What a Wonderland #233

IndigoBlu Alice I

I have had such a lovely day today.  It started with a 1-2-1 workshop with a lovely lady looking to start crafting with inks and stamps and not knowing what products to start with.  We spend a fabulous two hours playing with Alcohol Inks, Memento Inks and Distress Inks to teach her some inking and stamping basics and give her a chance to ‘try before you buy’ and decide what inks were best for her – (I’ll share a few snippets of our creations later this week). (more…)

Vintage Car Tag #231

Crafty Individuals STamp

Today’s creation has a vintage feel.  This is one of the new stamps in stock from Crafty Individuals and the fabulous guys at Crafty Individuals were generous enough to send me this stamp to create some samples with – lucky me! 🙂

I thought this would be great on a tag – but as it is in landscape form, I cut an extra large tag. (more…)

Quirky Birds #230

Aug13

Today’s project is inspired by this Pinterest Pic.    This is my take on these cute little birds.

I wanted to come up with a fun project for our make n take this Friday at club – so if you fancy coming along and making one of these cute little cards – it’s all happening this Friday at Francis Rooms (more…)

Santa Claus Is Coming #229

Aug12

Not an easy one to photograph today with all that mica!  I’ve started with one of my background stashes.  Whenever I get inks out to do backgrounds I tend to make a few extras so that on a day like to day where I don’t have time to get all the messy stuff out, I have a fab background ready to use. (more…)

Silver Poppies #228

Aug11

Today’s project is a bit late being published!  I have spent the day so engrossed in my behind the scenes work that I forgot I hadn’t written today’s blog!  You wouldn’t think that stocktaking, accounts and writing descriptions for the website could be so exciting! 🙂 (more…)

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…)

Hot and Fiery Flowers #225

Aug8Surprise surprise… another alcohol ink piece!… I’m on a flow now 🙂  A different colour palette today of hot and fiery shades of reds, oranges and yellows.

I started with glossy card and Stamped my two flowers in Versamark ink before applying alcohol inks in red pepper, orange and yellow.  (more…)