Sunday, 18 August 2013

My First Clock

I love trying something new so when I got the call from Karen Clare AKA The Clock Lady a week or so ago to ask if I was up for a challenge I said a resounding YES!

I used all Clarity Stamps for this clock project, the stamps I used were, Douglas & Lily from the Remountable Clarity Characters set and the other main stamp is this month’s New Designs Clarity Club members stamp Cherry Cluster. 

Having thought long and hard what to do and then completely changing my mind, I came up with this design after all who doesn’t love cherries! I stamped the cherries in place first and then used glossy accents to glaze the entire image.  Once dry I stamped the figures in place.  I used PanPastles to colour the background.

For more information of how you can make your own clock, click on the link to go to Karen's blog   Some of you may have seen Karen's clocks when Clarity is on Create & Craft, Karen is one of the very talented members of the design team, and there is often one of Karen’s clocks exhibited.
Everything you need comes in the kit Karen supply’s, you just need your own stamps to design and personalise your clock.  Karen is starting up some monthly workshops, the first one is on October 6th and I’m booked on it, I can't wait!  If you would like to attend one of Karen’s workshops, details are on her blog.
Hope you like my clock I'm really chuffed with it!
Chris x

Eileen's August Workshop

So sorry for the delay in posting my makes from last week’s workshop; I’ve had such a busy week, I know that’s no excuse but it is true. 

I had another thoroughly delightful day at Allhallows last Saturday with Eileen and likeminded crafters. 

 My favourite of these is the pans card in the middle; I hadn’t used PanPastles for a while so really enjoyed getting reacquainted.  You can find the techniques on how to make these on Eileen’s blog at:


Friday, 9 August 2013

Forced Rest & Nursing Duties - More Cards

Back today to show you another couple of cards I’ve made during my forced incineration! 
This card is another Sam stamp; as above I used distress inks on the white card before stamping the tree then heat embossing with clear detail powder, I then randomly stamped the background using ageing beautifully by Sheena.  Lastly I used the black pearl PVA to the tree.

Card; 7 x 5 cards from Anna Marie Designs
Card used; Crafters Companion Neenah classic ultra-smooth cardstock, papermill direct white, black & pink card stock
Stamps; - Sam Poole Enchanted Tree  - Sheena Douglass – Ageing Beautifully

Distress Inks; Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick & Black Soot
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA -  Black Pearl
Thanks for looking today, hope you like the cards I really enjoyed making them. x

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Forced Rest & Nursing Duties

Afternoon; I haven’t been able to play golf in the past couple of weeks as I managed to tear something or other in my calf, this has coincided with Bob having kidney stones removed early last week hence the nursing duties.  Bob is much improved and now mobile; my calf has also improved although taking it time.  Bob was in hospital for 6 days, so daily visits last week, then this week I’m looking after my daughters cats as she and her family are on holiday. So for the past 2 weeks I've been out every day so my leg has taken longer to recover than I would have liked.  I’m hoping that I will be back to playing golf sometime next week when I’m no longer needed to keep an eye on the patient. 

The good news is I’ve managed to make some cards this week.

The 1st card I’ve got to show you is a card I copied from Caz (daughter) who made it for Bob’s birthday, as she’s away I can blog it, he, he.  It’s a CAS style that is suitable for either a man or a woman. 

Card used; White linen card & green cardstock from the papermill Direct
Die Cut; Memory Box – Typewriter Lower Alphabet

2nd Card - Jigsaw Card

I used Sheena Douglas flowers onto a A5 blank jigsaw puzzle card.

Used some distress inks to add some colour to the white card, stamped the leaves then coloured these, before cutting out the flowers then used sticky pads to attach them to the card. 
Card used; 7 x 5 Craftwork cards
Teach Me – A5 Blank Jigsaw Puzzles
Distress Inks – Antique linin
Copics – Various for the flowers & Leaves
Hope you like them and thanks for looking. 
Chris x