Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Jilliane made some pretty flowers

Sometimes it can be hard to vote up with ideas, but Jilliane stamped these beautiful flowers and made them into cards:

I love the bright colours,  especially in this cold weather!

I made a card This week at Crafting with Chrissy which I love how it turned out. Have a look at it on my other blog Crafty Chrissy CTMH

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Wednesday crafting at GCC

Today at the Glenfield Community Centre,  we created a layered card in blues and pink.   I love these colours together and the blue matt really highlights all three inks. I did second generation stamping to get two shades of pink and two shades of blue.

Inks used: CTMH pacifica, CTMH Glacier,  CTMH Pixie
Cardstock used: White Daisy and Pacifica
Stamps used: CTMH  SOM a happy hello

I had some time to play with the inks and I created a bokeh technique card as well.

This is a very simple technique to master.   The best way to do it is to create a template of circles. I made mine out of recycled packages that my dies came in.  Then I used three different circle dies to cut circles. I ink through the circles using ink and sponges. When I get a few colours down, I leave it to dry for a few minutes before I use an applicator with white Daisy ink.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Glenfield Community Centre Wednesday

We had a fun kit to make up last week,  using CTMH taste of summer stamp set and soe red card stock,  bakers twine and washing tape. This is the design that I came up with:

The strawberries are made from felt and we're taught to me yet a friend who makes beautiful felt creations.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Embroidery Hoop

I did a demonstration for Spotlight, and wanted to showcase some of the great things they sell that might not be designed for scrapbooking.  I used an embroidery hoop,  making a circle layout that can be used to decorate your home.

I used Kaisercraft Blu Belle paper,  and tore the paper rather than cutting.  All the roses were hand rolled after tearing spirals.  Lots of layers,  stickers and some die cut leaves finished off this layout. When I stuck down the pieces, I left the edges so that I could curl them up.

The edge of the hoop has a strip of paper that I cut slightly wider than I needed and then folded back. I just love the hint of brown on the reverse side of the blue.

I only did this one hoop,  but I can imagine a cluster of these with different photos and different sizes of hoops.