Saturday, 4 November 2017

My Mixed Media Mayhem Messy Weekend 2

My Mixed Media Mayhem Messy Weekend 2

Hi All

Recently, I went on a two-day Mixed Media Crafting weekend in Lancaster held by Rowan Tree Crafts in Carnforth, Lancashire. The tutor was Mark Gould from DecoArt.  A big thank you to all who organised this fab weekend, I had a great time I can't wait to go again next year, i'll start saving now!

This year's projects were very different to last years, we were tutored by Kate Crane on the first day creating a lovely journal cover which I still haven't finished, so I will upload it later when it is done.

The second day was with Mark Gould, and we used seven gypsies papers and lots of Deco Art products to produce six panels and the frame you see below, we just chose 3 of the six panels to go in the frame and I have 3 more to create a further project with.  The Seven Gypsies papers were fantastic to use, and so strong in texture and double sided with lovely useable images.

Here are some images of the completed project.


Messy Weekend Star frame
Distressed, crackled, antiqued and waxed.


Messy Weekend Star frame
You would never believe those stars were white to start off with

Messy Weekend Star frame
Look at the height of those stars.

Messy Weekend Star frame

It was amazing, we all started off with the same products, used the same techniques, 
but depending on the colours of paint, panel choices and stamps we used everyone's projects 
were different.

The whole weekend was great fun, I met some lovely ladies, made some great friends, got messy and had a fabulous time, and did a bit of crafty shopping and so it continues! 

I hope to go again next year.

I hope you like them.

Take care 

Lesley x



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Thursday, 2 November 2017

My latest class cards

My latest class

Hi All
Here are the class cards from Saturday 14th October's class, using Distress Oxides and Woodware stamps for the baubles, each piece is unique and this got quite messy to do, but the oxides create some lovely colours, very different from Distress Inks.


Double Bauble gatefold christmas card
Woodware Baubles and Distress Oxides

Cool Polar bear  christmas card
Beautiful Polar Bear Stamp with Pixie Powder Background
The Polar Bear, is one of my favourites of this year's Woodware Christmas stamps, coloured using Copic pens with a creative expression embossing folder, this time using Pixie Powders in the background, these give a beautiful sheen to the background rather like the I imagine northern lights to be. Using the extra pixie powder card behind the sentiment to pull it all together.

 I hope you like them.

Best wishes

Lesley

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Halloween Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards

Hi All

This is Emma's Birthday card I had two distinct ideas and I could not decide which to do, so .... This is a beautiful Daisy Mae Stamp Design Stamp from Clare Rowlands, on the outside.

But as Emma studied Forensic Science and Anthropology at Uni, and her Birthday is so close to Halloween - I could not leave it there - so ........ scroll down for the inside, its a bit of a contrast with the outside, so Zoe said "put it in the middle" so I did.

Pumpkin Birthday Card
An Autumn Birthday Card for Emma 


Pumpkin Birthday Skeleton Card
This is Sheena Douglass's skeleton die and stamp set from Day of the Dead,
with Chloe's sentiment and the Dutch Doobadoo cobweb stencil in the background.



Happy Birthday musical flower card
This card was the third card on my last class, using Pixie Powders to paint the flowers.

That’s all for now folks - take care and see you soon.

Have fun,

Lesley x

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Looking for Inspiration

Looking for inspiration!!!!

Hi All

I saw a picture in an art shop window and liked flowers and the multi coloured background and thought I would have a go with Brushos and stamps and see what I could come up with.  We had lots of fun getting messy with these.  I hope you like them, everyone is different depending on the amount of water and Brusho.


Watercolour flowers image
Watercolour flowers image

Watercolour flowers image in shop window

Watercolour Canvas
Watercolour Canvas Using Brushos and Woodware Stamps


Meanwhile here is a list of the next card making classes I will be holding with papermilldirect.

Saturday 11th November Lesley Blamire,  11am to 3pm
Saturday 9th December Lesley Blamire,  11am to 3pm

If you are interested why come along and see what we do.

For more information on each of the workshops and how to book please use this link
https://www.papermilldirect.co.uk/events/card-making-with-lesley-4

Sadly The Papermill Direct shop will close at Christmas 2017.

Plans are going ahead for an alternative venue, and more information will be available soon.  Keep watching for more details.

Have a good day.

Lesley

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Save the Date

Don’t forget to save the date


If you are in the Kendal area or fancy a trip to the lakes - Papermilldirect will be holding its Free Annual Craft Day on Saturday 19th August 2017.

Come along and enjoy a great day of demos from many leading designers and crafters including myself, the fun starts mid-morning - hope to see you there.


Meanwhile here is a list of my next card making workshops I will be holding at papermilldirect.
Saturday 30th September, 11am to 3pm
Saturday 14th October Lesley Blamire, 11am to 3pm
Saturday 11th November Lesley Blamire,  11am to 3pm
Saturday 9th December Lesley Blamire,  11am to 3pm

If you are interested in the workshops why not come along and see what we do, please book so we know you are coming.

For more information on each of the workshops and how to book please use this link
https://www.papermilldirect.co.uk/events/card-making-with-lesley-4 or ring Liz on 01539 726161.


Star Penguin ornament
Star Penguin ornament

Sneek peek, you will find this little fellow with me at the craft day.

Hope to see you there

Lesley

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

new cards

New cards

Hi All
I thought I would share the cards we made this week at my class at Papermill Direct, using Jane Gill's Woodware stamps, copics and distress inks.


Red poppy Card
Summer Poppy Card


Butterflys cards
Blue Butterfly card using the beautiful card from Papermill Direct's new Pick n Mix range, Polka Doodles stamps and the gorgeous Pixie Powders from Creative Expressions.


Green Car card
This was our man's card this week - but you could always change the colours and make if for any car mad friend.  Using card from Papermill Direct Pick n Mix, Joy Stamps and Woodware Birthday Messages


Star Penguin ornament
Star Penguin ornament come along and see him and lots of others at our free Annual Craft Day, where we will show you lots of tips and techniques and a fantastic opportunity to shop for all kinds of crafty goodies.



Don’t forget to save the date
If you are in the Kendal area or fancy a trip to the lakes - Papermilldirect will be holding its Annual Craft Day on Saturday 19th August 2017.
Come along and enjoy a great day of demos from many leading designers and crafters including myself, the fun starts mid-morning - hope to see you there.


Meanwhile here is a list of my next card making classes I will be holding with papermilldirect.
Saturday 30th September, 11am to 3pm
Saturday 14th October Lesley Blamire, 11am to 3pm
Saturday 11th November Lesley Blamire,  11am to 3pm
Saturday 9th December Lesley Blamire,  11am to 3pm

If you are interested why come along and see what we do.

For more information on each of the workshops and how to book please use this link
https://www.papermilldirect.co.uk/events/card-making-with-lesley-4

(P.S. papermilldirect is the new name for paperwarehouse)



Lesley

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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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