Thursday 26 January 2012


Well I just finished my my first show as a self-employed person,this was with Kay at Sandown.It was great catching up with everybody on set-up day, then meeting some of the regular visitors to the show.
It was a little quieter than usual,so as a treat and surprise to Ali from Ali-Craft, we each took an hour to do a workshop with her.It has been an age since I did a workshop with somebody else teaching.
I decorated a little wooden chest with Graphic 45 papers,distress inks and some pieces from Tim Holtz idea-ology range.It was great fun,wish I could have played longer.Kay did a mirror frame with some paints from Paper-Artsy.

As I didn't have time to finish it on the day, I had a play at home. So I added some gold leaf and swirly pearls.The pearls I altered by colouring them with Spectrum Noir pens but you could use any of the alcohol ink pens or alcohol inks. I used Glossy accents to attach the idea-ology pieces and to highlight areas of the paper.
Hopefully I'll have another chance to do a workshop soon, but it's given me an idea with what to do with those wooden boxes I've had stored for years.....

Well my next adventure starts tomorrow and I'm really excited, I'm not saying what yet,there are a few who know but I'll tell all in a few days time.
So I'll have to go now and finish sorting out.
Thanks for all the lovely comments,let me know what you think about the box.

Monday 9 January 2012


Just a short post to welcome my new followers and to thank those who have posted some really nice comments.I appreciate those that have been made, as it's nice to know what you like.
I'm hoping to post as often as I can,with all this extra playtime I can make a lot more cards.
That's until the craft show season starts of course.
The card below was made from pieces I die-cut at the NEC, I decided to leave them white after seeing Sue Wilson's card,first time I've tried a card like this.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

I've have quite a few adventures to look forward to this month,details to be posted later.
Happy crafting