Category: Stencils

Autumn 2016 Papercrafting Workshop List

Here’s a copy of our latest list of workshops and demonstrations – both for the shop in Attleborough and also those that I run at Creativity in Harleston.  You’ll see some of the projects appearing as blog posts soon and the samples can be seen in the shop!

Workshops held at Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments – Attleborough, Norfolk.

Booking is required.  book online at or call 01953 454976

Autumn Papercrafting Workshop Offer – Book and pay in advance for ANY THREE papercrafting workshops and get your FOURTH workshop for just £10.  Full balance payable in advance.  Non refundable.

Thursday 8th September 5-7pm – £15

Tonic Dies Dragonfly Card

This gorgeous card can be made for any occasion – wedding invitation, anniversary, or birthday.  You can choose the colours of your card design, and I will have other die choices available if dragonflies are not your favourite!    10% off any Tonic dies bought on the day of the workshop.

Thursday 29th September 5-7pm – £17.50

Using Coloured Wow Embossing Powders

*This workshops includes a free 15ml embossing powder of your choice to take home*  Come and make a pretty floral card using a mix of different coloured Wow Embossing Powders.  You can choose whether you want a soft pastel design or a bold bright coloured design.

Thursday 6th October 5-7pm – £15

Lavinia Stamps Project

Create a pretty project featuring Lavinia Stamps together with Inks and Paints.  You can create a decorative panel, or make it into a card

Thursday 27th October 5-7pm – £15

Tonic Dies Baby Card

We will create a gorgeous baby card using the new Tonic Dies Baby range.  10% off any Tonic dies bought on the day of the workshop

Thursday 3rd November 5-7pm – £20

Brushos and Heat Embossing with PaperArtsy

Make a panel or a card using fabulous PaperArtsy stamps together with Brushos and heat embossing techniques.  This workshop is packed full of different techniques so is ideal whether you want to expand your skills, or simply get hints and tips to improve.  10% off any PaperArtsy stamps bought on the day of the workshop

Thursday 10th November 5-7pm £15

Getting the most out of Masks

There are so many techniques you can do with using Masks and Stencils.  This workshop will take you through different ways of using the same masks to give you inspiration and ideas.

FREE Demonstrations at Attleborough

10th September – 10-12 – Brushos

1st October 10-4pm – Rushanne from Stix2 and Woodware will be giving you lots of ideas and inspiration featuring Woodware and Stix2 latest products

22nd October 10-12 Distress Crayons

29th October 10-3pm – Veronica from Chocolate Baroque Design Team will be demonstrating with the fabulous Chocolate Baroque stamps

5th November 10-12 – Easy Christmas Card ideas

3rd December 10-12 – using Masks and stencils

We will be holding our BIG bead sale – Saturday 8th October

Workshops at Creativity in Harleston call 01379 855491 to book

Wednesday 14th September – PaperArtsy Panel with Distress Paints £15 – You will make a vibrant painted panel and learn all about using Distress Paints

Wednesday 5th October – Woodware Xmas Card £15 – create an elegant Christmas card featuring the latest Woodware stamps

Wednesday 9th November – Heat Embossing £15  Create a pretty floral card in either pastel or bold colours using Woodware flower stamps and Wow Embossing Powders

Wednesday 7th December – Tonic Dies Card £15 – Create an ornate card using a mix of Tonic Dies – you can choose from different themes on the day.

FREE Demonstrations at Creativity with Jane

Tuesday 27th 10-12           Using Distress Inks with Masks and Stamps

Tuesday 11th October 10-12 – Heat Embossing and Stamping

Tuesday 22nd November 10-12 – Christmas Cards crafting

Tuesday 13th December 10-12 – Die Cutting for Cardmaking


No Pressure #350

Stampendous StampsMy 350th blog post – no pressure there then! 🙂 I felt it deserved something a little special and I definitely had a big dose of crafting mojo this afternoon and decided it was time I started to add some new artwork into my very neglected journal!

I started by playing with creating a background using Distress Paints – Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Broken China – all lovely and soft colours.  I then added some detail using a mix of stencils and colours.  Memory Box Heartwood Stencil with Mermaid Lagoon.  Words with Gathered Twigs Stampendous Glance Stamponto the Industrial Andy Skinner Stencil and finally some dots with the same paint through the Crafter;s Workshop Halftone Borders mask (probably the most used mask in my collection!)  I also added a few circles of brown using the lid of my paint (more…)

Live Laugh Love (was Post #169)

I am re-sharing this post.  Unfortunately I have had to delete the original as the spambots have got it in their grubby mitts and I’m getting 100 spammy comments a day on it!  yuck yuck!  It’s too nice a project not to be up on my blog – so here’s a little refresher (PS – I’ve got this mask in stock at the moment too!)  Enjoy it all over again!  Jane 🙂

When I saw this mask it was one of those I’ve just got to have it moments!  My current search is for masks with different words on so this really fitted the bill.  It is from Crafter’s Workshop called Mini Live Love Laugh.  I could just see endless possibilities to use the mask as a whole design like I have done here, or to use just individual words on different projects too.

I started by sticking down my mask with a little stencil tape and then began to outline the entire mask with a fineliner pen  (more…)

Oh deer…. #331

Sheena Douglas Stencil Deer

today’s project has been created using the fabulous new stencils from Sheena Douglas.  This one is called Deer and is just lovely!  I started with a Cosmic Shimmer ink mister background and then once dry I worked over the top using Cut n Dry foam and Distress Ink – Black Soot.  I worked very gently and slowly to build up the crisp edge detail so that the definition was not lost.  A simple line dash border was enough to finish this ATC size panel. (more…)

The Wise Owl #308

Dreamweaver Owl Stencil

I do like this owl.  He’s a stencil from Dreamweaver and is due to arrive in stock hopefully later today.

This was created in the workshop with Woodware.  We applied ink through the stencil using stencil brushes after embossing the owl stencil through the die cutting machine.   (more…)

Boo! #302

Tim Holtz Shatter Stencil

Number two project today.  Once again I started with a Cosmic Shimmer Mister background – this time with Aqua Lagoon and Mango Blaze and using the Tim Holtz Shatter stencil in the background too.  This one was much darker in shade and I thought would work well for my dramatic halloween project.  I placed the stencil on and inked through with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and faded it out towards the edges. (more…)

Colour Poppy #294

IndigoBlu Poppy Meadow Stamp

This project is another sample for the colour stamping workshop.

This time I am working onto glossy cardstock.  I have inked up the IndigoBlu Poppy Meadow stamp using Memento inks – adding the colour using the points of the inkpads into the different areas of the stamp.

I have stamped the flower border on my cardblank using the same ink – Rhubarb Stalk.IndigoBlu Poppy Meadow Stamp

then just a simple green in the same shades of green to finish it off.

Simple – but effective – and ideal for this time of year too.

happy crafting




Green Honeysuckle #227

Aug10This time last week I was running an all day workshop in the shop.  One of the areas covered was Sweet Poppy Stencils.  I had an idea for a card design using the Honeysuckle stencil in white onto a deep green background and so I took the opportunity to create my design ready.  I used Dreamweaver white paste with a little sprinkle of clear glitter because I wanted a more matt textured effect than the glossy effect of the sweet poppy paste. (more…)