Monday, 26 January 2015

Negativity Technique...

Evening all,
Hope you've had a good start to the week...
I've been pretty busy today, housey chores and whizzing off some samples with some of the fabulous new Sweet Poppy Stencils.
I've had quite a lot of family things to attend to since Christmas, my sister is poorly and mum is currently in respite.
Anyhow being back n forth sorting things out has meant I've needed to press on and get as much done as and when I can.
So this morning I cleared the decks and had a bit of a play.
I'd already used various pastes through the stencils last week and put aside to dry while I sorted other work out.
The first card I'm showing you uses the lovely Dotty Flowers Stencil with translucent paste on black glossy card.
I thought I'd try mica sprays to colour so using
Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays I repositioned the stencil over the image and sprayed using T Bird Turquoise.
Then I sprayed Treasure Island Turquoise randomly over the the whole piece once the stencil was taken off.

I then decided it would be a shame to waste the spray left on the stencil from the first colour so I spritzed it again quickly with the second and placed spray side down on white card stock.
I was left with a nice arty negative effect on the card and I absolutely loved it!

Dry with a heat gun on bot pieces, interestingly the image on the black card reacted with the heat and bubbled which added further interest.
I finished by matting, layering and adding a few gems.
So a couple of samples finished, using the excess spray to avoid wastage
and that also resulted in a technique for the Resourceful Crafting section of my blog.
Job done and more than happy with the result!
More Sweet Poppy to come from me, thanks so much for popping by.
Crafty Hugs xKx

Friday, 23 January 2015

Tropical Rain

Good morning all,
Well it's Friday and nearly the weekend again.
Hope it's a good one for you...
Today I'm sharing the sample for my next workshop on the 22nd Feb here in a Kent.
The ladies at the last workshop already had a sneaky peek last Sunday.
Anyway it's a clock canvas using the wonderful Designs by Ryn stamps and beautiful Brusho's.
I'm sure as always the ladies will put their own spin on the idea and be wonderfully creative and I look forward to seeing what ideas they come up with.
If it's anything like their fabulous Brusho boxes we're in for a real treat.
I hope you gave a lovely day and I'll leave you with my finished sample.
Crafty Hugs xKx

For info about classes email

Monday, 19 January 2015

Kent Brusho Box Workshop, Simply Brilliant Creations!

Morning everyone,
Hope you had a great weekend, thick frost here earlier this morning.

We had a ball at my Crockenhill workshop yesterday transforming these
 Candy Box Crafts Brusho Boxes.
Of course they're not just for Brusho and craft storage, great for jewellery, make up etc too.
The boxes are available direct from Candy Box, Pink Tulip Creations and I also have supplies available at the workshops.
I'd like to thank everyone so much who came and those who've shown interest for a further class using these.
It's currently booking now for Bristol on 28th Feb and a further date TBC for Kent.
We had an absolutely brilliant day and I can't say enough about the outstanding artwork created by everyone who came, simply stunning and brilliant!

A bargain at...

A real value workshop for £25 for Kent location

£30 for Bristol (to allow for travel expense and higher venue costs)

So I'll leave you with a few taster pics from the day.
Have a lovely day xKx
Back soon...
Any info or questions email

Saturday, 17 January 2015

A work in progress

Good Morning to you all,
It was very frosty here first thing, hope you're all doing ok and enjoying the weekend.
Are you doing anything nice?
I'm working on my next workshop sample and have a sneaky peek to share with you.
The ladies will see the real thing tomorrow.
I also now have available a supply of super Coasters sets from Candy Box Crafts and some of the wonderful Freddie and Fleur stamps from Bee Crafty available at my workshops.
Lots to do so must dash now...
Stay safe and warm and take care, crafty hugs xKx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Love and Kindness...

Afternoon all,
The weather is a lot calmer here today, hope you're all doing ok?
I'm all set for the Kent workshop this Sunday so couldn't resist a quick play with new stamps that I ordered for my workshops.
I fell in love with these gorgeous new stamps Freddie and Fleur from Bee Crafty and will be introducing them to the ladies on Sunday.
Hope you like the result so far...
I have so many more ideas for these delightful designs.
I'm so looking forward to seeing the lovely ladies on Sunday, meeting some new friends, and catching up with them for the first workshop this year.
Wishing you all the lovely feelings that come from the warmth and kindness of good folk, hugs, smiles and contentment.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Laminated stencil technique

Morning crafty people,

Welcome to this new Resourceful Crafting section of my blog.

It's a nice bright day here today and I'm busy prepping for my Brusho Box class on Sunday.
I'm so looking forward to catching up with the ladies and seeing what they create!

Anyhow my mission for this years crafting is to dedicate time to being as resourceful as possible.
I know, we all LOVE new stash but, I'm challenging myself to utilise what I already have for this new area of my blog.


So today I'm sharing a technique we'll be using on Sunday with our Brusho's.
I wanted a stencil of the Umbrella Man so I've used my laminator to create this.
I simply ran a plain piece of card in a laminator sheet through the laminator and used this to cut my die.
The result is a wipeable stencil, so I'm one happy bunny with this result!

A quick example of how it works.

Lots more to come in this upcycle/recycle section of my blog.
Thanks for popping by today, really appreciated.
Love and Crafty Hugs xKx

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Lavinia Stamps January Challenge, Anything Goes

Evening everyone,
The 2nd of January saw the start of the New Years
Lavinia Stamps blog challenge, nice and easy with the theme of "Anything Goes"
Now the prize is a fantastic £40 to spend in the
Lavinia Stamps Web Shop so well worth entering!
The rest of the DT have provided fantastic inspiration as always so why not pop over and have a look.
Please read the rules about using Lavinia products for your entry.
You don't need to have a blog either you can enter by email link Here
I'll leave you with my inspiration, an Ikea mirror,
Celtic Dream Elegance Die, some chalky paints and torn book pages.
Thanks so much for looking, crafty hugs xKx

Crafty Workshop Days

Good afternoon all,

Hope you're enjoy in your weekend before everything fully returns to normal tomorrow after the Christmas and New Year break.
I know a lot of people have had colds and flu and other difficulties to contend with but I do wish each and everyone of you a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful 2015.
My family had a challenging time over Christmas which we are currently dealing with and we made the most of the little time we spent together with everything going on.

Anyway onto crafting and the next Sunday session at Crockenhill is on the 18th Jan.
We are transforming a storage unit that can be used for craft or other storage but is simply perfect for Brusho storage.
I've had a few enquiries from new people and am offering for them to come along and have a cuppa, see what we get up to and join in if they wish.
We'll also be looking at projects for the next sessions.
So it's looking set to be a great fun crafty day, it will be lovely to catch up with the ladies and meet new faces too.
There's limited space for this same workshop in Bristol on the 28th Feb and I'm taking bookings for a new project for Warwickshire on the 1st March.
For any further info or details please email
Here's to much happy crafting,
Love n Hugs xXx