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Saturday, March 31, 2012

A great class

and some fantastic new Digi Stamps.
Gayle has been planning this class since 2011 when she made an eighteenth birthday card for her son. It gave her the ideas for the other Digi Stamps and they finally were released yesterday.
Here are a few pictures of the class. You can see the concentration on their facesSmile
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and a few works in progress
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The Digi Stamps will be released on Monday individually and as a full set on a disc so watch the website for details.
Here is the card that started it all off
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Don't forget to pop over to Gayles Blog to see more of her great Digi release and cards.Thanks for a great class Gayle.xx

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Card Challenge No 77

We there is only one possible challenge this week and that is
EASTER
Here are a few card ideas from our brilliant DT, but first please welcome our first new Design Team Member Rita Pierce.
Here are her cards for this weeks challenge.
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Welcome Rita, we look forward to seeing all of your great card ideas in the coming months.
Can’t wait to see all of your lovely Easter cards. Good luck everyone.xx

And the winner is….

Oooooh loads of lovely entries this week and Random.org has chosen
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as our lucky winner with this lovely card.
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Well done Trina. You will be entered into our half yearly draw plus you can now use the Winners button at the top of the page.
Thank you to everyone who entered. xx

Saturday, March 24, 2012

You know you’ve had a good day

when your hands are covered in ink and you’re still smiling. I think that everyone who left today had a smile on their face and a new bag to use for their craft goodies.
This was the first time we have used Canvas Bags and it made a great class. Here are the three rough drafts I made. Everyone made their own in order to choose their own designs.
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And here is the finished bag made using fabric paint, markers stamps and grungeboard.
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I wish I could have had the camera ready when everyone saw what they were going to make. They ranged from “Yeh right” to “I can’t do that” but after a bit of playing and some relaxing stamping and painting everyone made a great bag.
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Here are just a few close ups
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Now everyone has their own unique craft bag. I put some more photos of the day onto Facebook so don’t forget to pop over and take a look. You can find the Facebook link on the right of this blog.
Thanks to everyone for today. I had a great time. xxx

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Saturday was a great day

A beautiful mini book in the morning designed by Karen. I can’t show you yet because I am teaching it again this Tuesday evening but it was a real treat.
The afternoon class was the Limited Edition where we make 7 or 8 layouts for our class to copy or use for inspiration with a great kit this time from Prima.
Here are a few of the layouts from the day.
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You can see more of the class layouts HERE.
Don’t forget to have a go at entering the Card and Scrapbook Challenges. Have a great sunny day. xx

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Card Challenge No 76

We’ve had some difficult challenges for a few weeks so now its time to make it a bit easier. This week the challenge is…..


ANYTHING GOES


Here are some examples from our DT.
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Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards. XX

And the winner is…..

Lovely cards ladies this week and the winner, as chosen by Random.org is….

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Helen

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Congratulations Helen, you will be entered into the half yearly draw. xxx

Monday, March 19, 2012

Are you struggling

putting your Herma refill in. (Saw a face book post today which made me smile) and made me remember this little video we made a few years back.
Its easy really it is.
Hope this helps everyone. Have a good day xxx

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spotlight on ……Day three

Today I have chosen Elaine LP’s card to put in the spotlight. Elaines blog is called “Handcrafted by Ellapu” and there are loads of cards to give you inspiration plus some great wedding photos (fantastic dress).
Here are some of Elaines cards but make sure you pop across to her blog and leave a comment.
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And a quad card. WOW! I couldnt get a very good photo of this one so if you want to see it in all its glory, visit Elaines blog.
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Thanks for sharing your ideas Elaine. More tomorrow. xx

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Card Challenge No 75

Every so often we like to give you something more difficult so that you can show off your talent. This week we have chosen….

SYMPATHY or THINKING OF YOU
This time I will be adding the entries to a special card section on the main website to help those having to make a card for a sadder event. Thinking of you cards are also acceptable.
Here are a few cards from our DT
Looking forward to seeing all of your cards. xxx

And the winner is

Lovely cards everyone. The winner this week as chosen by Random.org is…..


Congratulations Grandma, you will be entered into our half yearly draw. Please add the winners button found at the top right of the blog, to your blog.

Thank you once again to everyone who entered. xxx