Thursday, 31 October 2013

Snow Fun

 
Hi! It's Georgina with my regular Thursday post.
Today I have two card toppers to share with you. I used Hobby House Snow Fun topper sheet which is available from Lisa B. Designs.
 
On one topper sheet some of the image are repeated, so this gives you an ideal opportunity to create your own decoupage. I chose two cute images, the post box and sledge. As you can see below I kept one image as it was and the second I cut out sections.

 
I attached the main images to a pieces of black card. I then attached the cut-out pieces with foam pads.

 
To add extra festive sparkle I added various Stickles. To finish the toppers I added a die cut sentiment and black dots with a fineliner.




The Hobby House Elisabeth Bell - Snow Fun  Glitter Glue - StardustGlitter Glue - Xmas Red

Glitter Glue - HollyWoodware Mini Mounting Pads - White- 2mm



Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Vintage Norman


Hello crafters, Kirsten here.
 
 I’ve given Norman a vintage look today. I stamped him with Coffee Archival, heat set with WOW Clear Sparkle embossing powder & coloured with an assortment of cream & brown Whispers watercolour pens.

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Next I decided on the card layout. I used a 20x20cm card blank & core’dinations papers layered on top. Then I stamped the Hobby Art Butterfly Kisses snowflakes with Versamark ink on a 15x15cm piece of white card, heat setting with WOW Bright White embossing powder.
 
I cut the square into three 5x15cm strips, brushed Frayed Burlap distress ink over the snowflakes & Walnut Stain DI around the edges. I used a baby wipe to remove the distress ink from the embossed snowflakes.
 

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I used the largest of a Spellbinders label die to cut the snowman image & used the same die as a template to hand cut a larger label from a piece of core’dinations.  I found the ribbon in my stash & added gold liquid pearls & http://www.lisabdesigns.co.uk/glitter-glue-gold-p-1597.htmlhere & there. The greeting is from my stash.


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Norman and Friends  WA01 Clear Gloss 160ml  Glitter Glue - GoldLiquid Pearls - Gold Pearl  Butterfly Kisses Snowflake Clear Stamp Set  WL01 Bright White 160ml
 
 
Thanks for looking. Just a final reminder about the October challenge, it ends on the 31st. I will be back on Friday, November 1st with a new challenge & October’s winner.
 
Until then happy crafting.
 
Kirsten.

Monday, 28 October 2013

The Big Reveal on my Craft Studio.......!!!

Morning all,
 
Well the time has finally come for me to show you some pictures of my new studio.
I know it has been a long time coming but it has been worth it in my eyes as it gives me a clean inspiration space to work in and it has been great coming up with a theme and designing everything to go in there.
The decking has still got to be finished off and some other bits in the garden but here goes.....
 I hope that you like it as much as me.....
 


My shabby chic dresser greets you as you walk in but it gives brilliant storage space and I can see where everything is!!..........


A few welcoming signs or not as you enter!!!!!
 
 
Punches all organised, I didn't realise that I had so many?........and these are the ones that I have decided to keep!


And my dies too, just Sizzix that is.........


I have to have my sounds around me and the telly of course.........


Making the most of the space......


A great comfy chair and a small work space, no more piling up a 6ft table with lots of off cuts or not putting things away anymore..... there's no where to leave it and still work!


Look at all that MDF waiting for me to get my hands on it and that's just some of it!........

 
I spoke to a lot of my ladies at my last class and explained that from next year, I will be running two to one all day workshops, 10am until 4pm that will include a cooked lunch as well. You will get to spend the day with me in the new studio where you will create various projects and go home with a goody bag too....
I have had a lot of great response to this and have quite a few names down already for next year.
If this is something that you would be interested in doing and want to know more details, then you can email me at: lisabaker1@btinternet.com or cal me on: 01622 675078.
I will be contacting people in December with the contents info and to book dates for 2014.
I will as from next year be running a Class workshop from Fant Hall on the first Friday of every month except January which is too early for everyone.
 
I hope you have enjoyed sharing my studio with you, let me know what you think and leave me a comment.
 
Big Hugs Lisa.B.xxx

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Back from Holiday!.........

Afternoon All,
 
What a miserable dreary day it is out there. Are we all ready for the great storms that are mean to be coming?
 
What a difference in temperature to come back to!!!
As a lot of you know, I have been on holiday and came back last weekend.... however my feet have not really touched ground yet as I have been really busy getting ready for my next workshop ( next Friday 1st November), I am really looking forward to catching up with a lot of you.
 
I had a fabulous holiday, really relaxing and the weather was better than normal for this time of year. It has usually started to cool down out there by now but they have had it extreme this year and it was up to 32 degrees for  a couple of the days and the rest was high 20's, Fabulous!!
 
If you are looking for a great getaway, that is the real Spain in a sleepy village that has no British bars serving fry ups and sausage and chips or people walking around in Union Jack shorts you cannot beat where I go, it is beautiful......
 
 
I go out twice a year to a village called Costa Cabana just outside Almeria Airport and I stay at Villa Karma which is friends of mine that run a bed and breakfast.
But and I mean but, this is no ordinary bed and breakfast...... Kristina and Kevin that own Villa Karmar are the loveliest, kindest and caring people that I have ever known and are like my second Mum and Dad. However they are not just like this with me, they are like this with everyone that comes to stay there.
 They have 5 rooms with on-suite that they rent out, whether it be one room that you need or all five rooms for your family. Kevin picks you up from the Airport and takes you back to meet the lovely Kristina. You have a free welcome pack of water, tea and coffee, biscuits, bottle of wine, beers and soft drinks awaiting you in your room. Kev and Kris serve breakfast every morning of mixed fresh fruits followed by cereals if you want them and then a full or part English breakfast and toast whatever you want. All with tea, coffee, fresh juices, jams, marmalade and yogurts. What more could you want to start the day.
 
I usually swim every morning before breakfast because that is me!!! and helps combat the weight gain, lol! there is a great pool for that..... 


 
If you prefer a bigger swimming area the the sea front is two streets away and you can go for a swim in the sea,you can just about see it in the horizon on this photo from one of the roof terraces.......
 
 
They have a fabulous lounge area if you want to sit and read or watch a bit of telly.....
 
 
 
There are some great local bars serving fantastic tapas and if you drink wine or beer the tapas are free, can you believe that they still do that? Yes because it is a Spanish village and not commercialised....
However if this is all a little quite for you and you are looking for more excitement and shopping there is a regular bus route in to Almeria town which is about 20 Min's away that will cost you
1 euro.5 cents each way.
Along the bus route in to Almeria you Will pass Zapio Playa which is a beautiful beach with bars and sunbeds for a great day out at the beach or carry on further in to town for some great shopping.

Almeria is vast and has some great places to go including the historical castle of Alcazaba......

Kris does cook some nights and she is a fabulous cook...... for 25 euros per person, you get a pre dinner drink, three delicious courses, wine, beer, coffee, liqueur and chocolates......its crazy isn't it!!

They also take you out on trips if you wish to go, so you get to see some fabulous places and meet some great people too.......

Anyway if that has tickled your taste buds and you want to find out more then click on this link below:
 
 
I will be back on Monday with the big reveal of my Craft Studio, it is finally finished and I am still sorting through all the stash that is being sold as there are thousands of items!!!
 
See you soon
Hugs Lisa.B.xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, 25 October 2013

Jolly Holly

Hi everyone

Here is the card I made this week using the 
Woodware  Clear Magic Jolly Holly stamp set
available HERE



The background paper is from the 



I used black onyx Versafine to stamp the jolly holly design and wording
I then stamped the leaves and bauble on to some green and red coredinations cardstock
I cut out the leaves and paper pieced them to the design with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue
I used Woodware mounting pads to 3d the bauble
I finished off by matting and layering with the green coredinations cardstock and using

Thanks for looking and see you the same time next week

~Suzanne~

JOLLY HOLLY Clear Stamp Christmas Post Collection  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black Woodware Large Mounting Pads - 2mm

Glitter Glue - Xmas Red  Glitter Glue - Holly Glitter Glue - Platinum Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue - 30ml

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Snowflakes

 
Hi! It's Thursday again so it's Georgina here with my regular weekly post. Today I have a Christmas card to share with you. I used Joy! Craft Edge cutting die to create a snowflake which I have used as a mask and also an embellishment.
 
To create the snowflake I die cut three Edge shape designs. I attached the three shapes together to form a snowflake as shown below.


I used the snowflake as a mask. I used Cut-n-Dry foam to add the coloured ink. The ink pad I used was Peeled Paint Distress Ink pad. 

 
Once I took away the snowflakes this is what was left on the card blank. A lovely detailed snowflake design.

 
I continued the same progress all over the card blank.

 
I turn the snowflake over and attached it to the card blank with foam pad. To finish I added a die cut sentiment and Stadust Stickles to the sedge of the snowflake.

 
Cutting & Embossing - Edge   Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad  Glitter Glue - Stardust