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

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

CS42 ENCHANTED

Over the last week I have been working on the latest magazine stamps and different ways of using them. You will note I had more ideas with the fairy tale stamps than the playing cards but I met my usual challenge of using all of the stamps somewhere with a couple of small stamp exceptions.


since the easel card didn't show well on full board I have added an extra picture of it.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Essential Rectangles

Essential Rectangles die from Creative expressions cuts frames and card to the sizes of many of our cards A5, 5"x7", A6, A7 plus a few extras. I have been using them a lot as frames. Some  of these are old cards you will have seen before but there are a few new ones and I will be working on more over the next few weeks. I have put these dies with the windows and doors shown last time for workshop purposes.


The shadow box card used small dies from some of these sets rather than the special die for this - this enables more variety and ensures we get the most out  of our dies

Friday, 21 April 2017

windows and doors

I have used the window and window box die for these cards from creative expressions. Much inspiration came from Sue Wilson's cards but the patio door was my idea.


These will be put on the die cutting workshop along with ideas using the essential rectangles

Monday, 17 April 2017

New Woodware stamps

 I have taken 2 flowers from the woodware range and used them different ways with different colouring methods - doodling, brushpens, inkpads, pixie powders, metallic gilding polishes as well  as using different powders for the stamping. There are a number of  pixie powder cards because that was also some prep for the pixie powder workshop.
Some of my inspiration came from the cards seen  on the creative expressions stand at our trade show/catalogue. The double z card was inspired by one  that Jane Gill was demonstrating at the show.


The first workshop on these this this Wednesday if anyone is interested.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Creative stamping and Glitter kiss

I have enjoyed playing with the latest magazine stamps - entitled Ultimate Crafts- with the new Glitter Kiss from cosmic shimmer. Some ideas worked better than others but since we are on a learning curve with Glitter Kiss I have included all samples since they show what happens when you are too heavy handed etc.

The unfinished cards at the bottom were to show different ways with glitter kiss, although some have not shown u as well as hoped. The embossed border on black shiny card shows up much better here



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Specials



Just a few examples of special cards done for family members







Friday, 24 March 2017

Springtime & Easter

    This workshop board contains a mixture of stamping and die cutting. The cross, which would also make a lovely sympathy card, is from stampendous as is the card with the large bunnies( I also have lots more done with these stamps & dies). The paper pieced tulip is a woodware stamp and most of the dies are Sue Wilson's. The daffodil from the winter garden creative stamping also fits in nicely here





The shadow box card is made from a number of dies I had opened and the basket which appears on the cards above can also be used to make a nice Easter basket - shame I had no eggs!


Monday, 20 March 2017

creative Stamping 40



Sorry I'm late with this. I was lacking inspiration for a theme to go with these stamps then I decided to use shaped cards as an idea to explore.
This issue deals with a few  male and female hobbies so in the end this is what I came up with



Some cards used dies to produce the shapes, others we cut ourselves.
My challenge with these magazine stamps is to try and use them all and no others but whilst doing a workshop someone said shame no sewing machine , so we got out the woodware sewing machine stamp and used this on the side stepper as shown below which I think works a lot better.


This week I am starting on the next issues stamps, hopefully to get a number of cards done before they come in!