Thursday, 30 April 2015

Everything Beautiful Has It's Moment

This was the beautiful class page that we did with Anita this month using Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection papers.

I used a lovely photograph of my parents taken at a recent family wedding.  The flowers were die cut using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzlet die.  The sayings are printed onto acetate so that they could be placed over the patterned papers.

Thank you Anita for another lovely class - this is definitely in my top 5 of all time favourite class pages xx

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Beat the Christmas Rush Part 1 - Snowman Holly

OMG where did all the tumbleweed and cobwebs come from???  You would have thought that someone could have put a duster around here whilst I've been laid up!!  Oh well before I do any cleaning I will share some cards made for this month's Beat the Christmas Rush

I used a new stamp bought in the sales by Stampendous called 'Snowman Holly'. 

I coloured the images with Promarkers and then glazed the holly berries with a red glaze pen.

I stamped the holly portion of the stamp again, cut it out and layered it over the top to create some dimension to the card.

When die cutting the mats out for the stamped image, I diecut a smaller rectangle mat from the card so that I wasn't wasting too much cardstock - I then quickly rustled up a set of smaller cards using those mats - I will share those in a couple of days time.

You can find out all about Beat the Christmas Rush on Sue's blog

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Convention Chocolates

It has become a tradition now for me to make these themed packs of chocolates to give out to friends at the Marillion conventions.  I originally got the idea for them from the It's All Fiddle Fart blog.

This year the albums for the convention were Anoraknophobia and Marbles and I used images produced by Marjo Klingenberg, Carla Barros and Mark Kennedy to decorate them.

I didn't get a chance to photograph the packs that I took to the UK convention in Wolverhampton last weekend as I was still packaging them up the night before we left.  I did however get a quick snap of the chocolates waiting to be packaged.

The only difference apart from saying Wolves 2015 on the back was the Barry image against a Union Jack instead of the Dutch flag.  I enjoy making these as I can set up a production line approach to do them plus they are a great laptray craft so I can watch TV at the same time!!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Me on Monday

OMG what a weekend!!!!!  Three wonderful days and nights spent in Wolverhampton with the Marillion clan for the UK convention.  I am still buzzing with the excitement of it all especially meeting up with friends, some that I hadn't seen for two years since the last convention and meeting for the first time people I have been Facebook friends with for ages.

There were three wonderful nights of music

 There was a flag waving sing-a-long

And a bit more flag waving
 Men dressed as women
 Another sing-a-long
Playing with giant balloons
And laughing through my tears at the end of the weekend

So how does Monday find me, well blue, very blue - not even a Pimms and Lemonade can cheer me up.  This is my post convention, oh no it is going to be another two years till we do this again face

And if you would like to share your Me on Monday story then please go and give Sian a wave over at From High in the Sky, she started all of this xx    Thanks to Dave, Chris, Phil, Alison, Jerry and Steve for sharing their photos on Facebook - I am the baddest scrapbooker on the planet, I was so in the moment all weekend that my camera never came out of my handbag - thank goodness lots of people are sharing their photos today!!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Me on Tuesday!!

A day late with Me on Monday as I was still in weekend mode yesterday.

The weekend was a lovely busy but relaxed one as it went on for four days.  There were two roast dinners, lots of easter egg munching, special Dutch Easter sprinkles on my breakfast cereal, a 40th birthday tea party to attend, Dundee cakes baked and a few layouts finished.  And most important of all, Mr P was home for most of the weekend, a rare treat!!

Today will be mainly spent getting ready for the UK Marillion convention - deciding what t-shirts to pack -

Making a start on the packing, don't forget the flower garlands for Saturday night's gig!!

And finishing making convention chocolate packs

If you would like to share about your weekend, then go over and see Sian at From High in the Sky and give her a little wave!!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Beat the Christmas Rush - March

I am trying every month to make some Christmas cards so that I have plenty ready for when I do my fundraisers later in the year. 

These are the ones that I made for March's Beat the Christmas Rush.  Whilst we were away at Meadow Barn, Fiona showed us how to make a slider card like this one.  I had a go at making my own but decided to make mine with a sliding Christmas tree as I had the Stampin Up set 'Festival of Trees' with co-ordinating punch with me.

I made six in total - the holly paper is from Craft Creations and the sentiment is  Personal Impressions

Thank you for Fiona for sharing how to make these.  You can find out all about Beat the Christmas Rush on Sue's blog.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Cheerful Critter Thank you

A quick and easy card to share today - a thank you card made for the lovely Lisa who books our annual crafty retreat to Herefordshire.

I used a new Stampin' Up set called Cheerful Critters and used a mask so that I could stamp all three of them together.  They stamp beautifully and I am looking forward to having more time to play with these lovely stamps.  The sentiments are by Personal Impressions and I coloured the images with Promarkers.  The heart confetti is from the new heart confetti punch by Stampin' Up.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Easter Cards - Part 3

And here are my final Easter cards for this year (I had actually made more than this but a friend popped round and bought a load before I had chance to take photographs of them LOL!!).

The stamps are all Penny Black and the sentiments are a printable from Pink Petticoat.   The patterned papers are all magazine freebies.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Easter Cards Part 2

More Easter cards from me today, this time using some Penny Black images that I coloured in ages ago, tucked them away in an envelope and didn't do anything with them.  And how do I know they are old???  Well they had been coloured using Derwent watercolour pencils and I have barely used them since I stared my Promarker obsession!!

The papers used are all magazine freebies and the tiny flower punch is from Stampin' Up

The sentiment stamp on the small cards is from Stampin' Up and on the other two cards is a printable from Pink Petticoat.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Easter Cards Part 1

In the run up to Easter I will share some of the Easter cards that I have made this year. 

For my first batch I used a stamp from Stamping All Day.  I coloured the stamp with Promarkers and highlighted the flower centres with gold stickles.  I then die cut the image with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it on a mat cut from the same die set, which was then mounted onto an embossed mat.

 For the next three, I mounted the die cut image onto a mat die cut using a Spellbinder die.

The sentiments are all from Pink Petticoat
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