Sunday, 24 November 2013

Birthday How Many Candles?

This month in Clarity South West we will be using the Gelli Plate these are just two of the samples I have made over the weekend.  Many of you will know it was my Birthday last Friday. Thank you all for your good wishes and cards friends and family are what its all about really......Friday morning I was whisked off for Coffee buy a good friend of mine Ali Walker we used to work together in Rory's school, before I left to work in one of the cafe's we used to have.....we went to have a posh coffee in Dingles and met up with a few friends there it was quiet the reunion of Mill Ford past and present! here is a photo of a few of my cards.

I had a lovely selection of cards One in particular stood out from my Darling Husband

It says on it.....To My Darling Wife A Christmas Wish! .......Good Job I love him. (Well someone has too) He has bought me  a stamp maker...maybe he thinks I wont spend so much on stamps If I can make them myself....I don't have the heart to disillusion him! Photos of that maybe tomorrow as I have Rory home and whenever I look at it he wants to help I need to play first to see if it's safe for him to help I don't want any accidents.

Well I hope you enjoyed this blog Crafty Hugs X

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sweet Lilac DT Tag With ClarityStamps

Playing with some of my stash from the NEC I split this pack of tags with some friends and could'nt wait to play the stamps are of course Claritystamps and I like the flowers, from Sweet Lilac Flowers with this tag and the distress look round the edge just seemed right I think the trick to this is know when to walk away

Monday, 11 November 2013

Clarity stampette's on tour. The NEC !

Hi Everyone sorry I have been quiet I have been away ....travelled to the NEC last Wednesday ....and came home Saturday.
Oh what a great time we had, we did workshops and learned new techniques. I have come home brimming with ideas and inkpads....rather a lot of inkpads! and some MDF tag's to alter and stamp for Clarity South West are a few of the photos.

The Highlight for me however was not the NEC or the shopping or meeting all the lovely People  though that of course played a part....No the highlight was a rather special Little Boy, Massimo Who is Theresa Pace's son he sends homework into Barbara and loves the Gelli Plate. Well Theresa was a star and looked after Yvonne, Jo, Sam and I really well so Saturday She took Massimo to meet Barbara.

He was one delighted little boy.

We came away Saturday having reaffirmed friendships. Made a few new ones and a lot of fun memories and Walking around the show with the girls I was thankful. Thankful to be part of such a great crafting community. And Proud to be associated with "A Banging little stamp firm" called Claritystamps.
Long may they go from strength to strength. 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Lesson 21 trees Homework

Don't you just love this useful either with or without the tree mantles I like trees and landscapes a quick and easy card. add bold colours for the warmer months and more muted for Autumn and Winter
Hope you like these....
   A few of you have been asking About Clarity workshops well in Clarity South West we have been busy making star cards this month. there is a tutorial on here for those of you who would like to do one, scroll back to Sept 2012 and you will I hope find the instruction's easy to follow.
Our next meeting for those who may like to come and see what we do will be on 28th Nov and we will be Gelli plating giving you all a chance to see what the fuss is about. You will love it I'm sure.

Friday, 1 November 2013

This is a Christmas card using the dove stencil just brushed over on the corners in Stonewashed Adirondack using  the soft Clarity brushes on the corners of a rectangular card then took a piece of 4 inch x 8 inch piece of linen card and using a torn piece of copy paper put in sand dunes using Butterscotch Adirondack then a swipe of red pepper for the evening sky and to finish Stonewashed and Eggplant to darken the top and the corners....Stamp the three wise men in Archival Black Ink and Peace which is from the Christmas Bauble Set.  Then I used cosmic shimmer glue,  I "Inked" the Star with the glue and added Glitter flakes Pirate Treasure mat on a black piece of card and glue to card there finished .......