And a Hair + Skin Tone

I added a couple of Anita's Sequins for the blossom and the Image and Lantern are stamps from Woodware.

See you soon   : )
Light Blue
Dark Blue

Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas in Fabric

Good afternoon to all, I seriously thought that I would not be making any effort this week to blog let alone having things finished and in order for this weeks class as I have had the most horrendous tummy bug over the weekend and spent most of Saturday and all of Sunday until dinnertime today in bed or in the bathroom and I'm sure you can all imagine what that entails so no need for any further descriptions of details so lets leave that there and move on as I am feeling quite tired now and need to build up my strength for tomorrow.
I had decided that even though we did something similar last year it might be quite nice to revisit and make something other than just cards this time so with no particular stamp in hand but this time a different medium to work with,  well here's a clue it's flat, smooth and comes on a roll in many different colours and designs have you guessed it yet?????- I think the give-away was in the title, no! well I think I'll just show you.......

 Ta-Da!! Yes it is a box but each of the design panels are made up out of fabric.
Once the fabric squares have been mounted onto card I have added some red Stickles Glitter Glue to highlight some areas but you can't really see it on these photo's.
I have embellished the top with die cuts and punched leaves and some of the red Spiders Web.
I have stamped two snowflakes onto card that has been coloured with Antique Linen D Ink and embossed in gold powder.
 Here is a very good example of what not to do when using your foam pads lol! as this shot clearly shows that they are far too close to the outer edge and need to be placed further back so learn from my mistake won't you!

This must be one of the easiest boxes to make yet it can be made to look so much more just by the decoration you choose to put on it.

The spruce die is the same one as we used last time and the leaf punch is from Woodware.

 Here are a couple of photo's of some of the crafty stuff that I used in the making of the box and card.

I think that if you have some of the Pinflare Glue Gel
or similar then this makes it easier when adding the top panel to the lid of the box as you need that little bit more depth to allow for your spiders web etc.

Well think I need a cup of coffee right now as I have not had anything to eat and very little to drink up to press so if I have forgotten to mention anything please make allowances won't you.See you all soon.
Sheilagh  : (                                                            

Monday, 11 November 2013

Rosehip Wreath and Poinsettia's

Hello there all you lovely crafty ladies I bet that you are all thinking she's not going to do it, she's so late there's not going to be a class! what will we do? lol! Ha! Ha!  ~wrong~ Sorry for keeping you all in suspense I have just had one of those weeks x 100 if you get my drift, and I'm sure we all have them at some point.......
Won't waffle on as you will be wanting to know what it is that I have in store for this week, well wait no longer as I can reveal that the stamps for this week are none other than Woodwear's Poinsettia Flourish and Rosehip Wreath both from the Singles range. They remind me of all the Christmas decorations you like to do as the finishing touch when you add all the last minute faff in order for your Christmas to begin, The wreath on the front door or your table decoration and don't forget the poinsettia plant you always buy on the last minute, moving on here are the two we will be making this week (did I forget to say SORRY for being so late, well I am!)

The first card is a C5 landscape.

I have created the background on gold pearl card with the Poinsettia Flourish stamp and Gold Embossing Powder (using my Anti-Static bag first)
The small white panel has been embossed with my Mistletoe folder then lightly inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink pad.

 I have stamped the Poinsettia Flourish with a Black Versafine ink pad and embossed in clear powder along with the snowflakes and the sentiment (Deck the Halls) as this comes with the Poinsettia stamp.

The red card has been edged with a black pen to give a little more depth without adding an extra card layer.

I have added crystal glitter with my Quickie glue pen to the poinsettia and holly leaves.

This card is 6 x 6 in size.

The background has been embossed through the eBosser using the 8 x 8 Music Folder and I have added a little Black Soot distress ink around the edges.

The Wreath has been stamped in Black Versafine and embossed in clear powder.

I then added Crystal glitter to the Rosehips.

The small snowflake is from my stash and comes from a set of Crafters Companion stamps which I have stamped onto white glitter card using Black Archival which I dried with my heat tool before cutting out.
The Die cuts in the background are by Marianne Designs.

Well that's it for now see you really soon x
Sheilagh :0

Monday, 4 November 2013

Ice Skates and knitted Sweaters - Stampendous

I tell you what! these Monday's are coming around faster and faster.  Hello everyone,  I don't know where you are but where I am it certainly feels much colder today so I need to get that scarf knitted pronto me thinks and just to prove it I will post a photo when it's finished, darn gone and caught a knitting bug, like I need anything else to do lol! well it might not take me as long to knit a scarf as it seems to do with my card making maybe it's because there's less fuss involved who knows?, and I seem to have passed it on to my friend and now she is knitting a scarf for her son and say's it's my rude ha! ha! good job we are great friends, maybe I can get her to knit mine as well LOL!!!!      OK moving on, this week we are using stamps from Stampendous. Sweater Square which is a lovely background type of stamp and Ice Skates which I must admit makes me think of very cold and frosty weather where you find all the ponds etc frozen over and you need your gloves and scarf dare I mention!! (just can't get away from that knitting).
Well better just show you what it is I'm babbling on about................................

This is an C5 card Landscape.

The Ice Skates have been stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Sakura Pencils and Blender Pen.
I have covered the Skates with Glossy Accents and used glitter on the fur at the top.
The Sweater stamp has been stamped in Versamark (or clear ink)  and embossed in White Powder then coloured with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.

The sentiment is from my stash and has been stamped in black onto Cracked Ice card stock.

 Card two is the same size as the first one, and the main image has been created in the same way as above just in a different colour.

The background has been stamped onto glossy card stock in clear ink and coloured with Festive Berries Distress Ink and blending cut and dry foam

 I'm disappointed that this photo is a little blurry but it does show how shiny the Glossy Accents are on the Skates.
 Ink Pads Used

Chipped Sapphire
Black Soot
Faded Jeans
Mowed Lawn
Festive Berries
Black Memento
Versamark or Perfect Medium

Quickie Glue Pen

Crocodile Clip Tool
Glitter / Glamour Dust

Pink Glitter
Silver Embossing Powder (I used this on the snowflake brads)

Blender Pen

Sakura Pencils
Red 11
Grey 81
Dark Blue 50

Glossy Accents

As you can see these are the stamps I have used and I have to say that the background one does remind me of a certain type of knitted jumper, Ohoooo wouldn't mind one in pink to wear at Christmas ~ anyone fancy making me one by any chance? xx0xx0xx0xx0xx0xx0xx0xx0xx0xx0xx

See you all  soon
Sheilagh  : )