Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Out Of The Blue January workshops. Calendar card 2015.

Well, its been a hectic couple of weeks!. 
We're into Trade fair season in the shop at the moment with lots of planning for new stock & trips to shows to view & order.
 New displays have been taking shape in the shop which is great after all the Christmas decorations & Sale items. I love Christmas but our stock starts arriving in August/September so the novelty wears off a little after December!. 

 We've also had 2 card making workshops to prepare for & it was lovely to get back into it after our Christmas break.

This month we were missing Carole as she's been having a bit of a busy time at work recently, so rather than splitting the groups onto 2 tables I taught everyone as one big group for both dates.

We thought we'd start the New Year workshops off with a Calendar card using Jofy stamps from Paperartsy & inspired by the ones featured in the Craft Stamper magazine.
Here's my design

As you can see, I went for an easle card design.
The background was created with blended Distress inks & the flowers were painted with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour paints garden tones set.
The calendar tab was from the pound shop & came in a pack of ten, bargain!.
The stopper is a refill notepad for some flipnotes that we sell in the shop. Both of these were stamped & decorated.

Here's how both weeks groups got on making it.

Everyone really enjoyed using these lovely stamps & pretty paints & we all agreed these calendars would be great to make to give as a Christmas gift or to sell on your stall at a craft fair.

We're all looking forward to our next workshops in February which will have a love theme.

Thanks for stopping by.

See you again soon

Amy x 


  1. Anonymous28/1/15

    really pretty cards, love the colours

  2. A gorgeous showcase of the Calendar cards

  3. These are all fabulous Amy! Looks like you all had a fabulous time!
    Linda xxx

  4. Hi Amy gorgeous easel calendar love the design and the colours are beautiful. I am now following. hugs Jennifer xx

  5. This is fab xx Jan

  6. Hi Amy this is a fantastic calendar the colours are beautiful. Hugs Jackie

  7. Fabulous calendar x

  8. Gorgeous calendar Amy, I missed everyone too! Hugs Carole X

  9. These are gorgeous and would definitely make such beautiful gifts!