Hope you had a good weekend - nice to have the sunshine back! I had a great day at Colemans on Saturday. It was so good to go somewhere quite local to me and it meant that I met quite a few ladies that have been to my workshops in Kettering an Milton Keynes. I also saw some ladies who used to come to my shop when I had it. So lovely to see them again.
Yesterday, I managed to get out into the garden for a couple of hours to cut the lawn and have a tidy up. So good to be outside in the sunshine.
I have a simple card made with the new Spellbinders Reindeer and Sleigh Die Set today -
Snowflake Flurry Mask (I have more on order) with Antique Linen Distress Ink using a Smoothie over a piece of Coconut White Card. I cut it out using the largest die in the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B Die Set.
Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Star Twinkles on the torn edges using a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. Once dry, I glued them together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. I decided where I wanted these pieces on my background, lined the same die up over them, removed the background and ran through the Grand Calibur. I then glued them to the background - they lined up perfectly and had a nice edge to them.
Reindeer and Sleigh out of Vintage Gold Card. They cut beautifully. The Sleigh has a gorgeous detail to it. The Reindeer is quite handsome - I think he looks quite snooty and very important!
Creative Expressions Peace Love Joy Stamp Set using Perfect Medium onto Coconut White Card and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a little die from the Spellbinders Holly Tags Die Set and inked through the die with Antique Linen. I didn't want a fancy frame around the sentiment as I felt it would detract from the Reindeer and Sleigh so I just trimmed a little Vintage Gold Card as a mat.
Tim Holtz Ruler and a Precision Probe.
I've managed to get 3 projects ready for my next workshop in Yardley Gobion on Saturday September 12th. I am planning on a 4th project (really going for it this time!). I'll show you that hopefully later this week. We have a Christmas theme and the 3 projects so far are -
I have a workshop at Thats Really Crafty in Loughborough on Monday August 17th, again with a Christmas theme. With this one, you can come to the morning or afternoon or come to both and get a discount.
Morning Workshop -
01509 767740 for more details and to book a place. You can also book online here.
As always, details of my workshops with future dates are permanently stored on my Workshops page on this blog accessed via the top menu.
I've spent quite a few hours over the weekend loading lots of new stock onto my website including Brand new Creative Expressions Embossing Folders in both A4 and 5 3/4" x 7 1/2" sizes here, some new Christmas MDF here and some gorgeous Cardmaking Kits, Topper and embellishments from The Hobby House here. There's over a thousand products in stock on my website now! Don't forget that if you want a Free Card, tell me in the comments box when you place your order. Some are already on their way to new homes!
Don't forget to pop by later to see if you have won Friday's card.
Thanks for stopping by.