Monday, 24 January 2011

Cre8tive Crop

We had a lovely day on Saturday and I even managed to come round and have a chat with everyone which was lovely as I don't usually get the time. I always love seeing what everyone is working on and hearing the stories behind the projects. I didn't get the camera out this time so no photos of everyone else's work I'm afraid but here is a photo of the class I taught which was a celebration of 2010. The next Cre8tive Crop is 26th March so if you are free and in the area why not join us?

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

January Cre8tive Cards

I have just finished my class for the crop on Saturday so I will give you a little sneak peak tomorrow, but for now here are the cards from the second Cre8tive Cards class last Friday.

First for the Cre8tive Fold we did a Neverending Card. I love these as they are actually quite easy to make and yet they look really complicated. In the class the hardest bit was cutting the greeting the correct way!


Secondly we learnt a brilliant way of making carnation flowers for your cards. A little time consuming but the effect is worth it. Some of the ladies found this very therapeutic.

For our technique we did stamping into UTEE. It gives a lovely 3D textural effect. We also did the great way of adding the ribbon to your card which is again really easy.

Next we did 3 different cards from our sketch. This was the basic card from the sketch... I love these colours from the New Basic Grey Hopscotch range.

Our next card used the sketch but also we used the flower technique we had learned earlier and our Cre8tive Colours for the evening taken from the necklace in the photo.

Our final card using the sketch switched the shape for the sketch to the great Journal Plate punch from EK Success (we used this last class too).

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Cre8tive Cards

I have thoroughly enjoyed the two Cre8tive Card classes we have done so far and thought I would share the things we have made. The first class was in December so we made lots of Christmas goodies.

Firstly with our FREE stamp set we made these two cards. Nice and simple but stylish in cool blues.

Then we did a bit of recycling of old Christmas cards and made this layered card. What a great way of recycling!

We also made this stunning Christmas decoration, a Finnish Star (thanks Sue for the instructions).

And this yummy Chocolate snowman.

We have certain themes each time and one theme is Cre8tive Folds where we make cards which are  a bit different to the norm. Here are the ones we made in December.I have since discovered this is called an easel fold.

 Another theme we have each time is the Cre8tive Sketch and this is the card we made with our first sketch.

If you want to join us for the card classes they are the second Friday of the month and there is an afternoon and an evening session. If you aren't local to us you can still join in the fun. I can send you a great kit with all the instructions, papers, embellishments etc you need. You would have to use your own ink pads and stamps (you would still get the FREE stamp stocks depending). If you are interested just let me know and I'll send you more details.