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It’s Winter Time At FSC – Brrrr So Cold

Nearly two months since I have posted anything, now that’s bad … it’s not that I haven’t been making things, just more like experimenting and taking a different turn with my crafting. Have loads on the go but nothing finished.

Andrew’s mother passed away last month, she was 92, so things have been a little sad in the Chillman household.

For this month it’s ‘Winter’ at FSC the colder the better lol.

Stamped onto some beautiful material which I machine stitched onto a tag then added a die cut.  This is a double sided tag.

Below is the stamped image of whats on the other side of the tag.

This tag was going to be my piece for FSC but when I took the photo of it against some of my birthday presents it went so well with the material it was sitting on I changed my mind.

 

Hubby bought me a Gemini die cutting machine for my birthday and we also went out in the morning for breakfast at our fave cafe called The Book.  Will tell you more about this fabulous place another time.

After breakfast we went shopping and below is some of the stash that I bought.

The other pic is of some of the things I have been making.  More on that another time also.  Trust me I have been a very busy girl!!

The day didn’t end there, in the evening Andrew took me out for a meal and this was the biggest surprise of all.

There is a restaurant that I have been wanting to go to in Clonegal for ages and ages (in actual fact years) it’s called Sha-Roe Bistro.

Wow, I actually went there and it didn’t disappoint, it was amazing, had the best birthday ever.

Thank you again Andrew, you’re one in a million babe.

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.

Ink Art Designs Etsy Shop is sponsoring FSC and they will be offering a stamp for the winner of each new challenge.

Shirl

FSC And Book Pages

The months just fly and fly … not sure where they go … but it’s that time again at FSC.

For this month FSC want to see ‘Book Pages’ and these could be stamped or real pages.

Chose to use real pages and used some lovely stamps from AALL & CREATE #83.

A few months back Hochanda had a great deal going for all of Fiona Paltridge’s new stamps which I couldn’t resist and this is the first one I have inked.  They have such a cute quirkiness which totally appeals to me.

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.

Ink Art Designs Etsy Shop is sponsoring FSC and they will be offering a stamp for the winner of each new challenge.

Shirl

Yet Another Messy Journal Page With My Saturday Class

Another class showing from last Saturday, also did the punched edges again (with a different punch) on the journal sides.  It definitely gives the wow factor and loving how you can find pages easier.

Wahoo! – should have more time to visit all your lovely blogs from now on and a huge thanks to all who have still been leaving comments.

The reason that I have found all these items is because (think I said before in a previous post) I have moved craft rooms.

Andrew has my original one and I have taken over Alex’s bedroom.  Hence the lack of very many postings and visiting of blogs.  The room had to be re-painted and also the furniture.  Used lots of blue chalk paint plus will be showing pics of how the bedroom looks now.  Oops, should say craft room. 

Not sure my class are very happy with messy/painty journal pages they just don’t seem to get the letting go bit of it!!!

Going to propose something different this week but if the girls don’t like my suggestions then sadly I think the classes will come to an end after all these years.  I will be very sad about this as they really have been coming every Saturday for years.  Will let you know what they decide.

Shirl

 

 

 

Messy Journal Page With My Saturday Class

It’s ages since I have shown anything that I have been teaching my Saturday class so below is a double page that we did two weeks ago.

Really wanted these journal pages to look different from other pages in the book
so I jazzed up the sides with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Definitely going to do more like this as it made both pages look more interesting.

It also added the wow factor plus I have so many punches which need to see the light of day again.

Shirl

 

 

 

Quote Away At FSC This Month

FSC wants to see ‘Quotes’ for this month’s challenge.

PaperArtsy have to be up there as one of my fave all time stamps.

My quote came from the denazinski Art stamps ZA08 and the flower from EclecTica ETS08.

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.

Ink Art Designs Etsy Shop is sponsoring FSC and they will be offering a stamp for the winner of each new challenge.

Shirl

It’s A Bug’s Life At FSC This Month

Announcement

One of the DT at FSC (Yvonne) is taking a break for September and October’s challenges so if you would like to be a guest designer for these months please mail details and you never know it just might be you as our Guest Designer.

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FSC wants to see ‘Bugs’ being used in your makes for this month’s challenge and the choice of theme was the lovely Dot’s.

Went into the Viva Las Vegas Stamp shop whilst in Vegas on my hols and OMG what an amazing place.  Truly a stamper’s paradise.

Flew on to Los Angeles after 5 days where I bought a Strathmore Mixed Media pad at Michael’s and whilst having some down time in the villa made a very quick journal page with two of the stamps I bought.

The journal page for my bugs piece uses the Butterfly Lady and also Wire Rings.

Bought quite a few Jane Davenport goodies from Michael’s also which I will post at a later date.

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.

Ink Art Designs Etsy Shop is sponsoring FSC and they will be offering a stamp for the winner of each new challenge.

Shirl

Time To Use Those Inks At FSC

FSC wants to see those inks being used for this month challenge and the choice of theme was mine.

Inks are a great favourite of most people so I thought that this would be a perfect time to use them anyway you want.

Went for a very subtle background on my card so the main focal point would be my images.

Used the Versamark with white embossing powder and also brought out my markers for a little colouring.

Stamps are from Illusionary Artists – France Papillion

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.

Ink Art Designs Etsy Shop is sponsoring FSC and they will be offering a stamp for the winner of each new challenge.

Shirl

Seaside Time At FSC

FSC wants to see the Seaside this month which the lovely Hanne picked as her theme.

Wow, Summer has really arrived in this part of Ireland, we have had no rain for a few weeks now just wall to wall warm weather, long may it last!  My tan is coming along nicely just in time for my hols next month.  Not going to look like a milk bottle this year when I go away.

For some reason Clare and John-Paul let the grandkids pick where they wanted to go and they picked Las Vegas … can you believe it?  Apart from the fact that Amber and Alex can’t drink (Lauren’s still too young, only another 3 years to go) nor play at the casinos, that was their choice.

Off to see all the sights though, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam etc.,

We made a compromise with the kids, only 5 days in Vegas then off to Los Angeles for a fortnight.

Whilst in LA Andrew and I are hopping off to San Francisco so that I can see the Golden Gate Bridge.  He’s been there before but I haven’t so now’s my chance.

Used Crafty Individual stamps for my seaside theme and also still using my dies.

Long time since I have shown a Saturday class card but better late than never eh!!!

Below are two of my makes.

My classes always start with the showing of the card that the girls will be making and then I demonstrate how they will be doing it.

We were going to make the seaside card also but there was no time left as we were running late.

I am sure there will be time in next week’s class to start it as we are only finishing off a frame that we started two weeks ago.

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.

Ink Art Designs Etsy Shop is sponsoring FSC and they will be offering a stamp for the winner of each new challenge.

Shirl

In Love With Dies And Embossing Folders Again

Quick showing of the class makes from last Saturday.

Crafting is so like the fashion world … things go out of fashion but wait long enough and they come back.

In love with dies and embossing folders at the moment, they make stunning cards but for some reason I stopped using them.

Die used is from Memory Box – Golden Joyful Bouquet

Shirl

Bad Hair Day

Two cards made in my class on Saturday, don’t you just love the little egg on funky chickens head.

The set of stamps came from Stampin Up.

Shirl