Sunday, April 15, 2012

Watford Scrapbook Club

Hi everyone!

I have recently started up a watford scrapbook club.

So, here are the details for the first meet:

Date: May 5th
Time: 12:00 (noon) to 3:00pm
Location: Salvation Army Church Hall, 376a St Albans Road, Watford, WD24 6PJ
Cost £3. (approx. cost varies on number of people, as we will be dividing room cost by the people there on the day. I am guessing between £3 and £5, but the first one is only going to be £3 (or less if lots show up!)

What you need to bring: your basic tools, so scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, paper, photos and such for you to work on. This is a crop, not a class, so nothing will be supplied there in the way of a project kit.

I will have available on hand for people to use my big shot die cutting machine, and various dies (including alphabet ones) and lots of punches, stamps and inks.

I will also be starting a "swap box" which will have various stuff in it that I no longer need, or are surplus to my needs (who needs a dozen welcome baby embellishments. I used one, gave some away, and have some left over that will be in the swap box). The swap box is designed that if you truly need/will use something that is in it, you can take it for free, but it is also asked that if you have something that is usable, in good shape, but not your style, taste, or is surplus, then you "swap" with the box - you put in, you can take out.

If anyone would like to e-mail me for more details, please do so. CONTACT KARIN


Thursday, August 25, 2011

PTI Make it Monday 29 - freestyle colouring

Well, here is another make it monday challenge - freestyle copic colouring. I did a card and a set of tags, and as over at a passion for papertrey the challenge is anything goes, for there as well.

The card is super quick and simple, and apparently will work for a guy as it got my hubbies "male friendly" seal of approval.

I used up some more of my precious cool carribean retired SU cardstock for a mat, and on the main large front panel, stamped the paper airplane from the happy trails PTI set, and a nice greeting. I coloured the plane with a matching copic in quick strokes continuing out the back of the plane.

Kinda like the vapour trail.


Still love how it turned out!

Next was a bit of a different take on the challenge. There is a kids show called art attack on the Disney channel here, and one of the art projects it showed once was colouring with dots......... so I figured "why not?!"

I did these super cute little birthday gift tags using the PTI cupcake collection set. For the colouring I used 4 different colours of pink copic markers, and just did a largish cluster of dots. I then stamped the cupcake frosting outline ontop, then added glitter to the outline, and again around the white mat of the tag. Super cute and fun.

Hope you enjoy!


August 2011 PTI Blog Hop card

Well, hello!

Been a bit of a break this past week, with family in town visiting, but managed to secure some time in the craft room to do a few cards, one of them for the PTI August Blog Hop. And as at a passion for papertrey is anything goes, for there as well.

Using the wonderful inspiration photo, I was drawn to the idea of a picnic, which made me think of the PTI set Little Lady.

I also used the little flourish stamp from the mat stack 2 collection to stamp onto some cream satin ribbon with red stazon ink to recreate the look of the ribbon in the inspiration photo. Love how it turned out!

Hope you enjoyed!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

For the Boys challenge card

Well, over at A Passion for Papertrey, they are having a challenge "for the boys" - to create a card for the guys.

I had been playing with the PTI Iconic Images for the PTI Make it Monday challenge (you can see that card here), and had an idea rattling around on how to use the set for a boys card, so figured I would give it a go.

I think it turned out really nice! I used nice bright colours of ink and cardstock from Stampin'Up - Pacific point, so saffron, wild wasabi - to keep it fresh and boy like.

I cut coloured strips of CS in different widths, then played with them until I got a look I liked, and stamped the image across the top of the strips of paper. The greeting I stamped in basic black.

Love how it turned out!


PTI Make It Monday 28

Well, here we are with another PTI MIM challenge card.

I am in the process of cleaning and organizing my crafting space. I managed to get in several hours yesterday, and had room on my desk to craft, so rewarded myself with making two cards, one for the PTI MIM 28 challenge.

Very simple and elegant card, and I really love how it turned out.

I used the iconic images set as I really wanted to play with it. It is so diverse in what you can do with it. Check out my other post to see a fun boys card I made using this set.

I ruffled some of the lush Stampin'Up seam binding in baja breeze, which goes really well with the PTI patterned paper I found for the bottom. Inks used are SU Baja Breeze, pear pizzazz and Soft Sky. I used some dazzling diamonds glitter around the top edge of the die from the sending you die set.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PTI Make it Monday 27

Colouring ribbon with copics.

I must admit, I love to do this, and am always looking for interesting white ribbons that I can colour with my copic or tria markers.

So, here is some of the fun I have been having with this challenge.

The first card is one I did for my brothers birthday. He loves guitars (owns several) and does not do "girly" at all. Which usually means no ribbon, but I figured this lovely ribbon that I striped in colours to match the card will pass.

Supplies: PTI sets You Rock and Grunge Me. Ink and card from Stampin'Up! in sahara sand, old olive and not quite navy. Copics and tria markers to match the cardstock as close as I could get with my very small collection.

Next, I dug out one of the fun ribbons I have been hording for a while. It is a satin ribbon that has been laser cut into a flower pattern. I coloured the flowers with my copics, a light and medium lilac and a light and medium pink. The bookmarks are made using the PTI bookmark die, and some simple stamping in basic black using the PTI set All Booked Up.

This final card was done to use up a little scrap of the striped ribbon from my brothers card. Could not let it go to waste. The sail boat stamp is from Stampin'Up! I am thinking I will have to send this as a belated birthday card to my step-dad. He loves sailing. I also coloured the sails white using some white craft ink, and then went over the stamped image with a very fine black ink marker to bring the detail in the sails back.

Hope you have enjoyed!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Thousands of coasters.....

A while back, I did a HUGE share for some thin mat board coasters. There were square and round ones.

I have known for a while what I wanted to do with the round ones - actually use them as coasters!!


Of course, they would need to be stamped, inked and coloured in different fashions, but they would live their lives as coasters.

But, if you are like me...... it is the keeping track of things in my house that can be a challenge..... so I needed something to keep the coasters in. After much searching for something that would work on the web for me to buy, it hit me one day while making lunch........ the containers of Laughing Cow cheese! They are round, will hold about a dozen coasters, and are the perfect size!

So, here are my first few sets:

The above one was done using the Stampin'Up! set Elements of Style, while the one below is Contempo Christmas.

And this final one is done using Growing Green, and I made it up for a good friend. I hope she likes :)

The only special thing I did was to paint the laughing cow container white first, and then covered the edge with some washi tape, but you can easily glue ribbon, or even stamped on regular masking tape.

The coasters have been covered with some clear sticky back plastic - the stuff you can pick up in stationary shops for covering books.

The large scallop circle on top is using the SU sizzix scallop circle die - it fits PERFECT!!

I hope you enjoy :)