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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Two More Training Day Projects and my Swap.



After lunch we made this Star Decoration using one of the Single Stamps that are now available. It turned out to be 3D once we had scored some lines and used Stampin Dimensionals. The small accent stars were punched out using a Star Punch from the  Merry Minis Collection of three Punches.


The last project of the day was a Scrapbook Page using 12 x 12 early Expresso Cardstock as the base.
We stamped the background using three stamps from the Snowflake Soiree Set stamped with Whisper White Ink.. The sleigh was cut out using the Top Note Die which we then shaped to look like a sleigh. We embossed it with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder before sticking it down,


Lastly I have included an example of my swaps. Tom put his own name on this one. Monica allowed him to join in with the training day as it was at our house and he is home schooled. He certainly learned a lot in our business sessions! The slider pocket opens out to reveal an after eight. I used the Autumn Accents Dies.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Training Day with Monica Gale.


Yesterday Monica gave some of us in the Wirral a Training Day. We started off with a Shaker Card using the Reindeer from the Color Me Christmas Stamp Set. This would be the ideal set for a young person who enjoys colouring. Champagne Glass Glitter was used in the Shaker Frame. Monica said this is made out of crushed Christmas Decorations! I would not want to make my own as I would probably not crush the pieces small enough and might cut myself. Other products used include the Gold Card from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue, some of the Season Of Style Designer Series Paper Stack and the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.


For the next card we first stamped a background with the large Woodgrain Stamp on to Pool Party Card Stock. We stamped the Words from O Holy Night Stamp Set in Whisper White on to Crumbcake Card Stock. Monica then showed us the easy way to tie a double bow.Can you see the hints of glimmer Card? It was finished off with one of the gorgeous Frosted Finishes Embellishments.


Our last project before lunch was a holder for chocolate or a sachet of Drinking Chocolate. We used the Color Me Christmas Stamp Set again and coloured it in using a Blender Pen. We put some of the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape on a strip of Whisper White Card Stock and finished it off with a bow made out of the Cherry Cobbler 1 inch Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon.

Saturday, 5 October 2013





I have had fun this evening preparing for a Workshop next Thursday while my family have been watching the Jungle Book
I was using the Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set which i got last week..I decided to do a masking technique to give the impression of a snowy scene in the first card.
This is a monochromatic card using Island Indigo as the base and Bermuda Bay was the colour that I used to stamp with. Sponging was the technique used for the sky.
I finished it all off with some Iridescent Ice Embossing powder applied to the image after it was stamped again using the Versamark Clear Ink Pad.
 The sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp set.



The second card is an adapted card from the original which we did with Monica Gale at the Paperie Retreat.
I have used Naturals Ivory Card Stock to get the rustic feel. I used two stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge Set to give the effect of snow falling on the ground.
The sentiment is from the Merry Messages set. It has been finished off with some Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Baker's Twine and a Very Vintage Designer Button.