Monday, 16 December 2013

Last Class - 2013 - Has to be Christmas!!

Well folks I've kept you in suspense long enough after waiting until now at this time of the day to post what will be our last class of this year 2013 but never the less here it is and I have decided to backtrack you might say, revisit an old 'en thats been done, you will remember this one, it's been played before so to speak and not to mention we might have used this one already, BUT! I thought it might be nice to try it again once more before this year is out and seen as it seemed to please almost everybody because you all, well nearly all! bought this one (stamp that is!) So I thought we should give it another go because who doesn't love Rudolf and his red nose and if you haven't  guessed it by now then .........................................................................
Just look at the photo's to see what it is we will be doing this week LOL!
Sorry couldn't resist this one more time He's sooooo cute and who wouldn't want to colour him in after all!
IT'S The Patchwork REINDEER Yeh!!!! Love this stamp  : ) p.s. I think he deserves another outing before Christmas Eve! lol!
Here is the first card and it's on a 6x6 Kraft card base. The background has been embossed with a Snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

The second card is C5 Landscape in size on A4 white card.

Baubles are die cut in Light Blue Glitter card.

The trees are from my stash and are from a set of Kanban stamps.

OK, so here's a recipe of what I used to make these cards:-

Distress Ink Pads
Tumbled Glass.
Peacock Feathers.
Tea Dye.

Black Versafine or Slate Adirondack

Light brown Pencil
Dark Brown Pencil
Grey Pencil
Blender Pen

Marine Promarker
Quickie Glue Pen

Crystal Glitter
Blue Glitter Pen
Turquoise Glaze Pen
Clear Embossing Powder.
Anti Static Bag.
Cut 'n' Dry foam for blending.
Sorry the photo's are a little sparse but it has been a long day, no! a very long week or two for me and it's beginning to catch up on me now so I think a little rest is in order over the Christmas hols so on that note I would like to wish each and every one of you wonderful crafty ladies a very Happy Christmas and an even Better New Year, Peace and Joy of the Season and we will all catch up no dowt in 2014................
Have a great Christmas love to all.
Sheilagh x

Monday, 9 December 2013

Flowers in December - but not Christmas!

Yes! I have managed to blog! Yes! it is last minute and Yes! we will have a class and Do the words Fine Line mean anything people? well this is the perfect example of that last statement I just made. I have just returned from a long day at work and without any food or drink to pass my lips before switching on the PC and getting down to the essentials of our crafting this week which I have to tell you has nothing at all to do with the ever present Christmas theme which we have managed to achieve for the last several months now and quite well may I say but the time has now come for a change so for this week we will be using a Stamp called Tall Vase from the Woodware Clear Magic Singles range. Hope you enjoy making this as they do say a change is as good as a rest and I for one could certainly do with having a rest before the full-on job of Christmas so lets take a look at what we have in store ( only one card to show you I'm sorry to say I will put the other one on later after food and drink lol!).

I have used Black Versafine ink to stamp the main image with and Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder for the flower heads.

A Fine Line Black Pen.

  I have just been summoned to collect my food and judging by the aroma that is coming from the kitchen I would guess that it is chicken curry for tea. Will be back after a short break lol!

That's me fed now I can continue and tell you that the second card is 8x8 and I have used Spun Sugar and Dusty Concord Distress Ink pads but you may choose any two colours that you might prefer that will blend well together as they will create the background of the card and the flowers in the vase.

Right I'm off to sort out the photo for the second card so I will be back shortly to update this post so please bear with me and I will get it done as soon as I can.  T T F N.......  : )

Sorry folks it took me a while as the batteries died in my camera wouldn't you just know it so I had to take photo's with my phone and upload them to my google account to retrieve and they are not the best but you get the jist I hope : )

I have stamped the flower vase onto a hessian fabric square and the sentiment from my stash has been stamped onto glossy card once it has been coloured.

Two colours of Distress Inks.
Clear Embossing Powder.

Stazon Black Ink Pad.

Archival Black Ink Pad.

Peel Off Markers.
Purple pencil.

Thank goodness I got that over and done -
cutting it fine people - cutting it very fine  LOL!
See you soon x

Monday, 2 December 2013

Papermania - Little Red Robin

Hi everyone hope you are all feeling well this week and as per usual I have had the cold, sore sore throat and now the cough so I have had constant meds all weekend in the hopes to send it on it's way before our next class, fingers crossed and a bottle of Buttercup Syrup later we shall see lol!
Docrafts Papermania - Little Red Robin 4x4 clear stamps are the subject of our next gathering for craftiness and enjoyment or class as you might of gathered and they are ever so sweet, well I think so but you can be the judge and I'm sure you all will agree with me so lets take a look......................

Card 1.
C5 base card.

The background panel has been embossed with one of my new folders from Die'sire called Regency Swirl and is 8x8 in size.

I have used Distress Ink Pads
Weathered Wood.
Stormy Sky.
There are two different stamps that I used on this card, they have been stamped in black Memento Ink.
The main image panels have been coloured in using a variety of Pencils, Spectrum Noir Pens in shades of grey and a couple of Promarkers.

The circles have been cut with my Xcut dies and edged with a dark grey Spectrum Noir.

 My Quickie glue pen has been used to apply the crystal glitter to add a little sparkle.

The small sentiment stamp is by Wild Rose Studios and it's from my stash.
Card 2.
6x6 base card.

 The background has been embossed with the same folder as before and the main image has been stamped onto a die cut panel which was cut using a Spellbinders Die from Captivating Squares, it has been layered onto silver pearl card.

The xmas tree is a stamp from my stash and is by Kanban

I have coloured this image in the same fashion as the one's above on the first card.

The trees have been stamped in Black Versafine and embossed in Clear Powder.

Here is a quick reminder of what has been used on the cards.

Don't forget the Quickie Glue Pen 

Light and Dark Brown
Light and Dark Green
Light Blue

Well that's all for now I'm off to take some more cough medicine Oh! don't you just love it? NOT!!!!!

See you all soon
Sheilagh x