Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Party Number 2

Alex had another party at the weekend... he chose a card from a set that I made a while ago. The cards are the same but different. They all have the same stamp used on them and they all have the same colours but there are little differences on each one. First there are three with a flag which says thank you...
The rest all say True Blue Friend, these two have a dark blue matt behind the greeting...
and these three just have a light blue matt. Notice the slightly different embellishments on each one. I really enjoyed making this set.

And here they all are together.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Birthday Party

My youngest was invited to a football party last weekend for two of his friends. He had some puffy football stickers so I made two identical cards for his friends. It's obviously party season for him as he has another party for the next three weekends!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Cre8tive Crop Class May 2011

We had a lovely crop last Saturday. Lots of chatting, laughter and a bit of scrapping too! The class was a layout page which featured lots of blue! Here are the ladies finished or nearly finished pages. Firstly here is my page, I just love the Prima studs which started out as a frame but we cut them up to make a border for our circle, I also love the ribbon crosses.
Next here is Debbies page of her Nephew... she did a page of her niece at our last crop and brothers being what they are Lee was teasing her so it's payback time for Sophie!! Debbie still has to add her journalling and her acetate frame but the page looks great.
Next up Glenda's page with a really lovely smiley photo of one of her grandsons... cute!
Joy scrapped photos of her son from 9 years ago... apparently he is a lot bigger than this now! She inked the circle with a brighter blue to match her sons top - great idea!
Lesley put her photo on the other side of the circle as it fitted better and her grandson was then looking into the page rather than looking out of it.
 Sue added some pink to her page to tie in with the tops the girls were wearing. You can see the acetate frame better on Sue's page because she used a cranberry paint dabber rather than the cloudy blue which everyone else used. She also used the dabber to colour her alphabet to tie in perfectly.
Last but by no means least Vivien did this page of her grandson. I love how the pattern on the cushion ties in with the studs around the edge. Again Vivien is going to finish her page at home.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Cre8tive Cards 5 - May 2011

Here are the cards from the latest card class.

We did two inky technique cards, firstly one made using a block of colour made by blending the Distress Inks together. The top card just had two colours of inks (blue and yellow) but where they overlapped green was created and the lower card had three colours of inks (blue, yellow and pink) and where they overlapped green and purple were also made. We then stamped a bold image in black for a great contrast.
 Our second technique used ink blending again but this time the ink was resisted over an embossed area on the card.
Our third card was a simple stamped card, quick but effective with an added touch of Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in the centre of some of the flowers.
Next was a ribbon flower technique which is great for using up those longer scraps of ribbon. Depending on how tight you twist the ribbon gives you different looks.
And last but not least a folding technique to make a stepper card. Great because it folds flat to post so can go as a normal letter (rather than large letter) as long as you don't embellish it too heavily!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Cre8tive Cards 5 May 2011

We had a great card class the second Friday in May and I was most impressed that a lot of the ladies had done their homework! At the end of the previous card class we made a shadow box which we left plain and undecorated. For homework the ladies could if they wanted decorate the card and bring to show this time. Well 2 of the ladies decorated their cards and gave them away, some didn't get chance to do their cards but below you will find some of the lovely completed projects. I love how with the same starting point they all turned out so different.
Above is Carole's card. She used the recess in the shadowbox to great effect with some lovely handmade flowers. She has given me a little tutorial on how to make the flowers so I am sure they will feature on a card or a layout soon!
Next we have Carolyn's card with some really pretty stamped flowers and butterflies.
Marie made this bright flower from scratch. Isn't the combination of pink and orange a great contrast to the black?
And last but not least Sue (number 2 Sue... I have 3 who come to the card classes!) remade the shadowbox in white and made this beautiful anniversary card. She did a beautiful job of decorating the inside too... what lovely handwriting!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Cre8tive Cards 4 - March 2011

I have so many photos to upload onto the blog from various events so I will make a real effort to get up to date. So today here are the cards from our March card class. (I said I was behind!) If you want to join us the classes are on the second Friday of each month. There is an afternoon and an evening session so you can choose the one that suits you best. The class is held in Fareham Hampshire. If you want more information please get in touch.

Ok to the cards... Three of the five cards followed our sketch, I wonder if you can work out what the sketch was from the cards? Answers on a postcard!
For our first card there was a choice of colour-ways and the technique was using multiple colours on one stamped image.
Our second card used our colours for the day, hot pink with black and white. I am sure you will agree they make a stunning combination! I won't tell you how we made the pink flowery strip... that would give all our secrets away!
Next a Mother's Day card... April 3rd 2011 if you didn't know.
I taught the ladies the cool ribbon folding technique that I have put instructions for on the blog here
And finally we made a shadow box. We didn't decorate it but the ladies can do that for homework if they want to and bring to show and tell next time! Only if they want to of course... no pressure!