Sunday, 4 December 2016


Hi Folks

We are continuing to run classes each week at the Community Centre in Lingfield and we'd love to see more of you coming along to join in.  

Next year we have all the regular classes and clubs from this year plus a couple of new monthly classes happening.  Click here to go to the website for class details, project pictures (where available) and to book.  I have added January and February so far.  If you want printable class lists let me know and I will email them to you as a PDF.

The first is Kathy Byrne's "Interactive cards" classes on the first Saturday of the month.  These projects have moving parts and lots of interesting twists and pops.  I will pop up some photos in the next couple of days, but I know these really won't do the projects justice as they can't show you the cards moving.

The second is the new kit club with Helen Chilton which I mentioned last time.  We have changed the order of the projects and we are starting with the lit up "Marquis sign" project.  You can choose what word you use for your project, Helen has chosen "CREATE" for hers.  The sign will be 20 x 8" big and can be decorated in colours of your choice.  It will light up from inside with Battery operated LED lights which are supplied as part of the kit.

We set up a pop up shop at each class and attendees get 10% off everything they buy on the day and other offers and discounts an added incentive to join in! 

See you soon


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Red and Gold

Red and Gold


At least I hope it is wherever
you are

Continuing our opulent theme
what is it about these colours?
Fabulous, rich, warm......

What was I saying?  Oh yes
Continuing our opulent theme
is Hazel Harler with another
beautiful card

I used a white 8" x 6" card blank

The first thing to do is spray some red card with gold foil Color Bloom

Then cover it with cling film - 
scrunch up the film and let it dry.

Remove the cling film and your card should look something like this

 I used red card, gold miri card and the red and gold card for my layers.

I stamped the Woodware festive background onto white card 
with black archival ink and I edged the card with a black pen

I die cut two Memory Box baubles with the red and gold card and gold miri card.

I glued the two baubles together back to back as it's going to dangle on the card.

I matted all the layers together and attached the bauble with some gold cord. 

The red roses were made using a Tim Holtz tiny tattered flowers Thinlits die

A close up of the flowers.

Items used.

Beautiful Hazel
Thank you very much

Of course, without the Christmas layer
this card would be fabulous for anyone
celebrating a Ruby Wedding

See you all tomorrow

Mickie xx

Friday, 2 December 2016

Red and Gold

Red and Gold

Hi There!

Today we are continuing our
theme with a beautiful card by
Claire Jackson

Check this out:

For the red and gold theme I had to get out 
my lovely Viva Decor Maya Gold paint.
The Maya Gold paints are great to work with 
and extremely sparkly. 

I’m not sure the photos do them justice.

Colour a 5” x 5” square of white card with Distress Ink, 
beginning with scattered straw and wild honey in the centre, 
adding festive berries, picked raspberry, barn door and 
aged mahogany outwards. 

Darken the edges with walnut stain.

Use masking tape to fix the stencil in place. 

Gently sponge on gold paint in a light tapping motion 
to prevent paint leaking under the stencil and leave to dry

Emboss a 5 ½” square piece of card and colour with shades of red Distress Ink. 

With a sponge held flat gently highlight the raised areas with gold paint

Add a ribbon to the stencilled layer, hiding the edges underneath 

before matting on to the embossed card 

and adhering to a card blank

To finish the card add a sentiment die cut from gold mirri card 

and metallic stickers to the centres of the flowers

The colours are so rich and warm
This card would brighten anyone's day

Thank you Claire

Not sure I would be able to give this card away
Well, that is, unless I made two. 
Then I could keep one just for me...........

See you tomorrow

Mickie xx