Friday, 30 October 2015
Two weeks ago I went on the Paperie Retreat organised by Monica Gale. It took place at Monk Fryston Hall Hotel in Yorkshire.As always we had an amazing two days of pampering, excellent food, amazing classes and lots of laughter!
We were given a third of the Oh What Fun Tags Project Kit to take home with us as we did not have time to complete it there (Too much chatting!)
When I got home I completed the ten tags that we were given in less than an hour.
I used a variety of Christmas Sentiments from Stamp Sets past and present.
The Kit had lots of embellishments including jingle bells, bows, sequins and Glimmer Paper Banners.
It was great fun to complete. So much so that I am adding a Kit to my next order so that I can do this as a class in December.
I even used some of the completed Tags to decorate some mini wine bottles for a Craft Fair that I did last Week End.
Thursday, 15 October 2015
The first card was made by inking up one side of the Woodland Embossing Folder with Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo and Night of Navy Ink. I then added some spots of glue using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and the Peace Sentiment from the Christmas Greetings Thinlets Dies.
The second card I cased from Julie Kettlewell. I decided to ink up the bottom of the card with Clear Versamark and then I applied White Embossing Powder.
The third card was cased from one in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. The Wonderland Trees were stamped on to some of the Woodland Speciality DSP using the Black Archival Ink. I then dried it with the Heat Tool. The Winter wonderland Embellishment was embossed with gold embossing powder and a Rhinestone was put in the centre to add a bit of bling. A thin sliver of Gold Glimmer Cardstock was glued down the left hand side.
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Next week I will be doing two Wonderland Classes at my house. Wednesday, October 14th at 7.30pm and Thursday, October 5th at 9.30am. We will be making 4 cards and it will involve a few different techniques. The cost is £10.
The first card includes some sponging and the Stamping Off Technique.
For the next card I used the Dots and Stripes Stencils with Gold Ink. I also Embossed the Wooden Snowflake.
The next card was cased from Monica Gale HERE Instead of using the Dotty Glassine Bags I used the Dots Stencil with Whisper White Craft Ink. the Wooden Snowflake was embossed with silver embossing powder.
The next two cards were very simple to make. I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set to add interest to the card background.
For the card below I traced a circle before stamping the branxh from the Wonderland Stamp Set. The berries were stamped using the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set. The sentiment and bow were from that stamp set too. I love the Reindeer Embellishments from the new Catalogue so one of those had to make an appearance too.
The background for the next two cards was made using a Brayer.You can watch the video on You Tube HERE. The colours used are Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss.
Last Saturday I had a Craft Day at my house.
In the morning the ladies made a Box Frame Card using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits.
The first one is the original which I made without a sentiment. The second one has one of the Expressions Natural Elements Embellishments as the sentiment.
It was embossed with Silver Glitter.
We used the Corner Trio Punch and the Scallop Square from the Squares Framelits for the outside of the frame.
The card below is one which I made using the Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies. The moon is one of the stamps from the matching Jingle All the Way Stamp Set.
We made the next card at my Class last week. The background was made by inking up an Acrylic Block with Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo and Night of Navy Inks,spritzing it with water before placing the block on to Watercolour Paper. We then sprinkled it with salt and dried it with a Heat Tool. We then stamped the snow using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and applied silver embossing powder.
The sentiment is from the Wonderland Stamp Set.
The last card was made using only Night of Navy ink. The lights in the houses were created by punching out tiny circles with the Owl Builder or Cupcake Builder Punches and adhering them behind the houses before sticking that layer down on the Night of Navy Base.