Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween

Morning all,
I've had great fun with Halloween makes recently using
Bee Crafty All Hallows stamps and the Theatre Style Box from
Candy Box Crafts.
We also had a good day at my recent workshop here in Kent using the stamps to make CD clocks and    cards.
I'll leave you with a round up of them all this Halloween and my recent make below using the All Hallows Skull Background with Brusho's.
Cheers for looking today, crafty hugs xKx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Halloween with Candy Box Crafts

"Little Shop of Horrors"
Inspired by my years of working in Pharmacy!
Made using the fab Candy Box Crafts Punch and Judy Theatre Style Box which although I've had for a while now, I've known exactly what I wanted to do with it!
I've also used 12 x 12 papers from my Tim Holtz idea-ology laboratorie stash.
I had such fun creating this alternative pharmacy scene, I do hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Thanks so much for stopping by...xKx

Monday, 20 October 2014

Sunday Crafting with Lavinia Fairies and Toadstools and Bee Crafty All Hallows Stamps

Morning all,
Hope you had a lovely weekend, I spent mine crafting with friends at my workshop.
A relaxed, enjoyable day, chatting, drinking coffee and crafting.
We concentrated on clocks and the skill levels ranged from total beginner to very skilled.
Results below and I think they all look equally amazing, a really great job!
A mix of Halloween clocks, Fairies and Toadstools and something a bit special was created by my lovely friend Lisa that has inspired a new and future workshop project!
So that one remains under wraps for now.
Halloween Designs created with Bee Crafty Stamps, Fairies and Toadstools with Lavinia Stamps

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Crackle Inspiration with Lisa B Designs

These are the rest of my crackle makes I did recently for Lisa B Designs using Imagination Crafts Crackle Medium
I'm finishing my prep for my Kent workshops tomorrow, hope you have a lovely weekend...xKx

Friday, 17 October 2014

Clock Workshop New Samples!

Looking forward to a day of craftiness this Sunday.
These samples use Lavinia Stamps, check out their fab new website and exciting new product launch today!
Have a good day, crafty Hugs xKx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

and the 2nd Lucky Winner is...

The lovely Jennifer Johnston! Congratulations!

Today I'm sharing with you a couple of makes using stash from my recent Ally Pally visit.
Both cards were made for my hubby, one for his Birthday and the other for our Anniversary.
The first uses Stampscapes stamps with Brusho's

The second uses PaperArtsy Eclectica Ellen Vargo stamps and Fresco Paints.

I was very happy with my stash and the results of these makes.
Thanks for looking today, hope your day is good...xKx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Jones Crafts

A busy day prepping for this Sunday's workshop which I'm looking forward to.
Today I'm sharing a few recent makes using Marion Smith "Motley" papers from Jones Crafts.
A gorgeous selection of 12 x 12 papers so versatile and easy to use.
I think I'll be experimenting more with these and techniques learnt at the recent Finnabair workshops I attended.
Have a good day...xKx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Clock Giveaway WINNER!

Anne Strickland Cole!
I'll email clock pictures for you to choose from.
Once again many thanks to everyone for wonderful comments and support xxxxx

Christmas Workshop

Afternoon crafty friends,
The weather has been very grim here the last couple of days but I've been working on this cheery Christmas project for an up coming workshop on the 26th Oct.
It's here in Kent near Swanley and is booking now, it's a pre-booked workshop requiring a deposit.
For further info contact me
Bookings are being taken until Sunday 19th Oct.
I've used the Candy Box Crafts Large MDF Sleigh which is just delightful!
It's 310 x 165mm, they also make a smaller version 200 x110mm.
I've shown it here two ways one with chocolate treats and one with a large pillar candle.
It will make the most attractive Christmas table centrepiece or a wonderful gift, if you can bare to part with it...

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Kent October Workshop Sample

Happy Weekend,
I purchased these stamps recently at Ally Pally and have been desperate to get time to use them along with these nesting dies I bought a while back in preparation for my Halloween makes.
Bee Crafty All Hallows Stamps with Lifestyle Nested Inverted Circle Dies.
Thanks for popping by today, have a great weekend xKx

Friday, 10 October 2014

Lavinia Stamps Autumn Colours

Good Morning,
Today is the start of the new Lavinia Stamps Challenge over on the blog with the theme of Autumn Colours.
Once again last month there were so many lovely entries, congratulations to the lucky winner who receives £40 to spend on the Lavinia Stamps website shop.
If you'd like to join in this month it's so easy as we accept EMAIL entries, so why not give it a go.
The rest if the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for the theme this month so please take a look at their blogs too.
For my projects I used chalky paints brayered onto tags for the backgrounds.
I added various textures, gel medium, beads and glitters and some shimmer sprays.
The Ink Caps were repeat stamped with Archival Inks and the
Floral Spray and Fairy Pods were coloured with the paint.
I also used the Bubbles on the background stamped with paint.
Thanks so much for looking today and I hope you can join us in the challenge xKx 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A Weekend with Finnabair!

Time hasn't allowed for much blogging lately so a bit of an update now.
On Friday I travelled to Middlesborough to meet up with some lovely crafty friends for a weekend of craftiness taught by the most lovely Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska)  and organised by the equally lovely
Sue Tucker, Art Workshops .
I've been inspired by Finn for so long now and have such admiration of her work so to actually take part in this weekend was an enormous highlight in my crafting journey and will stay with me always.
Apart from her talent I simply love her unintimidated approach to her art, it's so refreshing.
We stayed in the nearby Premier Inn and enjoyed evening meals in the pub next door, catching up on all our crafty chat and socialising.
Sat and Sun were two long days crafting, creating 3 projects in total, a 12 x 12 scrapbook page, mixed media canvas and a canvas journal cover with inside page layouts..
I loved all the projects and learnt a lot and would recommend the workshops to anyone interested if you get the opportunity.
I'll leave you with pictures from the weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with my usual Thursday spot with Lisa B Designs .
I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to have the photo taken with Anna, for me it just sums everything up, Happy Days!
Have a good evening, I'm so looking forward to The Great British Bake Off Final!
Crafty Hugs xKx