Monday, 22 June 2015

I'm back with a couple of last weeks makes. Still got the bug  for creating these frames so this is the latest I made last week. Find this very relaxing and therapeutic. Amazing what you can do with a bit of cardboard, some black gesso and gilding wax.


Another of my latest favourites is the Crealies patchwork die No.1. I used a Sweet Poppy stencil and Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste.




Kind regards
Pat xx








Monday, 8 June 2015

The sun has got his hat on

Well I've had a lovely few days both out enjoying the lovely sunshine and crafting.
On Thursday we had a ride out and guess what ended up at a craft shop, the lovely Sunrise Crafts at Wombourne, Staffordshire. I treated myself to a Sweet Poppy stencil and a set of tonic dies. Anyway while I was there and Bhanu was showing me some cards she'd made using some of the stencils I spied a lovely altered art mirror. Turned out that there was a class on Saturday to create one, so I signed up. Although I have shopped at this store many times I have never joined in any of the classes. Well what a great class it was by Andy Coates. Thoroughly enjoyable with lovely company. I shall join more.

So here is the mirror I created, hope you like it. It has a fantastic metalic look.



Now here is what I created with the Sweet poppy stencil I bought. I used some Creative Expressions Glitter paste though the stencil and added some background detail using distress ink and sequin waste.




Here's hoping the good weather stays a while.
So until the next time
Kind regards
Pat xx


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Flaming June?

Flaming June? Here's hoping but it's not started too well has it? 
Apparently things are going to get better tomorrow so I shall live in hope.
In the meantime here are a few makes from the past week or so.

This first one is an  Ikea mirror decorated with Gorjuss girl papers, a bit of dry embossing and diecutting.
I stamped and coloured the image using copics, although the colours are more vibrant in real life.





 I think my liking for these Gorjuss girl stamps has become evident lately. I coloured her with copics again for this card and used a spellbinders embossing folder for the backing and Sue Wilson dies for the flowers.









I took inspiration for this card from one I saw in CS magazine. I used Spellbinder embossing folder, DI's and some stamps I've had for quite a while


Finally I've paper pieced this lovely Julie Nutting doll. The border was embossed using one of Sue Wilson's pin point embossing folder.



Well until the next time,
Bye for now
Pat xx