Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Friday, 15 April 2011

Easter Goodies

My friend at work was making some Scottish tablet (a bit like fudge) to do some fundraising and asked for me help with the display.  So I rustled up a few bag toppers using my nestabilities (labels 1 dies folded in half) and some really cheap stickers from Tesco.  And of course I couldn't resist popping them in my trug and adding a bit of Easter ribbon.  I really should have taken this picture earlier when the basket was still full! But I got there just in time as now there is only one bag left.  Good news for the fundraising though! 

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Works in progress

This week has been a 'starter' not a 'finisher' week.  I have started lots of focal images but haven't yet made them up into cards.  What I really wanted to do was play around with the stamps and pro-markers/copics to see what effects I could achieve and to work on the composition until I am happy.  Then I'll consider making the best ones into cards.

Seems to be the story of my life at the moment - there are so many projects I've started at home that haven't been finished.  It's in that 'it has to get worse before it can get better' stage! But I can cope with the chaos as I know there is a plan in my head of how it will be finished, like with the cards.  I wouldn't like to compare myself with such genius, but I was bursting with excitement to see the first video post from Peter Jackson as he starts filming The Hobbit. Can you imagine having to plan out all of those details, before you can even get started? If you fancy a look at the video take a look here.

Next time my head might be in the right place to finish some projects to share!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Butterflies and flowers stepper card

This was definitely crafting 'off piste' - I'd had the idea one night when I couldn't sleep (last night it was visa regulations for work - not as exciting but probably more sleep inducing!). Anyway, the girls at the craft group had been saying about how difficult it is to do a stepper card even with a template and I foolishly just decided to go for it armed with nothing more than a paper trimmer and a bone folder! Well, I was very chuffed that is worked out, and it has turned out to be one of my favourites ever!  Here's the side view so you can see more clearly how the flowers are layered on the steps:

 All products are from Craftwork Cards, except the antenna which are a couple of head pins and crystal beads from my jewellery making stash.  I'm really enjoying revisiting some of the Goody Bags I bought from them a while ago and coming up with some fresh ideas incorporating more 3D papercrafting.

Incidentally it was great to see so many of us at the meeting this week.  Always brilliant to get ideas from each other. If anyone else is in the Banbury area and fancies joining us there are always a few spare chairs at the tables and I can put you in touch with the group leader, Karen.