Saturday, October 20, 2018

One Sheet Wonder Workshop

Hello everyone and I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

I just wanted to quickly stop by and share some photos of a workshop I held on Friday.

The class all made 5 bags/boxes from one sheet of DSP.

The lovely Sam Hammond of Pootles Papercraft has an amazing tutorial over on her blog.  Please check it out.




The class did an amazing job and look how festive the projects all look.

The boxes and bags are a great size for all kinds of yummy treats.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.



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Friday, October 19, 2018

Apple Day

Hello Everyone.

I hope you have done lots of crafting this week.

Did you know that 21st October is Apple Day, so for this weeks challenge over at Daring Cardmakers Joanne our lovely host would like to see some tree fruit on your cards.  This could be apples, oranges, lemons etc...

I decided to use lemons.

I have this coffee and tea stamp set that I got free in a card making magazine and I hadn't used it.  So I thought how could I incorporate this stamp set with todays challenge.

Then I had a light bulb moment and I made the tea into lemon tea.  I am a tea drinker and I do like lemon tea especially in the summer.

To make the card I added some patterned paper to a card blank and layered a piece of white card stock over the top and allowed a border.  I then distress the edges and added a little bit of Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Next I stamped the coffee/tea stain rings in the bottom corner as I wanted the tea cup positioned just over the top.  I then added a little greeting.

Next I stamped the tea cup onto some patterned paper and paper pieced the tea inside and coloured this in.

I then die cut the slice of lemon from a Spellbinders die called Make Mine A Lemon and inked the edges slightly.  I also added the little flower from the same set to the edge of the saucer.

I finished the card with some die cut steam which also came from the magazine freebie.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the creations from the Design Team over at Daring Cardmakers.  

Come and join in the fun.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ink Blending Workshop - How to create a reflection

Hello everyone.

Todays post is about the amazing workshop I held last week with a very talented group of crafters.

We all made inky blended backgrounds with snowy scenes and we also tried the reflection technique.

For todays post I thought I would start with the reflection technique.


To create the card I started with a piece of white card stock and started with blending balmy blue at the top.  Next I used highland heather, pear pizzazz and then for the pool of water I used pool party. All these inks are from the subtles collection.

When inking the background take into consideration where you stamped image will be placed in order to blend the ink in the right places.  As I inked the background I placed the stamp alongside to check the position.


Next I stamped the row of trees using black ink.  

To create the reflection take a piece of window sheet/acetate and stamp the image onto it.  Then turn it over and line the image up with what you have already stamped.  Next lightly rub your finger over the window sheet like you would if you were applying a transfer.  

The image will transfer onto your inked background but a touch lighter which creates a sort of reflection.


I then finished my card with a little sentiment strip.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this technique.

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Merry Christmas Makes #2

Hello everyone and welcome to another

Merry Christmas Makes

This week I am sharing another project using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle but this time I have used the little Christmas bulb punch.

To make the card I started with a piece of kraft card stock and stamped the string Christmas lights from the set in garden green ink and added some gold embossed stars.

Next I stamped and heat embossed the little bulbs with the stars inside and then punched these out. 

 The punch is fabulous and so easy to line up your stamped images.  I then stamped the little bulb filament in garden green and punched these out.

I glued the filament to the top of the bulb and attached these to the card using some dimensionals.

To finished the card I cut out a small strip of white card and stamped again in garden green the greeting.

Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by next Monday and I will share another Merry Christmas Make with you.

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator


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