Phew what a week!! It started off with our usual card making class on Tuesday morning. This week we made Christmas cards, Yes! Christmas cards again!! we did cutie cards with Crafters Companion Popcorn bear stamps and shrink plastic. We used the Popcorn stamp with the Xmas wreath, it is good idea to use a large stamp when using shrink plastic then you still have a decent sized usable topper to work with. Don't forget when the plastic shrinks the colour intensifies. I like to use chalks to colour the image and then after shrinking the colour is not too dark.
On Wednesday we spent the day making memory frames. We painted the frames with the fabulous Viva Decor Croco paints which gives a lovely crackled finish. The thicker it is applied the better the cracks. We then applied precious metal paint over the top to finish off. Jo and Norma's can be viewed here and Sue's here, pop over and have look they really are beautiful. We had a great day lots of crafting, laughing, munching and drinking of coffee, what more could anyone want?
Wednesday evening we made mixed up books using Paper Artsy papers and stamps . The front page was acetate stamped with Staz On followed by a jigsaw shaped page, tag page and a oblong back page to finish off.
Last night was our Thursday evening crop. This week we used Bo Bunny papers.
Can't wait until we get the new ranges in stock later this month...
We cut frames from Bazzill card stamped borders with Timber Brown Staz On and highlighted with white pen. Inked chipboard flourishes with Espresso, punched and inked a few flowers and edges and added some liquid pearl pen in pearl white and dark brown.
The pens are Viva Decor and an absolute must have to any ones craft box. I love them!! The pen shape makes them easy to hold and draw with, the small nozzle allows you to add dots and spots easily to any project and they dry quickly which makes them great for workshops and classes.
Well the battery in the camera has just died so I will take and post the rest of the photos later. But what is worse, the TV has died this morning and I was just thinking thank goodness that it is still under guarantee when BH said "the guarantee has just run out" end of last month!!!!!!!!! So I am off to find the yellow pages, unless any of you are handy at fixing TVs??