Friday, 21 July 2017

Mold photos - part 1

Good afternoon ladies

This afternoon I have the photos from the Mold club meeting last night & they are of their Show & Tell. The theme was a card from a sketch using only the colours red, yellow & orange.

Hmm - I know - there were a few comments, but even so ......................

This is the sketch
& here are the cards

You see - the colours do work!
Lovely card Sheelagh  & the embossed areas really make the colours pop.

Two offerings from Maureen - one in more muted shades & good bold colours
for the other one.

Absolutely stunning Janet - for someone who didn't like the colours
that is a great card.

Everyone at the meeting agreed.

Lynn I am wondering if I photographed your card upside down - but then the tags are the right way up so perhaps not.
Lynn has used Distress Oxide Inks - I love the backgrounds that can be produced.

We were only a small group last night - so great effort ladies.

Now in the post on Wednesday I said there would only be one set of photos as I couldn't show the project until Mld II had done it.  Wrong!!  It wasn't that project last night - so tomorrow I will be able to show you the project photos.

Time for another weekend - have a great one.

He is here ..............................

Who is????

Bob & I are thrilled, & proud,  to let you know that our grandson arrived at 12:18 this morning

Gwion George Jones

Mother & Baby doing well & Dad too

Can't wait to see him

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

just chatting

Hi everyone
Just popping in for a quick chat so that you don't think I have forgotten you all.

I have been busy the last couple of days making family anniversary cards & birthday cards, & sometimes I get lost in what I am doing & the day just disappears.  So, yesterday I didn't leave myself time to blog.

Tomorrow is the July meeting of Mold club & so on Friday I will have some photos of their work to show you - but only the Show & Tell, as the project won't be shown until after next Tuesday when Mold II have done the project as well.

This afternoon I created the elements for another double slider card as a step by step example for Mold club  - this means I will probably have to do the same when I show it to the other clubs.

I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather & fingers crossed we don't get the storms tonight that the weather man said might come our way.  Those poor people in Cornwall who suffered again with flooding - our hearts go out to them.

More tomorrow - 'bye.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Mold II photos - part 2

Good morning ladies

This morning I have the second set of photos from the Mold II June meeting.  As well as showing the ladies those lovely tins with a card that evening, Rita also showed the new Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks.  Rita too provided a little elephant template for everyone to have a try with the inks;

This one is from Carolyn. The black outline/layer to the ear is really effective.

This is Annette's elephant & what a beautiful bow she is wearing.

Dot's elephant has a lovely spotty bow at the end of her tail.

Helen's elephant seems to be smelling the flowers

Elma's elephant also has a pretty bow.
I had to enlarge this photo in order to see what was dotted 
around the card .................. it's tiny elephants!

Another dainty bow decorates Chris's elephant

and a photo of them all together.

Thank you for showing the inks Rita & it looks like you brought in some great eyes for the elephants as well.

Oxide Distress Inks are water-reactive dye & pigment ink fusions.  When sprayed with water it gives an oxidised effect.

I love the finish & feel I must have some ................. but you know what I said the other day about buying new versions of things I already have plenty of!!  

I must not buy anymore inks
I must not buy anymore inks
I must not buy anymore inks
I must not.......................... oh dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, 16 July 2017

mold II photos - part 1

Good evening everyone

I have received from Carolyn some photos of the Mold II June club night.  The first set to show you is the project for the evening shown by Rita - a card in a tin.  Rita also emailed & said that some of the cards for the tins weren't finished & she hoped they would be brought in to the July meeting.

Here are the photos we have so far;

This is the front of Annette's tin - a nice flower shape - the card inside will be interesting
I look forward to seeing it.

Another flower shaped tin this time from Chris.  What a pretty image on it.  
I look forward to seeing the card for this one too.

A square in from Sue.  I love that paper - I wonder if it continues on the card as well.
I will have to wait & see - so will you.

A round tin from Dot with a really delicate floral flourish design.

A square tin from Carolyn & the card inside.
Now I know they contain concertina cards!

The last one for now
 & it is the sample card that Rita took to the meeting.

They look amazing ladies & thank you to Rita for bringing that project for the evening.

Rita also showed the ladies the new Tim Holtz Oxide Inks - I will blog those photos tomorrow.

'Bye for now.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Another recent card

Good evening everyone

Tonight I have another one of my recent cards to show you - in fact I think I will show you 2;

This card was for my brother's girlfriend & is from some of my leftover Hunkydory win.
I am down to odds & ends of that pack now that I won last year some time - or was it 2015!

This card - also from a Hunkydory pack which was free on a magazine fairly recently, & this one I made for one of my nieces

I had a really good session yesterday trying out some different fold cards that I had found out about some months ago - so they will pop up in your meetings some time.

I hope you have something really nice planned for the weekend.  Tomorrow (Saturday) in the evening we are off to Llandudno to  Venue Cymru to see "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night".  we have both read the book & are curious ourselves as to how it will be interpreted for the stage.  Our grand-daughter is coming with us as well so a nice family outing.

Have a great weekend.  'Bye for now.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

A recent card

Good afternoon everyone - I hope you are enjoying his lovely sunshine.

Looking through the photos on my laptop of cards I have made (I like to keep a record!) - I didn't realise how many there were still to show you.  I expect it has been due to the fact that you the club members have kept me busy with photos of projects & showcases etc.

So, today I have another card for you & it is one of several I made using up kits that I had & mainly Hunkdory kits.  Then today one of the magazines I bought has some Hunkydory card & toppers as a free gift - so I will be busy putting those together too very soon.

I loved these bird topper - they are so sweet.
Not sure how I managed to partly cover the head of the lower one.
I am sure on a test layout that didn't happen.

Looking amongst my stash I found some old peel-off stickers - I don't use them all that often - but these vertical ones were just right for this card.

Tomorrow I have a workshop down at Daleside with the 4 ladies who attend regularly for rubber stamping sessions.

When I have published this post I am going to update he information on the "Events" page for the October workshop with Elizabeth Robinson  It will probably take me about half an hour to do

'Bye for now.

Birthday greetings

Birthday Greetings

Today is 13 July & a Mold club member

has a birthday

Happy Birthday Rachel
Have a lovely day

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

my birthday cards - part 3

Good afternoon & what a lovely sunny afternoon it is too.

This afternoon I have the last set of photos of my birthday cards to show you;

this card is from my friend Caroline who uses her photos of flowers in her garden
& digitally works on them to produce cards, background papers & pictures.

One again thank you very much - they were all beautiful & there were so many different styles & techniques.  I really do feel very honoured in receiving them.

That's me for today.  'Bye.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

club pages updates


I have now updated all the club pages.  Some of the information is a little sparse - like materials required, or - to be advised.  These will be updated as I decide on show & tell ideas & also once I have a materials list for a project from members showing the project & indeed my own demos.

Photos will appear on the club project photos page as I receive them from members who are demonstrating & when I have made my samples. They will probably appear on the blog the month before they are being shown at meetings.

So! as you will see the remainder of the year has been decided.  I am mainly able to do this due to the help I am receiving from Joanna & Janet of Mold club along with Carolyn & Rita of Mold II club.

As each year comes & goes it can become difficult to think up things for the meetings - so all the help I get from you the members is very gratefully received. Also I have made a pledge to myself not to buy too many new items - for example pens & inks. Craft manufacturers are constantly bringing out newer & supposedly better items. Personally I have enough different pens & inks & they don't all get used all the time - so I really am not getting caught up in the hype & buying more.

I mention this because if you do buy these new products - then why not agree to take one of the monthly meetings & share the new knowledge with the other members.  That is what Rita of Mold II did in June when along with her project for the evening she also showed the ladies the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. They sound wonderful.

With regard to projects - like different shaped cards, or non greeting card projects - if you really don't think you could stand in front of the group and show them - then - tell me about your find & I will investigate & sort out a demo.

Put your thinking caps on & see if you can help please for 2018!

'Bye for now.

Club page updates

Hi everyone

I am just in the process of updating the club pages with details of Show & Tell and Projects for the remainder of the year.  The information is not complete - as I am still deciding on the Show & Tell items, I also need information from the various ladies who are taking the evenings about materials required for their projects.  So remember to pop back every so often - but of course you will still get your programme sheets at the meetings.

I have just finished the page for Mold & am about to update Mold II & CSNW pages.


my birthday cards - part 2

Good morning everyone.

It's a little grey & damp this morning isn't it - but hopefully the sun will come out later.

This morning I have another set of photos of the lovely birthday cards I received;

Another batch tomorrow & that will be all of them.
Have a nice day.
'Bye for now.

Birthday greetings

Birthday Greetings

Today is 11 July & a CSNW club member

has a birthday

Happy birthday Elvena
Have a great day

Sunday, 9 July 2017

My birthday cards - part 1

Good afternoon everyone I hope you are having a great weekend.

Today I have photos of some of the birthday cards I received this year.  As usual for this post I will not make any comments - they were all stunning, different & very much appreciated - thank you.

As I have quite a few I will spread it over 3 posts;

Some more tomorrow - 'bye for now.