Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Eileen’s July Workshop

Still no excuses but I’m really busy with golf this time of year, but this is indeed a mega post, see lots new below!!!

I've finally getting round to blogging one of the cards I did at Eileen’s a couple of weeks ago. 

Isn’t it pretty!  I’ve mounted it on various colour card, as I needed a large 8x8 card as I’ve decided to give it to one of my golfing friend who is going to be 60 next month and all our ladies will sign it.

Details can be found on Eileen’s website at;
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll try not to leave it so long next time.

Chris x

Karen's Workshop

Sorry for the delay is getting the photo's for yesterdays workshop with Karen; this is my clock, I love it and it will soon be on the wall in the craft room. If you get the chance to do a workshop with Karen's Little Gifts & Cards AKA "The Clock Lady" do it!!!! Thanks Karen another brill day..

I know I made it but you must agree its fab...

Chris x

Son Steve's birthday card

I made this for my son Steve’s birthday on Sunday, quick and easy but don’t tell him…

Stencils & stamps from Clarity
Distress inks

Acetate Card

I saw something similar in a magazine and thought it looked pretty.  Takes a bit of patience as you need to wait for the stamping to dry before you can colour the back of the images.  But it’s a nice change to do something different.

Card used; white smooth cardstock
Jofy stamps
Copic Pens

Monday, 9 June 2014

Eileen’s May & June Workshop 2014

I know its been a while, but we’re into the golfing season so I post when I can, no excuses, just too much golf. .

I made the following cards at Eileen’s May & June workshops, fabulous days as usual, she really is the best, but don’t tell he I said that or she’ll never get through the door!!

Details can be found on Eileen’s website at;

June 2014

I love this Card!!!!!!!

This is for my son to give to his dad
May's Workshop 2014

Birthday Cards from May 2014

Birthday Card no 1

This card is for a golfing friend;  I used a Sam Poole Owl stamp, layered onto corrugated torn card and stamped kraft paper. 

Card used; white smooth cardstock & kraft cardstock
Stamps; Sam Poole
Die Cut using Clearly Besotted leaves
Distress Ink Pads; various

Birthday Card no 2

This is for my nephew, quick and easy card, embossed the watch mask onto black card, then brushed some inka gold over it, added a mini gears, that’s it!

Card used; white smooth cardstock & kraft cardstock
Die; Memory Box – mini gears
Mask; That Special Touch - watch
Inka Gold; gold

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Art Journal Pages

Journal Workshop / Pages
Another wonderful day spent creating at Eileen’s Journaling Workshop on the 16th March, plus 1 other page I did all on my own without the aid of a safety net!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

New House Card

I've made this card for a golf friend who’s moving house, love these houses from Lavinia they are so cheerful looking.

Card used; Papermill white linin
Stamps;  Lavinia - house, tree, Clarity – balloon, little trees
PanPastle - various 
Mask; Clarity – Clouds
Copic; various

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Birthday Card for Caz

I loved making this card for my daughter Caz’z birthday; I used an indigo blu stamp for the main image then stamped lots of small stamps for the background in various distress ink, overlapping them to get this look.  All of the small stamps were ‘free’ from my monthly Stamper Mag.  I re-stamped 2 of the images and added sticky fixers to give them a bit of height.  Then mat and layered the topper onto a deep pink and green card stock, added a bit of glitter to her bodice and a couple of ring marks, job done. 

Card used; white smooth cardstock,  deep pink & green cardstock
Stamps; Indigo Blu + various small stamps
Mask; Sam Poole  squares
Copic Pens; various colours
Distress Ink Pads; various

Would love a comment as I do read them all.
Chris x

Art Journal

Art Journal
Another fabulous day in February at Eileen’s Journal class, we didn't do what Eileen had planned, but you have to go with the flow!  I’m really pleased with how my 1st page on my new large journal turned out.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Commissioned Card

This card is a popular one as it’s the third time I've been asked to reproduce it.  It’s obviously always a little different & I'm really pleased with my clouds this time; I always enjoy getting the pans out!! 

Card used; Papermill white linin,  lilac  & deep pink cardstock
Stamps; Clarity – Meadow Dance & Tree
Sentiment; Clarity – Sending You Sunshine
Mask; Clarity – Clouds & Sun
PanPastle - various 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

New Design

Anyone who has regularly looked at my blog will know that I love Sam Poole’s style.  When Sam created some new stamps I just had to have them. 

I’ve made the following 2 cards using the Doodle Butterfly stamp set.  Pretty much used the same design as Sam with a little twist. For the Butterfly I stamped it on vellum and embossed it with detailed white embossing powder.  

Card used; Crafters Companion Neenah
Stamps; Sam Poole Doodle Butterfly
Gold embossing powder from Clarity

Monday, 13 January 2014

Journal Workshop

A wonderful day yesterday spent at Eileen’s Journal Workshop.

Get Well Card

This card is for a friend who is recovering from an operation.  A bit of a cheat as I plagiarised / copied it from my good pal Eileen Godwin, Eileen did the original a couple of years ago, you can see her work @ 

Close up
Card used; Crafters Companion Neenah
Die Cutting; Memory Box – Scalloped Posies 

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year - 2014 Lets hope 2014 is a stellar year!

Right let’s get this year started by blogging my 1st 2 cards of 2014.  OK I may have cheated and done them earlier in the week and saved them to post today, but shh don’t tell anyone!! I have 2 birthday cards to do and send out by 5th January so in order to get them in the post I have to get a move on..

Anyway what about these cards. 

The 1st card is for my niece.  I did the tag a while ago, so just a quick put together, an easy start to this years makes.

I made this card for a lady who lives near to us; she was very disappointed to be given a shop bought Christmas card this year, so I had to make her a birthday card.  This is a technic I’ve seen the lady from craftwork cards do, its my 1st attempt so by no means perfect.   

Thanks for looking, I do read all your comments. Chris x