Sunday, 8 May 2011

Heart to Heart Workshop

A new stamping era began yesterday when Vicky Stampers relocated to Padgate and I had the honour of being the first tutor in the new premises. The emphasis of the club remains the same with stamping being the main theme of our workshops and we all enjoyed a great day. It was sad in many ways to move but it means that we now have no stairs to struggle up when carrying equipment, we have a kitchen where we can make our own tea and coffee exactly to taste, better lighting and generally better facilities, all at reasonable cost. The group of people are still as great, and we enjoy good crafting and lots of fun once a month, so if anyone within reach of Padgate, near Warrington, would like to join us then email me for details. We've space now for a few more dedicated stampers.
At Jayne's request, my project was my Heart to Heart Card and you can see my sample open above and with the 4 hearts interlocked below. It is a simple card which just looks somewhat complex.
It's a great way to get good use from your die cutter and I left my Cuttlebug in the drawer in favour of my new Vagabond... I love it! I used Nestabilities to cut the 2 sizes of hearts.
First we got messy and marbled our backgrounds to use on the card with a choice of using Smooches (as I posted on 24th April) or with Shaving foam (as I posted 1st April).
There were lots of great results from the group....
Lovely bit of marbling by Neet inside this one
A card open... I think it is by Lorraine
I forgot my camera so the following photos were emailed to me ... thanks to Neet, but sorry I can't make them any bigger and so sorry that cannot see to credit the people who made them.

Everyone completed their card so we moved on to make some heart shaped packages in the afternoon.
 These packages can also be made quite quickly from Scrap book papers (as I did with the large brown one below). The blue and pink ones were made from card decorated and stamped using Distress Inks.
Once again, these are quite simple to make so if anyone would like the template for the packages, or any information of the items I've made, just email me and I'll send a pdf to you.


27 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

I so wish I was in your vicinity! This is a lovely clever card Jo and all the different designs look wonderful! pen x

Wipso said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time Jo and what fab results.
A x

Sheilagh said...

I would love to join you:)
I love the cards and the packages look fab.

Sheilagh

Twiglet said...

Looks like lots of fun - fab designs Jo.

dizzy said...

it was a fun filled day as you always deliver such a great class thank you once again for a fab day xxx

sam21ski said...

Is the new pad closer or further away for me? I WILL get there one day - lol.

Great makes, both are fabulous and they are all so different. Glad you had a good day.

Sam xxx

http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

Doone said...

I need that kind of space all to myself, I shared my room this weekend and it nearly drove me mad...

I'm okay in class where it's all structured but I can't create originals in company - how odd is that???

olive said...

Jo as always a brill class, such fun. thank you for your generosity of spirit. hugs xxxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, I love the heart to heart project, they're all wonderful, love the colour you used :-) All the other heart concoctions are fab too. I thought the large heart was fabric/canvas at first.
Anne xx

Neet said...

It was a great day and I am so glad my year as Chair will be remembered for the move to what will, hopefully, prove to be a better one for the older members. I will miss Dot though as I always had a soft spot for her and will definitely remember her at Christmas with a card and hopefully pop in for a drink some time.
As I said, one chapter of Vicky Stampers has closed and now we have a new one opening.
What makes us unique is the fun and friendship we all share and it is a pleasure to go on the first Saturday of the month to learn with such talented and caring friends.

lisa said...

It looks and sounds like a great day, Jo. I love your heart cards and boxes. It sounds like a great class and I wish I lived nearer!!
Thank you so much for you kind wishes for DD.
Hugs Lisax

Merry said...

I found your heart boxes from Pinterest and I would like a copy of the pattern if possible.. I'm off to check out your blog some more-thank you! merryagray@yahoo.com

Merry said...

I found your heart boxes from Pinterest, and I love them! Please send a pattern to merryagray@yahoo.com, thank you!

Jan Martin said...

I have just discovered your wonderful creative ideas. I would love to receive the pdf file for the heart packages as well as the instructions for the 'Heart to Heart' card. My email contact is janmartin1@bigpond.com.
Many, many thanks Jan

Heather Joyes said...

I love your heart to heart and heart packages and would appreciate to template. Thanks for the inspiration. Heathero51@hotmail.com

KarenT said...

I first found your work on Pinterest this afternoon, and have now landed on your blog at a page from 2011 where you have featured your adorable heart card, then the heart box/bag? Are you still sending out pdfs for these projects? If so, I'd love to have them! I'm looking forward to going through your Pinterest pages and blog pages to find more wonderful goodies! I'm trying to start making cards and am having a sluggish time with my creative juices! Thanks so much for sharing these goodies in your blog! I appreciate it!
KarenT in Tx USA

Akela Joy said...

Hi there
Your blog is beautiful and I love the heart shape package. Please could I ask for the template I am making Christmas Gifts at the moment and would like to use this one as it is so special.
My email address is joyhutch@mweb.co.za
Many thanks
Joy

Sharon said...

Just found this on Pinterest. If you are still sending the PDF file, please send to me: bashamullins@gmail.com
Thank you so much..you're very talented.

Heather Joyes said...

I loved your heart to heart card, now would love to try the packages PDF. Many thanks heather

Yvette said...

Just found you on Pinterest. Thanks for the PDF offer.

Yvette said...

Ahh... Forgot my email addie... ewokyoda at yahoo dot com

Joycekk said...

I would love the PDF as well.
joycekk@live.com

crazy4atc said...

Love your heart box,would love to have the PDF!
Nancy Sherman
roxybuzz@telus.net

Cathy Palladino said...

Just saw your heart to heart card and heart boxes. They are just amazing! Would love the templates for both if possible. Love your work!

GLORIANA GONZALES said...

Amazing heart to heart card and heart boxes! Wished I lived closed by to join your classes. What fun! Please share the tem plates for the heart card and box. Thank you! Please send to psalm5517@gmail.com

Brenda said...

As it's almost Valentine's Day, I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, how lucky for me to happen upon your heart card. I would be grateful if you shared your PDF files with me for both the card and boxes. Blueyedaughta@gmail.com

Brenda said...

As it's almost Valentine's Day, I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, how lucky for me to happen upon your heart card. I would be grateful if you shared your PDF files with me for both the card and boxes. Blueyedaughta@gmail.com