Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Creating Christmas with Docrafts

Morning,
A quick blog update from last weekend's demo's for Docrafts at Chatham and Enfield.
Both days were busy and I met some lovely crafter's, some sat for a good while and we looked at die cutting and different ideas for using dies and incorporating them in craft projects.
It's lovely meeting new crafter's out and about, sharing ideas and having a fun crafty time 😃
Using the Xcut Xpress and some of the new Christmas dies here's a selection of samples and ideas from the weekend.
I'm off to finish getting ready for a chair up cycling class tomorrow, meeting some new ladies and looking forward to a fun, crafty day.
Thanks for popping by, have a good day xKx











Monday, 5 September 2016

September Diary

Good Morning,

Popping in to catch up with September dates.
Any questions - craftyk@hotmail.co.uk

Tues 6th - Craft Session, The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone

Thurs 8th - The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone,
Chair up cycling workshop

Sun 11th - Monthly craft workshop, Sutton Court, Sutton at Hone,
 Fabric printing

Tues 13th - Craft session, The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone

Sat 17th - Docrafts demonstration day, The Range, Folkestone

Sun 18th - Docrafts demonstration day, The Range, Harlow

Tues 20th - Craft session, The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone

Sat 24th - Docrafts demonstration day, Broadstairs

Tues 27th - Craft session, The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone






Hope you have a good day xKx






Saturday, 27 August 2016

Catching up and a generous craft offer! from Craft Stash!

Good Morning,

A quick blog post from me at the start of the Bank Holiday Weekend.
Have you got anything nice planned...
I've touched based this weekend after a super busy week and the same again next week.
It will be a quick turnaround, focussing on my list of jobs and ticking off as I go in order to get everything done and prepared that I need to.
Today I am sharing with you some gorgeous makes from our Tuesday craft session where we also enjoyed the very last pieces of Toby's latest creation, lemon meringue cake, oh my it was heavenly!
Jean had to rush off to join a friend's birthday celebrations before I photographed her lovely cards but here's a snapshot of the others.
Well done everyone, super results which make me very proud.




There's also a fantastic offer over at Craft Stash on the new Apple Blossom's delicate Botanicals collection.
Here are the samples I made using the Take Time die, offer details below.




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There are 5 versatile and intricate designs to choose from, and they all contain a lovely debossing and embossing pattern! 
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Well that's me for now, must dash...
I hope you have a lovely weekend,
Crafty Hugs xKx



Friday, 19 August 2016

Class catch up

Good afternoon,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I have a quick catch up from the previous couple of class classes to share with you and some samples I've prepared for next week's class.
We spend a couple of hours crafting away, chatting and enjoying refreshments and delicious cake, a really pleasurable time with lovely ladies.
Also trying to sneak in a couple of Christmas cards to avoid a last minute rush!
Stamps used nclude Cardio - penguins and deer, poppy - Hero Arts, Trees and Serengeti - Inkylicious.
The ladies always create such lovely work which makes me very happy.
I also purchased a jar of Krisha's homemade Kiwi and Lemon jam this week, yummy! 
Have a lovely Friday evening,
Crafty Hugs xKx















Monday, 15 August 2016

Stepping back in time

Morning crafters and a very warm welcome to my new followers, thank you for following my crafty journey.
Hope you had a good weekend, we had a lovely afternoon yesterday celebrating with my neighbours, their Diamond Wedding anniversary.
It was great to catch up with all the neighbours together and celebrate this wonderful occasion.
We sat in the garden drinking bubbles, a lovely relaxing time.
After such a busy week it was good to have a few hours chilling.
Today I am getting ready for tomorrow's crafty session and making some samples and writing a tutorial for a new item I have been sent out to work with.
The diary is getting even more full and the project list is getting longer with many different, exciting and varied projects to move on to...
Today I am sharing two little Ikea Tolsby frames that were just perfect for these great stamp sets from
Sarah Hurley  The stamp sets are interchangeable Doodle Dolls - Be Amazing and Dream a Little Dream.
As soon as I saw them I wanted to go back in time to the 60's I like the idea of dress up dolls, mixing and matching clothes and this style worked so well.
The plastic frames are so retro and matched the style, adding black and white with the stamping and some vibrant colours completed the look I wanted to achieve.
I just love these little dollies and frames.
Have a good day, crafty hugs xKx






Sunday, 14 August 2016

A layered clock


Wishing you a happy Sunday morning,
It's been a super busy week and I'm only just getting chance to catch up on my blog.
I have a very exciting post to share with you today, a brand new kit from Pear Tree Crafts created by my lovely and clever friend Sam at Samantha K Gifts and inspired by my very self! How cool is that!
Now with my love of creating designing clocks Sam and I came up with the following layered kit to create a clock after we got chatting about all things craft.
I've now had a play with the kit, the clock is 18cm dia.



***Sam is offering a 5% discount on this kit if you use the following code ***

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The kit has four separate layers and I've used a clock mechanism with a long spindle as this was deep enough to take all four layers.
The four layers are 1 x 2mm MDF, 2 x 2mm acrylic and 1 x 3mm acrylic.
I know Sam is super excited to see how I created the clock as she has only seen the finished pictures so far and not my step by step tutorial.

Firstly I created a moon background on the MDF layer, masking the moon and sweeping acrylic paint, purple, pink and white, over the sky area with a sponge to give me my desired effect.
I then used the negative portion of the mask to add white to the moon and make it nice and bright. I wanted to keep a nice bright white moon so it shone through all the layers.
The next layer I used was the 2mm acrylic and I simply swept some more pink acrylic to this to layer the sky further and used a stencil with white acrylic to give an etching effect with the script.
The stencil I used is TCW - Art Is...


Next I used the 3mm acrylic layer and I swept across some orange and yellow acrylic and again used white through a stencils for the fairy, dandelion clock and stars. The fairy stencil is from imagination crafts as is the dandelion clock and the Stars are a Memory Box stencil. 


The top layer is 2mm acrylic and I stamped dandelion clocks (Lavinia stamps) and a Woodware stamp (Going to Seed) on to this using a Stazon ink pad.
I knew I was going to reverse this layer so the stamping is not directly on the front of the acrylic, I flipped it over after I'd stamped as you will see in the pictures.
The numbers are peel offs.




The four layers are the perfect fit for a long spindle clock movement.
I always use the following site for my clock parts - Clock Parts and this clock uses 76mm hands,
You can always trim long hands down for smaller clocks if required.
I love the layered effect and the white stamping and was really pleased with the finished result.
The great thing about applying paint to acrylic is you can wash it off and start again if you need to!
Once I'd got my head around what I wanted on each layer it was so easy to create.
Of course you can mix and match the layers and use them as you wish, there are short and medium lengths available for clock movements so not all the layers need to be used at once.
The choice is yours...

Do check out Sam's site for the kit and more of her super creations! 





I hope you have a great Sunday whatever you are doing, we are out to celebrate a special occasion with some neighbours of mine this afternoon.
Crafty Hugs xKx

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Super Sunday Craft Class

Hello,
Hope you've had a good weekend and are enjoying a sunny Sunday.
What a lovely class we had today.
The project went down a storm and the ladies are now keen to continue creating at home with their newly learnt techniques.
We had a great time catching up on all the news of the summer, laughing about all sorts and enjoying Toby's yummy sticky toffee cake! He even added extra fudge for us!
We had time for a relax in the garden while the sun was shining and we were having our refreshment breaks.
I have to say the results today were stunning and everyone was so chuffed to bits with their creativity, I'm so proud of everyone's work and artistic talent.
There was time to have a leisurely shop and look at the samples for next month's class where we are exploring fabric projects, exciting stuff!
A big Thank You to Denyse and Bethany for bringing me a belated Birthday present, a gorgeous Orchid with a super gift tag Denyse had cut from her Cameo, so pretty.
I'm so lucky to share special times with this lovely group of ladies who are also friends and we just love crafting, can't ask for more...
Enjoy your evening, I have a bottle of Kir Royal fizz chilling nicely in the fridge...xKx