Thursday, 12 April 2018

Crafty Debs: Chocolate Baroque Meets Stix2

Crafty Debs: 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 ...

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 & 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!!

Monday, 9 April 2018

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Our next workshop on Wednesday 18th April

Wednesday 18th April

9.30-12.30 £15

Contemporary Punch craft cards - with Janet

You will make 2 fresh floral cards using basic punch craft techniques for optimum results – we do only have 3 hours for both workshops after all!

My first contemporary punch craft design involves very basic punch craft techniques to shape a simple white flower with leaves for a large square card. 

The second card is bright and colourful using a simple square punch, a Daisy punch, and more basic punch craft techniques.

 Delightful Diecutting- with Debs

Not a stamp in sight for this workshop! We shall create at least one spring themed design using a variety of background, flower, foliage & sentiment dies.

We shall use some subtle sponging & create some gentle shaping to create a stunning, pretty design. If there’s time…..there’s more!! No pressure!

Deb's projects

A peep at Jan's

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.
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 

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!

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 

Monday, 26 March 2018

April Workshop with Jan & Debs

Creating with the Gelli Plate & Creative Palette

Saturday 7th April 9.30-4.30
£15 each workshop or £28 for all day

We shall create beautiful & very different background effects using these versatile
printing systems.

Janets workshop using a Creative Palette
This workshop will produce some stunning Fairyfolk artwork to use on cards or to frame.  We will use Dye inkpads with brayers and stamps with Pigment inkpads and really experience some clever layering techniques with colour and design.
*PLEASE BRING – a brayer if you have one, I only have 4 so any extra will be useful.

Deb’sworkshop using the Gelli Plate
In this workshop will use acrylic paints, stencils in conjunction with the Gelli plate & mosaic effect stamps to produce “ethnic look” designs for cards or whatever you wish to use them for.
I shall use Woodware stamps FRS646 Mosaic Turtle, FRS668 Mosaic Elephant, FRS644 Mosaic Heart
* PLEASE BRING- a brayer if you have one.
To book-
Janet – or tel:- 01395 274620 Mobile 07530 444522

Deb- or tel:- 01395 223026 Mobile 07928 813576

Deb's Workshop

Jan's workshop

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Happy Easter, Happy Spring

With the worst of our winter behind us we can hopefully look forward to spring & summer. Here's a cheery card I've made using Stix2 die cut flowers & birds & the brand new shade of gingham card. I've re shaped the die cut flowers a little, given them some shaping & coloured them with some inks.
Here's the products I've used
 all available from