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Friday, 30 January 2009

The cat's whiskers..

I have a very happy cat on my lap at present... he's so pleased to see me because I've been away in LA for a week (trade show) and he won't let me out of his sight. I've come back with some great ideas for classes and demos so keep a look out for those on The Glitter Pot list. I tried out some fun make and takes and picked up inspiring catalogues. Not much to report really other than that. Looking forward to seeing some of you ladies on my classes this week especially my Rubber Stamp Tapestry class. Let's hope the stamps are in in time!!!

This is just a little taster of my new set of cat stamps. There's lots of images on the clear set so you can make nice background paper and even shrink the cat images using shrink plastic.

There are some fun new classes coming up at The Glitter Pot and Crafts U Love during February and March so please look out for those.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

I'm back....!


I've not been hibernating, just getting on with lots of ideas for classes and new stamp designs.

 We had a great class last week at The Glitter Pot making extremley big flowers, here is an example of the flower we made. There is another card on display in the shop, so if you missed the class or were just too busy (Joanne, where were you, we missed your company) you can perhaps work out how I made it.

I cut up a large punched Woodware Cherry punch, edged the petals with black pigment ink. Using the DEET tool and mat, made lots of long character lines along the petals which created a kind of corrugated effect and curved the petals at the same time. 

I then punched a 2 inch circle and stuck a petal at 12, 3, 6 and 9 'o' clock positions. Then filled in the gaps working towards the middle in the same way. Leave an inch circular gap in the middle.

Punch out lots of smaller regular daisies from black card and cut them up into individual petals, then make a single character line with DEET through the centre. 

Using Woodware black Fluffy Stuff add some little blobs all over a 1 inch punched circle and heat to puff up (this stuff is brilliant for FPC projects, just watch out for it on my ice cream cards which come out in February!). Stick lots of petals around the edge of the circle from the back. Then using a good blob of glue stick this circle in the middle of your flower. Now you can see why it is important to leave that gap in the middle of your flower.

Hope you enjoy my card.




On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?