Wednesday, 31 January 2018

My First Class with Rowan Tree Crafts

Fairy Sparkle

Hi All

Well its still January! - what a dreary month, the last pay day seems a long way a way, the weather has been awful and I'm another year older! Three things to depress me in particular - but its not all bad!

I had my first class at Rowan Tree Crafts, and got to play with some lovely new products, we had a lovely day I hope you like the results.  Thank you for Sharon and Annie for looking after us.

The first card using the wonderful Woodware mushrooms, I coloured them with copic pens and then painted them with glue and seal to give them a sheen for a very clean and simple card.

For the second card, I created a fold back card for the Fairy New Home card using Lavinia Stamps, and the message from Lili of the Valley, also using distress inks with the glorious Jones Tones glitter.

The third card is 3 in a box from Woodware, a lovely stamp by Jane Gill. I used Brushos for the background  cobalt blue and a bit of purple, my fingers were blue for days!!! and we even dyed the ribbon to match, my advice - with hindsight - wear gloves! The embossing folder was from Sue Wilson by Creative Expressions.

Happy Birthday mushroom card
Bright Shiny Mushrooms for the plain and simple one.

Pixie House Card
Lovely Lavinia Stamps with enamel accents on the flowers

Pixie House Card - insides
Look at all that glitter

Pixie House Card - open
A Fairy New Home using Lavinia Stamps

Wishing You a Very Special Day flower card
Three in a box using Brushos for the background and the lovely stamp by Jane Gill from the Woodware collection.  
I hope you like them.

Lesley x

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Sunday, 28 January 2018

My First Class

New Year New Start

Hi All

Well 2018 the start of a new era!  This was the first class on my own, using whatever products I wanted, in a totally new venue, so I tried to make a varied selection.

We used the Hobby Art set for the guys, this is a great set as it has two main images and then lots of accent stamps - hence the wine bottles and glasses.  The middle background sets were again from Bee Crafty, using the numbers set and clear embossing powder to create the resist and the harlequin set and copper embossing powder to create the darker side.

Abby and Tom got engaged so I made them an engagement card and then adapted the design with a different stamp set for an anniversary card.  These stamps are from Bee Crafty, thanks girls they are lovely and we used most of the set in the class. Just missed out the larger ones as they wouldn't fit in my new tonic octagon frame.

And last but not least the quick card - Pete Hughes bubbles from Sizzix and lovely flowers from leane creatief, die cut out of a background brayered with Tim Holts Distress Oxides. This is a really quick and effective card, with a modern twist using twine, washi tape and a bit of florist ribbon.

Happy anniversary card
Engagement/Anniversary just change the message on the tag.

Happy Birthday simple flower card
Clean and simple using the new Sizzix bubbles die from Pete Hughes 

wine and bike mens card
Throw it all in there for the guys with the Hobby Art Vintage plonk selection

(Agnes, this is what we made, I thought I would upload them all so you don't miss out by being so far away.  I hope you manage to join us soon.)

For everyone who did make it, I hope you enjoyed the day.


Lesley x

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Peace - How still we see thee lie card

A Little Town of Bethlehem Peace

Hi All

I created this card for craft day at the Papermill Direct shop in Kendal and I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Embossed in black on beautiful pearlescent card from Papermill Direct, and coloured with pixie powders from creative expressions, they are lovely to work with an create a great shimmer the to card.  Created with a mixture of Jane Gill's sparkly trees stamp and Francoise Read's Peace stamp from Woodware at Creative Expressions.
Peace - how still we see thee lie card
See the sheen on those pixie powders.

Peace card construction
And it all stands up.

Peace card side view
First and second generation stamping with the sparkly trees make a good backdrop to the golden tones of the little town of Bethlehem

Peace card side view2
Turn to the left and see the 3D effect

I hope you like it, I do.

Lesley x

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Ahoy there birthday boy!

Sail Away Birthday Boy

Hi All

Just thought I would show you a few of the cards we have done recently.  This is a great card for people who go yachting, and guys in general.  Created on a white cardstock base card with kraft card accents, and a lovely teal card from papermilldirect embossed with a creative expressions embossing folder. The stamp set is comprehensive and comes from Woodware, designed by Jane Gill. I hope you like it.

Let your dreams set sail card
Woodware Stamp set by Jane Gill.

There will be more coming soon.

Lesley x

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