Ok, back to the reason of this post, it is Wednesday and therefore time for a sneak peak at crafting desks everywhere. So if you would like to join in you will be more than welcome, just pop and see Julia at Stamping Ground and add your post to 'Mr Linky'. Or if you prefer, just be nosey and leave comments on the workdesks you see.
My desk this week looks as if a bomb has hit it...
but there is area reason... honest!
Yesterday afternoon I had an afternoon off work, using some Lieu time that I had built up. I have decided that the Lieu time is going to be spent on doing things for me, so I booked a Craft Workshop :)
Over at Laneham, Notts you will find Llinda's Card & Craft shop and she does a great number of workshops covering a wide variety of papercraft & jewelry making. So yesterday afternoon was "Working without templates - Using Hougie board – Cards & Little gifts" (I also have a full day booked at the end of the month for "Creative Stamping - Men & Boys").
During the afternoon I created 3 cards and 1 gift as well as paper templates for 2 further cards. All work was done using the Hougie Board and some die cuts. But before everything got just dumped on the desk (I have not had time to put everything away yet!!!) I did take photos of what I had made.
So here goes (this bit is picture heavy!)...
The first card was done using a 'Trinitage' sheet, and a 'squeze card' - out of all of the cards we created this was my favourite & I really don't want to give this one away. It was so simple to create and mega effective (so I brought a pack of 8 Trinitage sheets - I just HAD to!!!)
|Looking from the front|
|Looking from above, so you can see the 3 layers (background & 2 front layers)|
The second card was what I think is called a Waterfall card, this one did not get decorated/finished during the workshop but will probably be used as a template.
|Using Double Sided cardstock to get the contrast in pattern/plain colour|
Next was a gift, a holder of the little packs of tissues you get to go in your handbag (although this would quickly get damaged in mine LOL
|Very simple and effective!|
And finally we created a 3D window card, using a selection of white & patterned paper.
|From the outside the card folds flat to fit into the envelope - good new for the cost of postage LOL|
Yesterday was a great day and I now have so many ideas buzzing around in my head - I really need to be sat at home at my craft desk and not at work - but never mind, I can still dream :)
Happy Wednesday - don't forget after lunch the week goes down hill LOL!