Thursday, 27 January 2011

January's Class Cards


Well hello there, here's a shocker me finally posting on my blog again after months of absence. Life sort of got in the way for a while there, including work and I just got out of the habit of crafting never mind blogging and it's still pretty much that way, but thank goodness for my classes which make me get in my craft room and crafting, otherwise I don't think I'd be making any cards at the moment.

So this month at class was very exciting because we moved into my newly renovated craft room; for the last 18 months classes have been held around my dining table, but now I'm no longer working from home as a Cambridge Diet Consultant I've been able to turn my office/craftroom into a dedicated craftroom with room for a table in the middle for classes.

The above picture shows my Friday evening class around the table - getting this lovely lot to stop talking for a minute to take a photo is quite a feat I can assure you! We always have refreshments and my lovely friend Sue spoilt me rotten as my birthday is coming up in a few weeks and she brought a box of cupcakes from Queenies of Ironbridge. If you live in the Telford area and haven't been to Queenies, go - go now! The cupcakes are scrumptious and we all really enjoyed them, so thanks Sue - they were yummy!



So onto the cards we made this month, both are using the set Ornate Flowers and we did a bit of embossing. I've really been struggling with ideas lately, due to not crafting and not blogging I guess, so I had a look at the gallery of ILWS and took some ideas for both these cards from there, it's a great source of inspiration.


Stamps - Ornate Flowers; Tiny Tags
Colours - Early Espresso; Melon Mambo; Whisper White
Other - Stampin' Embossing Powder in clear, Tiny Tag punch


Stamps - Ornate Flowers; Trendy Trees
Colours - Daffodil Delight; Real Red; Whisper White
Other - Stampin' Embossing Powder in clear

And finally I just want to say thanks to all my followers who are still with me and not got bored and wandered off - I wouldn't have blamed you! Also a big hello to Avril who hasn't been able to come to class due to ill health and always looks on my blog to see what we've been making. Sorry for the delay Avril, but here's January's cards and hopefully you'll be with us again in February.

Happy (Belated) New Year to you all too!


Debbi said...

Gorgeous cards! And glad to hear you're crafting again. I know how cranky I get when I don't get to 'create' for a while, lol.
Those cupcakes look yummy. Thanks for the drool, ha ha.

Kaz said...

Cards are gorgeous, your room is fab and those cakes look so yummy!!! Cannot beleive i missed the cakes!! Ah well next time xxx

Carrie said...

Love these gorgeous, vibrant colours Jan. I really wish I could have joined you on Friday night but hopefully I will be able to make the next one xxx

Vee said...

Hi Jan, welcome back to blogland. Fab cards and pics and those cupcakes looks gorgeous. Your new craft room looks fabulous nice and spacious too. Happy New Year to you hope you had a lovely time.
xx Vee

pinky said...

Welcome back Jan, boy do I love your craft room. It looks so big compared to my wee patch. Gorgeous card too, lovely the bright colours. Yum yum to those cupcakes. Just as well I don't live over there lol. Now no slacking, give us something nice to see again soon:)

Loraine Arderne said...

Great class and those cupcakes WERE very, very yummy. Might have to visit Ironbridge soon.

Teena in Toronto said...

Looks like fun :)

Happy blogoversary :)