Monday, 3 October 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
It would make a beautiful christmas card I think!
I did spend quite a lot at the show but still came home with some cash in my purse which for me is quite unusual! But I got what I went for and that was the main thing.
Sheena Douglass was also at the show doing demos of paint fusion. I could only watch from afar as there was always so many people crowding round to see her fab technique.
Now a bit of sadness. Our friend Wendy has lost her mum this week. She was really ill and lost the fight on Wednesday/Thursday. Poor Wendy will feel a tremendous loss I know and she is definitely in our thoughts. I got out my old faithful Create a scene stamps to make this card for her.
I hope it brings her some comfort to know that we are thinking about her at this sad time.
Well the weekend has been Ok up to now...I was taken out for a meal last night to celebrate my birthday which is tomorrow. We went for a Chinese buffet which was fab and had lots to eat...then home in time to watch the X factor whilst drinking a rather large glass of Bailey's! Lovely!
Now its Sunday afternoon and planning time! Then I may just squeeze ina bit of crafting with some of the things I got in Harrogate!
Hope you are all having a good afternoon
Friday, 9 September 2011
Tomorrow I am off to Harrogate to the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza. I will be there doing a workshop with the great Barbara Gray and then be able to look round the show where Sheena Douglous will be hopefully demoing paint fusion so will be able to watch her for a while and pick up those vital tips!
I will take my camera so that I can let you see what sort of day I have had!
I am off now as I will have an early start tomorrow...Have to be in Harrogate for just after 8.30am!!!!...Setting off about 6.30 so that we will be there in good time!
See you all soon
Monday, 29 August 2011
I love the daisies and so those went round the body of the pot.
I am looking forward to our trip out later but it does mean that I can't do any crafting today so the house will stay tidy!
See you all soon
Saturday, 27 August 2011
When I was having a little tidy up of my craft stuff I found some stamps that I bought ages ago but have never used. It was a set of unmounted stamps by Creative Expressions called Country Flowers and another called Button Florals
So this afternoon my mission was to use the stamp sets to make a card.
I had to cut both sets out first ...thats how I knew I had not used them!!!
Anyway in the end this is what I made.
These are pictures of each part of it
Well I just couldn't resist it!!! And I had to get the new range! Love them. The Ivy is so useful using it with my painted roses as a filler on th ecandles...they are in the post I put on earlier.
Here are 2 pictures of my christmas toppers I have painted ...not made them into cards yet but will be doing!!!
Friday, 26 August 2011
Having been making my christmas cards over the last 4 weeks I decided I had had enough and needed to do something a bit different!
I went to a demo at Poynton Garden Centre and saw how to use alcohol inks. It was something I had seen before but never really bothered with it. However once I saw how to use them in conjuction with stamping and distree inks I was hooked.
Here is the card I just made. It is quite a different style than I am used to but I think it is something I could quite easily get used to!!! I used my Natures Wonder stamps by Creative expressions for the images and the background to the topper was done with the alcohol inks dripped randomly onto the blending tool and dabbed on.
Anyway enough of my witter...here is the card
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Those of you who know me on Facebook and on the docrafts website will know I have made many cards over the summer and also have been madly painting using my new favourite crafty technique.
I actually can't believe that my summer holiday is nearly at an end and that next Thursday its the start of a new school year and the start of September!
But with it comes the fact that Harrogate show is therefore getting close and also my birthday (although at my age the less said about that the better).
I will try and add some more photos of stuff tomorrow so be patient with me and if you have any tips of how I can improve my blog please let me know!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
I forgot I had even done this but I have to say I need some help in making my blog look nice. Once I get there I am usually pretty ok with technology but just need a gentle push in the right direction!!!
The candle you can see is one of my recent creations!
I just love this paint fusion technique and keep looking at things I can paint ....and I mean items round the home.
Any way must get on
See you all soon