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Thursday, 14 May 2009






































Yellow Thursday and Rubber Stamp Tapestry

Here we are at The Glitter Pot again using fabulous Magenta bird stamps to make sunny, cheery cards (shucks - we missed Easter!). There were six of us on the class which was really nice for a change! I had a turn at sitting down and actually making a card with the girls! On these cards we used Bazzil Basics, Doodlebug paper and coloured the stamped image with Inktense pencils. Die cut scallop squares, distressed edges with Tim's ink pads and embossed card with Cuttlebug embossing folders.

We also made some of my fun sprinkles by using up the scraps from the card making session. Just cut strips of very thin card in three of four
 colours. Using a sharp pair of scissors, snip the strips into little squares (don't forget to put these into a little pot as you go!!). Apply some silicone gel to the area you want to 'sprinkle' and just pour over the pot of little squares. Shake off the excess and leave to dry for about 10 minutes. You might just be able to see this in the centre of the flowers and along the bottom of the large sunflower card. 

In the afternoon we played with Rubber Stamp Tapestry and made two cards, one of which is pictured here. In a rare moment of madness I chose lilac for my colour theme. I always though purple was for the sole use of Julie Hickey! Hope she doesn't mind me pinching her colour for a while.

Making your own buttons is easy with an inch and a quarter inch punch, some white shrink plastic, powdered chalks and one of the little stamps from your RST set. All the cards are on view at The Glitter Pot. So see you next time on a class! Bye for now.



Thursday, 7 May 2009





Demo days at The Glitter Pot






If you missed it, you really missed out! We had a wonderful two days last weekend with lots of fabulous demonstrators plus me! I was in the studio with...wait for it...Francoise Read and Julie Hickey. Looks like I've really come up in the world! The weather was nice, customers cheery and of course Bryan and Carolyn on hand in the shop helping everybody feel at home. Thanks to everybody who came and made it a great success.

On the Saturday I was making my paper flowers and here are a couple of cards showing you some nice new ideas. On the Sunday I made scrapbooks in a tin which you can see in the shop. The scrapbooks are from Woodware and make great presents for special occasions. View them on The Glitter Pot web site.

The wonderful hydrangea has been made using styrofoam balls, Bazzill card stock and lots of glue! The photo shows you the products I used and if you are very clever like Joanne, you will be able to create your own with out me. But it would be much nicer to see you and come to a class at The Glitter Pot. In fact why am I showing you this card at all!

The orange flower is created using an insect selection punch by Leone Emm which has a wonderful little ant on it, great for picnic cards and scrapbook pages. Most people though they were spiders! The products as always are in the shop. I've one more sample up my sleeve but I might save that till next time!

At The Glitter Pot again on Saturday (can't get enough of the place!) repeating my chocolate themed class. We eat cake and chocolate Minstrels all day and just have a chaotic time with die cutting and folding techniques! The studio is a busy place. Will show you my cards next week.

Supper is ready and I'm starving. See you all soon.

On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?