Sunday, 25 August 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge # 6 ~ Anything Goes

The theme for the Lavinia Stamps Challenge this month is 'Anything Goes'.  Having recently purchased a new Sizzix Accordion Flip 3-D Album die, I decided to use it to make a 60th birthday card for a friend. I used the lovely Lavinia Stamps for the image and a Sizzix photo corner die to finish off the card.
View all the other lovely Lavinia Stamps Challenge entries here.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tepee Advent Calendar

Another project made at the Oyster Stamps crafty retreat, this time Martine was running the workshop. Final touches were completed at home.  I used the Memory Box die in my goody bag to make the star.  The flourish at the bottom I made with my new Memory Box die, 'Tree of Wonder', that sort of fell into my basket at the retreat when I was shopping!  I cut off one of the branches to make the flourish.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Oyster Stamps Crafty Retreat

My friend Ruth and I returned from the Oyster Stamps Crafty Retreat in Daventry yesterday, after two fun-packed days of crafting.  There were lots of new techniques to learn and new products to use..... and the temptation of the Oyster Stamps well-stocked shop in the crafting room.  SO pleased we travelled be car.....I don't think we could have carried everything on the returned journey if we'd travelled by train!!!  Here is my first ever attempt at decorating a canvas, made in a workshop run by Neet. to work out how to get the purple stains out from under my nails!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Cheers! and Thank You!

A male birthday card is needed for tomorrow.  The stamped image was coloured with Promarkers and then covered with Glossy Accents to make it look like glass.
A 'thank you' card for a friend for hosting a lovely Afternoon Tea yesterday in her beautiful garden.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Anniversary cards

I've decided I can't put it off any longer.....time to blitz my craft room!  It's been like Christmas, discovering things tucked away that I've forgotten all about and realising I've probably got enough ribbon to last a lifetime!  I found time to make just a couple of anniversary cards this week.

Now back to sorting out all my stash!