Friday 28 March 2014

Simples . . .

A very simple tag.
All stamped in archival and then coloured with a waterbrush and distress ink.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Cardmaking Weekend

We have our next cardmaking weekend on April 5th & 6th and we have 3 spaces available.

For only £100 you can join us for 2 days of rubber stamping.  Includes refreshments and hot lunches.   We have a new Premier Inn very close by as well as a Holiday Inn Express.

If you would like more details or to book please visit our website or call us on 01234 855833.

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Colouring after bleaching

I created these with the same technique as yesterday just slightly different stamps and inkpads.
The big difference being that I coloured over the bleach areas with distress ink once the bleach had dried.  
You can speed up the drying process by heating but do not heat before bleaching as this lessens the impact of the bleach.

Monday 24 March 2014

Distressed in Orange & Pink

Using a selection of our new Grunge stamps and a little bit of JudiKins I created these cards.
I coloured the cards with Distress Spiced Marmelade and Picked Raspberry first and then stamped using the same colours.
The main image is stamped in black Archival and then coloured with bleach.

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Embossing Pens

Do you remember embossing pens?
The tag on the left is coloured with a waterbrush and distress ink except for the butterfly which I coloured with Victorian Wet Look Embossing Pens and then Hologram embossing powder.

For the tag on the right I coloured the whole tag with distress inks (wild honey and dried marigold), stamped the Floral Panel in black archival and then used my waterbrush filled with bleach (the thin cheap variety) to paint the butterfly and pansies.  The bleach takes away the distress colours.

Monday 17 March 2014

Lesley's Flower Doodles

These are Lesley Doodle Flowers No.1.
Stamped in black and then coloured with pens.
The background layer is stamped with Twiddly Bits.

All designed and created by Lesley Crawford.

Saturday 15 March 2014

Small Happy Flowers

Another of Lesley's creations using her Happy Flowers and Twiddly Bits.
Also with a Millenium pen border of dashes.
All layered onto some Bazzill swiss dots card.

Friday 14 March 2014

Happy Flowers

Lesley made this card using her Happy Flowers stamps and 
the wiggly border from Twiddly Bits.
Best Wishes is from our Greetings Unmounted stamp set.

Thursday 13 March 2014

Grunge Flowers

Vicky made this card this morning using our Grunge Flower 1 and Grunge Flower 3 and some distress inkpads.
The background flowers are masked and watercoloured.
The Main flower is embossed in black and then coloured with the same distress inks.

Monday 10 March 2014

The Great Northern PaperCrafts Extravaganza

This is where we will be this weekend - in Harrogate.
If you would like to send us your wish list of our new stamps we could reserve these for you to collect at the show.
I am doing my best to make sure we have plenty of stock of all our new designs, more rubber arriving tomorrow.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.


Friday 7 March 2014

March Project Club

This is the card we have been making in Project Club this week and will also be making on Wednesday 12th March at 7pm.  If you would like to join us please call 01234 855833.
The Flower head is our Grunge Flower No.4.
The stem is from Vicky's Borders
The Leaves are from Lesley's Happy Flowers
The background stamps are from Grunge No.3

Based on an original card by Lesley.

Thursday 6 March 2014

Table Top Sale

In store on Saturday 22nd March 10am-4pm is our Table Top Sale.

5 Customers have pre-booked tables to sell off their unwanted stamps, dies, punches, machines, papers plus lots more.

Don't miss out on these massive bargains.

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Wacky Wednesday - 5th March

40% off all wood mounted stamps today only (more offers in store).

Enter WOOD in notes box at checkout and we will manually deduct before despatch (discount will not show on screen).

Came the Spring

The Grunge Background is embossed in white onto vellum.  The flowers and leaves are also embossed in white onto vellum, cut out and layered on top.  They have been coloured with Distress Markers with some added Wink of Stella in clear for sparkle.
Artwork by Lesley Crawford.

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Blue Sky

A lovely bright blue card using images from stamp sets Grunge 2, Grunge 3 and Doodle Flowers 2.
The small solid bird is from the Spring Branch set.
Artwork by Lesley Crawford.

Monday 3 March 2014

3 Grunge Birds

I have many great cards I can't show you because we are using them on our cardmaking weekends but this is one of Lesley's cards that I can share with you.
Using the solid bird from the Feathered Nest set, they have been kissed stamped with some grunge.
The background is one of our newish stamps Grunge Background along with some other elements.