Monday, 24 October 2011

Saturdays workshop..

Just look what we did on Saturday morning.  I was teaching Christmas Punch craft -this Chrysanthemum design was the first project of the day -I always begin with the most taxing.  It was my design - but their fantastic work to complete the project.  It incorporates 3 Punch craft Crysanthemeums, Maidenhair Ferns, Berry branches, Holly leaves(all veined & varnished perfectly)...and a little bling and sparkle for Christmas too.  All in all there were over 50 punch craft pieces in this project which took 3 hours to complete - but what fantastic results -well done ladies...and thank you for a lovely Saturday!    
Here is another design we produced - I made the 3 Dog Roses from a balloon punch to echo the Dog Roses in this lovely Wreath Stamp (by Jane Gill -Woodware Singles) -which we printed in Vintage Sepia -Versafine.  The Dog Roses were very simple to make.The cream Shrinkles "plaque" was printed using Timber brown Stazon. 

this is the detail inside the card.  I like to echo some of the design inside-otherwise opening a card can be a bit of a disappointment when so much is "going-on" on the front -don't you think?


What a hectic week!  Jane Gill & Francoise Read arrived in Exmouth on Sunday -all packed ready to do workshops on Monday Morning -they travel so light. I bet they only had room in their suitcases for p.j's and a toothbrush as they brought so many examples of their latest designs and workshop products etc! 
Vera Moore came out of semi-retirement to do a workshop for us too -we are so lucky she lives locally now.   Mondays workshop was great -again and all 42 students had great results -as you would only expect with such expert tuition of course.
Here are photos of the BLOCKART design I did -this was inspired totally by Jane Gills Blockart from workshops in N Yorkshire last month.  I hope you like it.  The NEW Modelling Film was used for the Christmas Rose print (one of Janes NEW singles stamps).  I tinged the Rose with inkpads -Versamagic T-leaves and Brilliance Galaxy Gold -just to give the Rose a bit more depth -white can look so dead if left plain white can't it?

Friday, 14 October 2011

Cuttlebugged designs

This embossing folder accompanies White Peel-Off trees and some stickles to create some interest to the simplicity of the design.
These tiny "DAZZLER" flowers were a real treat for this simple embossing folder -"Holly Night"..and a touch of Stickles of course.

and another -of Mia with her birds in a cute shaker card design.
I love this embossing folder as a backgound - it is so useful -did you spot it on the stepper card?

Wild Rose in October!

October finds us stamping lots of Chritmas cards using WILD ROSe Studio stamps -they are sooo cute!  AND - I just love the colouring-in.  
Our OCTOBER OFFER includes ALL "Wild Rose Studio" Stamps (all the new Christmas ones too)
IF you buy any 4 then you receive a FREE PAPER PAD (36 sheets -any pad of your choice-£4.99).

I have made many different types of cards using some fo my favourites - Stepper cards, Enamelled panels, Shaker cards etc..I hope you like them.
Embossing -Using Cuttlebug with Pickle Penguin on Igloo         Mia enamelled and twinkling!
 ..another Mia portrait -all twinkly!