Hi All! Following the brilliant workshops I attended at Stamperama, one of the tutors invited me to come to a weekend cardmaking course with her at Stamp Addicts. I went, and over the course of 2 days we made 14 cards! I learnt lots of new techniques in the process – from basic stamping, embossing and… Continue reading A Whole Weekend of Learning!
Hi All! I know, I know, I’ve been so long between posts AGAIN!! February has just been so busy, and now Yaris is unwell too… I hate winter!!! Anyway, enough moaning and let’s get on with some nice stuff instead!! At the beginning of February I went to the Stamperama event near my home. They… Continue reading Learning some cool new techniques – Stamperama!!
Hi! On the way home from the hospital a couple of weeks ago I discovered a hidden treasure in The Barn Courtyard off the High Street in Wendover, Buckinghamshire – a little shop called Fabric HQ that is filled to the brim with the most beautiful fabrics and other sewing bits and bobs . It’s in a… Continue reading Pretty New Fabrics From a Hidden Treasure!
Hi! Day 7 of my lovely holiday at the Manor House Hotel for 12 blissful days of crafting! Plenty of time for playing with Yaris, as well as lovely food! Spent the morning at a second all-morning session on Creative Embroidery, run by Jo, the same lady who taught me it before (a great tutor!!).… Continue reading Craft Holiday Day 7 – Winter Walks & Crafty Cakes!
Hi! Day 4 of my lovely holiday at the Manor House Hotel for 12 blissful days of crafting! Plenty of time for playing with Yaris, as well as lovely food! Spent the morning at an all-morning session on Creative Embroidery, run by Jo, the same lady who taught us Patchwork earlier in the week (a… Continue reading Craft Holiday Day 4 – Winter Wonderland, Enamelled Hearts & A Relaxing Massage
Something a little different today! With my share of the money from the Christmas sales, I bought a box of assorted kits, beads and other items from my supplier in America who I got the Christmas ornament kits from. They’d offered me a big box of unspecified items from their sale, so I thought I’d… Continue reading Big Box Project 1 – Gingerbread Men!
Another Christmas Ornament, made from a kit by The Beadery. (Excuse the pictures not being great, they’re copies from a leaflet) Rudolph Christmas Ornament Kit Tools Needed: Scissors, Wire Cutters, Ruler Materials Needed: 594 x Brown 6mm flat plastic beads, 36 x Black 8mm flat plastic beads, 18 x Red 14mm flat plastic beads, 10… Continue reading Christmas Ornaments – Rudolph
Hi My first attempt at making an iris card was to make a card with an owl on it. I chose this as my granny loves owls and I thought I could send it to her. Iris cards are really easy to make – you just cut an aperture in the front of the card… Continue reading An Owl in an Iris