Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Daisy thanks


Another quick post and apologies for absence....

 Hope all is well with you


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Teddy Bears

I made this for a friend who is obsessed  loves teddies :)

Another kind friend gave me the lovely wooden stamp.

I added some subtle colour, and a few bits of decoupage
(I made my own by stamping extra and fussy cutting)

I Hope you enjoyed your weekend


Friday, 6 October 2017


I thought I'd shared this already,
but I can't find it, so here goes....

This was a class I did on the "Reflection" or "Mirror" technique

You can use lots of things to stamp on to make the mirror image,
here's a few:
stamp-a-ma-jig; actetate; clear packaging; the back of a clear stamp (flat side);
acrylic block.
My favourite is the stamp-a-ma-jig

Use sticky notes to create masks

note the goose facing the other way.....done by using s-a-m-j and filling 
in any missing detail with a fine liner

Use scrap paper to mask off areas for landscapes etc

It's a bit faint but the trees are 'reflected' in the 'water'

Lastly in an actual mirror
(you may have seen this image a while back)

They really enjoyed experimenting with the various methods,
hope you enjoyed looking too!


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Swaps in June too

More swaps from June..

(showing the In-Colours :) )

Have a great day!


Friday, 29 September 2017

Swaps in June


I found some photos I've not shared yet....just shows how quickly this year has gone by,
and also how my blogging has slipped somewhat!

These go back to May or June.....swaps received from a training day,
apologies if there's any names missing :(

sorry lost the name

Have a good day,
there'll be more tomorrow!


Monday, 25 September 2017

September Rudolph Day

Well, can you believe it's the 25th of the month again already?!
Nope, neither can I, but here goes with some more xmas cards
to celebrate the Rudolph Day Challenge....

I really should have added a strip of something on the diagonal line of the pine one.....


Sunday, 24 September 2017

More of that Embossing Paste!

not the greatest start for me......
you know when you want to just do something quick and move on.... usual photo editing package has changed their terms,
and I 'ain't paying!

so, whilst I need time to get to grips, this will have to do!

These are my samples.....

so if you have any questions, please ask......

meantime it's just picture heavy, but you get the drift......or the paste...

here's some of the class creations.....

I hope you enjoyed looking.

A p.s. to yesterday's post that I wrote so badly, I confooosed some....
The reference to me and him, and himself  was to my Alan, and not Dad.
Just so you know it's him indoors thats the acrobat at the bottom of the stairs.
(If I've just confused you more, just ignore me, I'm waffling :)

Have a Super Sunday 


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Embossing Paste? Love it!!!

Hope all is well with you and yours.

The usual mixture here!
My Dad's in Hospital again, but getting better.
Me and him went away recently, and we hadn't been there half an hour, 
Himself slipped on the stairs and cracked a back rib, ouch!
Not quite the "break" we were hoping for!
Went to a Commemoration yesterday, for the Mum of a dear friend.
We are looking after a dog for the week, and she makes us smile the whole time ,
so she has brought the 'life balance' we needed!

Anyhow, you just came to see what I made didn't you,
so here goes......

I just love love love the Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste,
so light and fluffy, like a lovely soft mousse......

I mixed different colour inks with small amounts
(it goes a long long way)
and spread it, like butter on toast.
It is soooooo easy!

It really doesn't matter if the colours mix (try to avoid muddy colours though ;) )
I like the effect.
If anyone's new to ruffling ribbon........this is one of the first things I learnt with SU.....
works well with seam binding, or anything you can see the threads in.
Fray the end, and grab a strand from near the centre. (Tweezers help)
Pull gently, ruffling as you go ...............
do not cut the ribbon off the real until you have the desired length......
otherwise you just pull the thread right through and have to start again.....
guess how I know?!

I used the Label Me Pretty to add a simple decoration,
so that the background is the main event.

Have a great weekend,
I'll be back with lots more pasted things if you can bear it!


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Fancy Foil

Take some Fancy Foil, die cut a greeting,

 ink over the kraft card,

  polish it to remove excess from foil

 Die cut a different sheet,

inlay greeting, 

 add some candy

If you cut them from two sheets in the same way

you get two cards made quick and simple.

Put them in the sunshine to glisten

Happy Days!