Saturday, 21 March 2015

This week I've been working on the "Cards for Spring & Easter" workshop ready for the next 2 weeks.
I have used the leabilities Daffodil die in other ways to those which appeared earlier and I have also included the Celtic cross stencil from Dreamweaver which I just love. I then used the creative stamping "Rural Springtime" stamps. The oval die used is from Creative Expressions

Next week I'm getting ready for our demo weekend on 28th & 29th. Do hope you can come along. Details on my website

Monday, 16 March 2015

I've been busy this week with workshops and then spending my free time working on my project for Dreamwaver Accreditation2. That will be shared with you later. So no new cards of mine to show you but since it was my birthday last weekend I thought I'd share the many handmade cards I've received form friends and customers. Thankyou to you all - they are lovely.

I am now working on cards for Spring & Easter using creative stamping - Rural Springtime plus dies & stencils, so that will be next week's picture.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

This week I have been getting ready for next weeks workshop "Say it with flowers". Rather than making lots of 3D flowers this time I have looked at different sources of flowers. We have the lovely new Woodware poppy stamp, the daffodil die from Lea bilities, the Joy Rose (good for when you want a flat die cut image) and stencils using mica colouring - with the addition of dies also coloured with mica.

and then just in case these don't suit... I've pulled together some ideas from previous recent workshops in case they were missed before. Lets face it flowers appear on many of the cards whatever their theme, so we can always pull out extra ideas.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

I've been busy lately with the trade show at the NEC where we go for 3 days and then I had a few days in Skipton doing the "Dreamweaver stencil Accreditation 2 course". In between there has not been a lot of time for doing lots of cards but I have come up with a few ideas for the creative stamping 22 - New Beginnings, where I used a lot of the sheets I had done in preparation for the tonal cards using sprays, inks, micas, metallic gilding wax etc. - as shown below.

I have also been looking at what we will be covering on this weeks stencil course. We are using double stencils, embossing powders, multi methods etc,

and then we will look at using stencils with metal

Although it is best to do the course from the beginning  for comprehensive coverage, people are welcome to dip in and out as they please