Monday, 30 September 2013

Clearance rack - Bag a bargain

The clearance rack has gone live on my website - there are some excellent bargains, but be quick they are priced to sell.  Just visit the shop, fill your basket and the goodies will be shipped direct to your door.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Blog Hopping

A few of my fellow Stampin' Up! demos are linking our blogs to share our  projects inspired by the latest Autumn /Winter catalogue. Just click on the link at the bottom of this post to get to the next blog and you've hopped from Joyce's blog, welcome to mine!

Here's my contribution, its a card I made for one of my monthly classes in Derby. I've used the Joyful Christmas set, a small strip of Seasons of Style patterned paper, a wide rickrack in Cherry Cobbler cut from the Bigz XL Tasteful Trim die, crumb cake embossed with the Pretty Print folder and finally the tag cut using a Chalk Talk framelit .

Stamp two pointsettia flowers in Versamark, heat emboss in white and then coat the flowers in White Craft Ink using a water brush. After they are dry, cut out the two layers, colour the petals with  Real Red & Cherry Cobbler Stampin Write markers & use a blender pen to give some depth.  All there is left to do is tie a little Linen thread around the tag & assemble the flower with a few Dimensional foam pads. 

I hope you like the card, who knows you might be receiving one in a couple of months! If you do like it why not pop back and see what else I've been making.

Dani xx

This Way to Donna's Blog and here is a list of all the other blogs you can hop around! 

1) Laura  -
2) Leanne -
3) Margaret -
4) Sarah -
5) Sandra -[/QUOTE
6) Joyce -
7) Dani -  YOU ARE HERE!!!!
8) Donna -
9) Katie -
10)Veronica -
11)Fiona -

Dusting off the brayer

Don't you love rediscovering things / techniques / tools that you've had for ages and then suddenly they seem to crop up everywhere. My list this month includes vellum which is perfect for christmas cards, corner rounders which I think has something to do with the popularity of Project Life cards and using a Brayer.  I'd forgotten how much satisfaction there is in starting with a blank piece of white card and transforming it with just a few sweeps of an inky brayer. 

Here's a quick brayered card I made with a selection of inks, a piece of scrap paper and a circle punch. The flowers are from the Best Of Flowers set.

It really is an easy card to make.  Flicking through Impressions, the magazine that Stampin' Up! send to demonstrators, I came across an article on ghosting using the white Craft ink. I put the two techniques together to come up with this brayered Christmas card that we made at this month's class at Elvaston, Derby.

Monday, 2 September 2013

At last....New Seasonal Catalogue.

I'm not an Autumn /Winter person, it signals the end of summer holidays spent with the family, lazy evenings, chatting with friends in the garden and I really do feel like I need a daily dose of seeing lots of green, flowers, blue skies & sun.

It's not all doom & gloom though, when its cold, damp & gloomy outside I don't feel guilty retreating to my cosy craft room.  So tomorrow when the kids are back at school, I'll be snuggling down with a Skinny Latte and a copy of the new Autumn /Winter Catalogue.

I'll be flicking through the pages, planning all those little projects to keep me going until Spring arrives.