Tuesday, 15 March 2011

April Playday

What a fab time we all had at the first of the big Bristol playdays on Sunday. Huge thanks for coming ladies, you've got no idea how chuffed I am that you all came and that everyone enjoyed themselves. Be great if everyone that wants to could email me a pic of the bookcard they made & I can add them all on here to see what a bunch of talented crafters we all became that day.

General consensus seems to be that playday should be a regular event so I've booked the community centre again for next month and as long as it's popular it's going to be the 2nd Sunday of every month.

So next playday is April 10th, 10am til 4pm at the Filwood Community Centre, Knowle Bristol. Cost will be £3 to help cover the cost of hiring the room and you'll need to bring a basic cardmaking kit, cutting mat, scissors, sticky stuff and card/pretty papers. I'll make a more precise list but please don't be worried if you havent all the tools needed as between us there's always plenty to share.

There are tea & coffee facilities in the room and lunch wise if everyone can bring a plate of something for a pot luck buffet. This time tho.. not quite as much ladies.. there were only 19 of us but I bet we could have fed 60 lol.

All are welcome, you don't need to be a stamper and you don't need to have any experience of card making or scrap booking. The ladies are very friendly and of mixed experience so there's always someone willing to lend a hand and help newcomers.

This is the main project we'll be making. It might look difficult but it's quite quick & easy to make. The most difficult part is deciding what colours and embellies to use lol.

Also on the menu is a technique "class" making and using paper masks (not the facial variety lol) and hopefully we'll all be going home with a stamped scene card.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Baby Book Card

Here's another sample of one of the projects for Sundays Bristol Playday.

Quite timely as hubbies niece is holding her babys Christening party in the same building and I'll be able to pop in with the card afterwards.

Image is from LOTV and has been water coloured with SU markers.

Papers are all from Nanas Nursery paperstack and I was dead chuffed to finally find a use for the giraffe. I've cut away along the pattern and used it to make a flap for a tag which has a lovely poem.

Cardstock is retired SU colours and I've used a couple of MS border punches and crushed velvet distress ink.

Big thanks to Tracy for having the patience to make the booties.. they're only an inch long.

These flowers are the vintage beaded roses from Joanna Sheen and I've used scal to cut some flourishes which I drew in inkscape.

I'm entering this into the challenges at

Dream Valley Challenges
- New Beginnings
Everbody Art Challenge - Baby
Oldie But A Goodie - For A Baby
IncyWincy Designs - Pastel Colours

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Blog Candy

I've just realised that the wedding card I posted last night is the 300th project in my gallery at the docraft forum so to celebrate I'm offering some blog candy

On offer is a two step stampin set from StampinUp, Good Neighbours. A pad of 6*6 designer series paper 3 and a bottle of my all time favourite glue, Tombow multiuse.

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning the candy you need to do a few things...

Post a link to this post on your blog, become a follower and leave a comment.
Afraid this is only open to peeps in Great Britain.

The draw is now closed. Thanks to everyone that's entered, left comments or became a follower.

Blog candy winner

Thanks to all who entered

hubby has just stuck his hand in the pot and picked out a winner...

Congratulations Mad Moose.

If you'd like to get in touch I can arrange getting the goodies to you.

Friday, 4 March 2011

that will teach me

Ooops, hubbys birthday today and I'd forgot all about it until late last night. That's teach me for crowing yesterday about how I was sooo organised having Dads fathers day card ready lol.

Quick card for hubby thanks to a very timely sketch on Truly Scrumptious.

Current SU papers & card. Image from flippin men range watercoloured with SU markers. Foam on beer created with WOW white high puff embossing powder and a double stamped sentiment from papermania.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Get me... all organised lol

How's this then.. Fathers Day isnt for a few months and Dads card is all ready to go. Normally I struggle like the dickens to come up with something for him but this image just reminds me so much of when my sister & I were small.

Layout is from this weeks Friday Sketchers blog.

Coloured with a mixture of watercolour pencils & SU markers. The lolly sticks have been painted with some antique linen distress crackle paint (thanks Teresa) and I've used some shells and coral (my last bit from Grand Caymen, sob.. hubby take me back there please). Papers are retired SU and I've added some crumb cake ribbon. Computer sentiment and everything has been distressed with my SU gadget and inked with antique linen & frayed burlap.

I would say I hope Dad likes it but.. he'll either have the wrong glasses on and wont see a thing or if he does have the right ones he won't see the point of the distressed look. Either way he'll say it's nice then dap it to one side.