In The Craft Room 7th February 2015 – A Chocolate Baroque fix

Well, that’s it, you blink, and January has gone

They say time flies when you are having fun! The time has certainly flown this January, but where was the fun? I didn’t even get time to play with my new stamps this last week, but not going to dwell on that as I will most definitely playing with them TODAY .

First, lets see what the ladies came up in the craft room at our last session. You may remember I had made a few simple cards to inspire them using scrap gelli prints/shaving foam prints or any bits of scrap lying around and just used Clarity’s petal set. If you have a look at the last craft room post there is a quick how to – heres the link if you want it.


The Ladies were indeed inspired and all had a go, raiding my gelli scrap pile in the process,  and here are their results, yes, I even managed to photo all their cards before they left this time too (must be a first, lol)

IMAG1319 Here we have Jackie’s (welcome back )

and Margery’s


IMAG1320and Irene’sIMAG1318and last but not least are Lisa’s who somehow managed to make two

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I do love the look of these cards, they are simple and quick to make and are very handy to have in your stash of cards as they can be for any occasion.

I also just want to show Irene’s card from the previous session which she had taken home to finish


Isn’t this just lovely.? The snowdrop stamp is by Chocolate Baroque. Irene has just stamped it with black archival and coloured the snowdrops using perfect pearls mixed with water.

This leads me on nicely to what we are going to be playing with this Saturday.

Chocolate Baroque, some if not all of you may of heard of, are an English Stamp company and their amazing range of stamps are available mounted or unmounted.

This year they have launched “A Year Of Stamping” project club. Each month there is a special project stamp (which comes pre mounted), you also get  exclusive access to an online project magazine for that stamp full of inspiration, step by steps etc. When you purchase your first AYOS stamp you will also get an invite to join  their project facebook group. There is no obligation to purchase every month so if you like a stamp you buy it (special prices too) or dont’ if not.

As you may have guessed I have joined AND  now received my January stamps.

Now this is where I would normally show you some samples of what I have been playing with over the last week as inspiration for this weeks group activities. But alas due to W*** commitments I have not had any playtime so

Here are the stamps we will be playing with today2015-02-06 17.00.38

2015-02-06 17.01.22

As you can see there is a large and small version ( can be bought individually, I was just greedy and had to have both lol) The large one is LARGE (5.5″ sq), I have put a pencil next to the stamps to give an idea of the size.

I will post a “show and tell” later in the week  to show  you how the group used the stamps with a few technique how to’s to make up for this weeks lapse

Next Saturday, 14th Feb,  we are having a Master class on “Different Ways to use your Distress markers”  Some of the ladies have, bought or received as presents, sets of the Distress markers which are still in their boxes unused so I thought it would be a good idea for them to see some different ways they can use them for making backgrounds as well as colouring in techniques on different types of card and make a “techniques” journal in the process.




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