Saturday, 6 October 2012

Workshops

I have been looking at potential venues to hold workshops in the New Year.  These workshops will be run by myself and Tena who is also a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  The focus of these workshops will be card making and scrapbooking.  At the moment we are looking in the Lee-on-Solent and Gosport area.  If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in attending a workshop please do email me at wightman82@googlemail.com and I will add your name to our list and also send out email updates.

Best wishes,

Sam

Christmas Cards


This week I have been creating card designs for a Party that was held last night.  I am really impressed with the selection of Christmas items in both catalogues and wanted to create two cards that were very different and demonstrated how Christmas cards can be both quick and easy - especially good for batch card making, and also a card that used several techniques. 
A quick but effective design for batch card making

Above is the card I demonstrated to show how quick card making can be.  I really can't resist Cherry Cobbler for Christmas cards so please excuse another card made from it.  The printed paper is from the Festival of Prints pack.  A generous book of 48 sheets of coordinating double sided card (11.4 x 16.5cm) which is fab for batch card making & great  for when you just want to punch out a little piece of cardstock without "eating" into a whole 12x12 or A4 sheet.  I have used again the Early Espresso core-dinations, champagne glimmer paper and cherry cobbler tulle as seen previously.

 
Various techniques - stamping, scoring and, of course, glitter & glue
 This card is the technique card the guests made.  The rosette was made using the scoring board and the stamp - Traditional Touches is from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue I have also made this using the new In-Colour Midnight Muse cardstock and ink.  It makes a stunning Christmas colour alternative.

Enjoy your weekend,

Best wishes, 

Sam