Thursday 26 May 2011

Hi from me!

Sorry I've been a bit quiet of late, things have been a bit hectic! There has been the launch of the new Woodware blog which has been very exciting. My friend Jane has just become a Grandmother for the first time so baby cards have been to the fore & I just had to make a "Congratualtions Grandma" card too!I Forgot to photo it before posting it-oops sorry! Can't share that one with you. I'm soon off to foreign parts, can't wait! Although when that volcano started acting up again I did get a bit worried but all seems well now- touch wood! Keep watching the Woodware blog, bye for now!!

Wedding Day

Shopping List
FRCL117Getting Married
Scalloped circle,circle, butterfly,fern & heart punches
Woodware Crafty Edger
Woodware paper flowers
White polka dot ribbon
Tombow pens
Self adhesive pearls
All available from Woodware

I was just in my element when I made this card! I love designing for weddings as you can just let yourself go mad with all the pretty colours, ribbons & embellishments. I especially like using the set of stamps as they have such great icons & sentiments too. 

Saturday 14 May 2011

Ann's 70th birthday

I made this card for my aunt's 70th birthday. I used a beautiful Stampendous stamp which unfortunately is no longer available. I stamped with a black ink pad & embossed with clear powder. I used Micacolour pearl paints to colour the image. The flourishes down the right side of the card were acheived with a Woodware punch.

I'm a bit cross!

I've had to re-post 2 posts I did a few days ago because they have just disappeared!! Grr!!

Competition winners at Japonica

We had a special morning at Japonica on Thursday as it was the day to announce the winners of our competition. The theme of the competition was to design & make a card for the Royal Wedding couple.Our winner was Pauline Suttcliffe with her beautiful punchcraft topiary card in pretty pastel colours. The runners up were Sheila Parsons & Shirley Searle. Pauline is pictured below right being presented with her prize by our judge Sue Arscott. All the other winners are shown in the picture on the left below & the bottom picture shows Pauline with Japonica owner Janet Caudrelier.

Pauline's beautiful winning card

This is the card that I made for the Cardmaking & Papercraft Cardmaker of the Year competition 2009 for entry in the Stampendous category. I was absolutely thrilled to be the runner up as it was the first time I had won anything in a major competition. I used Stampendous stamps from the  "Tiers of Treats" collection stamped onto shrinky plastic & collaged onto pink spotty & mulberry papers. Very girly!

Wednesday 11 May 2011

I've been "Blackberrying"!

A bit early in the year you may think!! I've given in to temptation & got myself a Blackberry.I spent all evening yesterday playing with it (when I should have been doing other & more important things I may add!) All this technology makes my brain ache!!

Sunday 8 May 2011

Sunny Torquay

Just had a nice morning out in Torquay. It's lovely & sunny again today if a touch windy. Did a little shopping & had a nice lunch (no cooking for me today- woohoo!!) & a walk around the marina.Now we're back to sit out on our terrace for a while & look at the sea with a cuppa -what could be better? 

Saturday 7 May 2011

It's such a shame we've had so much rain today down here in Exmouth- I've just had to make cards all day!!!Sigh!!

Friday 6 May 2011

Another week over

This year is just flying by again, Friday again already!!Another working week over. I have to have the best job for a crafter- I work in a craft shop!! I have worked at Japonica in Exmouth for 7 years now & was a complete craft rookie when I started. Japonica has been voted Craft Retailer of the Year for the South West for the last 7 years  running (as voted for by our loyal customers!)so we must be getting it right! Janet holds regular workshops & there are demonstrations in the store every Thursday morning. So, I love my job- what's not to love!!

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Woodware Design team

I'm so excited to have been asked to join the Woodware Craft Collection design team. Their new blog "Woodware Witterings" will be up & running at the end of this month & I have been asked to contribute on a weekly basis. Have already got all kinds of ideas running around in my head just hope I don't dry up when the time comes! Must start work this evening!!  

Monday 2 May 2011