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Friday, 15 September 2017

Two Tier gift box class

Hello everybody hope you are fit and well.
          Today was the first of my two tier box class. I shared these boxes in my last post , super cute and so easy to make. 
The ladies who joined me today completed the projects with no problems what's so ever. Here are a few action shots ..... 


After  the workshop I then went to the relaunch of craft shop Serendipity.  I was asked to do a stamping and stenciling demonstration.  Champagne flowed  and the relaunch was very successful. 
Anyway now time to spend some time with my daughter who has come over from England to see me. Take care and keep crafting xx

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Cute gift boxes, mini bath bombs or chocolate.


Good Evening, hope you are all fit and well.
Weather cooler now so this month I start my classes again. I thought I would slowly drag the ladies towards Christmas  with a cute little gift box. 
I love these boxes they open up to show two tiers ideal for small gifts or chocolates.
The blue box holds mini bath bombs which I picked up from Gladrags Boutique were I live. 
The Christmas box holds quite a few chocolates, I've done alittle research and it holds 8 of my favorite chocolates Ferro Roche lol. 
I'm holding two classes this month the 29th is full but I still have a couple of places for the 15th September. Hope to see you soon take care xx

Friday, 28 July 2017

Shaving foam part two

. What a brilliant afternoon we all had. 2nd class using shaving foam and hair gel , I can now share the cards. 
Sorry the pictures aren't very good , but the ladies all enjoyed the class.
During the class I tried to open a new gel bottle, how do manufacturers expect people with any dexterity problems to open these bottles. I struggled and ended up flinging huge blobs onto poor Mo, one of the craft ladies pictured below.
Of course action shots of the ladies ...... I love crafting with all the ladies great fun. 
No classes in August as it's just to hot ,so next get together will be September. Take care and keep crafting love Julie xxx

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

What would you use shaving foam and hair gel for?


 Hi everyone, hope you are all well. 
Spain is super hot at the moment, which apparently is quite unusual for the his time of year. 
Normally I would cool down in the pool but my husband drained it to do some repairs, I just hope he gets it finished before August. 
Lovely class on Friday. I demonstrated the shaving foam technique and hair gel
I demonstrated this classic England about five years ago and it always has the wow factor. 
The Ladies enjoying their icecreams  it was such a hot day .
The shaving foam is so easy but effective. On a tray or paper plate spray a good amount of shaving foam. (Not shaving gel) then using reinkers drop several colors randomly on you smoothed out shaving foam. With the end of a paint brush or cocktail stick swirl the ink around until you have a random pattern. 
Place a piece of white card onto your shaving foam gently pressing down making sure the whole area is covered . Lift the card off and scrape  the excess foam off then pat dry with kitchen roll. It leaves the most fabulous  marble effect . This is a great technique for background papers. 
We then used a tree stencil and made another background.
I will explain hair gel in my next post as I have another class on Friday, so will share pictures of cards made. Please leave a comment would love to hear from you. Take care and keep crafting love Julie xx

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Ice cream and crafts

 Hola hope you are all fit and well.
         The weather here in Spain is exceptionally hot for June, thank goodness for aircon.but that didn't stop us crafting.they all made a gorgeous framed picture from card .

I love making these so simple , they make fabulous gifts. I'm going to make some for Christmas presents.... Sorry I mentioned the c-word .lol. 
The ladies did very well considering it was so hot. 
I normally bring cream cakes to the class but because of the heat I spoilt them with ice creams . 
Here are the ladies in action. 
 Take care and keep crafting xx

Friday, 21 April 2017

Gift bags

Hi hope you are all fit and well. I've had a couple of classes this month where we made two gorgeous little gift bags. Similar method  but one had no cutting but the smallest bag had alittle cutting. 
Some lovely new ladies who did very well. 
Here are a few bags I made , they are quite sturdy . The smaller one is made from designer series paper. This bag takes a small candle or sweets. 

Here are the ladies crafting and eating cream cakes  lol.....
All the ladies dId exceptionally well, sorry forgot to take photo of cakes but they didn't last long. Lol
Anyway got to go , cards to make for tomorrow's market. See you all soon. Take care and keep crafting Julie's 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Floating Teacups


Hola hope you are all stocked up well with Easter eggs. I love Easter egg chocolate, and especially cream eggs. My lovey friend sue has brought me 24 cream eggs from England , I'm trying not to eat them and to use them in my craft projects buts it's so hard lol. 
Anyway wanted to have a challenge so decided to make a floating teacup, I'd seen several on Pinterest but wanted to make mine alittle more unique . I decided to make my first one using parchment . 
I've recently just purchased the Tina Cox flower plate , so I colored my own parchment paper using dorso  crayons and essential oil . 
It was time consuming but loved the intricate cutting and embossing. 
Loved how this turned out. So delicate.
I then made another one with stunning red roses. Hope you like them take care and keep crafting. Julie xx

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Thoughtful Branches

Good evening, hope you are all fit and well.
Busy week so far, lunch today with the ladies of El Choppo. 
It's a time for us to have a chat and to catch up with what's happening in the village.  
I've only had time to do a little crafting. This is the first time I've used the thoughtful branches stamp set from stampin up . Thankfully they have matching dies which makes it so quick and simple to cut them out. 
I've kept the same design just altered colors and wording. Hope you like them . 
 Take care and keep crafting Julie xx