June Christmas Club

Good morning , today I am showing the first of Kerrys Christmas she taught this week. She used Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is from Phil Martin

Back tomorrow with another idea . Can’t believe we will be half way through the year in a couple of weeks!! Have you started your cards yet??

Have a fab weekend, I’m working on my Fathers Day card for next Sunday. Hope you get time to fit some crafting in.

Jackie

Sunflower Sketch

Last card today from my Woodware class. This time it uses the Sunflower Sketch stamp. This is a large stamp and comes with some sentiments and another Sunflower. I coloured a piece of card with Distress Oxides and then stamped the image on top. I used some square dies to create a pyramid effect by adding foam pads underneath in different layers.

Products used:

Woodware Sunflower Sketch stamp

Distress Oxides Spiced Marmalade, Candied Peel and Fossilized Amber

Archival Coffee ink

Square dies

Have a great day

Jackie

Hats off to you

Good morning, today’s card is another using Jane’s stamps. I die cut the stitched oval die and coloured the edges gently with some ink. I used the same ink to stamp the hat stand. I stamped the hat onto some patterned paper and cut it out and also the band and bow on some more cream card. The sentiment comes in the set. Finished off with some more papers from the pad.

Products used:

Woodware Four Hats stamp set

Versacolor Chateau Grey and Celadon

First Edition Bella Rose paper pad

Presscut Stitched Oval dies

Back tomorrow with my last card from this class.

If you enjoy Jane’s stamps then the lady herself is coming to teach at the shop on Saturday 30th June . She will be showing you lots of techniques using Shimmer Shakers.

These powders come in a range of colours are great value for money and have so many uses. You will make a technique booklet to take home as reference and a card using one of her stamps. The class cost is £15 and you can choose morning at 10.30am or afternoon at 2.00pm.

This is a rare opportunity to learn from someone who is a tv demonstrator and designer and who has been in the industry a long time and has a wealth of knowledge to pass on.

You can ring the shop to reserve a space or book online

Jackie

Product of the month class

Good morning, yesterday I had a class using some of Jane Gill’s Woodware stamps. I used the Graphmaster Aquarelle Pens to colour. The image with heat embossed with clear embossing powder first .

All Woodware stamps are on the Product of the month promotion, so you get an extra 15% off and another 15% on top off that if you include class discount.

Products used:

Woodware Summer Meadow stamp

Graphmaster Aquarelle Pens

Wow Clear Embossing powder

Versafine Black ink pad

Creative Expressions Watercolour card

Woodware Anti Static pad

Fine liner pen

Back tomorrow with another card using Woodware stamps

Jackie

Sue Wilson Octagon die part 3

The last card from my recent class using the Octagon die from Sue Wilson. This one is suitable for a wedding or anniversary and uses gilding flakes. I die cut one of the outer dies in gold mirror card and then cut the inner on black card. The middle section has been die cut in white with double sided adhesive on top and then the decorative die cut attached on top and I rubbed gilding flakes through the dotty areas. I did stamp the sentiment before I had die cut it as it’s easier to do that first. Finished off with an old Sue Wilson bride and groom die. It’s attached to a 7″ square card.

Products used:

Sue Wilson Octagon Classic Adorned dies

Sue Wilson Bride and Groom die

Cosmic Shimmer Warm Sunrise gilding flakes

Creative Expressions Big Ideas stamp set

Gold Mirror card

Archival Black ink

Woodware double sided adhesive

Back tomorrow with one of my cards from the class I am holding today using Woodware stamps which are this months product of the month

Have a nice day

Jackie

Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Octagon die part 2

Hi, today’s post features the Sue Wilson Octagon die using its largest dies. I made it a Octagon shaped card by cutting the largest plain edge in white twice, scoring the back and making it into a tent style card.

It was simply cut using all the inner dies, so the White layer is all one piece. I then cut the biggest again in coloured card and attached to back and cut the centre Octagon in same card.

I stamped a flower image in Watermark ink, this is an old technique but gives a lovely subtle look. Then stamped the sentiment. That was then attached to card with foam pads but it could be flat. Finished off some pearls around the card. Great card for a special birthday or occasion.

Products used:

Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Octagon

Foundation cardstock

Hobby House Pearls

Woodware Just to say sentiment

Stamp

Creative Expressions Mixed Posey stamp set

Watermark and Archival Black ink

Back tomorrow with the last card I made using this die set

Jackie

Sue Wilson Octagon Die

Good morning, looks like it’s going to be a hot one in Essex !!

Today’s card is from my class last week using Sue Wilson Octagon die. There are two different ones as well as a plain set. I wanted to show that you don’t always have to make big cards with them.

This one uses some of the smaller dies in the set that were then stuck onto double sided adhesive and then sprinkled with glitter.

I die cut some of the John Lockwood Gerbera flowers and used one of the circle middles from the die to cover with glue and sprinkle with glitter to make centres.

I stamped the sentiment before I did the glittering.

Products used:

Sue Wilson Octagon Classic Adorned die set

Creative Expressions glitter Ice Blue

John Lockwood Gerbera dies

Creative Expressions Thoughtful Sentiments stamp set

Stix 2 double sided adhesive sheets

Archival Black ink

Hope you fit in some crafting today. I have brought a new storage system for my craft room so planning on sorting that out today and staying in the cool.

Back tomorrow with another card using this die set.

Jackie

Phil Martin Henna Ink stamp

As well as Cloud text stamps Phil’s new range also includes some pattern stamps. This one is called Henna Ink and I used one of his apertures to colour through with cloud ink . I then stamped through the aperture using another colour cloud ink. I then coloured some die cut flowers with some Cloud ink and cut some leaves from green card to decorate the card and finished off with some pearls and one of the sentiment dies from Creative Expressions. Another idea to use a bigger stamp for a smaller area.

Products used :

Phil Martin Henna Ink stamp

Creative Expressions Happy Birthday Mini Expressions die

Phil Martin Oval Apertures

Creative Expressions Cloud inks Scarlet Woman and Baked Peach

John Next Door Star flower and leaves dies

Mark Richards Black Pearls

Green /Black Foundation cardstock

Have a great weekend

Jackie

Wedding Day Eclipse card

My card today uses another of Phil’s Cloud stamps. This time it’s with a Wedding Day theme. It’s a form of Eclipse card but using different colour card. It was stamped once with Wow ink pad and then embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I repeated the process again but this time on red card with gold embossing powder. I then used the alphabet die to cut out the LOVE from the red card and then I attached them to the first one with foam pads so that the words matched up on the stamp again. I finished off with some small heart dies that I cut out of the red card and matched up again on the gold card.

The panel was simply matted with more red card and I cut some border dies out of gold mirror card to go along top and bottom. The card is a 7×7 and can be done it any colour. If you know the wedding colours you could use those to create the card.

Products used:

Phil Martin Wedding Cloud sentiment stamp

Marianne Alphabet Die

Sue Wilson Mini Gemini die Ara

Wow ink pad

Wow Gold Embossing powder

Gold Mirror card

Heart dies from stash

Hobby House pearls

Back tomorrow with my last card from this class.

Jackie

Phil Martin Cloud sentiment stamp

Good morning , today’s card is the first of three from a class using the new stamps from Phil Martin.

This one is a cloud text stamp, that comprises of lots of words relating to birthdays. So great for any birthday card young or old. It’s comes from his DL range but in this card I turned and used it on a 7×5 card and stamped it across the bottom. Before I did that I stamped the Panda and masked it off, so once the text stamp had been stamped it looks like the Panda is in front . I then stamped the balloon and on a scrap piece of card stamped, coloured and cut out the hat. I attached that to Panda with foam pads and glittered the Pom Pom.

Products used:

Phil Martin Birthday Cloud stamp

Woodware Panda Birthday

Versamagic Dew Drop ink pad

Memento Black ink

Graphmaster pens 17,85,88,50,57,58

Woodware Masking sheet

Glamour Dust

Back tomorrow with another card from Phil’s new release

Have a great day

Jackie