Friday, 15 September 2017

Christmas Fun - Workshop on Saturday 7th October

Saturday 7th October 9.30- 4.30
Christmas Fun!
Nothing says “Christmas” like Snowmen & Robins so join Jan & Debs
 for their next workshopin which we shall make some pretty 
but different Christmas cards with a twist!
We'll use the gorgeous Hobby Art stamps “Snowman & Friends”
 for both workshops.  Available from  
 £10.99 CS173D
Jan’s workshop 9.30-12.30 £15 -
 Snowmen designs with a variety of techniques to produce
pretty sparkly snow scenes & a card shape with a difference.
Debs workshop 1.30-4.30 £15
We shall create a pleasing large card with a swing effect with
the minimum of mechanics. 
We shall use Distress inks to paint with along with
 Creative Expressions Colour Cloud, punching,embossing folders
 & Glitter Kiss. There may be time for a cheeky extra design too!
**Book both workshops for £28
Booking details
How to book
Please book your workshop with either Jan or Deb in future.
 We will no longer be able to supply the featured stamp sets 
or £6 worth of craft goodies so we will tell you in advance
 which stamp set etc. we will be using so that you may wish
 to purchase it yourself beforehand. Alternatively you are
 welcome to use our stamps but there could be a wait if the
 workshop is busy. We shall still supply all worksheets, card
 packs, inks & other craft materials.
 Please make sure that your workshop is paid for either at 
time of booking or 1 week prior to workshop at the latest.
Payment can be made by cheque to Debbie by post
 (details on request) or by Paypal 
(email Debs & an invoice will be sent to your
 email address- easy!).
 Until you have paid for your workshop your place is not
 assured & the workshop may be cancelled!!
We will be using the Pilgrim Rooms at the rear of Glenorchy
church Exeter Road which most of you will be familiar with.
Contact details
Janet – or tel:- 01395 274620
Mobile 07530 444522
Deb- or tel:- 01395223026 
Mobile 07928 813576

Deb's project

Jan's project

Friday, 8 September 2017

Die Cutting with Stix2 & Sizzix

Hello again at last, I've been conspicuous by my absence lately but here I am at last to share a few new samples I've been working on featuring Stix2 products & Sizzix dies. Here's what I've done & used.

I've used Stix2 Die Cut stencil sheet for this one to create the "double glitter technique". Simply use your favourite die with the sheet to create your own stencil which you then place onto a piece of A4 DS tape sheet (one side stuck to some card) & then top sheet removed to expose sticky area. Cover the exposed area with glitter & shake off then remove the stencil sheet. Now cover the remaining sticky areas with a different colour glitter.  
Here I've die cut the bird from Stix2 A4 DS tape sheet, carefully removed one backing sheet before sticking carefully to card. Now remove the second backing sheet & cover with Stix2 Transfer foils. All the card blanks are from Stix2 & here I've used the very pretty blue pearl card which has been passed through an embossing folder. I've used the same technique with the following 2 cards. 

Here I've used Stix2 PVA glue to adhere some tissue paper behind some Stix2 Project Acetate & then attaching the die cut.

Here I've covered a piece of black card with A4 DS tape sheet before passing through an embossing folder & covering with Transfer Foils. I've used the Stix2 glue pen to attach the sentiment.

Lastly  I've used Stix2 Mount & Stamp Foam to create a set of stamps from dies. Simply use a Sizzix Bigz die with the foam to create a complimentary set of stamps.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Driftwood Frames

Hi there here I am again at last, haven't blogged much lately as I've been busy with workshops & demos. Just thought I'd show you the last workshop  projects from last weekend which went down well with everyone. I used the MDF frames from Creative Expressions with Gilding Polishes,stamping & die cutting.The frames come in a set of 2 sizes & we concentrated on the larger one but I did the smaller as a suggestion of what you could do.There were a lot of ideas flying around as to what the girls were going to come up with themselves & I'd love to see you're results please!

So here's the actual project from Saturday & the Gilding Polishes used here were Mediterranean Blue, Powder Blue, Haybale Citrus Green, Golden Olive, Graphite & Enchanted Gold. 

This was my take on the smaller frame & as you can see I've used it with the pieces running vertically- just to be different because I can! The Gilding Polishes used here were Rich Red, Silver Hessian, Graphite & Golden Olive. The stamps used are from the Woodware Collection from Creative Expressions  & they are FRS650 Vintage Inspiration &FRS043 Eyes. I've also used some die cut branches which were from a Tim Holtz set & some skeleton leaves.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Happy Birthday Babe!

Hi everyone, summer is finally here.... & gone again!! It's been a little while since I did a blog post as I've been away on my hols & boy was it hot in Mallorca while we were there! 
A few days ago it was Mr Frostie's birthday a few days ago so I'm sure he won't mind me giving you a look at the card I made him (minus the soppy sentiment of course!)
The focal point (not that it bears any resemblance to himself I may add he's much happier than that!) was a great stamp kindly given to me by Sarah of Somer Craft Addix when I visited all the lovely folk there for my Stix2 day a few  weeks ago. I masked the chap in the deckchair & then stamped the shed, which was taken from a Hobby Art set  along with the watering can & trees.
 I coloured with pencils & then added some die cuts from Tim Holtz &  Sue Wilson sets plus some wooden shapes. The whole image sits on a cream 8 x 8 card blank & layered up with spotty paper from Craftwork cards, blue & craft card. 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Flowers from Foam

I've just discovered a great product for flower making & I can see it becoming quite addictive. It's called  "foamiran" & it's a very thin foam which can be die cut or even punched. You can then heat it either with an iron or heat tool & scrunch it up to create great shaping for your flowers. It can be coloured with inks or I used Gelatos on a wet  wipe. The heart is MDF & I gave it a coating of Creative Expressions Gilding Polishes.  

Mixed Media Altered Jar

I've been playing with another "Altered Bottle" in preparation for my workshop this coming Saturday, which is all sold out so if you wanted to join us let me know & I may plan another date. 
I began by covering the jar with white Gesso & then when dry I glued a piece of bandage in place twisting it into a swathe as I went. Then I glued paper roses, chain, charms , beads etc. in fact anything which creates interest & texture. When dried I then painted over everything with pink, blue & mint pearly acrylic paint. Finally I added a few pink glass beads for some extra twinkle. 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Sunday School fun with Stix2 Fabric Glue Pen

Just thought I'd share these photos of Littleham Church Sunday School Exmouth hard at work with their fabric project using  the new Stix2 Fabric Glue pen which proved just perfect for the job! The pens were kindly donated by Ruth at Stix2 so a big "Thank You" from all the kids (& big kids!!) who created such great work with them!