Saturday, August 28, 2010

A couple of cards!

Thanks to a crafty evening invite, I got a rare chance to make a couple of A5 cards, plus I was handed a cup of tea and a homemade chocolate chip cookie for good measure!

Congrats Card

The first one was made using one of my favourite paper ranges, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love.  The background card is Colorcore Rustic Cardstock, on top of that is a piece of Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Paper.  The centre of the card is made up of a Bazzill Bracket Cardstock Diecut.  Simply place the diecut onto a piece of Bazzill Java cardstock and then cut around the edges.  Using Ranger Distress Antique Linen Ink and a piece of sponge, rub some ink around the edges of the diecut to give some nice shading.  Next, tie a piece of string around the centre of the card.  Mount the diecut on foam pads and stick down as shown.  Finish off the centre of the card with an Earth Love Chipboard icon from the Ready Set Chipboard Pack.  The "congrats" word is from a stamp I had in my own stash.

Thinking of you card

The second card is a lift of a scrapbook layout I saw on Keisha's blog.  The background of the card is an A5 piece of Bazzill Thunder Cardstock, a smaller piece of Bazzill Raven Cardstock and a smaller piece of Bazzill White Textured cardstock stuck down onto an A5 card blank.  The butterflies are cut using the Making Memories Slice Machine with the Vintage Findings card.  I cut two 2" butterflies from Bazzill Vellum and then two 2.5" ones from Bazzill Black Smooth Cardstock.  First I stamped the vellum butterflies with black ink, you could use any type of pattern you have in your stamp collection e.g. dots, script etc.  I joined them to the black butterflies with a single stitch of white thread.  The smaller butterflies were stamped from an Inkadinkado stamp I had in my stash.  Finally I finished the card using the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the Hero Arts Message Bubbles Stamp pack.


Monday, August 16, 2010

August Workshop - Thursday 19th August 2010 - Sneak Peeks

Hi everyone,

Our August Workshop is this Thursday 19th August 2010 from 7pm to 10pm.  This month it's all about the photos!  You'll need to bring along a selection with you on the night, because you can't assemble the layouts without them.

We'll be creating a double 12" x 12" layout, each page will have a collage of photos and we'll also be using a diecut title plus we'll be finishing the layout with some hand stitching.

Here's a few sneak peeks to give you some idea of what we'll be doing and there's a list of what you'll need to bring below:

Sneak Peek 1

Sneak Peek 2

Sneak Peek 3

  • Photographs!! Very important!! You won't be able to complete the layouts without them :( The photos should all be part of the same theme. I used photos from a family holiday but you could use any occasion e.g. holiday, wedding, birthday etc. or you could choose a related theme e.g. family, brothers, sisters etc. The photos should all have a connection to the title. The cardstock colours (and we're only using cardstock!) are kraft, black and red so they'd suit either colour or black and white photos.
    For each double layout you'll need to bring -
    Three 4" x 6" (10cm x 15cm) photos (1 landscape format and 2 portrait format) - no white borders this time!
    Two 7.5cm x 10cm portrait format photos
    One 10cm x 5cm landscape format photo.
    For the small sizes, you can either print them this size or cut down some 4" x 6" photos. I cut down some 4" x 6" ones which were pretty rubbish but had some detail in them which added to the story e.g. a landmark in the background.
  • Basic Tools: You'll also need to bring:
    A cutting knife and mat
    Scissors and paper trimmer
    Corner Rounder
    Distress Ink
  • The layout is hand-stitched. If you'd like to do some hand-stitching you'll need to bring:
    a paper piercer, a sturdy sewing needle and a few yards of thread. I'll supply red thread on the night but you might like to use a different colour so bring along a selection of whatever you have.
    If you'd rather have teeth pulled than hand-stitch then just bring along a bright red gel pen :D
  • For the title: you'll be cutting letters with the Slice but if you prefer you can bring along some alphabet stickers (preferably red) to use or alternatively bring along a Slice/Cuttlebug/Big Shot machine to cut your letters. Letters should be between 1" and 2" high.

Some places are still available if you'd like to come along.  Just email or telephone/text 086-2065346 to book your place.  The Workshop is suitable for beginners or advanced scrapbookers.