Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Father's Day for the men in our lives

Father's Day will soon be upon us again (where is this year going!) & time to do the thing we all dread, (go on admit it!) & design a card for our menfolk. I've used 2 of the fab sea themed masks & a stamp set from Imagine Design Create which I shall be using in my workshop at IDC on Tuesday 19th June. I've used them with Distress Oxides & Stix2 products which are also available from Imagine Design Create. Let me talk you through.

Here we have an A5 white card blank. I've white embossed the shells from the stamp set & the sentiment. I've sponged over the shells with the Oxides. The foiled strips at the sides of the card come from Stix2 Transfer Foils.   



A simple gift bag to put Dad's goodies in which I've stencilled using the masks & Oxides again. I've also added a Stix2 die cut tag attached with some paper raffia. 





All available from :-


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Flowers, flowers, flowers!!

Could it be that summer is here at last? I'm getting excited as my hols are coming up soon & I'm just hoping that the weather is going to be kind as we're having a "staycation" this year. So I've been out in my garden lately too tidying up after our vicious winter & seeing what has survived so I guess that's what has filled my head with flowers. I just love these stamp sets from Imagine Design Create which I will be using in my afternoon workshop at IDC on Tuesday 19th June. Here's what I've come up with.


Here I've white embossed onto a craft paper gift bag & coloured with water colour pencils which I find give a stronger colour on craft card/paper but I haven't activated with water.


This is a 5 x 5 card & I've stamped each flower with different shades of Memento ink pads, cutting them out & after giving them a little shaping I've layered them together with 3D foam pads.  I've also stamped the background with the smaller flowers & paler shades of Memento.


Now this one was a "happy accident"! I stamped the flowers onto a background I'd made earlier (in true Blue Peter fashion!) using Versafine Onyx Black. Unfortunately me being my usual impatient self I smudged the black ink but then I thought "Do you know what? I like that!" So I smudged a bit more & got more of a grungy effect which is more me anyway. When I layered onto black card it really "popped"! What do you think?



OK enough for now here are the 2 sets I've used click on the link below all the other fab products from IDC. Bye for now!



Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Fabulous Summer Florals

A few more samples for my first workshop at Imagine Design Create Seaton Devon.
I just love working with these 2 stamp sets with Memento ink pads. We'll use masking techniques to create this bright summery design with no layering so no extra postage! 




Triple layer stamping. Here's a quirky technique which looks effective but is oh so simple. Monochrome effect with a pop of colour. 


Here's the 2 stamps sets I've used available at  Imagine Design Create Seaton Devon. 



Want to join me? Book with Kerri Ann on 01297 624246 

TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 2.00-400
 £12 each workshop or £20 for both morning & afternoon

FABULOUS SUMMER FLORALS

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Imagine Design Create!


Here are a couple of the samples I've been working on lately for my first workshop  at Imagine Design Create Seaton on Tuesday 19th June. I've used the great quality stamps & masks designed by the IDC team in partnership with my very favourites Distress Oxides. 
Here are the projects for my morning session & the products I've used. If you'd like to join me please book at Imagine Design Create 01297 624246








£12 each workshop or £20 FOR BOTH

TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 10.00-12.00 

 BETTER AT THE BEACH
Like to get messy?! Create great backgrounds using Distress Oxides to use with Imagine Design Create masks & stamps & you'll produce stunning summery seascape designs.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Breaking News!!!


I'm thrilled & excited to announce that I will soon be holding monthly workshops at 
Imagine Design Create Seaton.
Kerri-Ann & her team design a whole variety of great stamps, masks & paper pads as well as offering a vast range of craft & art materials.

Here's details of my first workshop day:-

£12 each workshop or £20 for both

TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 10.00-12.00 

 BETTER AT THE BEACH
Like to get messy?! Create great backgrounds using Distress Oxides to use with Imagine Design Create masks & stamps & you'll produce stunning summery seascape designs
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TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 2.00-400 

FABULOUS SUMMER FLORALS
We shall produce some pretty floral designs using quirky layering techniques & clever ways with masking. We shall use lovely floral stamps from "Solid Flowers" & "Dear Friend" stamp sets to create unique designs for that special friend.

I'll post some samples soon- promise!!  

To book please contact  Imagine Design Create on 01297 624246.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Chocolate Baroque Meets Stix2

All the Stix2 demonstrators received a lovely surprise in the post last week- some gorgeous stamps from Chocolate Baroque. I've been an admirer of Chocolate Baroque designs for a while now so it was a pleasure for me to get to work with some at last & in conjunction with Stix2 products too! What's not to love!! Below are the designs I've come up with so far but there are more to come yet I'm sure. 


Let me talk you through the products I've used all available from :-



Chocolate Baroque Mosaic Flower (UA6SP0556)



I've embossed using detail gold embossing powder & coloured the flowers using a wash of brilliance inkpads which I've also used to add colour to areas of the background. The navy card is new to the Stix2 Tinted card range& the main image is mounted onto a piece of Copper Pearlescent card. All mounted onto a 5 x 7 ivory Stix2 card blank.





Chocolate Baroque Medici Flower (UA6SP0555)
I've used the Stix2 spray paints to create the background which I've stamped onto. Just spray some paint onto a craft mat & spritz with water. "Mop" up the paint with white linen card- you'll be able to create more than one piece. I've coloured the image with 
Spectrum Noir pens from www.crafterscompanion.co.uk & again I've layered onto the new navy card. To finish I've wrapped some ivory  organza ribbon (S57391) around the left edge of a 5" x 5" Stix2 white card blank- did I mention the these are a new addition to the Stix2 range too?!



Chocolate Baroque French Heart (UA6SP0558)
Here again I've printed onto a piece of spray paint background & coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. I've distressed the edges of the image using the new Stix2 Edge Scuffer (S57387) before softly applying some ink using the new Foam Daubers (S574120 pack of 5). The image & die cut has been mounted onto the other new colour to the Stix2 Tinted range-Violet. Finally the whole design was attached to a 6" x 6" white Stix2 card blank.

I'm off for another play-watch this space!!


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

#March Meet The Maker

Following an Instagram trend throughout the month on March #marchmeetthemaker here's my contribution, although I'm afraid i haven't quite met the daily challenges,to give a little insight into Crafty Debs.
You
Hi my name is Debbie Frost & I live in South Devon. I've been a demonstrator for Stix2 for almost 4 years which I love. I'm also a craft tutor & I regularly run my own workshops on a variety of different topics & techniques 

Where
I live in sunny Exmouth, Devon which not only has a stunning4 mile beach but beautiful  scenery & nature at the estuary where the river Exe meets the sea.


How you started
I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember but got more interested in card making when I got a job in the local craft shop (Japonica- sadly no longer open!). I then went on to win a couple of competitions in craft magazines, was a DT member for the Woodware blog & was finally approached by Stix2 to become one of their demonstrators. The rest is history! 

Favourite to Make
Anything messy & mixed media with lots of texture,colour & different techniques especially canvases!

Workspace
Overlooking my garden but don't look too too closely at the mess!

Can't Live Without
My trusty Stix2 Hot Melt glue gun! Always on my desk & useful for all kinds of  craft techniques not to mention household repairs.

Customers & Feedback
Nothing gives me a greater buzz  when I've been to one of my Stix2 demo days at one of my crafty retailers than knowing I've done a good job & everyone had a good time. So thanks to all my loyal retailer supporters! 
The ladies at Somer Craft Addix
Creative Friends
Of course I count all those associated with Stix2 as my creative friends but we all have special ones don't we? I feel privileged to count this fine trio of ladies as my close crafty friends.
My craft bestie Jan Caudrelier - that's us with the award for Best Craft Retailer in 2014 awarded to Japonica at the NEC.


Fellow demonstrators Jenny Redfern  & Jane Williams