Saturday, 31 May 2014

June's 'Etcetera' workshop samples!

The Baby We've Grown stamp set has really grown on me as I have been making these samples! I've put the Grid stamp to good use too and of course that Hardwood stamp had to make an appearance again.  I really don't think I will ever get tired of it (sorry).

There's something for the children in your lives too this month. The blast off stamps are such fun and I am sure that you will come up with some fabulous designs of your own using this set. There are so many elements to use in the one set of stamps.

I have to confess to finding this rosette technique on someone else's SU blog. It's a breeze to make when you punch out the shapes with the banner punch! You can see my inspiration here:

I really enjoyed working with the Summer Silhouette and the Happy Watercolour Stamps too. 

I almost overlooked the honeycomb framelit which you can see in the next card.  I am so glad I finally spotted it. I can see this coming in very handy!

So that's it for now. I'll see you on Sunday if you are coming along and if not, I hope to see you at a workshop soon. xx

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Is it that time already? April Workshop Samples for you!

I hope you are looking forward to next week's workshop!
If you are coming along, you will know that we are using the 'By the Tide' stamps set along with the 'Natural Composition' Papers. I almost overlooked this stamp set completely when I was browsing through the catalogue, but it struck me that I could make some cards which would be suitable for the men in our lives! I had a few requests last time for cards for men. I hope you like them.

  The 'Hardwood' stamp has become a firm favourite in my tool kit. Wow this stamp really packs a realistic punch! I absolutely love it. I know if you have chosen it you will not be disappointed. You can see it in the background on the cards below.

 I loved the  'Flower Shop' stamp set that we used last time. So much so that I teamed it up this time with the new 'Petite Petals' stamps and co-ordinating punch. You know me, I can not resist making 'pretties' !! The negative style die cut in the card above is from the new framelits set 'On Film'

The 'Fresh Prints' paper stack from the Spring Summer catalogue brings together the lovely colours of coastal cabana, crumb cake and real red. I know you are going to like these papers, they have a real modernity about them.

 The 'Simply Stars' stamp set makes an appearance in the card below, as do last month's 'Gorgeous Grunge' stamps. I can't seem to leave those stamps alone, they really are super. Don't forget to bring them along with you to workshop if you have them.

As always there are many more samples to see and make at the workshop. See you next week and thanks for looking! 

Linds xx

Sunday, 19 January 2014

February 2014 Workshop - sample time...

 February 2014 Workshop

Hello everyone.

 It's time for a workshop so it must be time for a blogpost too! This time we will be working with the Gorgeous Grunge and Flower Shop stamp sets. The patterned papers for February are Modern Medley and Soho Subway.
The flower shop stamp set is great to work with and I love the co-ordinating punch. Here are some Flower Shop samples:

The next samples show how I have used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to create an effective background. These stamps are great for scrapbooking too.

We have a project in our kit this month's a little sneak :)

If you still have your Apothecary Art stamps, please bring these along as you might want to use them. I've used my hexagon punch quite a bit so if you have one, bring that too. I just love the black and vanilla combination in the Modern Medley Paper. Hope you do too!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday, I hope you enjoyed your little taster ! See you soon,

Linds x