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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Cranswick Craft Group - April 7th - Julia's card

Hi, just had to share this card with you all, it is made by Julia one of the ladies who comes to our monthly craft group.  Isn't it a super card - Well done Julia and thank you for sharing it with us all.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Cranswick Craft Group meeting

It has been April Craft Group meeting at the Cranswick Garden Centre.

We had 9 ladies today and we have made some beautiful cards, if any of the ladies who came would like to post their cards on here please feel free to do so, the more the merrier.

The first card we made was using the new Spellbinder Easy Lace Dies and the new Double M-bossibilities folders, we also used a Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch flower. 
If any one wants the detail of how we made this card I will put together some work sheets for you to download.

This is the second card we made, we played about with the Edgeabilities range, plus the beautiful Nested Heart dies also from the Spellbinder range.

Once again I will try to write the instructions for you to download for this card.

After lunch we set about making this card, it had been my intention to use the Spellbinders Splendid
Circles die but I had a few issues with this to make several at one go, so went onto this beautiful frame -
Laticce Motifs and the Patchwork M-bossibilities
folder.  We distressed the texture, the edge of the frame and the Hearts with Distress inks and added a matching ribbon and some flowers.
I finished the card with a stamp when I
got home.

As before I will create a worksheet for
this card.

This was our last card made today, a simple enough card but so effective and can be used for so many different occassions.

A basic square card base with ribbon added across the top and then a second piece looped over the top ribbon to hang down under your Labels tag topper.

The Spellbinder that I have used is Labels 10 and I used the middle 2 sizes.

You create 4 sets of 2 for each roll of paper plus one for the centre, these are stuck down onto the Labels Tag and then a strip band applied with Brads.

I completed my card at home with the name of one of my Grand daughters, a Swimmer stamp and the word Contratulations. 

This card can be used for a Graduation, Christmas themed, Oriental Scrolls - there are many possibilities.

I hope these cards have given you some inspiration to try something new.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Create and Craft Weekend Hayling Island

Wow, I have just got back from a fantastic crafting weekend at Hayling Island near Portsmouth, this was one of the Create and Craft crafting weekends planned for 2012, the other being a cruise in May.

I was one of the Workshop presenters representing Card Creations Plus, 8 out of the 10 presenters held 6 workshops for 30 crafters which lasted 1 and a half hours each two further presenters had workshops for 60.

As we have 2 stunning current CDs it was decided that the cards to be made would be from one or other of these CDs.  I chose a Cameo style Easel card that could be done either straight or twisted, and the design we used was from the Dennis Lewan's Four Seasons CD and was entitled Treasured Times.  The two cards below were made during one of the workshops by two lovely ladies.  I hope they will get in touch with me and let me have their names as I forgot to get them before they left.

The further two are from the Touch of Magic CD by Linda Ravenscroft and were made in the styles of Gatefold Easel Verse topper and Box Gatefold Easel Pyramage.

The designs varied but these two cards show what they would look like when made.

Not only was it a pleasure to meet so many craft members, it was also lovely to see so many gentlemen taking part in the workshops.

Well done to everyone who took part in my workshops you made some fantastic cards.

I hope that everyone who was at Hayling Island enjoyed the weekend as much as I did.