Sunday, 21 September 2014

As promised I finished (?) the die cut board (but will try out more ideas later! since one could just go on and on). The tree pivot I have done in 3 ways - countryside trees, Christmas tree and quickie card - just to show the versatility of the die.  We then have some of the new Marianne dies with creative palette (stampendous) background. I've then mixed about dies from a variety of sources including the creative expressions dies.

 The trees have been cut from wood veneer on a roll (Woodware).

I really must get on with creative stamping this week. Last week I had 3 workshops and then when I put time aside I really had to play with the stencils instead!! so perhaps that will be next.

Monday, 15 September 2014

This week I have been working with some of the new dies from the Sue Wilson collection ready for Wednesday's workshop. I did have a panic on Thursday when my Joy Machine broke but Peter from Crafts too was very helpful and not only is he sending me the bits to repair the machine but  he managed to get a new machine out to me for Friday so that I could use it on the demo weekend. This time I have tried the crossover machine from Cheery Lynn which is designed for paper and fabric, so if anyone wants to see it do pop in.

The double glitter techniques works really well with PEACE and the stencil sheets from Woodware / stix 2 are really useful for this. The tree stamp has been transformed into a winter scene using stampendous embossing powders - chunky white and vintage blue tinsel. The die set works really well with shadow techniques - what I love about these dies is the different sized outline frame and the separate internal decoration. Words are Cheery Lyn. Cats are Marianne,

I have almost finished the other die cutting workshop board featuring the tree pivot and other new (& old) dies, so that will be my next offering. After that I need to work on the new creative stamping - classic Christmas set!

Monday, 8 September 2014

 This week I have been working with the new Woodware Christmas stamps and some of the Stampendous stamps and products (creative palette - great for using up old paints!, frantage powders, glitters etc.). The board isn't finished but this is where I have got to so far
 Some things you will have seen on the retailer workshop board I posted earlier but others have been adapted.
To see these and more do come along to the shop  where we are having a demo weekend this weekend - see details of this and workshops  on my website