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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!

Thursday 11 February 2016


Good Morning All and a very Happy Thursday!

I'm so sorry, but this will be my last posting for the design team.  I will still post the odd project for you so please check in from time to time.

I've really enjoyed the time I've been on the team but we are getting too many working cruises to be able to post regularly and I felt I wasn't able to give the time to bring you fresh projects that these fabulous products deserve.  I'll still be teaching at Martells, having crafty Sundays and working at Ally Pally...all using Creative Expressions products.  I hope to see some of you in April...if not before.

Anyway, let's go out with a good one.....

Emboss a rectangle of Coconut White Card using the A4 Leafy Quad Folder.
Matt and layer onto Black Foundations Card.

Die cut 4 Orange Blossom Leaves from Foundations Black Card and glue into position.

Die cut the plain black background using Frames and Tags - Tessa
and the detailed overlay from the same die set using Coconut White card.  Glue together.

Stamp the sentiment from the Elements Stamps - Flowers onto white card with Black Archival and heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.  Glue onto the die cut background.
Attach the whole thing to the card with 3d pads.

Ink up the Shaded Peony stamps with Perfect Medium and stamp onto Black card.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer True White Powder.  Cut out and glue into position
Add small black Dazzlers to the flower centres to finish

And there it is!  I hope you like it.

I will miss bringing you a project every week...it's certainly made me think!

But on the plus side, we're having a lot of adventures on the cruise ships including flying to Tahiti on Sunday and sailing to Australia.  In April we fly to Mexico and spend 4 weeks cruising around the Caribbean...in fact, we leave the day after Ally Pally!  So, you can see why being on the team was just getting too difficult.

As I said before, I will pop on here from time to time with a project and of course, the rest of the team will still be coming up with fab ideas for you.

Until next time......

Thursday 4 February 2016

Finally, I'm back!

Good Morning All and a very Happy Thursday!

Firstly, I'd like to apologise for my very long absence.  When we got back from our travels, the computer decided to pack up.  Our very nice computer engineer took it away, took it apart and deduced that the mother board had failed.  After a lot of work. he was able to retrieve all of the data from the hard drive and re-install it onto a new computer.  Anyway, enough of my woes...all is now well!

So without further ado. let's get started on a project....

Start by covering a piece of Craft Consortium paper from the Bloom Beautiful Collection with double sided adhesive.
Die cut using the outer solid frame from Frames and Tags-Tessa Die set.
Remove the backing and cover with Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow.

Cut a rectangle of Coconut White Card and draw wavy lines around the edges with a fine line pen.  Emboss using the A4 Art Deco Fanfare Folder.
Matt and layer onto Sky Blue Foundations Card.

Die cut the Ornate Frame from the same die set as before.  Glue over the patterned paper with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.
Place on the background with 3d foam pads.

Ink up the sentiment from the Pierced Flag Sentiments Stamp Set with Black Archival Ink.  Heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Cut out using the Frames and Tags-Pierced Flags Die Set.
Draw around the same die on the Sky Blue card and cut out.  Matt and layer with the sentiment.
Shape and glue onto the card.

Cover another piece of the patterned paper with Double sided adhesive and die cut flowers from the Orange Blossom-Complete Petals Die Set.
Remove the backing and cover with Diamond Snow. Shape the petals and glue together.
Glue into position on the card and add a small black Dazzler to finish.

And there it is...finished!

I hope you like it...it's such a shame that you can't see the sparkle clearly on this.  I'm still getting to grips with the photo editing on the new computer so please bear with me!

Well, that's all for this week, until next time, have a happy crafty week!