Saturday, 5 September 2015

The concertina effect!

Good Morning fellow crafters!

I hope everyone is well and all the children in your house are all back to school and are happy.
The nights, unfortunately, are really pulling in and the mornings have quite a nip in the air so I think Autumn is well and truly on its way but that always gives us some extra time to get stuck into our crafting projects and hopefully I can give you some inspiration with the projects that we have been busy doing in class today.
The projects were all based around concertina dies and this one is from the Crafters Companion Die-sire range.  This is the rectangle design and I have also used the Jingle bells overlay.  The photograph doesn't show off the glitter card but it is quite sparkly.
The poinsettias are from a punch and I sprayed them with a pearl spray to bling them up a bit.
The next one definitely has a Autumn feel to it using this really lovely Graphic 45 paper and Heartfelt Creations Sunflower stamp.  The sentiment is from a paper artsy set that I love to use.  This die set is from the Elizabeth Designs collection.
I have also got some lovely pictures from our recent Dabble Day which was a fabulous success again and thank everyone for attending.
Busy ladies doing what they do best!
Our next Dabble day is in November and this will be Christmas so looking forward to this one.
Today we have the lovely Clare Charville coming to the shop for a demonstration day and on Sunday we have a workshop and I am a student!! Hopefully, if I finish the project I will be able to show you it next week.
Hope that you enjoy a lovely weekend and thankyou, as always for popping in.
I would love to hear if you have had a go at the concertina type card.
Must dash a busy day ahead,
Bye for now,
Jo x


  1. Two beauties Jo, I always rather like kinetic cards and would have difficult choosing a favourite here.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Great cards Jo and the workshop looks like you had a great time.
    Looking forward to seeing your workshop makes with Clare!

  3. Good morning Jo, I've not seen these dies in action but the makes look great. Something else for the Christmas list! best wishes Jackie xx

  4. Hi Jo, a lovely card. I have one complete square concertina card made and one umade. Both will be xmas cards.I found it a bit fiddly.

  5. The cards look great Jo and it sounds as though your day was lots of fun.
    Clare Charvill - how lucky. I would love to go to one of her workshops.

  6. Great workshop Jo, loved using the Concertina dies, so easy once you get the hang of them and with your help.
    Really enjoyed watching Clare today at the shop, a lovely lady, good luck to all at her workshop tomorrow. Jean x

  7. Beautiful cards! I'm so lucky to find your blog and see amazing ideas and designs. Thank you for sharing the projects.

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