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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Monday, 8 December 2014

December Club - Poinsettia

The December Club was somewhat a select gathering with just the 2 of us, but we had a good time chatting and making up some Christmas Cards using a poinsettia die.














One card was inspired by a Tim Holtz tag I did last year and subsequently made into a card. The flower is made with vellum coloured with distress inks and is very delicate.










The other card was inspired by a journal page I made last year too. It uses a traditional red and green poinsettia with a painted and stenciled background.

The cards are rather involved so it was probably a good job there were only 2 of us!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All.


Monday, 10 November 2014

November Club - Baubles

We made a few Christmas cards this month on the theme of Baubles.
The samples and inspiration can be found HERE.
And these are the lady's cards.














 

 

Monday, 13 October 2014

October Club - "For the Men"






















This month we did some steampunk type collage cards for the men.

Everyone was able to come today so I enlisted the help of the kitchen table.

This enabled me to put an electric cable in the middle so we were all able to reach the heat tools too.

We made a card together with the supplied pieces then everyone made a version of their own afterwards.

Can you tell this is the first go with heat embossing? Always a magical experience!

Here's all the lovely cards made today.

Click on any picture to get bigger versions which you can then scroll through.











Friday, 12 September 2014

More Peg Stamping

I have just been sent another photo of a card made up using the peg stamping we did this month.


I love the way diecuts have been used together with the shell border peg stamping to create a great card.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Peg Stamping Cards

Here are our creations from this month. Unfortunately it would seem that we had camera problems as a lot of the pictures are blurred but I've added them all the same.


We made some "Get Well Soon" cards.












Lots went for Christmas cards this month.






































And of course the obligatory Birthday Cards.


 Well done everyone, the time just flew by didn't it?

Sunday, 7 September 2014

September Club - Peg Stamping

This month we are going to be doing some peg stamping, often called Rubber Stamp Tapestry. This is where you build up a picture using various small stamps and different coloured inks. Some sets available in the UK can be found at The Glitter Pot.

Here are the 4 sets I had originally plus my 2 new ones.


All my original pegs fitted into the covered round pot but with the 2 new sets I had to upgrade the storage, so here is the new box in the making.












You can make the basic wreath shape with the stamps or do just a corner, on plain or patterned paper. You can mix the sets too so let's see what we can create this month.