Wednesday, 30 October 2013

My Workshops

It's a lovely sunny day here and I'm just about to have my hour walk with Frasier.
I've been busy preparing for my next workshop on the 10th Nov.
We are going to be making an Arty CD Clock, Remembrance Poppy cards and Male themed Tag Toppers.
I thought I'd share with you a bit of info about my workshops.
They will be a mix of technique and ideas based and will include a mixture of Clocks, Altered Art Projects and Cards.
I want to be able to share with you ideas for card designs and layouts as well as everything I've learnt about clock making over the last three years.
We all struggle with ideas for cards so I hope I can inspire you to be imaginative and creative with the stamps and products that I am able to source.
For this up coming workshop the clocks are very simple free art projects.
The poppy and verse stamp can be used so many ways and for so many occasions and the simple art journal male tags are just fab for quick and easy men's cards and I know we all struggle with these!
I won't be having a December workshop but I am doing two make and take sessions, details to follow and I will be back in Jan with the workshops.
So I'll leave you with a last taster of the Poppy card, enjoy the rest of your day xKx

Monday, 28 October 2013

November Workshop Samples

It will be Remembrance Sunday on the day of this workshop and I thought it would be nice to commemorate it.
So apart from doing the Arty Clocks with Designs by Ryn Stamps we will be using the Hero Arts Poppy background, resist technique, and the Friendship Definition background.
I use to use Hero Arts Stamps years ago and I'm still a massive fan so it's great to be using them again.
Here's a couple of samples to whet your appetite in the mean time.
I do hope you love them, I thoroughly enjoyed making these.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Tick Tock don't forget to change your clocks!

Yay! An extra hour as the clocks go back.
What will you do with yours?
I'll be having a lie in and avoiding the storms that are due.
As a reminder of the time change I thought I'd just preview these two samples I've made for my upcoming workshop on the 10th Nov.
I hope the ladies will enjoy making one of these, I certainly loved creating them.
Stay safe and warm and enjoy your extra hour xKx

Friday, 25 October 2013

Love Potion No 9

Happy Friday Crafters,

What have you got planned this weekend?
I'm meeting up with my bestie tomorrow for coffee and lunch, we've a lot to catch up on and always have a great time.
Today I thought I'd share this card using Sheena's Magical potion bottles along with Designs by Ryn, Water Droplets and the lovely swirly Sea Bubbles and as it was made for Sweet Lilac Flowers DT there's a few gorgeous blooms in the mix too.
I really hope you like this as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Have a good day...xKx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Long time no blog!

I can't believe how I've neglected my poor blog lately!
It's been one thing after another, mum being so poorly, busy with my craft work and I've spent the last week nursing a horrid cold.
Somewhere inbetween all that I visited Ally Pally, hosted my first workshop and was absolutely over the moon to be asked to join the Lavinia Stamps DT!
Never a dull moment eh!
Many followers taking an interest in my clocks had asked if and when I was going to hold a workshop, it's something I'd mulled over for a while and finally decided to take the bull by the horns!
Anyway I had a blast amongst friends old and new and massive thanks to my lovely neighbour Sue and my daughter Jennifer, who kept everyone supplied with tea and coffee and a rather delicious victoria sponge that Jennifer baked especially for the occasion.
I have to say a big thank you also to Tracey from Lavinia Stamps for the demo and inspiration that decided the theme for this workshop.
We used the lovely new range of Zentangle stamps, inks and the Gelli plate.
It was a pretty intense project but I was so thrilled and proud of what everyone achieved.
Photo's below starting with the design I came up with for the workshop.
Lots more blogging to catch up on so cheerio for now and crafty hugs xKx
Busy at work!
A bit of a cake break!
 Enjoying the fun!
     Work in progress

    Completed projects!