Hello and welcome to my creative corner. A rather L O N G !!!! post today.
Thank you for taking the time to call in today. If I can inspire just one person with the things I show it will make me very happy.
Today was the first ever Card Class along at the Tearoom. When Elaine took over the premises there was one barn that had all the facilities for a Tearoom. Other than that the first thing I saw was this wonderful space that could be used as a Workshop. The barns are modern, the Workshop has fantastic natural light from large Velux windows in the roof space. Never for one minute did I think I would be doing these classes. I gave up doing all that a couple of years ago to just be able to "Play". So between helping at the Tearoom and now doing classes I will be kept rather busy. I have told Elaine that I will do it for a while but to keep her eyes open for other people who might do classes. She has actually got one other who does very different work using Mixed Media. She is the Scottish Representative for Barbra Gray`s Clarity Stamps. You never know we might even be able to get Barbara to the Workshop.
There were 7 ladies today, we were quite happy with that for the first day. They all want to come back in two weeks time for more....... There were another 5 on the list but for various reasons they could not make it, they are coming next week. That`s fine, I will just do the same things with them.
Today`s card was a bit of a "Flop" but I thought I would show it anyway. I did actually use it for Hazel`s daughter Gillian for her birthday last week. Gillan is a Gem and will forgive me!!!
Base card 6 x 6 white card
SB Floral Oval (Now this is where I made the BIG mistake) I was trying to be economical with a 12 x 12 piece of white card that was the front cover of a Tilda Paper Stack. I knew it had a design on the back but thought you would not see it "Wrong"...... you can see the reflection on the base card.... silly me....... teach me to be a Cheap Skate!!!
The floral arrangement consists of Memory Box Large Layered Leaf Die
Small Britannia Rose Die, Martha Stewart Punch for some foliage. Some tiny flowers that I made from a small die.
I did add a Happy Birthday Banner at the top but forgot to photograph it before I gave the whole thing to Hazel.
I am not usually such a "Dizzy" person but lately I am beginning to worry about myself. Bet your wondering how I could ever possibly do a PHD ................................ well ladies no I am not that clever
I have been working on my "Projects Half Done" .............
I have loads of Lace which was all in a bundle. I decided it had to be sorted. I have been working on that for a couple of weeks, enough was enough and it had to be completed. Here is most of my lace all nicely onto rolls. Old Loo Roll, Kitchen Roll insides covered with paper, SB Classic circles for tops and bottoms. When I was out this morning John went off and bought me a beautiful basket to keep them all in.
One roll there has to have its top and bottom added
Now all in the basket. The box with the Roses is a box that John got some "smellies" in for his Birthday earlier this year. It was white with writing all over it, I covered it, added some braid I had then popped some Roses that were in the Die Cuts Box on the top and sides. It now holds some "little bits" of lace.
Finally some of the ladies just before they left to have their Lunch at the Tearoom. They finished off the class by making one of the little SB Bracket Boxes.
You will now be glad that`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time