Friday, 22 September 2017

Mold photos - part 1

Good morning ladies

Well! what a little group we were last night at the Mold club meeting- only 6 people plus me.  There were lots of coughs & colds around stopping several ladies from attending.

This first set of photos are of the Show & Tell project - where the theme was - a card with a moving part;

From Sheelagh there were 2 lovely Waterfall cards.
Sheelagh made 2 cards because the first one she made (the one on the left) wasn't stamped.
Great to see an old favourite style of card again. 

There are 2 photos for Maureen's card because she too went back to an old favourite.......

........ the magic slider card.
I have left the card in the second photo slightly open so that you can see the before & after of the magic.

Mair has made a beautiful floating butterflies card with a very clean, classic style
The butterfly shape has been die-cut from the card base & then the floating images added by hanging them from thread.

I think Lynn's card left us all a bit open-mouthed.
Why! - because the cogs actually link & move so that one turns the others.
Brilliant idea Lynn.
I could have done with inspiration like that for my brothers birthday card.

Well done ladies - great cards

That is today's post. 
Back tomorrow with the project for the evening.
'Bye for now.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Another recent card

Good afternoon everyone -

This afternoon I have a photo of another recently made card;

It uses one of the papers I made a few weeks ago as the background & layered onto lilac paper.

The stylised flower was stamped in Versamark & embossed with white EP.  A little colour added to the leaves & petals & some bling to brighten it up.  The flower is from Indigo Blu which I used during a workshop about 18 months ago & was then able to buy it.  I then stamped the 3 sentiments to complete it.  These were one stamp which I cut apart to use individually.

It is club night for the Mold club tonight - so I should have photos for you tomorrow.

That's me for today.  'Bye

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Another recent card

Good mooring everyone.

The card I am showing you today is an Anniversary card.  It is for Sue & Bill (Crafty Sue's!) who are celebrating their Ruby wedding.

Some of you may remember that when we were meeting at the Daniel Owen centre I managed to get Bill to come to the meeting just after we had started, & without Sue's knowledge, so that we could present them with a card & a cake.  That was for their Silver Anniversary - who would believe that was 15 years ago - where has time gone!!!

Here is the card;

On a workshop a while back, with Ali Reeve of "Stamps Away" (aka - Clever Cuts) - one of the techniques she showed us was using the Distress Inks on the stamp & then spritzing them for a watercolour effect. Also using second generation stamping as well.  That is how I got this watery, misty effect.  The 2 wine glasses were die-cut from a piece of acetate & coloured paper placed behind to simulate wine.

That was fun cutting the acetate - as it did 2 things - it cracked the acetate near to the cut & also it didn't cut all the way through. So I had to finish them by cutting with scissors.  Fortunately they are a simple design.  I think possibly the softer acetate is best for die-cutting.  I will have to experiment.

So there you are another card from me.  Tomorrow evening is the Mold club meeting so on Friday I should have photos for you from that.

'Bye for now.

Birthday Greetings

Birthday Greetings

Today is 20 September
& a Mold club member has a birthday

Happy Birthday Lynn
Have a great day

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

a recent card .....

.....  & it is so recent I made it this afternoon.

Hello everyone.

The card I have to show to you this afternoon is the one I have just made for my brothers birthday.  It is always so difficult to know what design to do.  He has in the past raced motorbikes - but some time ago when we were chatting he totally out of the blue said that he didn't see the point of being sent cards with motorbikes on because he got his pleasure from riding them.  Oh well - there goes one idea.  Recently I found a rather good motorbike die - so I will save that for my nephews card as he is the racer now.

Anyway after that little bit of "background" - here is the card;

I created a top fold square card with a copper mirri layer.  I have this great die from Tim Holtz of this corner die of cogs (it also comes with lots of individual cogs as well.  I die-cut them from black card & glued to the mirri card.  Then I die-cut the Happy Birthday from copper mrri & also black card.  This is the first time I have ever put 2 die-cuts together to give a drop shadow. I found it a bit tricky, as I didn't easily apply the glue - I think another time I will use that Stick It! paper.

Despite that slight problem I am rather pleased with the card.   By the way I have noticed that the greeting is slightly on the slant - but it looks OK I think.  Perhaps helped by the diagonal lines created by the 2 corner pieces.

That is my news for today - another recent card tomorrow.
'Bye for now.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Member showcase

Good afternoon everyone.

This afternoon I have a member showcase for you & once again it is Rita of Mold II club.  Rita has had one of her cards & a letter published in  the latest issue of "Simply Cards & Papercraft (Issue 167).

That's really pretty Rita.
I haven't tried that magazine free gift yet - but seeing how well it comes out I think I might give it a try very soon.

That is me for today.

Well one again Rita.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas cards

Good afternoon everyone & what a nice afternoon it has turned out to be - so blue skies & sunshine not that awful rain.

This afternoon I just have a photo of 2 little cards I have made mainly for a Christmas card workshop I am doing in 2 weeks time.  They are also the project for CSNW's October meeting.

It's called a twisted gate-fold card


This photo shows them stood upright

& this one shows them laying down & held by the closure.

They are a quick & simple card which I thought would be an idea to start the workshop with, as I won't have any idea of the expertise of those ladies attending.  I can then judge it from there & bring in different style of cards accordingly.

I hope your weekend is going well.  We have just had a very nice couple of hours with a visit from Gareth, Elayne & Gwion, & I got to have a really long cuddle time with him.  Lovely!  Oh  I did let Granddad have a cuddle too.  That is - with Gwion  😉

'Bye for now.