Sunday, 28 February 2016

A Great Day Out In Kings Lynn

Yesterday myself and two fellow UKSN (UK Stampers Network) members went to Kings Lynn and a wonderful craft shop there called Sprinkle Twinkle ,which is owned and run by a lovely couple Natalie and Darren. We were there to see the UK launch (or should I say pre-launch as officially they are not launched until 1st March) of an amazing collection of stamps and dies with accessories, papers, ink pads and something called silks. These have been bought to the UK from the US by Richard Garay and are going to be stocked by Sprinkle Twinkle.

We had a wonderful day, the morning was spent with Richard talking us through the various collections (there are four at present) with their accessories. 

 In the afternoon there were two workshops where we made four cards (one from each collection) using products that Richard provided.

Darren joined in the fun and made a card, I understand this is a first and I'm sure that the card will go on display in pride of place.

All too soon the afternoon came to an end and it was time to head back home, but not before placing an order for some of these wonderful set of stamps and dies. I'm now eagerly awaiting their arrival.

If you happen to live or are in the Kings Lynn area do go and pay Sprinkle Twinkle a visit, or click on the link and visit the website. Natalie and Darren will give you a warm welcome and there's lots of Crafty goodness to look at while your there. They also run workshops twice a month which are held at the premises and a loyalty scheme for customers too.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Rudolph Days

It's time again for this month's Rudolph Days Challenge, I can't believe how quickly it's come around again. The card that I made for this month's challenge (in fact I made three the same) is using a stamp from Impression Obsession, I stamped it in Basic Grey from Stampin Up. I then lightly coloured it with pencils, went around the outside with Distress Inks and a brush and then added some glitter for a bit of sparkle. The sentiment stamp is from Chocolate Baroque. I mounted the image onto silver mirri card and then onto a navy card base that I had placed ribbon around the middle.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

A Highland Cow

In my last post I told you that I had two cards to make for hubby's Nephews, who's birthday are at the beginning of March. This is the second card made, very similar to the first only this time I used a stamp from Hobby Art, where this stamp is part of the February stamp of the month. I've coloured the image with pencils, mounted onto a brown scalloped oval and then onto a 5x5 card base. Just a quick post today as I'm off out with hubby this morning.

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Friday, 19 February 2016

Tall Ship

Hubby has two nephews and both of them have birthdays at the beginning of March, so this is one of the cards that I have made ready to send. I used a stamp from Inkylicious and my brushes with Distress inks. I also coloured the ship with pencils before mounting onto a scalloped oval by spellbinders. I used a 5x5 card base that I stamped Happy Birthday using a Chocolate baroque stamp down the edge.

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Friday, 12 February 2016

Rainbow Bunting - February - Silver

Well January flew past and we're almost halfway through February already. Last month I told you about the Chocolate Baroque Challenge (Rainbow Bunting), well it time to make some for this month. The colour this month is Silver, so I started with a pearlised silver card as my base and added some texture paste through a stencil with writing on. I decided to leave this just how it was and not try to colour it with anything. Next I found some stamps that had been at the back of my cupboard and not used for a long time, it was from the Lovebirds stamp set. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Silver EP, then rubbed over with some Distress ink in barn door. The flowers are made using a Crealies die and I added some bling to the centres.

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Another Anniversary Card

I have another Anniversary at the end of the month that I needed to make a card for, and as it was wet and windy here (like the whole of the UK) yesterday I got on and made it. I used some of the die cut shapes that I found whilst my Craft Room was upside down last year and a 6x6 white card blank. I coloured the white base shape with distress inks in Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Bard Door and blending tools. Then stamped using Tuxedo Black using Stampin Ups World Of Dreams set. Using a matching shape in silver mirri card I mounted my topper, using a smaller matching shape I stamped the sentiment using a Lili Of the Valley stamp and mounted. Using the ink that was left on the blending tools I inked the base card and also the sentiment before popping everything together. This months challenge over on the Stamping Sensations blog is Anything goes, so I shall enter this in to the challenge.

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Friday, 5 February 2016

18th Birthday

I was asked to make a card for a Boy/Lad who is turning 18 soon, he has in the past appeared on Young Musician of the Year and is going to Music Collage later this year. This is the card that I came up with. I started by embossing some black card in an embossing folder with music on from Crafters Companion and then added some Gold gilding wax to the raised areas and around the edges. The sentiment dies were from Tattered Lace and All occasion dies, the music related dies are from Tonic. All were cut from gold mirri card with the man being filled in with the waste of a die cut in white. I used gold mirri card for the matting on the 8x8 card base.

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Annivesary Card

As many of my regular followers know I make the family cards for my Father-in-law throughout the year, this one is for the eldest grandson's wedding anniversary next weekend. I know that they don't read this blog so I'm safe posting it on here. It's an 8x8 card, using Debbi Moore's Build A Bunch CD. The sentiment that is printed onto the topper was perfect for them, with the addition of the decoupaged flowers on the bottom. I added some matching pearls to the card to finish it off. I'm going to enter this into the challenge on the Cards For Galz blog which this week is Fantastic Florals, as this has some wonderful roses on I think it should fit in with the theme.

It's been a busy week so far here as this week we started looking after our Grandson Andrew while my daughter returned to work. We are sharing this duty with my son-in-law's mother, so we have him on Monday's and Tuesday's while she has him on Wednesday's and Thursday's. My daughter managed to reduce her days down to four so that she could spend Friday's with Andrew. I must admit the we had forgotten how tiring looking after a baby could be.

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