Thursday, 25 July 2013

A Long Overdue Catch-up

Three months!!! It can't be that long can it? Where does the time go?

It's definitely time for a quick catch-up, so I think I'd better start with all of the projects that we've been doing at our Wednesday workshops.
Just photographs and short descriptions for now, but I'll be doing some tutorials and more detailed step by steps very soon as so many people have requested them at my Docraft demos. So it's a case of 'Watch this space!'
Going right back to 24th April, where my last post left off, we made slider cards using the beautiful Vintage Notes Collection.
 
The 15th May was an extremely busy day, for the morning workshop we decorated wooden bird houses which I had persuaded my husband to make for us. We used to gorgeous Home to Nest papers and everyone was really pleased with their makes.
In the afternoon, we had a coach party of lady crafters and we made tea bag and cookie holders. We had 17 ladies in our little workshop and I was exhausted at the end of it. It was good fun though and they all said they had thoroughly enjoyed it. Special thanks to Jackie Turner for helping me that afternoon, I was really grateful for her support.
The plan was to decorate a take away bag too but the ladies barely finished their first project so they all had their bits in kit form to take home.
 
Our project on the 22nd May was a birdcage card. The card blanks were from Craftwork cards and the beautiful papers are Perfect Pets. Lots of stamping techniques with different mediums for this one.
For the last workshop in May, we had a go at iris folding. I'd made up my own pattern and used the Xcut butterfly die to create the aperture. Papers are me-to-you spring collection, a lovely fresh range.
I absolutely love the next card that we made, using the Sizzix Accordian Die and Diggety Dog papers. It's such a statement piece and I love this colour combination.
Our next project was another Craftwork Cards card blank, this time a birdhouse shape.
We used the Bargello paper technique to decorate it and got some fabulous results.
This next card has been extremely popular at my demos and is worthy of a detailed tutorial which I will do asap. It really is easy when you know how. This was my first attempt and used Lincoln Linen papers. There are other versions using the new Docraft range on my Docrafts gallery.

Into July and we're playing with the newly launched Docrafts products, I have added all the photos of my latest projects to my Docrafts gallery now, so have a look on there if you need some more inspiration.
 
Our first workshop projects with the new Christmas in the Country range were an altered Bisto tub, using the new rolls of fabric paper, and a stamped masculine stag card.
Finally, last week we made a folded Star card. These have been very popular at my demos too, so I will be doing a full set of instructions / tutorial for this style of card as soon as possible.
We used the Capsule spots and stripes festive collection for this one. Interesting trying to photograph it, to say the least, but hopefully you'll be able to see how it works.

That's all for now. I'll try not to leave it so long between visits next time.
Hope you've enjoyed looking at all my projects and will pop back soon xx