Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Relaxing at #coffeeandcard

We had a lovely, relaxed session at coffee and card today in Brackley.

Here are just some of our finished cards, perfect for all types of occasions as you can see from the sentiments. Both the flourish and the floral spray make for a stunning card, with just a little colouring in to finish it off. Although you can't see from the photographs, we added some Wink of Stella glitter for that added sparkle.

This card is on it's way to someone special, 
and who is indeed both generous and fabulous! I couldn't resist!
Thanks for popping by today.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Simple, but elegant cards

I decided to go for simple, but elegant for #coffeeandcards this week.

I am using 2 stamp sets - Flourishing Phrases which has 18 stamps, and Big on Birthdays which has 12 stamps in the set.

Here are my card designs.

The images and sentiments are inked up and stamped with Basic Grey Archival ink, then we have used the Aquapainters and inks to colour in the fine detail. The stamp on the left is from the Big on Birthdays set, whilst the thank you card features text and images from Flourishing Phrases.

I will post some photos of the finished cards after our session tomorrow (Wednesday 19th April 2017). Both of these stamp sets are currently available to order, and are carrying through to the new catalogue.
Thanks for popping by today.


Thursday, 13 April 2017

April Card Classes - High Tide

I loved this stamp set when I very first saw it in the Spring/Summer catalogue and I was so pleased to hear that it has been carried through and will be in the new Annual Catalogue.

I decided to ink it up and use it for our classes in April.

This is the first batch of cards, although I plan to include a second set which mixes High Tide and Beautiful You - just in case people have a fear of lighthouses. Did you know there is not a specific word for that - the closest is batophobia (fear of being close to tall buildings)

I hope you like the cards, spaces are currently available on the remaining classes: 25th (Brackley) and 29th April (Milton Keynes).

Monday, 20 March 2017

One Stamp set - three techniques

I am so lucky to have some local craft groups that I am invited to, and booked to run a private class. This week we have some new crafters, so I devised the class to feature 3 different stamping techniques.

We will be using the versatile Beautiful You, along with Mediterranean Moments for the masking technique, and just the Beautiful You set for the mirror/reflection and the paper piecing techniques.

Although it's an evening class, I do hope to photograph some of the finished cards. In the meantime here are my samples:
If you live within an hour or so of NN13 7DP, and you can get 4 or 5 friends/crafters together, I would love to run a private class for you. The cost is £15 per person, or FREE with an order over £25 at or before class. Just email for booking information.


Friday, 17 March 2017

Warm enough for T-shirts

And indeed it was - at #coffeeandcard this week on both Monday and Wednesday, we were blessed with glorious days and it was fitting that we were using the Custom Tee stamp set for our coffee and card designs - it really was T-shirt weather!

Here was what we got up to. Firstly our 2 locations, Towcester and Brackley

And the fun designs we made using the Custom Tee stamp set - great for all occasions and especially sports fans and teenagers.

 I hope you enjoyed seeing what we got up to. Below is the main stamp set we used, it also has co-ordinating dies if you prefer not to fussy cut everything !
Custom Tee - 35 stamps per set £23.00 Click on photo to view online

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