I had a great day with Phill yesterday. It was a bit hectic, very tiring but loads of fun! We're doing it all again on Sunday 22nd November (different projects). I'm not sure if there's any places left but contact Phill or Carol at Honeypot Crafts and they'll be able to tell you.
Loads to do at home today - ALOT of tidying up in my craft room, housework (maybe?), cutting the lawn (depends on the weather) and I've lots of products to store and parcel up for my website. Don't forget, 10% discount on all orders on my website till midnight tonight.
I'm demoing at the Strikes Garden Centre in Carlise today 10am till 4pm. Do pop in and say hello if you're in the area. I left home at 10.30am yesterday and was booked into my hotel just after 5pm. So glad I left early as I dread to think how long it would have taken if I had left after lunch like I usually do. I parked a bit here and there on the M6 but overall not toooooo bad! The hills in the Lakes and the Dales looked beautiful in the dappled sunlight.
I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace on Earth Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Frosty Mink Colour Cloud Blending Ink via a Smoothie. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Romantic Labels Two Die and inked through the die with the Frosty Mink Colour Cloud.
Before I sign off, I just wanted to tell you that for the Bank Holiday I'm giving 10% discount on all purchases on my website till midnight on Monday 31st August. The weather might not be brilliant this weekend so why not have a browse! Free postage to the UK on orders £20 and over.
John Lockwood has more shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 10am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm (I think!). Unfortnately, I will miss most of the shows as I'm driving up to Carlisle today for a demo at Strikes tomorrow.
John Lockwood is launching Creative Expressions on Hochanda today with a One Day Special starting with a show at 8pm this evening
then more shows at 9am, 10am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm tomorrow. He has lots of Sue
Wilson's dies on his shows. I do hope that you can tune in.
I made today's card for John's shows and there's a chance he may demo how to make it so I'm just showing photos and an ingredients list today - you'll need to tune in to John's shows to see if he demos it!
Super quick blog post today as I'm running a workshop at Creative Expressions HQ today. I've been prepping for Phill's Craftathon on Sunday - ny the way he's told me he can squeeze in another couple of people so if you're not busy on Sunday and fancy joining us - give Phill a ring at Honeypot Crafts.
I'm heading up North again on Friday (leaving as early as I can) as I'll be demoing at Strikes in Carlisle on Saturday.
The image is from the Wild Rose Studio Printed Panels Pack - Elsie Panels. These are great if you need a quick card. Each panel is printed on a 105mm
square of 300gsm card. The pack includes 4 designs, with 8 coloured
images and 4 black and white images in total.
Just to let you know that there is scheduled maintenance at Digital River who provide my payment gateway on my website between 8am and 9am today so if you experience problems paying during that time, that will be the reason. Paypal payments will be unaffected.
John Lockwood and I are demoing at Inspirations in Preston today and tomorrow. Hope to see some of you there.
Here's today's card -
This card has a messy background - a subtle one! I made it while demoing at Stoneleigh with Phill Martin a couple of weeks ago. I spritzed some PM Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Blossom Ink Spray Mist onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I used this as my ink pad and with the stamp in my hand I randomly stamped Phill's Leafy Background over a piece of Coconut White Card. I spritzed a little more ink onto my Craft Sheet and mixed a little PM Frosty Blossom Mica Powder into it. I picked this up onto my Cut n Dry Foam. I then randomly stamped Phill Vintage Script Background into some of the gaps on my Coconut White Card. Finally, using a Smoothie I inked up one of the flower stamps from Phill's Butterfly Montage Stamp Set with Frosty Blossom Colour Cloud Blending Ink and stamped them around the background. I used the edge of my inked Cut n Dry Foam inking around the edges of the background. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine (yes, I have one!) with the Creative Expressions Wild Roses Embossing Folder.
I cut the largest 2 dies in the Spellbinders Decorative Labels 47 Die Set together out of Coconut White Card and inked through the dies with Frosty Blossom Colour Cloud. It's worth mentioning that the picture on the packaging and the catalogue picture of the largest die in the Die Set Decorative Labels 47 is not the same as what you actually get. In my opinion what you get is much nicer!
I turned the inner die 90 degrees before adding to the larger die.
I cut a vine and some flowers out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Flower Bundle Die Set . I inked through the flower die with Frosty Blossom Colour Cloud. I snipped the vine in 2 and hid the join under the largest flower.
For those of you that missed it, the Creative Expressions Demonstration Team will be appearing on the new Hochanda TV Channel which launches on 27th August. John Lockwood will be the first of us to make an appearance. My first show is 23rd September. Please scroll down to the previous post for more details.