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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

JOFY Workshop

I was lucky enough to attend a Jo Firth-Young workshop yesterday to make Christmas cards. It was very festive with crackers on the table, Christmas trees, santa hats and Michael Buble crooning in the background. Jo was lovely and it was a great workshop. The Stamp Attic is a fabulous shop with lots of stuff that is normally only available on line (PaperArtsy, Dina Wakely, Dyan Reaveley, Octopode).

We made 5 cards altogether.

The first card has a bauble on foam pads and some green wire around the top of the bauble. The second is gilding flakes,

The first card is a die cut snowflake on patterned acetate and the second picture is the stamping inside. The second card we painted the baubles and raised them on 3d foam.

As lovely as this die cut is - it took 3 attempts to cut it out so all the pieces came out - I have used stickles on this card but you can't really make them out.

My stash

I went around the shop first and put some things to one side - I didn't realise until I got home that I had bought the stars stamp twice!

These are the first Christmas cards I have made this year but hopefully it is the inspiration I need to make more!!


Kathyk said...

FAB makes, FAB stash and it sounds like you had a blast. Bought the same stamp twice? I'm sure your purple pal might be persuaded to buy it from you if you want to get rid of your duplicate!


Clare Lloyd said...

Looks ace debs. Shame about the twice bought stamps, hopefully you will be able to bargain with kathy!

catherine said...

These look fabulous Debs and glad you enjoyed yourself. It's always the way when we buy stuff- I have come home before and realised I already have something!!
x catherine

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks like you had a great day Debs. Everything is beautiful. Love those stamps AND the die cuts. Sounds like you even found a new home for your extra set of star stamps. Can't be bad :oD


Louise Wright said...

wow that looks like it was an inspiring and great day of crafting. Your cards are ace and now you have the stash to get going at home(?) Did you pick up any tips for quick cards with those stamps?

Cherry said...

Fab makes Deb - loving the style. Glad you had a fab time and the workshop sounds ace. Can't wait to visit now. Cherry xxxx

My name is Wynneth said...

Oooo.. you lucky girl doing a workshop with Jo and getting a chance for a lovely stash acquiring experience too.

Love your fabulous cards - all so different and good that they've kick started your Christmas card making for this year !

Shame you double-bought, but I'm sure our Purple Pal will be able to sort it out for you LOL