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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Pretty in Pink!

Good Morning All and welcome to my Creative Expressions DT post.

After the wall hanging last week, I thought I'd make a door hanger for this week's project.  Not like me, I even made it in pink!  Anyway, here we go with the instructions...

Cover a chipboard door hanger with Tin Holtz Shabby Vintage Paper. 
Randomly stamp the Creative Expressions Botanical Spray Singles Stamp with Black Archival Ink.
Distress the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

Paint around the edges with Cosmic Shimmer Graphite Shimmer Paint.

Die cut 2 shapes from the Sue Wilson Californian Collection Basic Frame Set A and another 2 from the Decorative Frames B.  With the die still in place on the smallest shape, distress with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  Remove the die and stamp the bee from the stamp set with Worn Lipstick Ink and the sentiment from the Artsy Floral Stamp Set with Black Archival Ink.  Matt and layer adding the top piece with 3d pads.

Cut the leaves using the Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves Craft Dies from Foundations Black Cardstock.
Emboss a piece of Coconut White Cardstock with the Creative Expressions Interlocking Circles Embossing Folder.
Die cut the flowers from the Classic Rose Craft Die Set.

Make the roses into 3d flowers.  Glue the sentiment into place then add the leaves and flowers to finish.

And that's the finished project!  I hope you like it.

The new dies are gorgeous to use and cut so well.  I can see me using them over and over again!

Onto other matters!  Thank you to everyone who came to the April Workshops, I hope you all had a good time (even without the usual Distress Inks!)  The workshop for June 14th is now sold out but there are a few spaces left on June 28th.  Please phone Henry at the shop to book.

I promised an "Open Day" in my studio at the bottom of the garden!  It's going to happen on 11th May between 10am and 4pm.  I'll have lots of 12x12 papers and 12x12 cardstock for sale as well as being able to show you some of the new stamps and dies.  It'll also be an opportunity to ask any crafty questions and try out the Melt Pot etc.
I haven't put my address on here (thought it would be best not to!).  If you'd like to come along please e-mail me (the addy is at the top of the page) or phone on 01304 332277 and I'll give you directions.  It is in River near Dover and very easy to find!
And just to finish, here's a card made using the Spanish Collection of dies, a matching stamp from the Singles Range and Gilding Flakes.
I'll be back in the morning with a new project for Creative Studios, so until then, have a great day and many thanks for visiting.  Hope to see you on May 11th!