Saturday, 6 February 2016

Grooving - Silver wedding

Back again as promised with the real silver wedding card.

I am hoping that after all the palarva and testing yesterday that all goes smoothly  today.

I have been asked for a silver wedding card for a special couple.

So here it is 

I started by piercing a grid about 18 cm square. (mark the corners in pencil using the grid side of the mat   .  I have marked 4 corners on my plate mate to 7" square so that I can get everything central.  I did the banner next by using one of the lines on the landscape set .

I previously did" to a special couple" on a bit of scrap - its easier to see where to start and finish.- so I used this to place the second line .

The words came next using the scrap for positioning, followed by the heart swirl
I replace the swirl with the nested heart and went around the largest one. I replace the hearts with the squares and put a dot in each corner   I used this to place the double heart from the line sentiment then I went back and fill in the square .

I added the rings then the dots from the netting plate.

Finally I lined up the square to one of the squares  3 in from the edge and used the outside square to mark a dot .  I did this on all four sides.

I pierced around the edge leaving a gap in the middle then I added the hearts.

I did some piercing and snipping and a little white work.  The letters are coloured in from the front using a shimmery gel pen

Attached to silver mirri card with brads.   Photo not too great lol

I am off to Fleetwood see you later!!

Friday, 5 February 2016

groovi - test

This is my second post today - just testing as I am having problems with the wrong picture when I share.

to read about this card click here

Groovi- demo sample

I am off to visit the seaside again tomorrow  to the crafty company in Fleetwood.   It's a great shop and Sandra & Kieron are great hosts and always look after me very well.

So here's  a take on a card for mothers day  which is on the horizon

I have coloured on the back using spectrum aquas.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Claritystamp blog challenge 36 - Love


Well I think we might all be glad to see the back of January we have lost soo many people not a good start to the year!  but on a much much brighter note I had a lovely afternoon yesterday at my youngest grandson's first birthday party.  I can't believe he is walking and one already the time has flown by very quickly.

We have also had a few days up in our favourite place on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomand and I was a very good girl and didn't go to the craft shop near Glasgow airport 

Have you seen all the entries on last month's challenge say it with flowers - WOW obviously a very popular theme we have had so  many entries and I would like to thank all of them for taking the time and trouble to join us  I have no idea how I am going to pick my top five 

Anyway this month's theme LOVE

I decided as I am so busy at the moment I would kill two birds with one stone and make a card that would do as a valentine card for Grumpy so I decided to give my stamping stuff an airing.

I have used word chains 2  & 6

the hearts are from wee folk wedding set 

the couple are from the very first wee folk set 

I was very good this month and took lots of pics as I went along ....but I can't find them anywhere?

Anyway I used the square stencil framer  towards the corner of my stencil card  and used a light coating of barn door distress ink.  then I dried it, added some anti static.  I stamped Love in black archival in the middle of the square 
I then used versamark and clear powder randomly over the rest of the square (having replaced the stencil)  now because I had added barn door first these words are not white but a paler red in real life.

When it was all dry and I added more barn door to give a deeper colour and of course the embossing added as a resist.  I went around the edges with aged mahogany to add a bit of shade.

for the rest of the stamping I used black  and red geranium archival .  Black sharpie pen around the edge and  mat and layered.

Right I am off to take another shot at picking my top five !! 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Best wishes

Hi there thanks for stopping by  today.

I got up early  this morning so I have just been finished a card I made's for the next Claritystamp blog challenge so you will have to wait until 1st  February  before you can see it .

This is the final card we did at the crafty company groovi workshop.

I wanted to show how you can make a fancy edge using the starter kit..we also used the nested squares .

The edge is made by using the single letterbox square.  From corner to corner  in measures 2.5 cm  so we drew a box in pencil that measures  15 x 15 cm.

Turn the parchment over to emboss from the back. Start at one corner and match the two diagonal edges of the letterbox along the line. Move along and do the second square.  Repeat until you get to the other corner.  Do this for all four sides.

Turn over, rub out the pencil line. Turn back over and then remake the square using the line  for water on the landscape plate as it is just a straight line.

Replace the landscape plate with the nested squares you will see  that the big square more or less matches the edge of the hole in the plate mate making it very easy to get square. When happy with the placement tape down your parchment and trace a couple of square frames.

Make little squares in the frame by using the nested square plate. Use the little square from the accents in alternate boxes.

Add the tree in the centre box. The border is made from randomly tracing the leaves.
Add  best wishes from the lower case letters.
Do some whitework on the back.
I mounted using brads

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Friday, 22 January 2016

groovi dt samples - rose and trellis

(not that it makes much difference to me as I am retired - well supposedly as I am very busy hahaha)

I did blog all this once before lunch from my phone - I was testing it out - but it finished up and the Claritystamp dt blog which is what we use to gather all the pictures together for the challenge blog!!  I have no idea how that happened lol but I had to delete it!  So now I am on the laptop

Thought I would blog last of my samples for Maria's last show on Hochanda.

Looking forward to seeing Paul on Sunday he's on at 10, 2 and 5

So my last sample uses the lovely new rose plate and the trellis plate

I started with the nested squares and made a frame.  I then lined up my parchement on a grid and pierced three rows around the edge - 1 for snipping and two for decoration.

I went back to the platemate and added the rose plate followed by the trellis to fill in the background.

I did a bit of white work and colouring with SN pencils from the back 
I also used a 4 needle piercing tool to go in the blank bits of the trellis.

Yesterday's workshop over in Fleetwood went well and I am going back on 6th February to do a groovi demo.

Have a great weekend 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

groovi workshop

Scheduling this post to go live in the morning as tomorrow I am off to the 

 in Fleetwood  where I have been asked to run a groovi workshop just using the starter kit. Apart from the very final card - every single bit has been done just using the starter kit.
 The groovi system is new to the shop so lets hope that the ladies like it .

I am looking forward to it as I go to the shop often to demo for Crafters Companion and they are a great bunch of customers 

Here's a selection of what we will be doing  if we get through them.

this one is inspired by Dee Paramour  she did a lovely one that was really cool but I couldn't figure it out so this is my version lol 

I know that they also have some nested shapes in stock so we will do this one if we get a chance