Another Friday, boy are they coming round quickly.
I've been playing with my embossing folders again this evening after finding inspiration on Sue Wilson's blog.
She has a video clip showing how to do the Bargello technique using strips of embossed paper, so I thought that I would give it a try.
And if I do say so myself I think it looks fab.
She used plain white embossed strips on her card, but I just had to add some ink on the edges.
I was also reminded of Waxed Paper Embossing , a technique that I haven't played with in ages.
The central panel on this card was created using this technique.
Not wishing to waste anything I coloured the used waxed paper with Alcohol inks and then die cut some flowers from them using some of my Magnolia dies.
I added some extra flowers cut from white card as the waxed paper was a little fragile.
Of course I have another couple of panels to finish off as cards.
Why is it that I can never just make one piece when I'm playing, I always end up with loads of different bits and pieces. Oh well I guess that's why they call it playtime lol.
Have a great weekend.
How have you all been?
To be honest I have been soooo cold at work over the last couple of days that I have cuddled up with a blanket when I have come in from work and had a Granny nap. Lord knows what I will be like when we get all of this really bad weather that they keep telling us about lol.
I managed to get a little crafting done this evening. It's been raining here so maybe that has raised the temperature a little bit!!
I have been playing around with my embossing folders this evening in preparation for my class on Saturday.
This card uses a lovely folder for the background to the Multiple Resist panel created using one of my all time favourite Stampendous stamps.
I have sanded the card after it has been embossed and I have also added some tiny gems to the flower centres.
I have lots of other ideas that I want to try out before Saturday so I had better hope for more rain, and definitely no snow.
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I hadn't remembered just how many Birthday cards I need to send in December until I turned the page in my birthday planner a couple of days ago.
I suppose that could be considered vaguely organised of me, at least they are all written down.
With a huge drawer full of cards made I would hope that there will be something there that will fit the bill for most occasions at least.
I made this card quite a while ago using a fabulous Hobby Art stamp.
The image has been stamped and embossed on to brown Bazzil cardstock and then the image has been painted with thin undiluted bleach.
The bleach removes the dark brown colour and enables the bright Distress ink colours painted on afterwards to show up without the need for any cutting out or decoupage.
I also added some white crayon.
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I decided that tonight I deserved a treat, and a night off from crafting after my recent mammoth DT sessions.
With this in mind I decided to pop along to the pub my daughter works at to see her handiwork in place.
Those of you that follow my daily ramblings will remember the penguins that my lovely and talented daughter made out of some coke bottles, chicken wire and plaster bandages.
Well their ice flow is now finished and they great you in pride of place as you walk through the pub doors.
They look fantastic and I am told that lots of pictures have been taken of them.
These two are guarding some of the presents that wouldn't fit into Santa's sleigh,
which was also made by Becki.
So all in all I have had a lovely and relaxing evening and a very nice meal in to the bargain.
I'm going to take the Grandchildren back there next Friday as they will be having carol singing around the Christmas tree.
Lots of lovely Christmas songs and plenty of chocolate sweeties as well. What more could you want.
I have finally finished all of the DT cards that I have been working on over that last couple of weeks. A quick trip to the post office tomorrow after work and they will be someone else's problem.
My card tonight was made a little while ago using one of the Stampendous House Mouse stamps.
The coloured image has been mounted on to one of the Base-it's cards supplied by Woodware.
I used a couple of Dreamweaver stencils and a stamp to add some extra background.
I also added some Frantage powder and punched snowflakes.
I suppose I ought to start writing some of these Christmas cards instead of just making them lol.
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I am a self confessed 'Stampaholic' living with my family in Surrey.
I am known as the 'Granny in the Attic' and have four Grandchildren
Megan(12), Reece(9) and the twins Saskia and Ciaran(5).
I work full time in a BP Simply Foods petrol station and then craft in
my spare time.
I have written two books. The first on Teabag Folding and the second on
Rubber Stamping, both for Search Press.
I have written numerous articles for magazines including Craft Stamper.
I teach classes at various locations around the country and have
demonstrated at many of the major Stamp Shows.
I am on the Design Team for Sir Stampalot, Hobby Art, Imagination and
Clarity Stamps and several of my cards have featured on each of their
I recently was lucky enough to make some of the samples for the latest
I love joining in with the challenge blogs and have joined the DT at
Crafty Cardmakers and The Stampman.