Sunday, 16 April 2017

Jacob’s Pirate Card

A Pirate Card for Jacob

Hi All
Its coming up to May again, and time for Jacob's birthday, last year I created the Alien Card and this year (sneak peak) I have created a pirate card for him - I hope you all like it, we will be re-creating it in my May Class at The Paper Warehouse, so join us if you can.  The fantastic stamps are from Jane Gill for Woodware www.creative-expressions.uk.com and using pixie powders for the background colours.

Walk the plank - Pirate card
Pirate Ship for Jacob's birthday


Walk the plank - Pirate card
Fabulous Stamps by Jane Gill 
Walk the plank - Pirate card
Coloured with Copics 


I hope you like it and are able to join us in May, I am also really pleased with the cards we are creating at the end of April - so if you are able to join us, it would be great to see you there.

I hope you are having a great Easter.

More coming soon ........


Lesley

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Mixed Media Mayhem

Mixed Media Mayhem 2017

Hi All

Just to let you know earlier this year I was treated by my husband to the next Mixed Media Mayhem weekend, this time at Holiday Inn Lancaster, I am really looking forward to finding out what we do this year! Last year was fantastic and I learned how to use so many different products and had a brilliant time with all the other ladies.

Mark Gould and Kate Crane are of both teaching at #mixedmediamayhem this September, places now limited call 07590605078 to find out more.


Mixed Media Mayhem
Mixed Media Mayhem Poster

To find out what we did last year check out my mixed media page.
Lesley

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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Alien Birthday Boy Card

Gingerbread Men and Aliens

Hi All

Just thought I would put this one on the blog today - I made it originally for Jacob's Birthday and he loved it - so I did it again with the class, I have also used this design with the Gingerbread Men for Christmas, which I have added below - a fairly versatile design, anyone who has seen Monsters Inc will recognise the colour scheme for our alien friends.  Both sets of stamps come from Francoise Read collection at Woodware and they are both coloured with Copic pens, all available from The Paper Warehouse.


Alien Birthday Boy card
Alien Birthday Boy card


Gingerbread Men version
Gingerbread Men version

If you like what you seen and would like to join us for a class please contact The Paper Warehouse on 01539 726161 and the ladies will let you know what is available or email info@ghpkendal.co.uk.

There will be more coming soon - keep watching.
Lesley

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

With Sympathy Card

Poppy Sympathy

Hi All

I just thought I would share this card with you, my Uncle Keith died recently and this is the card I made for his partner Margaret.  I really loved the finished result and just thought I would share it with you.

With Sympathy Card
With Sympathy Card made with stamps from Indigo Blu

There will be more coming soon - cards this time - if you joined us at the PaperWarehouse in Kendal for any of my classes this year or for Craft Day in August you will be able to see more of what we have made recently.

My next class will be on the 21st January 2017 at The Paper Warehouse in Kendal, if you would like to join in please contact the ladies in the shop to book on 01539 726161.  We will be using stamps and dies from Crafters Companion and stamps from Woodware, and a stencil from Clarity this time, something for the guys and the girls, it should be fun, I hope you can join us.

See you soon,
Lesley

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Xmas 2016

Happy Christmas

Hi All

I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas.   I want to thank everyone who sent me some fab Christmas cards (handmade of course), I loved seeing your work.  I have put some crafty inspiration on the blog for you today, just a few cards and a tag made for you to have a look at, I hope you like them.  The tag is from the Snowmen set in the Francoise Collection by Woodware from last year but I just love it.
Jolly Snowman Christmas Tag
So true! - I hope you all had your helping of sprouts this year!
I have decided I am making my tags next year - I bought them this year and they were rubbish - so I am starting early.

Jolly Snowman Christmas Card
I made a version of this card for our Christmas cards this year - just love him!  All from the Snowman Post collection and associated postal elements from this year's Woodware collection.

Green Elf Christmas Card
We made this one in class at The Paper Warehouse - takes a while to cut out and colour but he's worth it. 

Christmas Tree Christmas Card
This must be the quickest Christmas card to make ever! White card blank, strip of co-ordinating card from my Papermill Direct stash,  available at The Paper Warehouse. The tree stamps and sentiments from the same set from Woodware as below, Kaledacolour ink in Caribbean Sea and a pearl string from Woodware, honestly 5 mins and its finished, where as the one below - using the same ingredients plus a bit of ribbon and embellishment takes soooo much longer - nice though, I hope you agree.

Christmas Tree Christmas Card
This tree set of stamps is so versatile you get everything in the set, both sentiments, all manner of trees and they are so versatile.

Snowman Christmas Card
I really love this snowman family card, the original stamp has the six snowmen on the front of the card, then I stamped them again and cut out the three who can be free standing and placed them in the background steps of the stepper card.  with the brayered and embossed background.  The heavy acetate cover has been sprinkled with Stampendous Chunky White embossing powder and heated from below. The sentiments this time are from Jane Gill's collection for Woodware - I just love the combination - this card takes a while (the arms are a bit fiddly to cut out, but they stick back on well if they fall off) but is good fun to do and its worth it for special people.
All ingredients from The Paper Warehouse  

I hope you have all had a peaceful and happy Christmas, and are having some time to craft too.

Keep watching - see you soon
Lesley

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Woodware Mixed Media Birthday Book

Woodware Mixed Media Birthday Message Book

Hi All

This year Francoise Read created some lovely messages for Woodware, so I thought I would put them all together in a little book - just because it keeps them all together. There was no acetate in this book just fixed pages, which were a little more difficult to work with as some of the papers creased when I closed the book, (my fault, because I didn't leave it to dry long enough between pages.) I made each double spread different styles depending on the papers (from little tag books) and punched out the flowers on the front from card I had been experimenting with blending distress inks.  I also used the bubble stencil again with distress inks - ok obsession over - moving on.

Cover of birthday book using Woodware products
Cover of birthday book

Birthday book using Woodware products
Birthday Book pages

Birthday book using Woodware products
Birthday Book pages

Birthday book using Woodware products
Birthday book pages

Birthday book using Woodware products
Birthday Book pages

Birthday book using Woodware products
Birthday Book pages

Birthday book using Woodware products
The complete Birthday Book

There will be more coming soon - cards this time - if you joined us at the PaperWarehouse in Kendal for any of my classes this year or for Craft Day in August you will be able to see more of what we have made recently.

Keep watching - see you soon
Lesley

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More Woodware Christmas Mixed Media Book

Woodware Mixed Media Christmas Book

Hi All

Lots of you liked my mixed media book all about Alice in Wonderland - so I thought I would make another for Christmas - the book was supplied by Woodware and using Francoise Read's lovely Christmas Stamp designs, the papers are from Craftwork Cards.  The front page is a clear acetate so Stazon was needed, and positioned so the elf was peeping through.

Christmas MDF book using Woodware products
Front Cover
Christmas MDF book using Woodware products
Christmas Fat Book 
Christmas MDF book using Woodware products
Christmas the black postage stamp elements are on the acetate layer between the pages, and those trees on the facing page are sooooooo versatile - I'll show you in another installment

Christmas MDF book using Woodware products
Santa in his Christmas Jumper doing a jig

Christmas MDF book using Woodware products
Christmas Fat Book


Christmas MDF book using Woodware products
Reverse of Christmas MDF Book
I  really enjoyed having a go with this, the neutral papers and the denim blue made the colours in the images pop, and having the acetate layers enabled me to add the postage elements on top of the coloured images to make Santa speak and add some fun elements to the Gingerbread Men.





I put this little book together all about Francoise's quilting stamps.

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
Quilting fat book using a little sample book, I mainly used paints for the backgrounds this time - I also found out that some glues react with paints and unfortunately the paint does not set - oops had to do it again - I also found out that Stazon Cleaner works on sturdy acetate covers - when it  doesn't go quite to plan.

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
Quilting Fat book using Francoise Read stamps and Woodware products

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
I really enjoyed this stamp set - all cross stitch elements, the flowers, the hoop, the heart and the words together with buttons made a lovely set which was very versatile and has been used throughout this book.

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
Quilting book with black paint on the background and then white embossing powder on top, don't forget the anti static pad!!!!

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
Quilting fat book using Woodware products - I love the colours on the background of this page.

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
On this page I had a play with the Dutch Doobido stencils, using them with a range of distress inks, I hope you like the background effects.

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
Quilting fat book from the front

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
Quilting book Francoise Read's stamps, and some lovely little clips as page markers each solid page had an acetate page in front to put the messages and accents on.

Quilting MDF book using Woodware products
Reverse of Quilting book thank you for looking 


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See you soon folks - take care.

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