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Sunday, November 30, 2008

As promised

a quick look at my original jewellery piece before I go out.

Hope you enjoyed yourselves yesterday as much as I did.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Jewellery Class was great fun

and everyone enjoyed the wonders of the melting pot. Here are just some of the many charms which were made in class for bracelets, necklaces and brooches.

It's too dark now to photograph my bracelet but I will put it on the blog tomorrow. We look forward to seeing loads more of your jewellery pieces (and don't forget to make extra for karen!!!)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Using Die Cuts

Love them or hate them Die Cuts can make a great impact on any project. Jeannie proved this when she made a mini book for the crop last weekend. The book is one of the new chippie books which we now have in store and are a really good price.

The books come with 4 chipboard pages and 4 acrylic pages. Dn't forget the christmas die cuts are now in store including snow flakes, christmas trees and mistletoe boughs, and are suitable for card making, mini books and scrapbook pages. Thank you Jeannie for your hard work.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Karens Christmas Book Pt2

here is the remainder of Karens book with instructions to help you out. So over to karen:

I have placed stripes of white card and mounted my photos onto it.Then using the crafters workshop template and a black paint pen I have drawn swirls and then added punched holly leaves with red stickles in the centre.

I have also added photos to the back.

The join of the patterned papers is covered with a border sticker.At the top of the page I have used drawn dots to decorate the paper and a border of rubons. The title frame is from the sticker sheet mounted onto white card and then decorated with glossy accents.The heart is a stamp on red patterned paper with a punched snowflake.

We hope that you enjoy your finished books as much as we enjoyed making them.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Jeannie

It's our Jeannies birthday today. We haven't forgotten you even though we are so late in posting this.

Hope you had a fantastic day Jeannie.


Lots of love

Julie, Karen, Terry and Mum xxxx

Karens Christmas Book Pt 1

Karen made her book for a christmas past using photos that were taken by all of us over Christmas and Boxing Day.

Here's what Karen did to make her book in her own words:

The Holly leaves are from your rubons on white card and curled for a more realistic effect.I punched two holes in the large scalloped circle and added burgundy ribbon.The border and wording are from your sticker sheets.

I added a selection of Christmas coloured Tuelle to the rings.

The measurements for the squares are 1 x( 3"x3") and 3 x( 2"x 2"). I have stamped around the edge of the the page using an Olive green stazon and the pine cone stamp.

All the patterned paper is matted with black cardstock and then decorated with a white pen.The paper is also decorated with glamour dust.

For the details of this little pocket please come into the shop and I will be happy to help.

I have used a crafters workshop template to decorate this page and then added random punched holly leaves with the centres glittered with stickles.The journaling is on a stamped journaling box.

More from Karen tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Julies Christmas Book Part 2

This is the reverse of the bauble page shown yesterday. I have kept the decoration to a minimum by just adding punched holly around the edge as I intend to add journalling after christmas.

This page was separated with a sticker border ans is the plainest of the pages but left deliberately for photos or journalling after christmas.

As you can see there are 3 photo inserts before the leaf page. All of the leaves on the page have been individually glittered using a Quickie Glue Pen and Glamour dust.

This is the plainest of the pages with just a sticky borber across the middle. Photos and journalling will be added after christmas.

Again 2 pictures have been added to the book and then the page behind was embellished using the 2 holly leaves on the sticker sheet as a pattern. Note the circle on the side of the book.

The circle is a mechanism for producing the pop up bear. Those of you who chose to add this to their book were shown how in class but if you need to see it again please ask Julie in the shop.

The owl is by Hero Arts and was provided in the kit. The cage is made from the window template also in your kit. I removed the windows and then cut small strips of paper and glued then to the window. Once dry I coloured with gold paint dabber and then put on a thick coat of Glossy Accents on the cage giving it depth. The owl was coloured in using ultra fine glitter and was attached to the cage by his feet. The cage is attached to the page only by one gold brad to give movement.

Two more photos were added here. Of course this book has photos of each of the family members who will be there at christmas. By building your book this way, you can add as many photos and extra pages as you want.

The final page is decorated only with red glitter on the berries and is being saved for a family picture.

And lastly the back page (Work in progress). Hope you like it. Watch out for Karens book part one tomorrow.