Saturday, 29 November 2014

A Crafty Weekend

Happy Weekend folks!

What are you up to?  Me?, I am doing two Claritystampers East workshops!  Bawburgh on Satirday, then Great Blakenham on Sunday. Tune in on Sunday/Monday for the results.

Today I am having a bit of a catch up - I realised that I didn't post the pics from one of the Easton workshops - the one in October, so here are the cards from then....

This card is done by sponging some ink and a bit of glimmer spray on  to the card with the aperture.
Stamp the scene with the green trees on a separate piece of card and attach to the back of the aperture card.
Stamp the red tree on another piece of card and cut out
Add 'tinsel' using a glue pen and glitter and position in place.
Add the message

This one is very simple, one of my very favourite Clarity images.
Stamp and watercolour

Brush ink through a circle aperture, then stamp santa and his Sleigh in place archival and add some snowflakes in blue ink
Add a touch or two of glitter in the centre of the snowflakes and on the tree and add the message.
I stamped the snowflakes and added some ink round the edge of the base card

There you have it for today - thanks for visiting
I hope you have a great weekend, whatever you are planning
Janet xxx

Thursday, 27 November 2014

More wind!


This is a bit late in the day, I have been busy with the final prep for the Claritystampers East workshops at the weekend - Saturday at Bawburgh and Sunday at Great Blakenham!
~This card is the last of my samples from the last TV show, using a new style of round stamp and the fab rope knot stencil to go with it.
This is pretty much stamped and coloured in really - the edges to the background are done by stamping the seaweed stamp from the pattern plate set

Sorry it's a bit brief - got to go to bed!
Thanks for stopping by
Janet xx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Easton in November

Morning everyone,
Yet another good day for crafting!
Today's cards are the ones we did at the craft group on Easton on Thursday.  I enjoy these evenings with these lovely ladies.  This was the last meeting until next year, so I thought we could do something a bit different - out with the shaving foam!

 This is the last card we did (save the mess 'til the end!) Using the shaving foam technique to make the background and then use it through a stencil for the main image
 This card is simple to do, the images are stamped with versa mark ink, the embossed with white detail powder.  I then very lightly tapped some versa mark along the bottom edge of the card and sprinkled detailed white, chunky white and a bit of gold embossing powder over it and heated.
I then sprinkled some of the chunky white and gold embossing powder over the top of the card and heated.
It is importnant to remember to heat from underneath as the powder isn't stuck to anything

The last card is done by using two colour inks on the stamp, then stamping on to damp watercolour card to slightly smudge the image I stamped the crackle stamp over the background then inked the edges
For the main image stamp the vase and create an aperture mask from copy paper, then stamp the crackle through the aperutre and add some colour.
Mask the top of the vase and add the lovely Roseart stamp

Thanks to all the ladies who've been to the classes, it's been great fun!
~Janet xx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

In the pink.....

Good morning all!
Happy Weekend!!  They come round quickly don't they?  (Mind you, so do Mondays!)  Looks like another wet one here, which is ideal weather for making cards, which is just as well as I have loads to do.  I have to prep for the Claritystampers East workshops next weekend and also start on the new DT cards - some fab new stamps and stencils coming up....!

In the mean time, here are a couple of cards from the last show, using a lovely style stamps and stencils - I like the idea that the stamp and stencil work so well together..

The background is done using the umbrella stencil, inked through with different colours
I placed the dress stencil over the top and added grunge paste, left it to dry then sponged ink over that and finally stamped over the top
I ran a fine black line round the outside of the grunge paste to make the dress stand out from the background
I also squiggled a line round the edge of the card and coloured in the centres of the umbrellas

For the second card, I inked through the shoe stencil, and added the words, then cut it out.  I added versamark ink over the whole thing and used crystal embossing powder.  I repeated this a couple of times to give it a sparkly look (which doesn't show well here!)
I added it to the scene with 'Lily'
As always, all stamps and stencils used are from Claritystamp Ltd

Thanks very much for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!
Janet xx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

An Autumn Day

Hello folks,
Thank you for visiting.  For those of you who expressed concern about the mouse in the airing cupboard, I am sure you will be pleased to know that he was safely caught (after a few more days in the warm!) and is now living outside.

Today's card is made using another of the lovely tree stamps from Clarity.

For the centre square, I stamped the tree in brown archival ink, then used copy paper masks to add the moon and some ground.

I squished the same colour inks on to a glass mat, then spritzed with a small amount of water and picked up the ink on a sponge and lightly added it to the card.  I also added a touch of glimmer spray.

I mopped up the ink with a paper towel, allowed it to dry then stamped and embossed the butterflies with crystal embossing powder and cut them out.  I got this idea from my crafty friend, Moira.

I then assembled it all.

Janet xxx.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

A Windy Day!

Good Morning Bloggers!

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the mild autmnal weather.  We have just discovered a mouse living in the airing cupboard, probably an escapee from one of the cats, so will have the fun of evicting him later!  We do have a humane trap, so it should be relatively easy to put him back outside.  I expect he would much rather be in a nice warm cupboard though!

On with the cards, this is another of the samples from the last TV show.  All stamps available from Claritystamp Ltd

I had a bit of a plan for this one - I did the stamping first in brown archival.  I had intended to use brusho paints to make a sort of 'explosion' of colour round the tree and the man, however I added too much paint and water and it all ended up looking like a right mess!
So I started to mop it up with paper towel and I realised that if I mopped it all in the same direction, it actually looked quite good and quite 'windy'  I was well chuffed I can tell you!!

I stamped the words on a piece of the original 'mess' which didn't look too bad, matted and layered -sorted!
I hope you like it!
Thanks very much for stopping by and if you live in the Norfolk//Suffolk area, you may want to pop over to the Claritystampers East pages, I have added the dates for 2015.
Take care!
Janet xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

A Rainy Day!

Good morning everyone,
I have been staying with my sister for a few days which has been lovely, we included a trip to the Hobbycraft show at the  NEC on Thursday, which was great fun.  As well as all the stalls, it is lovely to meet up with crafty friends.

It is definitely a rainy day here isn Norfolk, so I thought this card from the last set of samples for the TV was appropriate!

It is made using two stencils from Clarity.
I started by brayering some blue ink onto a Gelli Plate, then I threw some water on the plate picked it up with a piece of white card.
I stencilled the lovely lady in place, using several colours of blue to get the shading. Once I was happy with her, I removed the stencil and added some 'ground' for her to be standing on.
The strip down the side is down on a separate piece of card, just sponging though the umbrella stencil, using the same blue inks.
I matted it all on purple card

Hope you like it
Thanks for visiting and hope you all had a great time at the NEC if you went
Janet xxx