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


  1. Not thought of anything like this before, well done

  2. You've certainly done a grand job with the pan pastels - this jig saw idea looks really good. Enjoy your crafty day tomorrow

  3. Eileen I do love Panpastel myself in the red and yellow and have got some stunning results with them too, especially on doilies and embossed card! Your creation is absolutely AMAZING and I love that it is a jigsaw too.

    Val's work is amazing too.

    Linda xxxx

  4. I think you must be a great teacher and Val must be a very talented lady - her cards are wonderful :)

  5. Love your card Eileen, the jigsaw pieces are so original. Val has made some beauties too.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. What a lovely card Eileen, love the jigsaw effect. Mum's cards have come out well, just goes to show what a fab leader and teacher you are!! xx

  7. Well they are just gorgeous Eileen, well done to you and Val. XX

  8. Oh so exquisite Eileen.......You always manage to come up with such delightful creations !
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  9. Happy 2012 Eileen and gods keeping on you all health wise for 2012.
    I love this jigsaw you have made very clever - thanks for sharing and also the two other cards received it is blessing, isn't it?
    Now just wanted you to know about a new challenge blog just stating up - and may encourage you to finally get those Stampscapes out - is a "Craft a Scene" Challenge blog - and this month is "Anything goes"- as long as it is a scene - so should be right up you alley - link on my 2nd last post:
    Or their site:

  10. I've not heard of PanPastels before but after seeing your stunning card and having a look at some of the videos on the PanPastels site I've just ordered a starter kit from your supplier. I really hope it's as easy as it looks and I can take after Val. Looking forward to seeing your Challenge entries.

  11. Beautiful work Eileen, gorgeous colours and I love the jigsaw idea too
    Claire xx

  12. Thank you for the super comments ladies...
    @ amelodrama... I know you will enjoy using the PanPastels.... great fun. I use cheap as chips hair spray to set the colour! Please let me know how you get on xxxx

  13. Fab card Eileen and a great idea Luv Sue x

  14. Happy New Year Eileen, and again well done for becoming a designer in 2012 for the pane pastels. As you know I struglle with the brayer so I might just give these a go too. The jig saw card is so unnusual and such lovely colours, you make it look so easy....
    Dee xxx

  15. Please ignore the typing errors above won't you, I promise I haven't been drinking... (too early)... Dee xxx

  16. Happy New Year Eileen. Fantastic jigsaw and the colours are really lovely too. I bought a brayer after seeing your wonderful creations but am really struggling to use it. May have to give the Pan Pastels a go instead.


    1. Oh don't give up on the brayer Jude.... have you looked at my 'how to brayer' post .... mind you the PanPastels are so lush and easy to use !


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