Monday, 27 February 2012

Spellbinders class

As promised here are the cards I made at the trade show last week with Stacey from Spellbinders. It uses the new double sided embossing folders and new circle dies.

The second one uses a new system of dies that fold and tuck under each other..its really easy and they look fab.

Sunday, 26 February 2012


Again apologies for not blogging recently but I have had so much going on its left no time for sitting too long at a computer! After what seems like forever fact its only 10 months we have finally sold out house and found a new one! Now comes the worst part of packing and throwing hubby seems to think I should start on my craft room!!  Typical for me it had to happen right before I went away to Stitches the trade show, with John and Rene from In2crafting where I teach. So a mad panic to get solicitors and surveyors instructed before throwing some things in a bag, grabbing my camera and off in the car to Birmingham. We were very lucky and had tickets to attend the Ranger workshops the day before the show officially opened. I have never had a class with Tim Holtz before and he was wonderful, very clever man and the project we made was beautiful. I like the distressed effect but I like it not too heavy, still pretty and subtle. My biggest wish was that we would be using the brand new Distress Markers that he launched at CHA in wish came true and we got to keep 3 pens should have heard the scream for the ladies in the workshop!! They are fab to work with and I can definitely recommend them, they will be available in all the Distress ink colours plus Picket Fence...which is a brilliant white pen.

Here is what we made..

and the man himself...

This will definitely be hanging in my new craft room, back tomorrow with 2 cards I made in the Spellbinders class.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Just for fun

As I had my stamps out from my last class, I sorted out some scraps I had left over from something else to make a few more cards.

First one is another 8x8 card and uses the same stamps as the last post, together with the Spellbinders Blossom die and leaves. You can see more of the Intrinsic embossing folder in this card. The stamps for the border are part of the set and the border has been cut with the Edgeabilities die again. I finshed it off with some seam binding and I tried a sprinkling of accent beads in the flower centres. Papers I think are very old Scenic Route.

the second one is a smaller 6x6 square card and I cut out some of the flowers to make a border down the side. This time I embossed directly onto the cardstock and then sanded back the embossing lightly. I added some liquid pearls to the flower centres.

Heart Cut File

I recently treated myself to a Cricut Air 2 and I had downloaded this cut file from the Silhouette store to use on a scrapbook page. I decid...