Monday, 25 April 2016

April Swap

We had a great time this month sharing ideas and had a stamping session using Tim Holtz Crazy Cats, welcoming Liz back from her cruise and last but not least we had our swap session.
This is my small box with a decorated 4" ceramic tile on the lid, I used alcohol inks and finished with an acrylic gloss spray sealant.
Pamela produced this wonderful little bird house, so many little details, look at the little birds, made with air dry clay and painted with even a necklace of teeny beads on one of them, such patience.
Annie has excelled herself again with this stunning frame, all made with one sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, the video on how this is made is here by Lea Denton of The Crafty Spark
Annie also embellished the mini carrier bag that held the swap, fab..
That is all for this month, looking forward to May when we might have an additional member or two.  Until next time....

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Harston Swaps - March 2016

Belated happy new year to everyone!  After a late start and  family visits over I now have time to update the blog with the latest swaps at our craft club.

 Here is my swap, it is on a 5 x 7" canvas board using the large Tim Holtz butterfly die, with embossing folder to bring out all the detail.  I have used a spoon for the body covered in a painted strip of Tyvek then heated, this curls the edges which I touched with gilding paste.



I created several of these boards which could be used for journal covers for last year when a group of our lovely forum members from Cardmaking Paradise met up for a workshop here in Harston, we usually exchange a little something at these events. The following is a photo of all the boards.

Liz produced a fantastic swap with this intricate box which opens out to display several trays, wonderful Liz!


Annie went to town with these strips of tickets, which I was lucky to swap with her.  They are great and so handy to attach to different crafts.  But will I use them or just look at them mmmm?

Pamela had fun with this treasure box, so much detail, absolutely fantastic.


Annie also decorated this treasure box for the February swap, but unfortunately she was the only one that brought along a swap, so I have included it with this months swap. It is a very steampunk design with nuts and bolts all over and inside a lovely surprise of mdf pieces to use.

That is all for March, back soon with April swap, until then....