Sunday 31 October 2010

Holiday in Weymouth

A couple of weeks I went away for a week to stay in a caravan in Weymouth. We had lovely weather for the beginning of October. When of the highlights was this little chap.
We were sitting in the caravan one afternoon and Fel (my friend's hubby) said look there's a squirrel, we all went to the door to you do... and this little chap was out there. I got my camera and took a few piccys which he didn't seem bothered about. He was very tame, obviously been there before and fed!!
We got some peanuts and he came right up to the door and posed for this lovely picture for me. He was right at the bottom of the caravan steps. I'm sure he would have taken the nuts from my hand had the noisy brats (oops sorry noisy children) hadn't come running by.....

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Friday 29 October 2010

Glitterpot Class - 8th October

8th of October I went to a craft class with my mate Pam. Jane Gill was taking the class and we made the following 4 cards.
The first 2 were using a Hero Arts stamp (one that I did purchase at the end of the day). With the first one, we stamped onto acetate and then stamped the trees again and stuck them behind the acetate. The reindeer is another stamp and this was cut out and then stuck to the front of the acetate. A stamped message and a bit of glitter finished the card off.

The second card is a really bright Christmas card, unusual colours. The trees were stamped onto white card and then onto different coloured card. These were then cut out and stuck with foam pads. A bit of glitter and nail heads were added to finish it off.

We weren't booked onto the afternoon classes but when I saw what we were doing then I had to book (Pam loves owls!). This was the second card we made in the afternoon. The owl stamp is so cute. We stamped 3 owls and coloured them all differently. The branch was a stencil that Jane had. A little bit of glitter glue (I don't do glitter) and some goggly eyes and a stamped sentiment finished it off.

The first card we made in the afternoon was with shrink plastic. The 3 images were stamped onto shrink plastic, coloured in and then shrunk down. This bit I found easy (well as long as I kept the heat on it). These were then threaded onto a piece of ribbon and some bells added. Die cut ivy leaves and berries and a stamped greeting. Also added a bit of glitter glue.

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Thursday 28 October 2010

My Birthday and Wedding Anniversary..

I am slowly catching up with my blogging! Back at the beginning of October I celebrated my birthday. Here is the card that my mate Pam. The image is a stamp and the colours are beautiful. The picture doesn't do it justice.

A week after my birthday is my wedding anniversary and it was 17 years this year... where has that time gone. Here is the card that I made hubby. The image is a decoupaged FF image mounted on backing card cut with Nellie Snellen nesties. The greeting is computer generated. A couple of gems, hearts and card candy added and voilĂ !!

This card is what my mate Pam sent us. It's done with tapestry stamps and is absolutly beautiful. Such a simple card but so effective.

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Tuesday 26 October 2010

Something a little different at Appleby Magna

While we were up at Appleby Magna, Anne Maria taught us a bit of jewellery making and this is what we did. I really enjoyed this and will definately be doing aome more but have at the moment not succumbed to buying any beads.

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Crafters House Party - part 3

Here is the final installment of the shoebox cards.

Susan's Project

Susan's card was cust from nesties - curved rectangles. the stamp set was a stamping up set called Vintage. The colours were lovely.

Greta's Project

Greta's project was a squeey card. I made up the squeey card and then stuck it on a card blank to give it more depth.

Jennie's Project

This is jennies project which is a padded card. The picture is made from material and padded out with wadding. I really liked this card and have since bought myself some patch material to make further cards.

Jan's Project

This is Jan's card. We all fell in love with the printed bear. He is stuck on a spellbinders cutter - lotus pendant - I have also purchased this recently too..The card is cris crossed using a scoring board.

Cathy's Project

This is Cathy's card. A different step on an easel card. The crad does lie flat and when you pull the green tag at the back, stands up. I added some peel offs to decorate it.

Kaz's Project

Kaz did something a little different and bought kits for a calender. It's made from coasters covered with paper. and flowers and gems added to decorate. A very easy project to make for Christmas pressies!.

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Thursday 21 October 2010

Crafters House Party part 2

Here are a few more of the cards that I made on my weekend away at Appleby Magna.

Pam's Project

Pam's card was another simple but effective card. we had a sketch to follow. The image is a dufex sticker that has been decoupaged. She also provided inserts for the cards which were from Imag-e-nation.

Jackie's Project

This is Jackie's card which was a really interesting card to make. It is done from an A4 piece of card. Made into an envelope shape. Covered in backing paper. the Flower's are from 'Fred she said'. The greeting on the inside is a stamp that I had as I messed the original one up..opps!!!!

Joy's Project

This is Joy's project which was quite a different card to make. Firstly I messed up the folding of the card blank....then I wished I had covered the middle section with backing paper. The birdcage is done out of acetete and is bowed. The butterflies are die cut ones. Not sure if I would make this one again but still an enjoyable card to make.

Trace's Project

There is a bit of a story behind Trace's projrct. She had completed all the packs and had them on a carrier bag by the front door. Also there was some stuff for the charity shop. Her hubby took the stuff to the charity shop and also took the bag full of the card packs...opps. So these were done very quickly. We had the instructions for a very quick stepper card and the lots of die cuts to decorate it with.
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Tuesday 19 October 2010

Crafters House Party part 1

As my previous post states, a few weeks ago 15 like minded people went up to Appleby Magna for a long weekend away of chillaxing, chat and a bit of cardmaking thrown in. It was decided that everyone would do a shoebox card ( a project for everyone to do and provide the materials to complete it.) Here are the first lot ...I won't bore you with them all at once..

Toni's Project

This is Toni's project. She decided to do a wrap for a chocolate bar. The purple paper was stamped with spiders, cobweb's etc then inked round the edges. The image is from Just Inklined and was coloured using Promarkers with the message stamped. This I thought was a very versitile project and could be used for so many things.

Kim's Project

Kim had stamped the image already but we had to make the blue covering, cutting out the opening for the image and the greeting. The covering has been put through the cuttlebug and then sanded to make it distressed. The image has stickles on it.

Anne Marie's Project

This is a nice simple card with a bit of stamping. A few cut out butterflies with some gems. The greeting is stamped and cut with nesties.

Carolyn's Project

Another really simple card with is very effective. Using card, patterned paper, ribbon and craft candy. A stamped greeting and et voila!!

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Friday 8 October 2010

Thank you Card

A couple of weeks ago a few of us went up to Appleby Magna near Birmingahm for weekend away. Pam arranged the crafter house party and did a lot of work and stress in doing it. We all decided to make her thank you cards and if you pop across to her blog in the future you will see them all. This is the card I made her. A square easel card. The backing paper was from my stash. The decoupaged poppy was from a kit I got from The Range. Added some gems and a piece of black ribbon. The greeting is from a Stamping Up set.

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Friday 1 October 2010

Card for my Sister

Last weekend I went away for a few days with a group of friends..more of that later.. Here is a card that I have just completed for my sister.

The card is square, backing paper is from my statsh as are the jems and ribbons. The image is from a rubber stamp which I borrowed from my mate Pam (should really give it back...). I coloured her with promarkers. The greeting was computer generated.

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