It was finally up and running by about 5.30 pm and
within the first five hours there were thirty-eight members, and
crafters had already started sharing their projects, and chatting.
And to think I’d been
worrying about whether it was a good idea to set up a group or not ! I’m well aware that there are already a great many crafting groups available on
Facebook, and I wasn’t sure if there was room for another one!
If you would like to join the group as well, this is the link: Happy Crafting
not a very imaginative name, but it’s my sign off from my blog, my
videos, my emails and just about everything else, and I thought it’d be
easy to remember Happy Crafting!
was my first play with the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set, and it was the
whirly-type flowers that had first caught my eye!
The problem with the main
flower image is that it has some solid small flowers/berries included with the flower and leaves.
This means when the image is stamped in
black – so that the flower and leaves can be coloured – the small
flowers/berries would be solid black!
I rejected this idea because I thought it’d be too time
I moved onto plan B, which was to use tape to cover everything except the
flower, and stamp the flower three times using Sweet Sugarplum
Then I cleaned my stamp and inked up the leaves and a bit of the
surrounding stamps in Emerald Envy Ink.
Finally I coloured the stem with
my Soft Suede Marker Pen, and the flowers with the Berry Burst Marker
Then I fussy cut all the flowers and leaves – which was quite easy
– and then the stem with small flowers/berries, definitely not so easy!
I adhered the fussy cut elements to the Stitched Shape Whisper White CS
circles, I adhered the flowers, leaves and berries together – making
sure the position with all three of them were at very different
I wrapped some retired Sweet Superplum Ruffled Ribbon around the
top two layers of the card, and adhered the sentiment over it so the
Dimensionals sat either side of the ribbon.
I added a Berry Burst
Glitter Enamel Dot in the centre of each of the larger flowers, and then a tiny Basic Pearls
in the centre of the little flowers/berries.
I forgot to say that I’d
painted the sentment using Marker Pens, and decorated either end with
the stem and small flowers/berries, painted the same way as earlier.
also repeated this twice more to stamp inside the card.
That’s it from me today. Untiltomorrow, happy crafting.