Hi, no card today just a reminder that Jane Gill is coming to the shop this Saturday for a demo day.
Jane is a designer for Woodware stamps and is also now demonstrating on Hochanda so you may recognise her from there. She has been in the industry for as long as I have been crafting ( that’s a long time !! ) She loves colouring and creating backgrounds and will be demoing with lots of different mediums like cloud inks, distress Oxides, Sakura Pens, shimmer shakers. She has a wealth of knowledge and will be sharing all her hints and tips. She also has a brand new stamp release only just released this weekend so you will be one of the first to see them. Jane will be with us from 10.00 am until 4.00pm, this event is free and no need to book.
The team at Crafts Plus look forward to seeing you all this Saturday
Today’s card is from my class on Tuesday using the Graphmaster Pens which are April’s product of the month. There isn’t enough time in class to make up cards, we just spend the time practicing getting colour down on our images. I did make my samples up so that they can be viewed in the shop.
I mainly used two colour blending on this balloon, just so the ladies can start with something easy.
Lisa Horton Let’s Fly Away stamp set
Phil Martin Circle Apertures
Cosmic Shimmer Cloud Ink Clear Day
Graphmaster Pens: 12,16,33,49,63,70,WG2,4 & 6
Memento Black ink
Creative Expressions Bright White cardstock
Back tomorrow with one of Kerrys Christmas club cards
Hi there, just wanted to pop on to quickly to let you know we have two classes coming up that still have spaces available.
First one is a flower making class with Kevin. It’s this Saturday 7th April 10.30 £15.00
A little bit different to our card making or scrapbooking. In this workshop you will create beautiful 3 dimensional paper Poppies great for display or as a wonderful hand crafted gift.
The next class is on Monday 9th April with Sarah. 10.30 £12.50.
Sarah returns for a second visit to Craft Plus UK. In this workshop you will cut out, score and fold papers to create beautiful dress themed cards. This workshop will be suitable for all abilities, including the Beginner.
Both can be booked online or ring the shop to reserve your place
Good morning , another card from Kerry today using Woodware Postage stamp and Creative Paintbrush stamp.
It has been inked with Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Versafine Black Onyx.
Back tomorrow with a card made using the new Graphmaster Pens
I hope you had a lovely weekend. Todays card is from one of Kerrys class using Woodware stamps.
Woodware Mod Circles stamp set
Distress Oxides Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Broken China
Back tomorrow with another Kerry card
Happy Easter to you all, today’s post is a take on an explosion box I made for class last week. It has 4 drawers where you can put gifts, chocolates and maybe a gift card or a little greeting card. I used one of the First Edition Bella Rose 8×8 pads. For the lid I decorated with some of the Leane Creatief Hydrangea stamps and dies and some of our flower foam in Pink and Green. The Happy Birthday die is from Creative Expressions. Finished off with a Mark Richards glitter pearl.
Hope you are having a great weekend and can fit in some crafting in between eating chocolate!! The shop is closed tomorrow but will be back open Tuesday.
Happy Good Friday, to you all. Today’s card uses the Sue Wilson Easter die and fillable egg treat cups. I did this card for a friend and used the micro eggs from Sainsbury’s instead of Cadbury’s mini eggs. I made up the John Next Door Sandwich die to hold the card instead of an envelope. I made it slightly thinner than the 2″ depth it’s intended to be . I chose card stock to match the colour of the eggs.
Sue Wilson Easter Bunny Egg die
Sue Wilson Fillable Egg shape treat cup
John Next Door Sandwich die
Ribbon from stash
Have a great day and hoping you get some time to craft this weekend as it’s a long one
Good morning, last of my samples using flower foam today. I used the hydrangea stamp and die set to create the flowers. The background is a mask which I have used before in classes and it’s been inked through with Oxides on top of an aperture . I did a layer of Distress Ink through the aperture first. First time I have laid the two inks on top of each other and like how it turns out, will definitely be doing it again. Finished off with a sentiment and some little gems in the flower centres.
Leane Creatief Hydrangea stamp and die set
Leane Creatief flower foam set no. Set 6
Phil Martin Apertures Circle
Lisa Horton Thoughtful Sentiments
Nellie Snellen Mixed Media mask Swirls
Versamagic Red Brick
Archival Black ink
Distress ink /Oxide Tumbled Glass and Broken China ( I think!!)
Flower Foam as product of the month is coming to an end on Saturday, so last few days to get it with a discount.
Just to let you know the shop will be open Good Friday and Saturday but shut on Bank Holiday Monday.
Have a lovely day and I will be back tomorrow.
Good morning, the card I am sharing today uses the same die as yesterday’s card from Leane Creatief. The foam though is coloured and we have it in single sheets. I took two colours for the flower and two for the leaves. I stamped the leaves using one of the leaf stamps. I used a little scrap piece for the flower centre. This time I added a pearl for the centre instead of stamens. The background has been created by using the inner die from the sandwich box die by John Lockwood. Finished off with a sentiment stamp from Lisa Horton.
Leane Creatief flower foam in Yellow and Grass Green, Light and Dark Violet
Leane Creatief flower die no.2
Leane Creatief Hydrangea stamp set
John Next Door Sandwich Box die
Lisa Horton Thoughtful Sentiments
Archival Black ink
Versacolor Fresh Green
Back tomorrow with some ideas
This card uses some of this months product of the month flower foam. I used one of the die sets and cut it out of some of the off white foam and inked the edges with some Oxide ink. The leaves have been cut in some of the pale green foam and I inked the edges and twisted them to create some dimension. You can get some stamps to add veining to the leaves but I didn’t have them at time of making this card. I added a little flower centre using the die included in the set and popped some stamens in cream through the middle.
The background on this card has used the Botanica stamp from Phil Martin and then die cut from the stitched rectangle die from Presscut. Simply finished off with a sentiment and a few gems.
Leane Creatief flower foam set 3
Leane Creatief flower die no. 2
Phil Martin Botanica stamp
Woodware stamp set Just to Say
Presscut Stitched Rectangle die set
Distress Oxide Tattered Rose/Peeled Paint
Archival ink Black and Watering Can Ink
Leane Creatief Stamens Cream
Gems from stash
Have a great day, looks like it’s going to be a sunny one in Essex