Monday, 20 August 2012

A smattering of sparkle.............

Hi fellow crafters.

I do hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather we have been having, for me it has been a tad hot, but it looks as though it will start to cool down now.

Anyway, back to the title of this post, A smattering of sparkle I hear you say. Yes I made another Christmas card and here it is.............

See the smattering of sparkle

Detailed view
I used the following products on this card

  • Just Rite Background stamp Snowfall
  • Just Rite Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments
  • Just Rite Background Stamp Elegant Fronds
  • WOW embossing powder White (from my own stash)
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl (From my own stash)
  • Clear 3mm Rhinestones (from my own stash)
  • Vellum (from my own stash)
  • Tulle, Oyster do have in stock some lovely organza that you can cut with your dies.
  • Pearl Trim (From my own stash)
  • Scor Tape
  • Martha Stewart Score Board
  • Versa Mark ink pad
I used the Snowfall stamp on the main background and the Elegant Frond on the vellum and embossed both with the WOW powder. The vellum I pleated using my Martha Stewart Score Board.

Top Tip here for you, if you are heat embossing on vellum which you want to score afterwards, score on the reverse side. This way your melted embossing powder won't flake when you score it, guess how I found that one out LOL!

In the gap of the snowfall stamp, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Just Rite large sentiment set. I then took a couple of the tiny snowflakes and stamped randomly in the space using Versamark ink, then brushed over the top with some perfect pearls powder.

On the Tulle I glued some Rhinestones, once they were dry I added my Tulle,vellum and Pearl Trim to the base and Ta Dah! My smattering of sparkle was completed.

Happy Crafting


Sunday, 19 August 2012

Hhhmmmmm glitter..............

You either love it or hate it, Personally I am growing to love it.

So I made a card today using German Vintage Glass Glitter, wow I love this stuff, so sparkly.

Yes it is a Christmas card,  make Christmassy stuff all year round, given the chance LOL.

Here it is........

Love the colours

Nice view of the bow

View of the Glass Glitter

I loved making this card, I hope to make a few different versions of it as well.

Here is what I used

  • Spellbinders Labels 25
  • German Glass Glitter Silver (from my own Stash)
  • Vellum
  • Wow embossing powder in White and Silver (from my own stash)
  • Ribbon (from my own stash)
  •  Stampendous Stamp Merriest Wish
  • Martha Stewart Branch punch
  • Glamour Dust Glitter
  • Tied Together Embossing Folder
  • Prima Say it in Crystals
  • Becca's Bow Maker
I have linked to the products where I can, I know you can get the Stamp and Labels 25  from Oyster Stamps as well.

Happy Crafting


Friday, 17 August 2012

Wednesday Club..............

Hi there fellow crafters,

On Wednesday mornings at Oyster Stamps, I have a mini workshop, where I will either showcase new products or teach a technique or two. Sometimes I have a break and the group will bring in their own crafty goodies to play with, which I love to see what other crafts they do.

I have to say I throughly enjoy these mornings and I love finding different things to show and teach to the ladies and gentlemen that attend.

This last Wednesday, I showed the group how to make a small but effective gift bag................

Here it is.

Mini Gift Bag

I used the following products.
  • Just Rite Clear Noel stamps
  • MME paper (from my stash)
  • Promarkers
  • Mandarin Card
  • Border Punch (from my stash)
  • Spellbinders Tabs
  • Scor Tape
  • Martha Stewart Score Board
  • Silver and white cord
  • Momento Ink Tuxedo Black
The group always seem to enjoy what we do.

Happy Crafting


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Back from my Holiday......................

Hi fellow crafters,

If you have been away like I have, I hope you had a great time. We went to the New Forest for a couple of weeks , though it was a bit damp on occasions we have a nice and relaxing time.

So as soon as I got home and all the washing was done, I hid in my craft room for three days and made this.....................................

American style mail box

close up of the bottom edge

Mountain lily Fairy by Whimsy, coloured with Promarkers

End flap with Just rite bauble stamp

How I connected the mail flag, K and Co Brad.
Can you tell I missed my Craft room!

Ok I used the following items to make this

 I have linked to the products I used to Oyster Stamps where I can. The Ink Pad and Memory Box dies are available in store as well.  The rest is from my personal stash, that I am trying to use up!

This will be doing the tour of the Sincerely yours shows across the country, I do hope you will come by and see it.

Now if you would like to make this, I will be having a Workshop very soon at Oyster Stamps in Rochester. Details coming soon!

I love reading your comments,if you have any questions please leave a comment and I will try my best to answer them.

Happy Crafting