Tuesday, 1 August 2017


This time I have looked at which stencils I have to sell and looking at different ways of using them with new products.
The trio of butterflies was embossed and coloured as usual but then I put glitter kiss over the image. The boat was initially coloured with glitter kiss then background inked afterwards.
Pixie powders provided a background for one of the mushrooms and the black flower.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

cs46 - Garden Retreat

I hadn't put this issue down for a workshop initially (although now added a date this week) so I haven't spent as much time preparing the board as I usually do. There are a few ideas for you here though mainly using colour cloud inks and pixie powders

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Creative Stamping 45 - Sprinkled with love

I started these cards before I went on my holidays to North Wales last week, then did  a few more yesterday. We are not doing a full day's workshop this time since not all of my regulars wanted this issue but we are doing a half day next week. That meant I didn't need to produce so many cards as usual.
I have still tried to use different products in the cards though although I must admit the pixie powder one didn't work too well - hence the reason not on a card - must adapt that sometime.  Anyway just a few ideas for your stamps if you purchased this issue

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

" Erica" - a woodware stamp

We had one of the latest woodware flowers called ERICA in recently so I had a lovely day playing with it. I used it with colour core inks, pixie powders, metallic gilding polishes etc and could have gone on for amother day but I thought perhaps this was enough

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Working with some TAndo Creative products

I bought in some products from tando creative earlier this year. Our craft group tried out the book making kits and had a great time decorating them

A couple of houses from the greyboard sheets that we did as a make and take at the trade show I put onto a painted canvas background.
The 3D house was from a greyboard die cut pack that I made up and decorated. I need to do some more of these to put into a 3D scene
The tag contains a perspective wall from one of Tando's sheets.
Lots more to play with- I'll show the results later

Friday, 16 June 2017

Using metal on our cards

Some of these ideas you may have seen before but I have gone through looking for examples on various ways of working with metal. They include using coloured metal sheets, colouring with acrylic paint and with alcohol inks. Plus different wauys of embossing and getting patterns onto the sheets of metal

Friday, 9 June 2017

Cards for Men

This is a workshop I always do at this time of year before Father's Day.
I tried out the new Woodware tractor stamp, then used some cars which we have used before but I still had a set to sell so I tried some other ideas. Looking for sports was more difficult and I had to resort to decoupage sheets and peels offs. I needed to do a clock/ time card for my husband so clocks included - the idea for the stepper card was to add a die cut age to the  main area.
The creative stamping magazines add cards with boats and playing cards.

The boots were from last year but it is always a popular card.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

CS43 The Sea view Collection

Here are some of the cards done with the latest magazine stamps. using inks, metallic gilding polishes and pixie powders. Glitter kiss was also useful for sand effects etc.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Pixie powders

I have put on the board some old pixie powder ideas but there are also all of those I did with the woodware stamps and there are more on the CS "Enchanted" board. In fact lots of ideas all over the place and I'm doing more all of the time as anyone coming to the workshop will find

Monday, 8 May 2017

Butterflies and Dragonflies

This week's project has been looking at various ways for using some of the butterfly dies we have in stock from creative expressions plus some stamps (Woodware and stampendous) and Dreamweaver stencils. As usual lots more I could do but need to move on to another workshop next week. As usual every topic will be revisited later