Saturday, 29 September 2012

Been to a Hels Sheridan Workshop!!     

I've had a fabulous day in Preston at a Hels Sheridan workshop - this is the 3rd one I've been to and as usual it was super. I haven't quite finished off what we made today, but thought I would show one of the projects we made before (the T'Pouch which Jazzy is showing great interest in at the top of my blog).

We made a pouch to hold a tag, all of which was done from scratch - above is the pouch I made with a big blousy flower using the Tattered Florals die and Kraft Resist stash pad.

And here is the tag next to the pouch (all using Ranger and Tim Holtz goodies, particularly Distress Stains which I hadn't used before).

Here is the back of the pouch, again using stamping and Distress Stains - I'm now addicted to them!!

And the tag in position within the pouch.

I had to add another photo of my Honey Monster Jazzy having a good old nose too ...

Thanks for coming to have a look, and watch out for the project we made today, which Hels called a Concertina Pouch.

Sarah x

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Anniversary Cards    

It’s my Mum & Dad’s Wedding Anniversary in October, so it’s that time of year when I have to get my thinking cap on and make cards for them to give to each other - it seems to get harder every year as I think I’ve already used most of my ‘anniversary’ stamps over the past decade or so!

The first one is for Mum from Dad using CB embossing folders, a Memory Box die and Chocolate Baroque stamp. Mum doesn’t like cards that are too ‘fussy’ so I tried to make it as clean and simple as possible - mainly white on white but with a very pale green pearlised edge to the borders and chalk ink on the moths (yes, they’re moths, not butterflies ...) then just added a sprinkling of tiny gems.

Then for Mum to give to Dad I made this one using a Memory Box heart die (again very CAS) and, most unusually for me, there is not a stamped image in sight! I actually bought this die to make my son’s wedding invitations for next August so this is probably a prototype for the invites although he and his fiancée are going for gold and cream. And since I’ve bought the die I simply have to try it out, don’t I?

Thanks for popping in to take a look - I do appreciate it.

Until next time, Sarah x

Monday, 3 September 2012

A Couple of Embossed Resist Cards   

I really enjoyed making these. 'Negative' stamps embossed in clear EP on a patterned ground then coloured with DIs using a cotton bud. Such fun to make!

This is my favourite:

I hope you like them!

Sarah x