Wednesday, 30 April 2014

I've had a few days in  Switzerland since I last posted meeting my first grandson who is now 2 months old.
Henry is great and it was lovely seeing him but of course that has meant that I haven't been doing many cards - and I've had stocktaking to finish!
I tried doing some more cards for men  before I left....

Some are ideas I have used before but others are new.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Had a busy week with workshops this week so not done many new cards.
I have been busy today on an order for a wedding card so although I picked an old design of mine I did try some of the new skeleton flower die cuts with it. This design uses some of the mirri Kanban card I had in stock. Having used this type of card I never want to cover it up but one has to cover some bits so here's what I've done....

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Sorry not to have posted for a while. We had a long weekend away in Northumberland last week and since getting back I've been busy stocktaking and doing end of year accounts ( the trouble with being a one woman band - although Maureen did do some stocktaking last weekend whilst covering the shop)
Before I left I was busy doing an order for sporting cards - I have done these before but will repeat them on  "More Men's cards" workshop if requested.

The rugby players still need greeting added but I'm waiting until needed. They both use my "Fold back aperture" design and then peel off players. For those of you who don't know me I like working out new styles of cards that we can make with the equipment we have. I don't do much with stencils and bought in shaped cards since I like to vary the idea to suit the situation. Full Instructions are given to those who attend workshops making these cards.

Then it was onto completing my board for the "Creative Stamping 16 - Birdsong" all day workshop. Some ideas I like better than others but since people often choose ones I would reject I put them all on the board so customers can choose which they prefer. 

I have shown you some of the ones using the "Creative palette" from stampendous ( bottom of board) but we also have added ways with distress inks, using gold leaf, masking and using different embossing powders.
I have had a cancellation for this Tuesday so if anyone else wants to come.....

Well better go and clean the shop now. More next week...