I thought I would blog while watching telly in our hotel room, we have had a fantastic day at Doncaster Racecourse, lots of people coming to grab their new Splodge Away mat from the Claritystamp stand.
I had a little look to see what pics I could show you but there isnt much Clarity to show until the next Create & Craft shows, so here is something different.
This is using the 2 sets of nautical stamps from Creative Expressions.
I also used some mica for the text, twine, screw top brads from Creative Expressions.
Are you all well? Hopefully the rain didnt cause you much bother again at the weekend. I didnt see much of it because I was indoors working hard with Team Clarity (Barb,Dave, Terri & Paul) we had a fantastic time at Newbury and as usual met some great people! (and picked up a couple of nice goodies for the craft temple)
Nice to get home though isnt it, so I have slept late today as Steve & Amber wont be home from their dads until after school.
Anyways, time for a card..
Do I need to introduce these Clarity stamps, didnt think so..
This was one of my workshop designs from ages ago, I dont show workshop cards at the time of the classes, I keep them in stealth mode for a few months first.
Hope you like it, the class did.
Thats it for today but come back tomorrow to see the whole picture of the mirror I did for Splodge Away's tv launch, which sold out mega fast by the way!
Todays card is actually a topper, this was a workshop piece from a while ago and I dont normally put workshop examples together as an actual card because if its not sent to anyone then its a bit of a waste, so I make it as a topper instead.
This is using the Steampunk Dreams stamps from Creative Expressions.
Ink used is Expresso Adirondack, first & second generation.
The embossing powder is a stunning colour, its Ancient copper from Cosmic Shimmer.
Can you see how soft the blending is on the background circle? that is courtesy of Splodge Away!
The cutting die is from Creata, I got this from Carley Duff ages ago, she's a lovely girl.
A big gem brad & the mandatory bit of twine to finish, the class matted theirs up and stuck it on a cream 8x8 card blank.
That threw you didnt it- its usually good morning...
I just realised that I have been trying to blog about so much this week that I didnt manage to tell you how the weekend went.
Well it was great!
The class with myself and Annette was a great success and we have had some lovely feedback about the day.
I was so nervous about Linda coming because I thought "what can I possibly teach Craft Stamper of the year" seriously, she is a lady of unlimited talent and I have admired her work for a long time.
Annette doesnt get rattled by anything in a class, she just takes it all in her stride-I love working with her!
Sooo, you can imagine my joy when Linda enjoyed the day.
Im looking forward to next time she can squeeze one of my classes in.
From left to right
Sharon the Birthday Girl, Moi, Amber, Linda, Annette
Still smiling at the end of a busy crafty day!
Amber was funny with the wipeclean board, I bought it to write measurements etc on so everyone can see it, when we needed to pick up the pace a little to fit another card in by lunch, Amber changed the board to
KEEP CALM AND CRAFT FASTER!
Ok thats all for now, see you manyana for a sneek peek for Thursday..
Hello! Im cheating again, this goes live at 6.30am, I am definitely NOT live at this time-its Sunday im allowed!
This is another Classroom make
I stamped & Silver embossed the Butterflies onto some Vintage paper from Craftwork Cards and coloured with Polychromos Pencils, there is a little shading but you cant see it in the pics :-(
I also used a little Gesso on the background and stamped the Dreams sentiment from Clarity. I stamped the edges of some of the Clarity petals in Broken China and inked around some of the little cog masks from one of ny fave Splodge A Mask sets (show you it properly soon).
Some of the new lace I bought from JGD Crafts a couplke of weeks ago, bit of twine and a flower to finish.
Hope you like it!
See you tomorrow for more Clarity designs and some gossip!!!