Saturday 31 October 2009

Countdown to NEC

After a busy day at Colemans Warehouse,I am having a relaxing evening.Housework tomorrow,ironing(did I just type that,not my favourite word.)while watching F1.
Then back to making samples for the NEC.
Sheena has been busy making samples for the metal show on Monday,then on Tuesday we may make some more for the POTW which is on Wednesday.
I'll post another nail watch on Monday night as I'm having a new design for the NEC,I've there abouts decided what it will be.....Christmas..ish.
Looking forward to the show,I've looked up on the exhibitors list and J & C Creations are stand D30.So I'm looking forward to meeting any of my blog followers and hoping to introduce some more.
Hoping will we be very busy I can't shop because I need to save but I may get some Christmas presents so that doesn't count.
This is another of my window cards which you will see on Tuesday on C&C.
Have fun crafting.

Saturday 24 October 2009

Day 3 SECC

A busy Saturday now over,more stock of the window templates arrived,great.Still have blue fingers due to the amount of distress ink demos I did especially with Broken China.I was surprised that Weathered Wood was another favorite followed by Black Soot and walnut stain.
What was I doing.......building a scene with Sheena's Christmas stamps,using the trees.Cut and dry is nearly no more,everybody loved the look using it gave.
A lot of interest was taken in the stepper card with acetate,I promised to give the sizes of the score lines on my blog.So here is the step by step.

1) Cut a piece of card 15.5cm wide by 18cm long.
2) Score along the length at 1,2,3.5,5,6,8,10,11,13.5,16,17cm.
3) Fold the card along the score lines to make the steps.
4) Glue the step pieces together.
5) Cut a piece of card 4cm by 15.5cm,and stick this to the bottom.
6) Stamp,decorate and cut out the pieces to build a scene,and glue to the steps.
7) Cut a piece of acetate 20cm by 15cm,decorate with stamped images if required.
8) Attach the acetate to the inside of the first folded piece and the other end to the last.
9) To add ribbon if required gently squeeze the acetate together at the top of the card and punch two holes.Thread the ribbon through and tie a bow.

Friday 23 October 2009

Day 2 SECC

Having a great time meeting some lovely people in Glasgow.My hands are inky of course,distressing,painting and as many other distress ink techniques I can think of.Customers seem to be liking the tissue boxes and the window die-cut packs have sold out,next delivery tomorrow hopefully.
Thought I'd start a nail watch on here,many of my friends like to see the nail art designs I have done.Well I don't wear makeup,not in to shoes or handbags,I don't enjoy shopping for clothes,so this is my one luxury.Never thought of having it done until my daughter insisted I had them done.Being a demonstrator my nails are always on show,so its nice for me to have them looking good.
Here's the first photo;

Wednesday 21 October 2009


Here I am in my hotel room,nervous and excited about tomorrow.At the show tomorrow I will be showing my new tissue box templates and also the window die-cuts I designed to go with Sheena's Create-A-Scene stamps.
Each template comes with enough card to make 15 boxes 10 white,3 cream ,2 black.
The Create-A-Scene window kits have 6 die-cuts,6 pieces of acetate and 6 pre-scored cards.There are also box envelopes which were made to fit them nicely.
Although Sheena will have them on Ideal World on Sunday at 5pm this will be their first showing as kits.
So if anyone is coming to the SECC or the NEC in November please come and say hello, on will be on J & C Creations stand.
Here are a couple of photos of the boxes and cards.

Monday 12 October 2009

Topiary Trees

I promised some ladies at Ally Pally I would post instructions on how to make the topiary Trees from the sensational circle stamp,Ok I forgot until today when I came across the instructions I written for Ideal World.So here are those instructions;

1.Choose one of the seven "Sensational circle" stamps.
2.Stamp,emboss and cut out 20 of the circle images.
3.Decorate as required.(paint,Glitter etc.)
4.Score down the channels around the triangle.
5.Glue five of the circles together(tab to tab)for the top and five for the bottom.
6.Glue the remaining circles together to form a band.
7.Glue the top and bottom to the band to form the complete shape.
Note:One of the circles will need to have a hole punched in it,large enough to insert the dowel.
8.Paint the dowel.
9.Using oasis in the container for support,insert the dowelling rod and place the decorated ball on top,applying glue to the dowel if required.
10.Add decorative chippings to the top of the container,glue in place with crystal lacquer if required.Tie ribbons round the dowel for an extra effect.

Sorry if anybody was waiting for this,memory is not great at times,too many things to think about.
Will add a photo later.
Check out Sheena's updated website(link on the right)there are video clips on it aswell.

Found it,picture added.
Bedtime I think.

Friday 9 October 2009

Ally Pally,TV and more

I know it's been nearly a month since I've posted but this is the first chance I've had to post on my new laptop.
There has been so many tv shows to prepare for as well as Ally Pally,my day's have been non-stop,with homelife and work.
I'm managed a long weekend with a very good friend but I was still on the mobile discussing forth coming shows.
Ally Pally was great,this time I had several products to sell that I had designed.The response to them was encouraging,quite a few wanted more designs.
What were the designs.......Window die-cuts and tissue box templates.
Here are just a few samples;

The idea for the window die-cut came about quite a while ago when Sheena drew her first Create-a-scene.There was a lot of interest at Autumn Ally Pally 2008,but using a craft knife to cut out all those panes was putting people off.So producing a die-cut window seemed to be the best idea.
The tissue boxes gave us another "canvas" to show off Sheena's designs as well as many of our other U-mount stamps.I've always liked making practical things not just cards,some of you may have seen the inexpensive notebooks that I've covered to give as special gifts.
Sheena will be demonstrating these on the 25th October on C&C.Unfortunately I will not be able to see the show,as I will be demoing them at the SECC in Glasgow.Well I just hope somebody can record it for me.
Jayne Nestorenko will also be on C&C the next day with some new designs from Holly Berry House(Medallions) this time they are unmounted and very 3D.More info later but I can say this, they are not Medallions.
I try to update you all more often as there is alot happening at the moment,I will also be able to post at Glasgow this year.Looking forward to that show,I have a shopping list ready this time.
Right back to making my window cards now, need double the supply,some for Sheena and some for Glasgow.