Sunday, 26 May 2013

BITS AND BOBS...

We are now busily putting things together for our visit to The Craft Barn next weekend.  We will have some new stamps to release for the Extravaganza, and if you haven't visited The Craft Barn as yet, or haven't been to the Extravaganza - you are missing out on a fabulous shop, and a really creative couple of days.  The Craft Barn is now established in its new premises and the photos of the shop look great - can't wait to see it in reality!  Its pretty much at the other end of the country to us, but we love it there in the leafy lanes of Surrey, and the shop is packed full of a myriad of crafting goodies - ooooo I just love crafting goodies.  Do come and join in the fun on the 1st and 2nd of June.

I have been busily playing with Distress Inks, a crafting sheet and a water spray.  Inspired by Helen's recent make with our new Summer Meadow stamp I am loving the effects I am getting with our satin finish stamping card and the inks after patting them on a crafting sheet adding a little water from a spray and picking up the inks with the card.  As I dry off the card with a heat gun I am adding a little more water from the spray, and this gives lovely coloured mottled effects.  The resulting card is great to stamp onto directly, or also great for cutting out using our new dies.  These are a few of the cards I have been making....



This one features CI-210, Pretty Poppy stamp, and the Lacewing Butterfly Die.  I have also added a small 'postcard' stamp to the edge from CI-307, and a few little flowers to finish.




There's quite an assortment of goodies on this card.  I've used stamp CI-333 on this plus a couple of our masks in the background.  All topped with two die cuts from Victoria Corner and Sweet Flying Bird.  Nice and pink - just how I like it!



This tea-party card is nice and simple using the image from CI-269 and the bunting from CI-370.

I have another couple of very simple one-layer cards to show you that I made recently ...



Both of these use our Floral Frame Mask, Distress Inks applied with a stencilling brush, plus a part of CI-247 in the top centre, and a part of CI-302 in the bottom centre panel.

We do hope you will pop along to the Extravaganza where you will see our makes 'in the flesh' so to speak.  You will also get to meet the lovely Helen Chilton, and the lovely Giovanna Zara - both members of our creative Team.  Gio is travelling from Italy to demonstrate for the first time at The Craft Barn, and I'm going to close tonight with a couple of very pretty makes by Gio, which kind of fit in nicely with the colours I've used above...



The stamps used here are CI-267 and the tea party stamp again CI-269.

Hoping to see you next weekend?!

Jean x

14 comments:

butterfly said...

Delicious colours in these inspirational pieces... thanks for sharing them all. Will definitely be Extravaganza-ing... looking forward to it!
Alison x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous beautiful inspiring as always that Poppy is my favourite stamp must get it out again. Have a great time at the Craft Barn one of the few things I miss from down south! give them my love XOXO Zoe

Netty said...

oooh I wish I could be there at the Craft Barn as it all sounds fab. Loving the great makes. x

Scrapmate said...

Oh I'm looking forward to seeing your new stamp launches at the Craft Barn next weekend. Also can't wait to see Gio demo for real. Have a safe journey down south.

Glennis said...

Oh yes! I am definitely looking forward to next weekend We arrive on Friday after 2 very long flights from New Zealand.

Yvonne Garner said...

Gorgeous projects. Looking onward to seeing your new stamp release!

barbara macaskill said...

So many beautiful cards! LOVE LOVE LOVE the one with the butterflies! GORGEOUS! TFS!

Monica said...

Gorgeous stamps . Anyone carry them in US>

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous makes! Hope to see you next Sunday. Safe journey,

Lucy x

coco said...

Wonderful makes !! I'm so sorry to not come at Craft Barn... I really wish I could one day ! Coco x

ionabunny said...

Have fun at the extravaganza. Great cards. Very pink. Like the way you layered the butterfly with the slight offset. Must give that a go.....

Sid said...

Lovely creative projects and have a great time at the Craft Barn !!

Craftyfield said...

Great projects ! Can't wait to see everyone at the Craft Barn !

Brenda Brown said...

Looking forward to seeing you and Malcolm on Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x