Saturday, 4 December 2010

Christmas cards

Hi, I'm still working so haven't had much time for crafting this week.  I've made some Christmas cards for folk who ordered them though:
What do you think?  I used the Light of the World A5 stamp set from PartiCraft, and cosmic shimmer embossing powder (festive set), also from PartiCraft.  I really like this set of embossing powders, they include several sparkle colours, and are really effective on black or white card. 
bye for now

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Cornerstone Art Group

Hi, just a quick post to show you some pics from 3 workshops I ran for the Cornerstone Art Group which has recently started up. I was asked to run a few sessions for them, so I was pleased. I taught the group how to make gift boxes with an Eaziscore board, grungeboard bookmarks and bracelets (inspired by the ones I saw Sheena Douglass making on TV last year) and Christmas cards with the Light of the World stamp set from PartiCraft.

I really enjoyed working with the group, and they all did brilliantly - well done!

Christmas decoration workshop

Hi all! Well this week has been busy - my first week in a full-time job for 6 years! It's a temp. job so it'll maybe only last a few weeks, and I'm enjoying it so far.I've not had time for crafting, or blogging though, so here's some pics from the last workshop I did, on 12th November, and some pics of the various stages of the sample decoration I made before the workshop:

The circles were stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on black card, and painted with cosmic shimmer watercolours.  You need 20 circles to make one decoration. PartiCraft have a whole range of different designs. Click here to see them.

I didn't get pics of the later stages in the workshop - we were too busy trying to finish them!  The ladies used different colours of embossing powders, and made lovely decorations. I missed running the workshop this week, hope you are all able to do some crafting at home instead!

Keep crafting


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Shaker cards...

Hi all,

Firstly, here's a pic of my stall at the craft fayre on Saturday, with my friend Isabel helping me out.

There were people selling home baking, hand knitted items, pictures, cross-stitch kits, handmade jewellery etc etc, and together we managed to raise over £600 for Cornerstone, so we were all pleased.


Here are some pic's from last Friday's workshop. I demo'd how to make a shaker card using nestabilities to cut the aperture and frames; heat embossing the images; and using cosmic shimmer watercolours. The cards all came out well, don't you think?

The stamped images are all from the Medallion set 2 A4 stamp set available from partiCraft. And the MERRY CHRISTMAS wording is available as an individual unmounted stamp as well.
This week's workshop will be the last one for a while, as I have got a full-time job for a few weeks, starting on Monday.

So this week we will be making a fantastic Christmas decoration, using these stamps, also available from PartiCraft:
If you want to come, there are a couple of spaces left. Email me to book - use the link on the sidebar. The workshop will be 9.30 till 12.45, with a 15 min break in the middle. Cost £12.

Bye for now,


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Craft Fayre - Sat 6th Nov.

Just a quick note to say I will be at the Craft Fayre at Cornerstone House in Cumbernauld this Saturday. I will be selling candles, tea-light holders, cards and gift boxes.
There will be stalls selling jewelry, home baking, chutney, christmas tree decorations and lots more!
The Fayre is from 11 - 3pm, and the cafe is open so why not come along and have a cuppa, or lunch too?
Here's a few pic's of things I've decorated for the Fayre:

last week I got a set of embossing powders from Particraft, the Festive Sparkle set.  The colours are fantastic, and the powders have glitter in them, hence the sparkle.  I used the red and green on the bauble and nativity scene on the tea-light jar above.
All the stamps on these are from PartiCraft.

Hope to see you at the Craft Fayre!


Workshop pics better late than never!

Well, my internet wasn't working yesterday, so that's my excuse for not posting those pic's I promised!
It's back on for today but will probably be off all next week :-(

Anyway, here are the boxes we made in last week's workshop, I think they turned out really well:

We had all morning, so there was time for everyone to make two boxes. We used the Eaziscore board to make the boxes and the flower and butterfly shapes, distress inks and cosmic shimmer watercolours to colour the boxes, and various stamps from PartiCraft. The swirls were heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  If you want to know more details, just ask!

At this week's workshop we will be making shaker cards, as requested by one member of the group...should be fun!

Monday, 1 November 2010

PartiCraft party

Hi, I've been very busy this past week so not time for blogging unfortunately.
I did a PartiCraft party for my sister in Garelochhead, so I thought  I'd put up a pic. It was a fun evening.

I have some pics from Friday's workshop as I will post them tomorrow.
If you were at the party - I hope you enjoyed it, and that you are now enjoying using your stamps and embossing powders.

Have fun crafting


Friday, 22 October 2010

Light of the World stamp set

Hi all,

I was really pleased to have some new faces at the workshop today - hope you all enjoyed it! Here are some pics of the cards:

We used distress inks to edge 2 pieces of white card, one with shabby shutters and the other with fired brick. Then the baubles and other images were stamped with the same 2 colours of distress ink.  One lady added a purple element by using dusty concord distress ink, and stamping snowflakes ( from the Medallion set 2 A4 stamp set). The "Light of the world" stamp set from PartiCraft is great because the images are designed to fit into the baubles, so there are lots of possible combinations.
Using distress ink like this means you can always get a mat for your cards to match the ink you use for the images.  I saw Sue demo these techniques on Create and Craft a while ago.

We used double-sided tape to edge the white card and poured Cosmic Shimmer Aurora glitter onto the tape to give a glittery frame.  The layers were stacked up and mounted on a card blank, made from either dark green or red ribbed card. 

I'll be demonstrating using this set at the PartiCraft party in Garelochhead tomorrow night, so why not come and join us? Email me using the link on the sidebar.

Don't forget Sue is demonstrating on Create and Craft on Monday at'll be great.


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

New Workshop dates/times !!!!

Hi all,

If you have come to this blog because you received a leaflet through your door - welcome :-) If you click on "older posts" at the bottom of the page you can scroll through previous posts and see pictures of some of the projects we have done in workshops. 

I'm very excited to announce some new days and times for papercrafting workshops. I'm going to be running them in the same venue as the Friday workshops - Cornerstone House in Cumbernauld.

There are 4 time slots to choose from:
Tuesdays at 10-11.30am
Tuesdays at 1-2.30pm
Thursdays at 10-11.30am
Thursdays at 1 - 2.30pm

Fridays at 9.30 -11am plus occasional longer sessions, to do a bigger project at 9.30-12.45pm for £12 (see sidebar for dates)

Each session lasts an hour and a half and you will get to complete one project in that time. All materials will be provided, the cost is £6.  The projects will include Christmas cards and gift boxes. You will learn a variety of techniques - rubber stamping, heat embossing, using distress inks, cosmic shimmer watercolours and other products.  Beginners welcome - no previous knowledge required.
I am hoping to run the Tuesday and Thursday workshops for 6 weeks, starting on November 2nd. If you book to come to all 6 workshops (one a week) by Oct 29th, you get a 10% discount.
The dates of the Friday workshops are on my sidebar already, and there are still places available.

I will need to get a minimum number of bookings for each session, before I can start running them, so please contact me to book your place. Email me by clicking the link on the sidebar.

I'm looking forward to meeting more crafters!


Monday, 11 October 2010

Rhino it's your birthday...

This is a pic from a walk we went near Kilsyth recently.  I like trees, so I took a pic of this one!  Anyway back to crafting, here's a pic of the card we made at my workshop on Friday.  The background paper was stamped repeatedly with Adirondack ink (denim) with the wording.  Then I cut 2 circles with nestibilities circle dies, in different shades of blue.  I stamped the rhino image 5 times on white card with the same denim inkpad, and cut out various parts. I layered them up with sticky pads, to create a decopage rhino.  The rhino and the greeting are from PartiCraft's A5 Safari stamp set, and the background wording from their A5 Monkey stamp set.  I mounted the whole thing onto an A5 white card blank. 

This Sunday is my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary, so I made this card for them. The greeting stamp is available from PartiCraft. I stamped it with perfect medium and heat embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer Golden Red Blaze embossing powder.  The shapes  were cut with my nestabilities labels dies, and distressed with red brick distress ink.

Hope they like it!

There's no workshop this friday since it is the school holidays, so the next one is Friday 22nd October.


Monday, 4 October 2010

Another tree card...

This is the card we made at the workshop on Friday. I was inspired by a similar one on Pam's blog.  I used 3 colours of distress ink, on glossy card, to make the background. I masked off an area to make a white frame, and after adding the first colour, I masked off a circle as well.  Then I stamped the images with blck archival ink.  The tree stamp is from PartiCraft's Nature A5 stamp set, and the birds are from the Religious4 A5 stamp set (also PartiCraft).

Since it is now October, PartiCraft have a new FREE gift - see the pic on my sidebar.  You can get this if you host a party this month.


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Boys birthdays

Hi, here's a wee pic of a 3D card I made for my daughter's friend's birthday (he's 4).  I used the candles from the birthday stamp set from PartiCraft, stamped with perfect medium and embossed with cosmic shimmer embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment (from PartiCraft's Safari stamp set) with black archival ink, and then used nestabilities circle dies to cut it out. I cut another, larger circle as a mat.


The next workshop will be this Friday at 9.30am - 11am at Cornerstone House.
Email me for more info, or to book a place.


Sunday, 19 September 2010

Mirror workshop

Hi, I thought you'd like to see some pic's from my workshop on Friday. It was a larger project - taking a plain mirror and altering it. So here are some pictures of the work in progress, and some of the finished mirrors:

This one is going to be a jungle theme, using the jungle, safari and monkeys stamp sets from PartiCraft. Stamped onto white card with archival black ink, and then painted with distress inks.This mirror was painted with a Radiant Rain paint dabber, and the embellishments were stamed and heat embossed onto white card, then painted with cosmic shimmer watercolours.  The photo doesn't show the colours very well.  The stamps on this mirror are from the Birthday and Butterfly1 stamp sets available from PartiCraft.The butterflies on this one were stamped with archival black ink, on white card and painted with distress ink. 
This was the last workshop in this temporary venue, the next block starts on Oct 1st and will be back in Cornerstone House, in Cumbernauld town centre.
Thanks for coming!
Teri x