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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Evening all....

Good evening....a bit later than usual...but it has been a busy day....well...busy week so far.
I've finally got my Clarity samples in the post...phew.....great new stamps and stencils....so remember to watch the Clarity shows this weekend...
Then today was our workshops in Hazel Grove...and as always the lovely crafters make me smile and Marjorie had made us some homemade jam....yum, yum....so Thank you Marjorie....
We also had the usual laugh.....
So picture this.....I sent the ladies an email saying that we were going to be using PanPastels, so please could they bring an applicator tool and spare sock....
And yes.......so they did.....lol.......


Oh I do love you all and so look forward to our workshops....
Back to the cards....this was the first card that we made....(requested by Lucy) and we used Linen card.....we started with a pale blue PanPastel and created the sky....a post it sun/ moon was used....
Then some simple paper tearing and more PanPastel and the snowy hills were created...to make the background blend better it is worth spending a few moments dragging a little colour into the picture from the sides....
This is the bit where we now had choices....what stamps to use and where to place them....


I choose the gorgeous rabbit stamp...only because I wanted to add a cotton wool tail....All the stamping was done with black VersaFine ink and the rabbit was coloured with a brown PanPastel....
The other stamps are from the Remountable Christmas miniature set....another must have...
Stickles was used to add some sparkle....but we didn't add it directly to the work, we put some onto the mat and dabbed it on with our fingers....this is a really good way of adding glitter but in a subtle way....


This is the second card that we made .......and we used a brilliant new die system from Sizzix....the kit contains all the dies to cut out the complete card, all the matt and layers and embellishments....
All you need is some patterned paper....and lets face it we all have some of that.....
Well that's enough from me as it is now 9-50pm.  And yes ladies.....the lucky red knickers worked........yeh......
Thanks for looking in....
See you soon....Jo. X 

10 comments:

  1. Great projects, what a lucky group they are to have you. I did laugh at the extra sock x

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  2. Hi Jo, sounds a real good time and so much fun! :-)
    Great tip about the stickles and I've been looking at that sizzix die so your feedback is really useful.
    Thank you for sharing the tips and inspiration with us.
    Hope you have a good weekend, mines a busy one, a mix of social and work ;-) Crafty Hugs xXx

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  3. Great cards Jo, hope you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you wonderful samples this weekend. Lol

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  4. Your workshops look like such fun, Jo. Love the ladies and their socks! lol

    I look forward to seeing your samples on TV at the weekend. x

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  5. Great cards Jo, looking forward to your samples xx

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  6. Yes ladies Jo's workshops are fun, but we also learn a lot from this lovely very talented lady xx

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    1. Oh thanks Eileen....bless you ( and I will give you your fiver next workshop!!!) see you soon. X

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  7. so why did they need a sock then? anyway they must have enjoyed themselves as you made some gorgeous cards xx

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies ...and Thetesa the sock is the name of the little cover that goes on the end of the PanPastel applicator tool....
      Have a good weekend....x

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    2. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies ...and Thetesa the sock is the name of the little cover that goes on the end of the PanPastel applicator tool....
      Have a good weekend....x

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