Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Hi Everyone,
It's getting nearer to the Extravaganza, only a few more days to go!!! I popped into The Craft Barn today and the girls were unpacking boxes Then the delivery man came with another ten boxes. Don't know where they were going to put those!!!
I've been playing with the lovely Papersoft and there is so much you can do with it. I'm giving you a few little pictures to see tonight. Can't give away too much.
Hope you are all coming it's going to be good, just hope it's not too hot. I'm having so many hot flushes at the moments from the Tamoxifen that I get hot very quickly.
Good news for me today, just to let you all know, my scan showed my neck nodes were all clear. Three weeks of worrying now over. Phew!! I can concentrate on making cards, cards, and more cards!!! Oh and other things as well!!

See you soon, hopefully at the weekend,

Jane x

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Hello everyone,
Been playing with my new toys to get samples made up for the extravaganza at The Craft Barn soon.
I'm demoing Paper Soft which is sooooooo nice, I've got nearly all the colours now as I just had to keep going back and get more!!
It's a water based paint in a jar which you apply with foam applicators and use as much or as little to colour your card. Its used a bit like distress inks. There is a range of very inexpensive clear stamps and stencils which can be used with it and these give a variety of different finishes. It is already selling like hotcakes and is going to be big for the summer I think. I'm alright cos I've got mine!!!!
I've posted a the first card I made with it.
Take a piece of white card and colour it whatever colour you want. On the card I used Apricot and then used Walnut Brown around the edge. The image is a Crafty Individuals and so is the script stamp which was stamped using the paint. No ink used at all!!! The flower was also coloured with the paints and Tim Holtz scrolls cut and coloured too. I didn't colour the button, thought was brown to start with!!
I've used one of the border stamps down the side and again stamped it using the paint. I've used Paper Pen in Walnut Brown to create dots in the border.
Sorry about the picture, it wasn't the best photo in the world, I took it rather hurriedly in the shop before they closed!!

See you soon,

Jane xx