Friday, 17 May 2019

Paint Pouring ....

As an additional little project or "Make n Take" at Scrapstars we also did paint pouring. It was a very ambitious make and take as these are normally a little project that takes about 10/15 minutes. I had been to a class a few months ago at Hello Crafter in Saltaire, and a big part of that was learning to mix your paints and mediums correctly. As we needed the speed of a make n take, I had done all of the prep previous to the retreat, and the ladies just had the fun of selecting their paints, adding them to the cups, and doing a "Pour". If you haven't seen paint pouring before, take a look on YouTube it really is very therapeutic to watch !

as you can see each one is quite unique

Friday, 10 May 2019

Paper Pumpkin Kits ....

Stampin Up are launching some great little kits with everything you need (except an acrylic block) to make up 12 cards. Paper Pumpkin launched on 15th May and the first kits has been selected by the founder herself Shelli. It is called "Hugs from Shelli"

The Shelli kit from Paper Pumpkin includes the following:
  • An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our Classic ink collection
  • Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
  • 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards
The kits will retail at £20

Friday, 3 May 2019

Scrapstars Retreat ....

Well my feet are just coming back down to earth after another fabulous Scrapstars Retreat in Leeds. We had 30 ladies this year, fabulous projects and amazing teachers, and already am being asked when is the next one, and as always those ladies asking me why we can't have two a year :) its heartwarming to have such tremendous support and loyalty, and also always lovely to have a few new faces each year. It really is like spending a weekend with old friends, as we are all like minded, share our stories from our photographs and of course all love Scrapbooking. Here are just a few of the projects we created ....

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Messy Fingers, Happy Crafter ....

Been and ink and spritz kind of day,
 Now to attack this one with these dirty wipes

Monday, 28 January 2019

Botanical Butterfly, designer series papers ....

Finally had some time to work with these papers over the weekend, here is my first offering, a scrapbook layout with a hidden photo under the flap, some embellishments are from my stash, and I have used some old school Stampin Up punches, I absolutely love the gorgeous blue sheet of paper in this collection, but haven't actually used it yet!

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Stacking Rings Class ....

Had a great evening at Hello Crafter in Saltaire last night. We had a three hour class to make silver stacking rings. Firstly we started by making a copper practice ring, and then we made three silver rings from silver wire. we curved it into a ring shape (although mine looked like a kidney bean) soldered it, put it on a ring mandrel and hammered it into a proper ring shape, and used the anvil to hammer it flat. Next we pickled all the bits off in a light acid, then we decorated them with a pattern and finally they were polished (and oxidized if you wanted to), such a brilliant class with fantastic results.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Free Butterflies ....

Beautiful papers and beautiful freebies ..... check out the sale a bration offer.