Friday, 21 April 2017
Some lovely new ladies who did very well.
Here are a few bags I made , they are quite sturdy . The smaller one is made from designer series paper. This bag takes a small candle or sweets.
Here are the ladies crafting and eating cream cakes lol.....
Anyway got to go , cards to make for tomorrow's market. See you all soon. Take care and keep crafting Julie's
Friday, 7 April 2017
Hola hope you are all stocked up well with Easter eggs. I love Easter egg chocolate, and especially cream eggs. My lovey friend sue has brought me 24 cream eggs from England , I'm trying not to eat them and to use them in my craft projects buts it's so hard lol.
Anyway wanted to have a challenge so decided to make a floating teacup, I'd seen several on Pinterest but wanted to make mine alittle more unique . I decided to make my first one using parchment .
I've recently just purchased the Tina Cox flower plate , so I colored my own parchment paper using dorso crayons and essential oil .
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Good evening, hope you are all fit and well.
Busy week so far, lunch today with the ladies of El Choppo.
It's a time for us to have a chat and to catch up with what's happening in the village.
I've only had time to do a little crafting. This is the first time I've used the thoughtful branches stamp set from stampin up . Thankfully they have matching dies which makes it so quick and simple to cut them out.
Friday, 17 February 2017
Hi everyone, hope you are all fit and well.
Brilliant workshop today with some amazing ladies and a special young girl called Samantha.
Today I taught them how to make 2 simple pop up cards . Make themed and a very girlie cupcake card.
Here's some fab pictures of the ladies in action
Now I'm wondering did they enjoy the cupcakes more than the crafting, most of the action shots seem to involve cake. Lol.
Our next workshop is 17th March 12-3 . Hope to see you all soon and thank you to all those attended. Special thank you to Karen who owns the shop for helping xx
Sunday, 12 February 2017
Hope you are all fit and well. As you all know by now I'm loving parchment craft, but I also love stampin up.
I recently purchased "Beautiful you" from Stampin up and I knew I wanted to mix it up alittle.
So I stamped the lady with white ink on parchment paper. Groovi plates came out for the background. Coloured with promarkers.
Sunday, 5 February 2017
Today's weather has been super windy, and has probably done a lot of damage. Some winds in the Sierra Nevada were up to 90mph.
This weather was a great excuse to have a guilt free craft afternoon
I love coloring images and fiddly cutting that's probably why I'm enjoying parchment craft so much.
The stamp set I've used is called "Hey Chick" from Stamping up which I received free (yes free) because I spent £45 on other products . I also bought the "Beautiful You" stamp set which I will show you later next week.
Well here are the cards I made.
Stamp your image onto your card and color the bits you have snipped of , then stamp again and cut out. Hope this picture makes more sense then me trying to explain it lol
Friday, 27 January 2017
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Hope you all had a fab new year. We certainly did ,last guests went around 3.30am.
It wasn't the party I expected. Everybody was well behaved and no trouble. (a little disappointing really I took the carpet up expecting dancing and lots of alcohol to be consumed lol). New Year's Day we slept then had a lovely evening meal at a friends home, proper roast potatoes .......
Well today I've been catching up on a few candles as I'm running low. Some ew quotes and some old favorites,
Thursday, 29 December 2016
Well this is my last post for 2016 . What a year it has been. Lots of great people have died but let's not forget those that have died who are not celebrities. May they rest in peace.
2016 has been a roller coaster year for me moving to Spain. We have now experienced a winter and a very very hot summer. I've enjoyed living in Spain it's been a learning curve ,
Crafting in Spain is very different as acquiring materials are much harder and very expensive. Luckily friends and family bring me items with them when they visit.
We are hosting a party New Year's Eve so that should be fun, so my next post will be 2017.
I'm still in love with parchment craft and I feel I'm improving slowly.
My parchment teacher Brenda Oldham introduced me to dorso crayons , and yes you have probably guessed I love them.
You apply the crayon to the back of your work and use essential oil to blend the color . For finer detail you use cut and dry nibs. Here's a couple of cards I've made . I need lots more practice but I'm enjoying the journey.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
Good evening, hope you are all fit and well.
As I wrote in my last post I've been going to classes to learn the technique of parchment.
I really struggled with the length of time and concentration needed to complete a project. I decided to buy some Groovi plates from clarity stamps to improve my technique.
Absolutely love the Groovi plates , you can design your card so easily. Well enough of me waffling . Here's my first completed card that I'm happy with.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
'Long time since I posted.
Well Life in Spain is so busy , the time is whizzing by.
Craft classes and market stall are going well and I'm really looking forward to starting my Christmas cards.
I've made quite a few pop up card boxes , they are very popular.
I've also started to learn parchment craft which is so time consuming and very unforgiving. I'm not used to spending such a long time on one card but I'm sure I will speed up and improve my technique.
I do enjoy the coloring. Here's two little projects I managed to complete.