Sunday, 21 March 2010

Plymouth 20th March

Thank you ladies for another lovely day. The trip down and back way horrid with the rain and the fog, but once again you made me so welcome. It was lovely to see so many new faces and hope you all picked up afew helpful tips. Looking forward to seeing you again in May.

So are you an Andrex person or a Stores own toilet roll buyer???? Yes what a strange question to be asking!! but it is all relivant to this project. As this cute mini scrapbook was made from flattened toilet roll tubes and "Persimmon" papers. I think you will agree that it is rather lovely and a talking point.
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Another view.
O.K the instructions for this are simple squash all your loo rolls flat cut a curve out of one end and decorate with paper. Measure the width of said loo rolls and cut a piece of card about 1/4" narrower . Punch 2 holes in the straight edge of the loo roll about 1" apart. Now cut the insert down so the length so it is just shy of the 2 holes. Decorate the insert as you wish. Punch a hole in the curve section about 1/2" in. Prepare all of your tubes to the same stage as this makes life easier. Use a long piece of ribbon tread through both holes make sure the ribbon is straight. Hold onto the short end and gentle push the insert into the tube. Ajust the ribbon and tie in a knot, trim off. Finish off with 2 book rings decorate these with small pieces of ribbon. Posted by Picasa
Black and white always looks good so for this card I used black "textured 12x12 card" cut into a try shutter. I then punched out 2 strips of paper for the panels using one of the new "Mosaic Punchs". The flowers and message "Glitterations" I would have added clear and black gems, but I lost them under the mountain of bits on the table.
I am always being asked for instructions for my cards so hopefully this will make sense.
You will need a piece of card 5 1/2" x 12" Score across the long side at 2" , 4" , 8", 10" flip the card a 1/4 turn along the long edge measure in the width of you ruler cut from the 2" to the 10" flip the card round and repeat on the other long side. Fold the card the top and bottom folds should be the opposite to the centre fold. Decorate as you like.Posted by Picasa
A variation on the wedding invitation card this time using white "Glitterations", "Clear Mosaic Gems" which I coloured with my "Whisper Permanent Pens" .
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Happy Easter this is a better colour variation.
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Another large window card this time using "Rose Garden" paper and a "pink Parfait" decoupage.
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This cute fella who has been eaten by a teddy is from the goody bag as are all the other components.
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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

March 14th

Posted by PicasaThese cards were made for the baby card demo. For the football boot card I used a stamp from the men's world collection, 2 layers of core card in 2 shades of blue the "it's a boy" is a trimcraft sticker. The sheep "welcome little one" is stamped and comes from one of the "hugs and honey" set. The paper is from the persimmon collection.
Posted by PicasaThese stamps are so cute they are secret woodlands "bubbles" the paper is from 8x8 rose garden. I used a stamp from "wedding sentiments" to stamp the congratulations. Once again I used some of the core card.
Posted by PicasaAnother view of the screen fold card.
Posted by PicasaWow I wasn't looking forward to making this sample as the base and top panel are both in white and you were hard pressed to see the top. So out came my liquid chalks and I chalked the edges of the top panels the ribbons are from the persimmon collection and the decoupage is from a new white and copper pack we have at the range. Now it's finished I must say I love it.
Posted by PicasaThis is another one of the new cards fro "red hot bed" The chevron card is a pre cut lace which I backed with a piece of " Rose garden " paper I then used the scallop border punch to cut the paper keeping the waste to put on the bottom The embellishment is from the back of "Rose garden" the sentiment is from " wedding sentiments".
Posted by PicasaThese new punches are really lovely. I punched the centre one first and then lined up the punch and finished 2 either side. Stick a piece of paper to the inside of the card patterned side out. Place some gems in the centre of each punched image. Stamp the appropriate sentiment using liquid chalks. I finished the card off with 2 pieces of white glitteration border.
Posted by PicasaThe stamps used for this card are from " cottage garden" this has to be one of my favorite stamp sets at the moment. I used masking tape to mark out the cross and then used the 2 leaf stamps and liquid chalks to stamp over the tape and onto the card. Trim the piece of card down and chalk the edges stick to the card and finish with a Happy Easter outline sticker.
Posted by PicasaHere it is again " cottage garden" stamp set. A really good investment at £5.99. I also used the embossed corner punch and the scalloped border punch. the card stock on these cards are from the timeless pack.

Cards from 13th March

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Posted by PicasaA few cards using varies papers and punches.
Posted by PicasaI don't normally make large cards but these 8x8 cards really loan themselves to the recessed window card. The papers are from the " Rose garden" and again the stamped flower is from " cottage garden".
Posted by PicasaThe hyacinth is a great big stamp the detail is really good and looks great when you stamp it in black as I have done here.
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Posted by PicasaAt last some really nice mens stamps I like this party animal set just stamp them colour them and mat and layer up. Finish off with a few sentiments and ribbon.
Posted by PicasaTri shutter card using the "men's world" sport stamp and papers from the "men's world" paper pack. The card base was made from core card from the goody bag and distressed along the edges.
Posted by Picasa"Men's world" decoupage is great for those cards that need dimension. I love the sentiment " it takes years of abuse to get a body like this" For those of you that know me that was written for me. Ha! Ha!
Posted by PicasaAnother 8x8 card and more "Rose garden" paper I used the lace border punch and some gems. Finish it off with a little glitter glue.
Posted by PicasaMore "men's world" stamped cards simple and quick.