Monday, 5 December 2011

At long last

Hello there,


I am sorry that I have been absent again for so long. Despite my best intentions I never seem to get round to do the blogging.
Last Saturday was my last class at the Glitterpot for this year (although if you want to attend one of my classes, the January and February ones are up on the website now and you can book now, some are already filling fast!) and I really enjoyed the day with some lovely ladies! I went a bit mad on the sample front but decided to just go with it and prepare the packs so everyone could do any (although not all) card out of the bits provided. It was quite interesting to see which ones people chose to do!
The class was a colouring with Copics one with a focus on nature and landscape. So without further palaver, here are my samples. For the "landscape" part of the session I made these cards:











For these ones I used a couple of Hobbyart sets (Scene it toppers and Flypast) and Echo Park paper "Sweet Stripes" as well as Personal Impressions Sentiment stamps.
Other materials used:  White and coloured/textured cardstock, Vellum, buttons from stash( I think they are Basic Grey) a Spellbinders Label die and of course Copics! I stamped onto Craftwork Cards Premium Digital Paper with Memento ink, Sentiments stamped in Versafine in black and sepia and I distressed the edges of the paper and labels with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.


For the "nature" part I used a lovely crocus stamp set by Imagination Crafts.

















As you can see, I went a bit overboard, just couldn't stop using these *lol*
Apart from the stamp set which includes the sentiments and single crocus image as well as the large tile image I used white and coloured, glittered and textured cardstock, Echo Park "Yellow Damask" paper, some ribbon & ricrac, vellum, clear gemstones and again ink, paper and Copic pens as above. The decorative edge on the first card was achieved by using a label punch repeatedly on the edge of the paper to create the border.


That's it for now, hope you like my cards and thanks if you decide to leave a comment!

12 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Alex
Lovely to hear from you so glad everything is ok and your cards are all gorgeous and beautiful
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Dorcas said...

Wow!!!! These are all so beautiful!!

tilly said...

lovely to see you are still very busy.... I hope you have had the time to sort out your pressies for family abroad and hope the boys have made a final decision for santa !
Enjoy your Christmas
Love Tilly x

Clarissa said...

Throughly enjoyed this class even if my sky was stormy!! See you in the New Year.

Squirrel x said...

Hey hun, good to see you! Glad to hear that your classes are going so well, I always have a little smile when I see your name on the GP list of star turns. These sample cards are stunning sweetie, I would be hard pressed to choose a fave but if pushed, it would be the yellow or the white crocus. Beautiful work. Hugs Sxx

jan.angell1 said...

Good to see you back in action again. I do like the colours on your crocii cards - your students will never be that good(!) The get well card withe dive bombers is, er, unusual (lol)

Sarpreet said...

stunning set of cards


Sorry I have not been able to visit your blog in such a long time, I have been so busy, and there have not been enough hours in the day.

I wanted to also wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year from our house to yours.

Sarpreet said...

Happy New Year (I have just shared some news on my blog, would love it if you can pop over)

Kim x said...

Hi Alex, it was so lovely to meet you today and thank you for the gift and the chance to see all of your beautiful samples in the flesh.
I really look forward to our next get together and I will try and practise even if it is with promarkers lol.
hugs Kimx

Grenouille Greetings said...

He there polar bear! How was your Christmas? I see there has been a big gap in your posts and there has also been a big gap in my comments!!! We are in Crete at the moment with some of the same bad weather you have had in England but it least it gives me an opportunity to say how lovely all of your scenic and pretty crocus cards are! Happy New Year, Alex! Love Lesley

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Woah loads of gorgeous cards, LOL They're all beautiful, hugs Gay xxx

Louise said...

Stunning cards x congratulations on your new DT position x