Sunday, 20 September 2009

My sister, Lindsay, was giving a crafting demonstration today (well, yesterday now) at the Strikes Burnside Garden Centre, near Blackpool, so I went over to spend a few hours there and pick up a few crafty technique tips from her. 

As well as demonstrating Nestabilities, amongst other things Lindsay also showed us how to create a lovely wintry background for a card using distress inks, water and a mini-mister - she then removed some of the ink from inside one of the stamped images (a dove), using a water brush - the ink disappeared as if by magic!!  It's a technique I'm definitely going to have a go at! 

Here are a few pics of some of Lindsay's cards (check out her black inky thumb on the robin card pic)!!!

It was quite a busy afternoon and I had the pleasure of meeting up with Joanne, who had admired my "mermaid" atc (pic in previous post) - so as I had my meagre stash of atcs with me (just got to make time to make some more!), we exchanged cards - my mermaid card for a lovely one of a stamped embossed bird (one of my favourite themes at the moment) on an orange (one of my favourite colours at the moment) inked background with the word "blissful" - I was very happy to have it.  I also did an atc swap with Lindsay.  I don't often get the opportunity to swap atcs face-to-face so it was an unexpected treat.

By the way, Lindsay has been having some computer/internet problems for the past few days so has been unable to contact anyone via email or update her blog .... hopefully she'll be back online in a day or two and posting to her blog again.

I'm planning on running a themed atc swap on my blog soon, not quite ready to say what it will be yet, but watch this space!


  1. Wonderful to meet you again Heather. I am on cloud 9 after swapping ATCs with you. For a complete amateur to receive works of art from the professionals is really special, such an exciting way to learn. Will look forward to your themed swap and do my best to join in. xx

  2. Ohhhh an ATC Swap, I keep saying I won't do any more but hands up I AM ADDICTED TO THEM! LOL Lovely to see the cards Lindsay has made.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Love Hazelxoxo

  3. Well, ladies, thank you for your lovely comments - I hope you'll both have a go at turning one of my vintage ladies into a Witch for my first blog swap. Have fun!

    Heather x