I love most things crafty and have tried a few things over the years, but mainly enjoy making cards & scrap booking.I love spending time creating in my "sad room" as it has been called by my DH.Mum to kitty called Bella Blue, who is adorable.I am happy for anyone to take any inspiration from my ideas,if you think they are good enough, but please do not copy my designs for inclusion into magazines or competitions,etc.
Woohoo! Have finally finished my swaps for next weekends SU Convention at Addington Palace! I made 170 in the end as I was getting carried away with cutting & sticking and couldn't stop till had run out of various bits n pieces! Here's a sneak peek at what I have made... You will have to wait till after next weekend to see what I made & hopefully the swaps I am looking forward to receiving to get more ideas for classes.
Off to do my homework for work tomorrow as have a Training Day at work & have my SLA & SAR to write!
The treat bag was from one made by the talented Makeesha Byl, who is a very talented SU demo in Australia. I am afraid you will have to imagine what the square card looked like, as I cannot find my sample, so I think one of the ladies must have an extra card! However you get the idea from the worksheet I gave them to take. With this card we stamped the snowflake 3 times & cut out to build up the design, rather like a medallion stamp. I am so loving this stamp set and these new colours...
Am off now to finish my swaps for the SU Convention next weekend & to try to get Bella in, as we have been trying all night to get her in for the past couple of hours, as there have been fireworks going off here. We manged to get next doors 2 cats, but no sign of Bella yet.
Me again- 2 posts in succession! What's going on? Please excuse the photo quality- I was messing around with the lighting in the room,trying to get a Halloweeny feel to the picture(thats my excuse & I'm sticking to it!!)
I made a card for last weeks challenge over at Penny Black, which was Spooky Nights, but didn't get to post it & enter the challenge- so I thought I would use it for this weeks challenge- week 125, which is "Zig zags or Triangles". I think this might qualify,as there is a triangle with his hat & some in the border. The card is on the right of the picture next to Bella Blue, who thought it would be great to get in on the picture and play with the sweets I had put around for added effect! However when I wanted to take some pictures of her, she was having none of it & got off the work top. The other card is one with images cut from one of my Cricut cartridges- think it was "Paper doll Dress Up"
Doodlebug paper; Penny Black stamped & water coloured image; Halloween downloaded sentiment, which was glazed with Glossy Accents; Nestabilities frame; Cuttlebug Pumpkin embossing folder; Martha Stewart border punch; glitter glue.
The other cards were some other cards that I made last year, using assorted Penny Black & Magnolia stamped images,with Quickutz sentiments; assorted papers, ribbons, buttons, rub ons etc from my stash. I love this Penny Black stamp & the itsy bitsy spider. I have brought a couple of new Halloween stamps, but haven't got around to using them yet- oh well, have to wait to next year!
Good evening everyone- hope you are enjoying this pre Halloween evening! Am waiting for some knocks on the door- but none so far- perhaps we will be visited tomorrow night! The candy pot & decorations are all ready!
Thought I would post a couple of pictures from the new SU Catalogue Open Day that I held the other weekend. I had 8 ladies crammed round my table- not a lot of space I can tell you! They took away 2 completed Make & Takes with them. What was nice was that they were all new to crafting(apart from faithful Mum, who always comes up to help & support me), and said they enjoyed themselves and were up for some classes! Plenty of work ahead then thinking what to do for novice card makers!
The table shows the a few of the new colour ink pads & cards stock, with a couple of the new unmounted stamp sets. Loving these new stamp sets! It also shows a sample board I made up with the swaps I got at the SU training evening last month. There are also projects that have been made in classes, from the SWU on line classes and classes I have held.
I will post some pictures of the class I had here yesterday afternoon, where we used the new Serene Snowflakes & new colour card /ink pads.