Tuesday 19 September 2017

Club Demo

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog today.

Last week I did the demo at our village club.  I collected the key and put out the chairs and tables  before anyone arrived.

As I had about 20 minutes before anyone came I decided to take photos  so here is my table set up ready.

I was demonstrating the whitewash technique.

We didn't make a card.  I decided to just concentrate on the technique so had already cut the kraft card to size and pre stamped and embossed this Woodware stamp using my Misti then embossed with white embossing powder.

I thought it would be a good idea to also prepare a single blossom for the girls to have a practise before tackling the big flower,

I made two card up myself  just as ideas for making their work up into finished cards.  The leaves were roughly cut from the waste after cutting out the bloom and inked with distressed ink.

We had a good evening together and look forward to Wendy's demo in two weeks time.

Friday 15 September 2017

Paper pieced snippets

Hello and thank you for your visit.

I'd like to say a BIG thank you for all the lovely and supportive messages I've had to my last post.

I've had a busy few weeks with several visitors staying with us and I did the demo at the club.  I'll show photos when I get them downloaded.

This is a paper pieced card which I made with snippets some time ago.

The stamp is by Woodware and I bought it as I thought it would be perfect for paper piecing which is something I really enjoy doing.

 The panel at the side used the last piece of this pretty paper which I think was a magazine freebie.  The little butterfly was punched out from the edge, hidden by a flower petal.  I used a couple of Promarkers for a little shading.

Have a lovely weekend and happy crafting.

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Back on the Road Again!

Hi All,.

Well I said I'd let you know what I'd been up to.  Life has been very busy and pretty exciting over the past  few weeks.

I've been to a couple of workshops,  Jacky and I did the craft club demo for Wendy when she went on holiday and I had friends staying for a week so we got out and about a lot.  Fortunately we had lovely weather.

Tomorrow we have my lovely SIL coming to stay and I'm also prepping for my demo at the village club next week.

I've continued with my refresher driving lessons and feeling miles more confident now.

I saw this on the forecourt a couple of weeks ago and hooray !!!!

Here I am in my new little white car.

I've not ventured too far by myself yet but last week I did drive to Loobi Crafts in Leighton Buzzard.  It's one of the places I wanted to be able to get to and after a Costa Coffee break I got home safely absolutely buzzing.

Unfortunately I've not done very much card making over the past couple of weeks and as Anne will be here tomorrow won't be back into full swing until next week.

So now it's off to do some housework and a bit of shopping.

I just thought I'd let you know I'm still around and will be back again very soon.

Happy Crafting Everyone!