Friday, 26 October 2012

Hi everybody my name is susan platten and  i own little shop called Craft nook which is in the Marketplace in Durham,  I hold classes  every 10 days on alternate Mondays an Thursday, we had one last night and  the next one is on  thursday 8th nov, So what i thought i would do is open this blog to share all cards made and give a description of how they are made, also to let you know of any special offers, discounts and sales etc

I have a regular demonstrater also called sue lol and theres a lady called margaret who attends my classes who does a demonstration for me now and again.

sue also has a blog so please pop on over and visit at inkydinkysue

I have a few pics to show as we have been running the classes for a while now, the first is a 6x6 christmas card with box we did this one at the last class on the 15th oct

                                                                                     by susan clement

I used the new xmas stamps by inklined and stamped the corner stamps out twice and coloured them in with distress inks using peeled paint for leaves and festive berries for the poisettas, i then cut them out leaving a 1 to 2ml border all the way round. I then stamped out the country house scene and coloured that in also, i glued this to the centre of my base card. I then cut a square out of the centre of some patterned paper ( keep the center square cut out as you'll need this later) and used foam pads on the frame to give it some dimension, i then attached the poinsettas to each corner, added a double ribboned bow and some bling.

To make the box i cut out a frame again out of patterned paper and stuck onto the box using foam pads for dimension, then took the little square and glued to the centre. I then stamped the poinsetta corner again 3 times and just cut out the poinsettas, i then decoupaged the poinsetta adding a pearl in the center and a bow in the corner. Here is a picture of just the card

                                                    by susan clement

These are the sample cards from the class from the 26th oct, they are neverending cards i will post some pics and details of how cards were made later on evening
                                                                                                 by  margaret