Friday, 18 July 2014

July crop & August opening...

Our July crop is tomorrow, and our kit has been designed by Anna this month, and uses the fabulous Good Day Sunshine papers from Simple Stories - very appropriate for the weather at the moment!!  

If you wish to join us, we have spaces available, just drop me an email!

We'd also like you to be aware that during August we will have restricted opening hours.  We will be open on the following days between 9.30 and 3.00:
Friday 1st
Tuesday 5th
Wednesday 6th
Tuesday 12th
Tuesday 19th
Friday 22nd
Tuesday 26th
Friday 29th
If you wish to visit us at another time, please contact us to arrange something!
Internet orders will not be affected and will be processed as normal :)

Monday, 7 July 2014

Moving out with Pink Paislee

This month I got some of the pretty Hello Sunshine collection by Pink Paislee to play with and because my youngest is moving out this week I decided to make a little gift for her and her boyfriend to celebrate moving into their first home together.

I used a silhouette cut file of some houses in a row but instead of cutting it I used the sketch pen feature to give the effect of a stamp. I then cut it out of patterned paper and used some of the tree pieces to give it a little touch of colour.
The little crate with the milk cartons was also a cut file that I decorated with the papers from the Hello Sunshine collection. I added some bling and the Jillibean Soup alphas that I was also sent.
I filled the boxes with a keyring each all ready for their new keys!
I used some twine to tie up the boxes and it looks really cute. I hope they like their gift.
I hope you enjoy my project and you can find all the supplies for this over in the shop 


Friday, 4 July 2014

JOFY plate 12

The simplest looking cards often take the longest time.

Today I have created a "one layer" card…using the JOFY 12 plate, available here..

I wanted to create the illusion of a frame around my card so I masked off the edges using post-it notes.  I then stamped the large three headed image from the JOFY plate directly onto the card, stamping it again onto a masking sheet.  Then the painstaking bit, cut out the mask carefully, the more definition you get on the mask the clearer your image.  I then placed the mask over the stamped image on the card.  Using Tumbled glass distress ink and the lovely new round distress ink tools, I added colour to the background…adding broken china around the edges to add some depth.  using a large text stamp I text the background with broken china - I then removed the mask and posits - Wish was then stamped with versafine ink.


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The "simple stories" pad continues...

so, following on from my post a few weeks ago - I am on a mission to use these stunning Simple Stories - The story of us products in my own way…

So, today…

Us cardmakers spend ages creating cards for special occasions and what to do with those wonderful creations once you've received them?

My niece gets married later in the year and I wanted to do something different for her - so I've made this card:-

I stencilled the heart using Peacock feather distress ink and a Wendy Veechi stencil (Vanessa did have some of these stencils but they never reached the net - give the shop a ring to see if she still has them) - I then cut a swirl  and a bow out of silver paper and attached these to the heart.  The centre piece is from the 6 x 6 paper pad and the two word stickers are from the "bits and pieces" pack.  I have added bling to the centre of the bow and the tips of the swirls.

So, the idea is, that the centre part of the card is temporarily fixed in place and the swirls overlap without being attached - the happy couple insert a favourite photo in its place and mount it:-

into a box frame which has had pins and flowers mounted onto the base and an element from the bits and pieces pack added to the insert. A lovely reminder of the day and a great show piece for a wedding card.


Friday, 20 June 2014

June Cropping

Last Saturday we held our monthly crop in the local village hall, and as usual we had a really good turn-out. I'm sure most only come for Vanessa's homemade cakes, but im sure one or two people actually get some scrapping done! ;-)

Available to buy on the day was the layout kit, and this is what we had...

 The kit contents were quite simple, consisting of mostly papers, but the instructions guided the ladies on how to cut and assemble them to look more interesting and give the page depth. 

We used a mix of Simple Stories, October Afternoon and Bazzill for this kit, along with some Dusty Attic chipboard, a Kaisercraft stamp and some dripping of Tattered Angels Ink.

If you live locally and would like more info on our monthly crops, please contact us at Everyone is welcome :-)

Lou x

Thursday, 12 June 2014

A Box Frame with Jillibean Soup and Simple Stories

Hello, hope you're all enjoying the sunshine but still managing to fit in some scrapping time too...

This week I have been making a layout using a new jillibean soup placemat which I have put into a box frame to keep on my wall.

I used a sheet of simple stories DIY Boutique underneath the placemat. I printed out my pictures small and trimmed them to fit into the squares as well as some coordinating simple stories paper.

I then added some fun simple stories stickers to fill in the gaps and some enamel dots alongside the words.

Materials List

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Desk Tidy Workshop - 28th June 2014

Hands up who is fed up with pens, pencils, scissors, paintbrushes everywhere and not around when you need them?? so, the ideal solution is a desk tidy…

On 28th June we will be making:-

each side had been decorated differently, although how you decorate your tidy is up to you.

We will be using texture paste, stencils, mixing paints and using different tools to obtain different paint effects.

At the end of the class you will have a practical and pretty addition to your craft table.

The class runs from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 28th June, light refreshments will be served, but, you will need a packed lunch.  10% discount is also available for purchases from the shop on the day of the class.

If you'd like to come along book here.