Sunday, 13 November 2016

A bit late starting.

To get ready for Christmas, I know but I just can't do it in the Summer - It doesn't feel right.
It's about the time I make my keyring calender gifts too. I am always on the look out for ways to do it more efficiently and the cutting out is tedious.
This year, instead of printing the calenders out, i bought those stitched ones and just cut the top off- it makes the finished one a bit bigger than normal but is SO much quicker.
I used my GORGEOUS Scan n Cut to cut out the card and the 2017, so all I have to do it glue and titivate.
I have enough to make 12 , which should be pleanty .

back soon.

Soojay xx

Friday, 11 November 2016

ATDML part 3

 I prepped this page in Katherine's class but the colours didn't fit with my photo . I found a lovely photo that hubby had taken in Cornwall when he took Meg and Dan. 

This is officially my last class done - I do have lots of bit though.
Soojay xx

Sunday, 6 November 2016

ATDML - Part Two

This frame Class was started at the ATDML retreat but finished at home.

LOADS of cutting out and 3D foam used.

Karen's Class was a Christmas journal.

All I have to do now is add a photo and a little journal ling.

Which means i should finish it this year - I always have good intentions.

Ann's Class was to make a calander for next year .

I really enjoyed making theseand have loads of bits of kits left to complete a few more pages and cards.

Back soon .

Soojay xx

Saturday, 5 November 2016

I'd quite like to turn the clock back again

To last weekend at ATDML retreat.
It's a once a year treat for me and something I SO look forward to . A wonderful hotel, great food, amazing friends and of course loads of creating. I took five classes and I am still finishing off one of the projects. Here is what I made ( warning -photo heavy!)

 The first class I took by taught by Katherine Sutton ( I adore her work !)
The photo is hubby at Southwold during our Summer days out this year.
The class involved using Bo Bunny mediums - some iridescent  wax ( on those cogs- they shine a gorgeous blue - in better light) and tiny beads in a gel over the top of gesso.

 You can just see some here - of course i bought a couple of pots!

 We were give an extra kit for staying on Friday night and I chose to do another page from Summer.


 The second page in Katherine's class ( you can always do at least two pages from each kit). She used Blues and some die cuts as her photograph was outside. I have used Tim Holtz crayons and blended them with water , to match my photo. I also used my own film strip die cuts.


 Just a simple page made up from my own stash .


 Another Katherine Sutton class. This time using crackle glaze and mist.
I love Dans sarky grin!.

 Yumm.

 The second page in this class - using textured glitter paste - NEEED some of that! Photo of my work colleague at the Tower of London this Summer - Just Look at that blue sky ! I miss it so much.

 Some ofthe quares were popped up with 3D pads.

We also have challenges at the retreat - to help us get motivated . This was one of the colour challenges. Photo taken this Summer at the Year 13 Prom.

 I also made my first Christmas cards of the year ! - I know SO late. 

 These were made from a collection of papers from a pad I brought at hobby craft and kaiser Craft papers and maybe some Bo Bunny ( not sure) that I bought from the ATDML shop.
 The word die I borrowed from my sister.


Right that's it for now - I shall be back with part two later this weekend.
It was lovely to be paper crafting again and I am still inspired to continue, although some new gems arrived yesterday ! Ha Ha. I think i need two craft rooms ( or two tables ) now.

back soon.


Soojay xx