Sunday, 30 October 2011

Hello campers :)

Hello campers I'm here again trying my best to blog, still not as straight forward  as I would like it to be,but because I have written a list of what to do nextI am getting better, apart from when I can't read my own writing. Leanne sat next to me again tutting now and then as if to say have you not remembered that bit. Anyway this is another of the Christmas samples belonging to the Christmas class of  19th Nov, repeated 26th Nov, using some of the Molly Bloom stamps, of which this is one of them. I've used traditional colours red and green in both the samples shown (with spotted as the theme), but I'm also using black spotted paper and a penguin stamp.

If anyone is interested I have a class on Sat. Dec. 3rd where I have made a Christmas wallhanging and a Christmas cracker using a diecut cracker. There is plenty of stamping cutting and glueing.

I have always loved making Christmas decorations and try to make something every year that is different for my sisters.As you know my sister Susan is a crafter too and comes along to the classes, so it is sometimes hard to make something for her, using papers etc.that she hasn't seen before.(We are often out and about on our travels, via the craft shops looking for new crafting goodies.) Susan always has an advantage, as at this time of year she goes off to America to see her son and his family, so gets to look at the craft shops over there. My other sister Joanne although not a crafter is an excellent baker.(Some of you will have tasted her cakes when we had the open evenings at the shop).
 So here's hoping that Susan doesn't see the blog and I can make her a wallhanging similar, perhaps using different colours and that Joanne doesn't go on the blog and I can give her the cracker. Hope you like them, let me know via an email if you want to come along and make.

Better close now as Stephens in charge of dinner,not may I add something he does often, and at the moment he has hurt his foot, which seem to stop his hands working, but who am I to complain, he is making an effort. Hope the chicken tastes as good as it smells....

To be continued......

Happy crafting all.
Jennifer x

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Christmas is a-coming, sooner than we think.

 Good afternoon all!
At last I have managed to do a little updating on the blog. I love sorting out the pictures and writing something alongside, but, it's not as easy as I would like it to be. Lovely, patient Leanne (sometimes not so) is trying her best to give me step-by-step instructions, and I am following and writing it down at the same time, so that hopefully I will have no trouble the next time I'm trying to blog.

Just put a couple of pictures of the things we made  previously on the Autumn class, to give people a few ideas if you have to make any Autumn birthday cards. Alternatively, as the scarecrow picture shows, we cut him out and attached him to a wooden stirring stick we acquired from the coffee shops.(Two coffees,three sticks.) Hoping there isn't a shortage now. It's a nice idea to put it into a plantpot and give as a present.
The stamp we used was a Molly Bloom.

Another Autumn card we made using
Magenta stamps and Sissix embossing
folder and gently sanded the Core-dinations card to reveal the birds and flowers.
The first of the two Christmas classes using Craftwork Cards papers etc. is on the Sat 22nd October (FULL) and  Friday 4th November 2011

Here's a sneak preview of the cards coming up on the next Christmas classes.

Craftwork Cards shaped cards have been used on this sample and I have stamped the tree several times, coloured with Pro-markers then layered up the separate pieces.

People often ask me where I get my ideas from, and for this card I saw a similar birthday card with presents on and it gave me the idea of cutting the card away to reveal the presents. It's a great way of using up the scraps of card and papers we seem to accumulate.

 The next Christmas classes using Magnolia
stamps and Molly Bloom stamps are as
Sat. 19th Nov. 2011
Sat. 26th Nov. 2011
of which there are limited spaces, but,
for the ladies that have booked in advance
I have just one sample at the moment, but
will put a couple more on as and when I
have completed them.
Lovely Magnolia stamp, whose girl is sitting clutching a
heart bauble on a background of embossed,
and distressed holly. Oh so cute.
Last but not least, Leanne has been busy making her Christmas cards too.She has been stamping and as you know Leanne's favourite thing is cutting out, so she has been a busy girl cutting out stars and reindeers.
And finally to everybody out there who follow the blog and all the lovely ladies that attend the classes, I wish to thank you all for your kind words and support. Leanne is improving slowly and feels much better herself and is looking forward to the day when she can come along to the classes and help cut out all the small things we challenge you with.
Kind regards to you all and happy crafting.
Jennifer x