A Whole Weekend of Learning!

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!

Double Celebration Day – Mum & Sister

Hi All! 30 March was Mother’s Day here in the UK (it falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent each year), and that day is also my older sister’s birthday. This meant two cards were needed, and I wanted to have different designs so that they were very clearly for different occasions. My card for… Continue reading Double Celebration Day – Mum & Sister

Learning some cool new techniques – Stamperama!!

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!!

Evening Crafting!

Hi! So, after coming home from my lovely holiday, I’m still rather exhausted! I’ve got all these lovely ideas in my head for things I want to try after learning new techniques on holiday, but right now I have no energy at all for doing them! Instead, the last couple of days, I have done… Continue reading Evening Crafting!

Big Box Project 1 – Gingerbread Men!

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!

Papercutting Part 1 – Flower Card

Following on from the Animal Aperture cards we made, I decided to tackle another craft from my list of ones I wanted to try this year, and have a go at papercutting. I’m learning this from a book that was recommended in a magazine – The Crafter’s Guide to Papercutting by Emily Hogarth. It’s a great book,… Continue reading Papercutting Part 1 – Flower Card

Balls… But Pretty Ones!

This week Crafty Debbie and I have been working on Japanese Kusudama. This is a ball made from multiple origami shapes glued together. Traditionally used to hold herbs and spices (like an early air freshener!), now they are mostly decorative. The ones we made are from kits I got at the end of last year… Continue reading Balls… But Pretty Ones!

Yummy Gingerbread… For Wearing!

Something a bit different this time, with a set of necklace and earrings featuring cute little fimo gingerbread men! It’s made using another kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk), and is really easy to do! Hope you like them! Donna x Gingerbread Man Necklace & Earrings Kit (designed by Emily Kersh) Tools Needed: Round-Nose &… Continue reading Yummy Gingerbread… For Wearing!

Pearls & Flowers!

These pretty fimo flower & pearl earrings are simple to make, so were a great starter project for me. I got the kits from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk), and have made them in different colours – white and cream, red, lavender and rosaline (a light pink). They look great in all the different colours,… Continue reading Pearls & Flowers!

Felt Dolly!

Hi! One of my projects in September was a felt doll. She was pretty easy to make, though being a first ever attempt, it’s not the most amazing ever!! Oh, and yes the cheek does look like someone punched her – I don’t wear make-up, so putting blush on the cheeks didn’t work so well!… Continue reading Felt Dolly!