Friday, 27 September 2013

Christmas Post Collection Pack

Hi everyone

Following on from the lovely cards Kirsten made using the 
Craftwork Cards Christmas Post Collection Pack available HERE

I thought I would show you the samples I made for 
Lisa's workshop earlier this month......

These were really quick and easy to make because the paper designs do all the work, you just cut to size, mat, layer and add an embellishment or two - all done!
I think Craftwork Cards have done a great job with the Christmas Post Collection Pack, there is so much in it and the colours are fab.   I decided to buy it to make the bulk of my Christmas cards this year and at £9.99 from Lisa it's a real bargain

Happy crafting and see you next week


Hobby House Green to Go 5mm Pearls          Christmas Post Collection  Glitter Glue - Gold

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Christmas Girls and Boys

Hi! It's Georgina with my regular Thursday post.
Today I have two Christmas cards to share with you, one for the girls and one for the boys. I used Hobby House 'Christmas Time' toppers for the cards available from Lisa B. Designs.
To create the card blanks I cut a red and green A4 sheet of card in half to form a strip 105x297mm. I then scored and folded the card in half to form the card blank.

I chose a girl and boy topper from the Christmas Time sheet. I attached strips of ribbon and bow across the toppers. I added various coloured Stickles to the toppers. I also added faux stitching around the edges with a black fineliner. I added the toppers to the card blanks.

I cut white snowflakes from card using Joy Crafts Dies, Ice Crystal 2 and Ice Crystal 3. I attached these to the cards and added Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes. To finish the card I added gems and die cut sentiments.

Hobby House Mo Manning - Christmas Time   Cutting & Embossing - Ice Crystal 2  Cutting & Embossing - Ice Crystal 3 Glitter Glue - Stardust

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Christmas Past Banner

Hello blog visitors, Kirsten here to show you a quick & easy Christmas banner.  I’m still loving the new Christmas Past collection from Craftwork Cards so I used that , along with the CWC chipboard letters, some card candi & glitter glue.


I die cut the scallop circles from kraft & white card & red core’dinations.  The flowers are from the Christmas Past collection & I layered them with the large Joy Crafts Ice Crystal die cuts.


I initially covered the letters with white card & then decided I wanted them to be red, so I coloured them with an alcohol pen, completely forgetting that the glitter glue would absorb the colour from the pen.  I think I like the result, but I might remove the top circle & redo the letters.

Christmas Post Collection  Chipboard letter - j  Chipboard letter - o  Chipboard letter - y  Glitter Glue - Silver  Glitter Glue - Stardust  Glitter Glue - Xmas Red  2mm Bakers Twine - Cranberry & Ivory

That’s it for now, thanks for looking.  Until next time, happy crafting.  And don’t forget the
blog challenge, there’s another week to go before the current one ends.


Monday, 23 September 2013

It's nearly there?..............

Afternoon All,
How are we all today?
 I am so pleased that the weather has got a bit warmer again, I really did not like the cold wet stuff this early on in the year, it makes Winter too long for me!!!.....
Well I apoplogise for not blogging that much lately but my Log Cabin Studio has been taking up all my time lately and I thought I would show you some more progress......

I have finished painting it and have started kitting it out inside and it is looking great! It is so hard trying to condense and cherry pick 12 years of crafting stash!!!!!
Needless to say there is a huge amount of stash that will be going in to my SALE DAY at SILLY PRICES and a lot of it is Brand New.....

The studio looks really small in the photos but it is actually a decent size 11.5ft x 8.2ft......
I am resisting showing you the inside until it is finished. I am away this week from Wednesday to Sunday, I am in Exeter demonstrating for J&C. Creations but will hopefully have it finished  to show you next week.
Sharing a little more news......
 I had a fantastic day on Saturday when I taught at my lovely friend Jenny Mayes at her Hobby Art workshop and met some lovely ladies....
It was lovely to spend some time with Jenny and see Becky her lovely daughter, she was busy running the shop.....
Great to see Anna too as I had not seen her for a while and lovely to meet Pam and Mark, Becky's boyfriend who made a mean lemon drizzle would have had Mary Berry drooling!!!

Here are the ladies busy crafting away on their projects...... 

We all had such great fun on the day......
Here are the cards that the ladies made with me on the day..... 
This is Norman and Friends who I absolutely love and the Country Scene.........
This is Rocky Robin, he is so cute........
and we followed on on the inside, apologies for the fuzzy picture!......
Well that's about all for now, I better get back to the studio and sorting....
I will be back next week with some more progress...
Big Hugs Lisa.B.xx

Friday, 20 September 2013

Mica Snow...

Hi everyone,

Following on from last week I had a think about what else I could do with the 
I had a play around and had a disaster with my first card, I really didn't like it at all
(and I'm not showing it to anyone!!)
With a bit more thought, I decided to get out my  Iridescent Mica powders which I bought a while back 
They've been stashed away gathering dust 
So here it is....

You can see that I have only used the 'O' from the stamp
It was a little fiddly, but I applied Versamark Ink to the stamp and used some post it notes to mask around the edge of the 'O' so that only the snowflake was visible
I stamped the snowflake onto a die cut scalloped circle of black card
I then applied some vibrant blue mica powder with a soft paint brush

I cut another scalloped circle in white card and attached it behind the black circle
I attached a Hobby House rhinestone to the centre of the snowflake and matted it onto square of black card and also some scrap blue dotty card from my stash
The background is created using the same technique with the 

I used Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue  to create sparkly bits
I've been reliably informed by Lisa B that you can seal the Mica powder design by giving it a light spray with some very cheap hairspray (quality hairspray will not do the job)

After three weeks of snow,  I'm all snowed out.  I think I might move on to something else

See you next week


HUGE SNOW SNOWFLAKES AND SPARKLESIridescent Mica Powders - Brights (12 Colours)

Versamark Ink Pad    Hobby House Adhesive Rhinestones Clear   Glitter Glue - Stardust

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Christmas Hoot!

Hi! It's Thursday again so it my, Georgina, turn for the blog post. I have a cute topper to share with you today made with items available from Lisa B. Designs. You could use it as a topper for a card, decoration for a gift bag or a Christmas decoration for you home.
To make this I started by stamping the cute Woodware Christmas Hoot clear magic stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad three times onto smooth white card. I coloured one whole owl and sections from the other two stamped images as shown below. I used ProMarkers to colour the images. I cut out the coloured sections.

I used a Blending Tool with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress ink pad to colour a leaf embossed scalloped square. These embossed squares are available from Lisa's mobile shop on workshop days along with a lot of other new items. I added Xmas Red Stickles to the end of the leaves. Although the leaves aren't actually holly, the addition of the red Stickles added a festive feel to the square.

I then attached the owl and the layers to the embossed square with foam pads. I added Glossy Accents to the owl eyes and beak. To finish I added Stickles to the fur on the owl's hat

Peeled Paint Distress Ink PadForest Moss Distress Ink PadBlending Tool for inksGlitter Glue - Xmas RedMemento Ink Pad Tuxedo BlackMini Glossy AccentsCHRISTMAS HOOT