Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sunday 29th May - Copic Technique and Card Class

Good afternoon to you all

I do not have any photographs of the class today, and apologise to the ladies that attended today's class and had to put up with my coughing and sneezing................hopefully by the time I see you all next, I will be fully recovered from this horrid cold.

I was thrilled today to be able to share with you some of my recent new knowledge obtained from receiving my Copic Certified Designer Certificate

and cannot wait in the future classes to show you more

Today the techniques learnt were
one colour blending
two colour blending
three colour blending

along with how to select colours from the copic colour chart, here is the image which will help you to select those all important blending colours

if you right click on the image and save to your desktop, you will then be able to print it out onto an A4 sheet.

Here is the card we worked on in today's class
all of the items on the card are available in the store

and to help you with your shading, here is a close up of the image

The next class will be on the 26th June at 1pm

The card for the class will be on show from Thursday and Lynn will have a list of the colours used.

Techniques for the next class will be

Facial Blending and Tip to Tip Blending
along with
how to refill your copics

enjoy your practising ladies
Kate x

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Behind and infront....

Here's last Thursdays class......finally. A subtle little wall hanging made mainly with embossing folders and die cuts.

I am amazed how cutting dies have improved, they are so delicate now. Only a few years ago I would never ever use a die cutting machine, now I just can't get enough of them! It'll be peel off's next (obviously that IS a joke).

I'm storming ahead showing what we will be making not this Thursday but next Thursday, a little tag book. Obviously the clolours etc will be your own choice.

We will also be making the 'pom pom flower'.....

using border punches....

Marianne and Sizzix dies....

combined with embossing folders, distress inks and stickles.

I am off this Thursday due to moving house (thanks so much Lynn) but I will be back with this class the week after, maybe see you there?

Sue x

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Thursday Scrapbook Night

Not quite a full class tonight but still a very busy night cutting out 2.5 inch squares and making our own flowers!!  Good thing the chocolate muffins helped us keep up our energy!!!

Here is the scrapbook page - still thinking of a title for this one LOL - this is little Heidi realising that what she is holding is a eeerrghhhh SNAIL!!!

All the pages are from the Sweet Fairy Collection by Prima (who else for fab paper like this)!!!

And here are the ladies all busy, BUSY!!

Sharon, Lisa, Kerry and Lynn all busy concentrating and quiet (the quiet didn't last long)!

Wendy and Chris busy with their flowers whilst the lovely Sandra took time out to pose for me LOL

Oh and this one......

This is Sandra still crafting away long LONG time after everyone had gone home!!!  I don't know... these perfectionists!!! 

And finally Sandra and her finished page - well worth the wait even though it was nearing midnight!!! ONLY JOKING - not even 9:30pm!!

See you all next week

Polly xx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Thursday Scrapbook Night

Again a full class and this time a more quieter night as the page required a little concentration measuring and cutting out the frame and on top of that we made our own flowers!!!
We used papers from the range by Prima. We used the large and medium retro punches, Spellbinders leaf dies and various stamp quotes and this is what we made.

When I saw this photo it just made me laugh - Jane really was putting effort into punching out the sunbursts for the middle of her flowers.

On this photo everyone sat on Katrinas side seems to have vanished!!

Here is Sharon working oh so quietly and conscientiously bless her.

Here is Chris with her completed page - a newbie at scrapbooking but she always finishes on time LOL and always has the perfect photos to match the page!!

And here is Kerry, another newbie but like everyone on the class just has a natural flair for scrapbooking. 

As you can see I really enjoy my Thursday evenings here at Grimsby Crafts  - a real lovely bunch of talented ladies who are a pleasure to work with!!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Thursday Scrapbook Night

Again a full class and a VERY busy night as we made our own flowers again - 2 different types this time. 
We used papers from the T'adore range by Making Memories. We used the large and medium retro punches, various edge punches, Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, Sizzix swirl dies, leaf dies etc and this is what we made.

And here we all are being busy BUSY BUSY!!!

80's music, jam tarts, great company - just one perfect scrapbooking night!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Little Birthday Critter Class

Good evening to you all
This is the little House Mouse card that we created today, using some lovely peach coloured card and those gorgeous vintage style Graphic 45 papers.

With some new faces to the class, it was lovely to show some different techniques and styles and to be able to use this lovely stamp with it's ease of colouring.

Just a few photo's of the ladies at work 

The next class is scheduled for the 

15th May @ 1pm through till 3.30pm

This is the card we will be creating on this date, this does not have to be a Father's Day card, and can be adapted for any male birthday.

A list of the copic colours will be available with Lynn shortly, to enable you to purchase your own colours prior to the class, should you wish too and all items used on this card are available at Grimsby Crafts.

thank you ladies it was a pleasure working with you all today