Monday, 31 October 2016

New Blog

You can now find all of my class work on my new Blog

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Deer Deer Rustic Gate card

There is a lot of hard work goes into preparing a card commissioned by a magazine. This month my Rustic Deer card appeared in the Docraft Creativity magazine (the magazine is really good with loads to try out and step by step instructions)
There is a lot of trial and error, preparation and experimenting before the final project is accepted so I just wanted to give you a little look at some of the tried but not used cards that fell by the wayside.

My first challenge was to make a body for the die cut stags head and then to add some detail (I had to add an eye. Nothing looks right without an eye lol)

and then the gate shape.
and of course the backgrounds but I had to use the little mushroom die in each one (well its so cute).
And then adding the greeting

Hope that gives you some idea of the amount of work that goes into each commission, but I will say I love the challenge. It makes me think and stretches my brain and crafting skills so if you ever get the chance to have a go, don't hesitate. You wont regret it.

You can see loads of wonderful inspiration from myself and the really creative Design Team over at Docrafts. xx

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Dad Canvas

This is one of the projects I made for DoCrafts DT a coupke of months ago. I rewally enjoyed experimenting with the Ariste paints to get the effects I wanted.
Amazingly the paint covered the metal embellishments as well, infact I will definately use this paint again for canvas work

Here is some of the detail

Instruction for how to make this canvas will be on my Docraft Gallery soon. Enjoy the sunshine xx

Monday, 18 July 2016

Birthday Dinos New Release

Recently I was given an amazing opportunity to be one of the first people to play with a brand new range of papers by Sticker Kitten (Sarah Douglas) and her husband James.
They are super cute and so easy to use.
I wanted to make three cards using just the paper pack and this is what I came up with. This one is a bit similar to my friend Mags card but great minds obviously think alike.
Just loved using these great designs.

Still got loads left to use so watch this space and if you want to get your hands on this lovely set then follow the link HERE

Can't wait to see what fantastic ranges this clever couple have up their sleeves. Xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Crop/ Social Saturday 16th July 9.30am to 4pm

Just a reminder that the Crop/Social is taking place this Saturday at Parkwood Community Centre in the Bowen Rooms from 9.30am to 4pm.

There is tea/coffee and cake just bring along something to do e.g knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, cardmaking.......anything really, and spend the day crafting with new and old friends.

Not sure if you can make it yet.....then come along and pay on the day, you will be very welcome.

I will bring along some of the cards and scrapbook pages from previous classes so that you can finish off those unfinished projects if you want to.

It will be a nice relaxing day. Hope to see you there xxx