Tuesday, 30 September 2014

WOYWW- JOFY workshop and preparations to be busy!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by… first of all let me tell you all about the fabulous day that Alison and I spent on Saturday at the Stamp Attic in the company of the very patient and inspirational Jo Firth-Young. We made 5 cards and a masterboard using her stamps and chalk paints and were kept very busy all day!

Here are the cards we made….

Lots of new techniques, tips and hints. Do visit Jo over at her blog http://jofirthyoung.blogspot.co.uk  So a big thank you to Jo for a great day and also to Alison for driving all the way there and back!
Of course it would have been terribly rude not to pop in the shop now wouldn't it? Also rude not to buy anything don't you agree? 

My new stencils are to DIE for! Sigh! Scrapbook paper for my travel journal, a little chip board house book. (Just liked it) I'm also excited about the little green book you see on the right.. I plan to keep and stroke it until January when I vow to do a little page of art journalling most days if I can.  

Well.. back to my desk and I have two shots this week. The first is how it looked at the weekend..

A mess of twigs and tree canvases being made for the school Christmas Fayre.  A 'de ja vu' moment from last year! And today's desk….

Showing frantic preparations for Wednesday craft club where I will be demoing texture paste and helping the girls to make two Xmas cards. In the bags you see all the kits ready and then some extra samples of other things you can do with texture/grunge paste. 

Tinting it with paint 

After cleaning the stencil you then replace it over the raised areas and colour with distress inks using   brushes.

Don't listen to me… go to  http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk  and there are some great tutorials to watch and inspire.  Barbara Grey from Clarity Stamps also has some great projects. 

Sorry about the photo heavy post but for once I have a lot to share!
I am looking forward to seeing what's on your desks this week too.
Have a happy week

Lynda X


  1. Oooh just seen that photo on the previous post! Glad you had a great day and your finished cards look great. Have fun teaching the texture paste - its one of my favourite tools. Love that little house book too. Sunshine Girl #6

  2. I may be about to repeat myself here as I can't remember I already commented...went out of the room with the page still on my screen.. oh dear!! The cards from the workshop look fabulous, and so do your class kits, hope it goes well. Helen 5

  3. What a great photo of you both with your cards!! Glad you had a fun day, plus a little bit if stash spending too :-). Good luck with the craft club stuff too!
    Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

  4. Lynda,

    Had to do a double take I just saw that photo of you all on another blog and thought I was going barmy. Lovely cards, fantastic stash of goodies too. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
    Happy WOYWW #2

  5. What a great day you both had. Lots of new things to learn, and some great new buys. Love the stencil with the holly and ivy. The cards you both made are lovely, and I like the effect of the stencil then the colour.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  6. You had a fab day huh..how marvellous. I love the twiggy canvasses, and boy - don't you give good value for a club demo! Lovely ideas.

  7. Funny to see 2 people at the same event. You sure had fun and made some fab cards
    Gabriele 28

  8. So nice to see your side of the tale of you and Ali going out and about. Great pile of shopping there...some things I think I need to my arsenal of stash! #20

  9. Lovely cards. Sounds like a great day. Happy WOYWW Anne x #78

  10. Beautiful cards, Lynda--it looks as if you all had a wonderful and creative time together!

    70 this week
    with a mish mash of stuff

  11. Hi Lynda happy WOYWW...oooooh my you two sure did have a wonderful time at the JOFY workshop, love all your cards especially the last with the green panel. I do love the JOFY stamps they're on my wish list. Your craft group are going to have some fun with the paste and I'm sure they'll enjoy making those gorgeous Christmas cards. Have fun time, Cheers RobynO#40

  12. What a fab time, learning lots of new skills - those cards are really lovely. I must go and try that raised technique - thanks for sharing. Hugs, Chris # 16

  13. Looks like a great weekend and so many gorgeous cards.
    Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

  14. Glad you had such a good time - love the look of the new stencils. Thanks for sharing. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

  15. I love photo-rich posts! The more the merrier - it's always great to see beautiful work and fun days out. It sounds as if you all had such a great time, and what fun you had, and all the fab things you learnt. The dried poppy heads stencil is gorgeous and I love the effect with the distress inks - how clever is that? Definitely one to try.

    New stash always lifts the spirits.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #37


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