Sunday, 20 February 2011

Birthday card using the twisted double easle card, a technique i learnt whilst on the prestatyn craft retreat earlier this month from sally ann. not sure where that papers came from but the images are from LOTV and i simply adore them

Saturday, 19 February 2011

guest designer

i was informed last night by the new challenge blog bling it on that i have made their guest dt member for this month .yahoo. now i just have to find time to make the card before their first challenge on the 1st march.

dont forget to go on over and have a look the first months challenge is gonna be fab

Thursday, 17 February 2011

more retreat cards

double trifold shutter card for my nephews birthday

double twisted easel card demonstrated by sally anne. there was a further challenge which was to put no more than 6 items on it

Monday, 14 February 2011

favourite retreat cards

my favourite demo and cards of the weekend had to be shells book card. they were stunning and easyish to make. shell had done 3 stuning samples to show to us and her demo was quite easy to follow.

i like to make big cards so it took me a while to suss out the dimensions before i could start but wen i did suss them i got the card assembled very quick.

shell also gave me a one to one demonstraton about adding flowers to a card and she also let me have onle of the big flowers in fact i think it was her last one (any excuse to visit wild orchid crafts hey shell)

i loved the results and i am sure you will too

north west craft retreat

i must say a very big thank thank you to everybody at the craft retreat in prestatyn this weekend i had an absolute blast and a lovely break away from my normal home life. so patsy, shell, sara, angie, sharon, carla, sally anne, alison, margrit, sandra, jen, jules, gail, sue and donna thanks very much. patsy i cant wait for next years thanks very much for arranging it. thanks to gail for giving me a lift and thanks to shell for the £50 i spent at abakhans on the way home thanks to your help with the flowers( cant wait to get playing)

everybody had a great time, the demo's and challenges were great and we got to have lots of fun and chats.

below are a couple of photos from the retreat showing the creative mess that we made when we were crafting.

Friday, 11 February 2011

a sneak preveiw of the card i will be demoing at this weeks craft retreat in prestatyn. hopefully all have left by now so wont get to see it in advance. see you soon ladies cant wait to get there.

Friday, 4 February 2011

instead of leavin it till last minute this year we have decided to start looking at options for this years world book day. so we have had a play with the paints today to see what we could come up with. my daughter has decided to go with this one and we now just have to get her outfit together. just in case you cannot work it out she will be going as the snow queen