Monday, 1 September 2014

Glitter and Glossip Autumn 2014

So after a long warm summer and the less warm August its a return of the schools and a return of Glitter and Gossip to Rex this Wednesday.  I'm busy designing away, but it'll be something easy to get us back into the swing of things.  I'm also planning the classes to come with December full of Christmas ideas.

If you'd like to come along on 3rd September please let me know so that I can bring enough materials for you.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Glitter & Gossip Starts on Wednesday

Want to learn how to make this card?

Book your spot at the Glitter & Gossip club this Wednesday 16th 7-9.30 at Rex Stationners, St Peter Port, Guensey by emailing before 4.30pm on Wednesday 16th.
Want to know more please look at my Glitter and Gossip Pages from the menus above.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

New: Glitter and Gossip

I've come up with a completely new concept in papercraft called

Glitter and Gossip!

You've heard of Knit and Natter  for knitting and Stitch and Bitch for fabric?  Well this is the papercrafts version.

Come and meet old friends and new.  Learn a new technique or bring your own work.  Lacking inspiration or stuck with wat to do next come along for some advice or inspiration or just for a cup of tea!

So what's the format?
Starting at 7pm there will be a about half an hour of teaching, with materials provided for a small charge. After that you can finish the project or work on your own creations.
If you just want to bring your own projects then please do, advice will be available following the finish of the taught element.
Want to learn a particular technique then put in your request and I'll try and programme it in.

It all starts 16th October in St Peter Port

Thursday, 14 February 2013

...or two

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Appologies for the alignment...I'm still waiting for my computer to be sorted...

I just love printing on ribbon, you can choose and name and any sentiment.

So, decide what you'd like to say and type it in to a word document, change the font and change the colour if you'd like.

Print on to a plain piece of paper

Using repositionable glue (I use the green tombow stuff from Stampin' Up!) stick a line across and just beyond the type you've just printed.  Leave the glue to go tacky if you're using tombow.

Position the ribbon you wish to print on on top of the glue covering the whole area of the type.  make sure its straight.

Return the paper to the paper drawer or feed and reprint without changing wour settings. 

It may take a few goes to feed the paper in the right way so practice first without the ribbon. 

The less shiny the ribbon the better the print...the one I used here is satin and organza from Stampin' Up! so the print is fainter on the satin.  I would suggest that you don't try to reprint over the ribon as it could lead to either the colour spearding or the type moving slightly.  Have fun trying and let me know how you get on!

Friday, 8 February 2013

A Christening...

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Here's a post I started earlier, before the computer crash....I hope it keeps you coming back for more.  Don't for get the Farmer's Market tomorrow

It's Christening season, here's a special one I created last year using Baja Breeze.  The easel card format makes the card so easy to adapt for any name.

Christenings part too coming soon.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

I'm so sorry I've not been on here lately, but my computer as crashed, my 11 year old laptop, or is it 12, can't cope with the newer blogger format and frankly typing on my phone is quite a chore.  I hope to be back soon with more projects and perhaps a class or too.

I'm selling my creations and some new and second hand crafting goodies at the St Martins Farmers Market on Saturday mornings 9.00-12.15.  Come and buy or come and chat, there's excellent coffee from the charity cafe, along with loads of produce and gifts and bric a brac and books.  I might even get chance to set up a demonstration this week.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas in Kraft and Black!

So Class 2 was held last night so I can reveal the sneek peek card......

You can see the depth of texture that the textured Holiday Frame impressions folder has.  This folder does have a right and wrong way up, there's a small fir tree near the bottom and a baubble at the top.  There's also cute little reindeer (right at the bottom, can you see his head and antlers?) and tiny snowflakes amongst the swirls, which could be cut out.
So here's how we made it:
  1. We made an A6 card from a piece of crumb cake (kraft) card folded in half.
  2. We embossed a piece of black card with the impressions folder in a big shot and then cut away the non-embossed card around the oval and glued with wet glue to the front of the card. The centre of the oval does not emboss, it's perfectly placed to add stamped images or sentiments or pre-printed toppers if you don't stamp.
  3. We then stamped the oval and the Noel baubble from Joyous Celebrations (Stampin' Up! again) which co-ordinates with the embossing folder, in black onto kraft.
  4. We punched out the oval with the SU large oval punch and then cut out by hand the shape of the baubble leaving a narrow kraft boarder, mounting both on foam pads. 
Et easy yet sophisticated card suitable for anyone in the family...could keep the children entertained looking for the reindeer, tree, baubble and counting the snowflakes....well...for all of 5 minutes....