Sunday, 30 January 2011

Folksy shoppee

Finally got around to doing a wee shop on Folksy, although I severely underestimated the time required to upload stuff so it looks a bit bare at the mo!

Have started out with some dinky Scrabble Tile pendants like the one on the left.

It can be found here and is called Bella Carta.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

My first Bubbly Funk class - how exciting!!!

I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to teach classes at Bubbly Funk in the newly opened store in Worcester town centre. My first class is going to be a maze book (if you've never made one of these you must come along, they are dinky and cute and so addictive!). My design is pictured above but there will be scope in the class to give it your own twist if you wish. There will be two options to give the class a wide appeal - you can either make a little gift book filled with quotes or you can make a mini scrapbook album using photos.

There are more details on the Bubbly Funk website and tickets are on sale now. The class is on Sat 26th February - I am so looking forward to it!

I've also got two more classes lined up - one with a Mother's Day theme (think lovely handmade flowers) on 26th March and then an all day Distress Inks Masterclass packed with techniques on 9th April. Watch the Bubbly Funk website for more details.
Ooooohhh, exciting!!!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

More Simply Create Glitz!

A couple more Simply Create DT items today, using the Glitz Designs kit again. Firstly some vintage-style tags using the Scarlett stamp. The tags are stamped on the background with a Glitz distressing stamp, both use the frame stamp - on the left I coloured the central panel and added it on 3D foam and on the right filled the frame with flowers. The gems are actually plain Papermania ones I've coloured with Krylon (oh how I love my Krylon pen!).

Secondly I used a wooden crown that was in the kit to make this simple card. The crown is covered in UTEE with glitter sprinked into it and although the camera doesn't capture it that well, it is super shiny and blingy!

That's it for this month's kit - hope you like my makes :)

Monday, 10 January 2011

Simply Create DT - Glitz Designs kit

Finally got cracking on my Simply Create kit that I am ashamed to say came well before Christmas... All the bits and bobs are Glitz Designs (apart from the title) - when I saw the faux book page embellishment I knew what I had to scrap!

The background cardstock is inked with Distress Inks and stamped with one of the images from the Glitz Designs Distressing set. I had cut and doodled the hearts and there isn't much else to it. I wasn't sure about this kit at first but have grown to love it :). More creations tomorrow.

Bye for now x

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Bubbly Funkyness

Yesterday I went to a fab class at the newly opened Bubbly Funk B&M shop in Worcester, with the lovely Caroline. It was an art journaling class - not very me at all. But that was the point, to try to move a bit out of my comfort zone. As you can see, the result is pretty far outside my comfort zone (OK the dog in a hat is quite me, but composition and materials wise etc), but I am really chuffed with it. I didn't like the yellow paint job I did for the background but I made myself work with it anyway and I am so glad I did! The journal is actually a chipboard file folder with a ring binder mechanism inside, great for a novice journaler because if you hate a page you can just take it out.

Now I've just got to make pages. Revealing my innermost thoughts is really not me!!! I am not really introspective at all. I might just indulge in more silliness like the cover.

In other news I am chuffed to bits to have been asked by Caroline to teach some classes at the shop. My first class is 26th February and places are for sale now from Caroline. More info to follow, but the class will involve making a dinky little maze book and custom embellies for the cover.

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by xxx

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Return of the mojo???


Has the mojo come back??? I've literally not been in the craft room since I last posted in November until yesterday. My LO is for a UK Scrappers challenge and is based on a sketch by Karen AKA Scrapdolly (see UKS homepage for details).

A few thank you messages: to MJ for the spotty brad, and to Claire for the button and word stickers used in the journaling which were in my Christmas parcel :).
I have also sadly left the Gingersnaps DT recently - too much life getting in the way of crafting. Sad to leave but enjoyed my time with them lots.
Lots of stuff to share - shall attempt to post semi frequently in 2011!
Thanks for popping by.