Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Did you all think I had No just very busy at the moment as I am Big Boss now for a week at the shop while Deb is lying by a pool in Spain.
Yesterday I had an all day class and this is one of the cards we made.

This all started off as plain grey chipboard cut out with Sizzix dies except for the background piece. We embossed a couple of the pieces using Cuttlebug folders before painting them all with acrylic paints.
The large background piece was then given a coat of Ancient Page ink which we swooshed about with a baby wipe.
The flourish was given a coat of Versamark and a sprinkling of gold EP then heated.
The bird was spritzed with a Glimmer Mist then we applied rub on metallic wax and the flower was metal leafed using a Quickie glue pen and metal flakes.
Tomorrow I will show you our wax resist card.
...............and here are the ladies who made my Tuesday one of the most enjoyable days I have had for ages.
Lesley, Elaine, Annette and Jo.

Boy do these girls know how to ribs are still hurting and I have had people coming into the shop today wanting to know what on earth was going on in the workroom yesterday. I'm sure they thought we had The Chippendales up
Thanks so much girls for a fabulous day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.......and yeah....this is what I get paid for........How lucky am I?

Well as I said Deb is on holiday and before she went she said I could have a change around in the shop if I wanted. So today I have been moving stuff and dusting on the worst possible day. I think the hottest day of the year they said. I feel like I have been chargrilled, spit roasted and then toasted to make sure I was done. It's taking shape though and looking very nice so it will be worth it in the end but would it be wrong to pray for some snow right!!!
I only have Sunday off between now and next Wednesday so I don't know if I will get much done in the way of crafting until Thursday next week. It all depends how quickly I get the move around and clean up finished.

I've had a nice cool shower and feel nearly human again so I am off for a quick browse around some online stores and then I shall curl up with my book for an hour.
Thanks for dropping by and for your patience with my intermittent blogging.
Bye for now


  1. Yup, I had a whale of a time too Sheila. Great company and great cards. I learned so much and was so pleased with my makes. Thanks for sticking with us so late. You are a real gem! We will be back!

  2. Photos show that everyone had a fab time with you Sheila, I can imagine the laughter. Good to hear you are 'in charge' if only briefly. Will definately pop in to see you and your re-arranged shop.
    Hope you still have My Minds Eye stuff LOL
    Christine xx


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