Photos from demonstration day.



We all had a fabulous day, special guests from Create and Craft TV – Amanda Bateman and  Craig Dougan came and demonstrated for us.  Louisa McLean Editor from Creative  Cardmaking, Ruth, Jacqueline and I all demonstrated for the day, showing different techniques with various products – distress inks, alcohol inks, sakura pens, craft cds, flippin stamps and decoupage and a fabulous demonstration from Ruth on how to use the Gypsy that is the new edition to the cricut machine.    

All the demonstrations were hugely popular, I love doing demonstrations and having special events.  It’s a great time to get together with like-minded people and have a real good old natter – whilst showing new items etc.     

Alchol Inks and Distress Ink - Fab colours. By Janet 

Distress inks blended onto glossy card and stamped with hero arts cling stamp. 

By Janet 


The background is made from alcohol inks onto gloss card and stamped over with archival ink.  The peel off and gems have also been coloured with the alcohol inks.  

By Janet    


Distress inks, blended with blending tool.  Tim Holtz stamps have been used with black archival ink.  The faded out butterfly to the right has got perfect pearls on it  and the other faded out stamping has been done with distress inks after the whole tag had its colour on.    

By Janet    


Now this is one of my favourite techniques, take a memory glass or piece of acetate – apply a generous helping of glossy accent – apply small drops of alcohol inks in various colours onto the glossy accents – apply different colours of perfect pearls random on top – then press crushed tissue paper over it all and leave to dry.  It’s amazing the colours that you get its like a whirlpool.  The square on this one has also been stamped and embossed on the top of the glass.  The background has been made with applying alcohol inks to mirri card.  Gems have been coloured with alcohol inks.    

You can simply get so many great effects with alcohol inks, I just love playing with them to see what end result I can get.   By Janet    


Alcohol inks have been used onto acetate for the left hand side background.  The main image has been stamped with Tim Holtz stamps using Distress inks and black archival ink.  The background of the main image has been created by blending colour with the distress inks.  I love the way you can get a great look with  stamping onto the background with different colours of the distress inks.      

 By Janet    


Flippin Mens stamps.    

 By Louisa,  Editor of Creative Cardmaking Magazine.    

   Flippin Decoupage  By Louisa,  Editor of Creative Cardmaking Magazine.    

   Flippin Decoupage  By Louisa,  Editor of Creative Cardmaking Magazine    

Unfortunately everyone was that busy, the camera got neglected so there are not as many photos as I would have liked to share with you all.    



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  1. Hi, to you all I had a terrific day demostrating on Saturday, I will let you into a secret that was my first day ever demostrating craft cds it was very exciting to find out how many people enjoy crafting with CDs. The elephant card that Janet mentioned came from the Jayne Netley Mayhew collection part two Joanna Sheen collection.
    Craft range have a wide selection of CDs, and I am quite willing to help anyone who is experiencing difficulties or unsure about using this growing crafting media, I am normally at the Craft range at the Thursday Coffee and Cream club.
    Hope you all enjoyed as much as I did

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