Thursday, 5 January 2012

PanPastels, Quickutz Jig-saw Die, Lavinia Stamp ...... and Val's gorgeous cards from Workshop 1.

Quickutz Revolution Jig-saw Die
Happy New Year everyone!

Now the festivities are over it's back to serious crafting .... rock 'n roll!
The new PanPastel Challenge starts on the 15th of January and because I'm part of the design team for 2012 they very kindly sent me some of their products to try out ( very generous they were too!)

Bright blended background from PanPastels
 I 've had a super duper 'spangley' time!

I made a few cards with the PanPastels (can't show you them all until the challenge starts proper!) but this Jig- saw card was made within minutes of receiving  my goodies from them!

 I just adore making backgrounds with my Brayer and Adirondack inks but using the PanPastels is quicker, speed of light! and SO much easier, with more control.

They allow you to achieve the most amazing blended results. They are going to be a firm favourite with me !  So watch this space!
Red and Yellow PanPastels and a sponge .... job done on the background, then stamped using various Versafine inks and a Nigela Damascena flower stamp from Lavinia Stamps .

I will be buying more colours from a huge range here Your Creativity Store.

My friend Sheila, is popping over tomorrow to spend a crafty day with me.

Sheila has trouble using a brayer and after 'clocking' the cards I've made ready for the PanPastel Challenge she says she is going to nick 'em ( the PanPastels!) and have a go herself!
Fantastic Card from Val

Finally... I would like you to see the lovely cards that Val, one of my Workshop 'Students' who attended Workshop 1 'Braying for beginners' made during the holidays.

Well.... Val is no longer a beginner as far as I am concerned these cards are smashing!

Well done Val.

Last night I held another Workshop 'Alcohol Inks and Acetate'

On my next post I'll be showing you how my 'students' got on!

Love this one Val
Great fun

Thanks for popping by today and for the truly lovely comments you leave me .... comment make a big difference to a 'blogger' !

See you soon
Another beauty from Val

Luv Eileen xxx