Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Snowflake angel

Good morning. I thought I would test out a new app I have found let's see if it's any better !

I was demoing at Burneside garden centre near Cleveleys last weekend so I thought I would share this with you.   I had some ladies that came and stayed most of the day and in the afternoon  one lady asked how had I coloured one of my samples. So I took a piece of 6 x   6 centura  pearl white and embossed  with the flutterby embossing folder.  Ran over it with a brush and faded jeans...simples and gives a lovely  effect.

Another lady asked to see the Angel related a card die....mmm  that doesn't match the piece is have just embossed!   Not to be beaten I cut some snowflakes and the snowflake border and used these to hide the butterflies!!

I took and 8 x 8 card and folded back the front which I covered with paper from the festive pad and covered the inside with the same paper.

I cut Merry Christmas and inked through the die with a blending tool.  The was for the greeting inside.

I then cut the angel and again inked through  with faded jeans.

I put the angel in the middle then I lined up the snowflake panel to hide her.

Well the pictures haven't  come where I was expecting but hey ho lol

Thursday, 1 October 2015



Really! already! still not started my Christmas cards but hey no not to worry 

Have you been enjoying the lovely weather this week- it soooo nice not to have rain (we get an awful lot of rain where I live).

I had a fabulous time at the open day in Catterick got to meet up with lots of friends who I don't get to see very often  and eventually got to meet Sally-Ann and Emma that was really nice.  I bought a whole load of stuff (no surprise there then) and all in all was had a thoroughly good time. Here's hoping that the team come back again next year.

Next on the Agenda is the Happy stampers show this Saturday in Port Sunlight - I love this show - 99% of the stands are stamping - it gets packed ...and I mean packed ...it gets hot ...and I mean hot but I just love it.  I also like going to the Harrogate show but sadly for the last few times it has clashed with Port Sunny so I haven't been.

Looking forward to Saturday and seeing lots of friendly faces - as usual I will be going for a bacon butty across in the Social Club before the show opens - so if you are around see you about 9.45 for a cuppa?

So back to the challenge in hand - we had some lovely entries again in September and some really cool ideas on shaped cards.  Not so many entries as normal - maybe everyone's been busy with back to school/Uni and late holidays for those of us who like to go away when the chillibeans are in school!
It was still hard to pick my top five though - so many clever crafters out there.

I have a stencil project for this month's theme and I have to say my mind went a complete blank.  Why does mr Mojo decide to go on holiday when you want him?

In the end I decided to keep it simple and just use this abstract stencil - I was late on patrol buying this one - for some reason I must've have missed it when it was first introduced.  I had the two other abstract stencils but not number three , however I did rectify it as soon as I spotted  it!  It is number 3 and is more rectangular than the other one.  check it out - here is the link

I simply brushed through with faded jeans then added dusty concorde around the edges.  
I used the wee folk Christmas sets and stamped in deep purple Archival

I went over the word chain with a glitter pen but I am totally rubbish at taking photos and the colours and sparkle are much better in real light 

Quite a quick card to make - I might even use it for my cards this year!  I look forward to seeing what you all come up with and do visit my teamies blogs - they have some stunning pieces to share !

If you are going to Port Sunny - give us a nudge .