Tuesday, 26 September 2017

October info


Just a quick catch up to let you know what’s happening in October

On Monday 2nd October a new venture
At Codsall Community High School 6:30-8:30pm a weekly card making class cost £6

On Friday 6th October 6-8pm at the Forget-me-Not Hall
Stamp a stack of cards £8

On Saturday 7th October 10-4pm drop in to celebrate world cardmaking day.

On Saturday 28th October 10-4pm Christmas extravaganza make a start for Christmas cards and gifts.



Hope you can join me

Monday, 10 April 2017

Eastern palace

new stampin up goodies have arrived and instead of getting ready to go out I thought I'd have a quick play.
It's a quick 4c4 card using the new inks fresh fig, tranquil tide and lemon lime twist. Stamped with the astern beauty stamps and die cut.

See you later

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Thank you

thank you to the ladies who attended my first craft event.
I made this card especially for you.
It's a 4"x4" white card with crumb cake and mint macaron layers and birthday fiesta stamp set.


First home craft event

I've dabbled in demonstrating/ running card classes for over 25 years but this year I'm going to do something monthly if I can.
So on April the first 8 ladies joined me for tea, cake and craft

We made the following projects

These cards were made using the happy celebrations stamp set ( spring catalogue stampin up 143012)
And either one ink pad using the various generations of stamping or 2 sort of coordinating inks. The pink card for example used watermelon wonder and pink pirouette. 

This cute gift box uses the gift box punch board ( 135863 stampin up catalogue)
And stamp set birthday fiesta and die set available as a bundle ( 142268)

And finally this cute gift bag using the gift bag punch board (135862) and beautiful banners stamp set (141894). 
Everyone enjoyed getting inky and the projects were spot on. 
As I said this is the kind of event I will be hosting once a month. About 2 weeks before I'll post what the projects will be so if you want to join me you can decide if it's for you that month. I have to limit to 8 maximum and must say I do have pets ( cats,dog and reptiles). 
If you like the stampin up stuff then head over to www.stampinup.com/home/en-GB/. Then find a demonstrator - demonstrator directory and search on my name Donna Golby. You can then shop with me. 

That's all for now


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Mothers Day cards

Had a lovely lazy Sunday watching craft telly and creating a few cards.
I've combined a few different things.
Firstly I made some gated cards using crafters companion grand entrance createacard die, Joanna sheens Sung Kim pad 1 and Sue Wilson's finishing touches spring foliage. I added tags from the stampin up That's the tag stamp set.

And just because I was in the mood I created 2 more cards this time using Sue Wilson's classic base die, the apple blossom, tranquil poppy and catkin stem dies. I also used the Portuguese background die and Megan tag die. I finished off with a peel off sentiment and a sizzix blossom embossing folder. 

All the die cutting and embossing was done using the Gemini, all the card used was scrapes from my scrap box. 
I've had fun today and just had a go. I hope you also get time to have a good play. 


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Fiesta like there's no manana

Good Sunday afternoon. Just recovered from a school trip to CERN, Geneva Switzerland. It's a great trip and the city is amazing but it's a little grey.
So to finish my coasters from last week on the reverse side I have stamped images from the stampin up set birthday fiesta.
I used memento black ink for the llama and flag details. and cucumber crush for the cacti and watermelon wonder, crushed curry and pear pizzazz for the flags and edge inking. 
I just need to add a layer of varnish and this completes my set. 


Monday, 27 February 2017

Beautiful You coasters

Good morning.
Just had to share a project that has been in my mind for a while ( well it was supposed to be Christmassy but)

I purchased these lovely little coasters from Joanna sheens site. A set of six.
I painted them using tester paint pots from wilkinson in chalk white, milky coffee and yellow.
I then stamped each of the ladies from the beautiful You stamp set from stampin up, twice.
And a matching sentiment.
I painted over the whole thing with creative expressions glaze and sparkle to finish.

I've decided that on the reverse I'm going to stamp something more vibrant from the fiesta stamp set. So I can have 2 looks to choose from.
And I have a set of the round coasters that will be my Christmas set.

Thanks for stopping by

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All for now.