Sunday, 19 July 2015

July Catch-up

Hi Craft Friends

I've been AWOL for ages, as I've been working!! But it's finally done and I'm free, so it's a pity that just as I can contemplate loafing with a glass of wine on my new(ish) patio, it pours down. Still, it's given me time to catch up here.
The Card Club is going well, 2 groups a week, and they're a lot of fun.

I went to the Doncaster Summer Crafting show with two of my lovely friends from the Tuesday club, and met most of the rest  when we got there. We had a great time and spotted a few bargains!
Still no Christmas papers, and everyone wants to get on with Christmas cards.

So here is some of what we've been making

This used a free embossing folder (from Simply Cards and Papercraft, I think) and it set off a hunt for back copies of the mag. I should be on commission!

Next up was this

A lot of die cutting, but I got to use my new Sue Wilson corner die

Then by way of a change we did stamping and colouring. We heat embossed the flowers with white as a resist

Then it was time to tackle Christmas with no Christmas papers

OK, so orange may not be everybody's first thought when it comes to Christmas (you know who you are!), but hey ho.
A similar concept to the lovely Clarity stamp, but here the letters are die cuts and the O is an aperture. It features my favourite Christmas stamp of all time (probably my favourite stamp ever). We covered Santa with glitter using DS tape, which triggered a run on Ticker T Boo (bargain basement shop to non-locals) for the wide tape.

I'll be back soon with more of what we've been doing, but in the mean time
happy crafting


  1. Welcome back, Jan. Sorry to hear about the rain where you are - no sign of it here, thank goodness - happy to drink a glass on your behalf whilst sat out in the garden .... if you'd like!

    Lovely selection of cards, hard to pick a fave.


  2. OMG so many beautiful cards, I adore the NOEL one ( not going to comment on the colour ! - ooooops I think I just did he he) The freebie was a fab find and I would have been one of the hoards had I seen it earlier, really enjoying catching up with your crafting Jan, glad to hear your crafty club is going well too ( although I wasn't in any doubt it would ) xxx