Sunday, 29 January 2012

Random Sharings!

Hi Everyone!

Just dropping in to share a few creations from this weekend :)
Firstly a Birthday card I made for our neighbour whose Birthday it is today - Happy Birthday Laura! I used Sizzix Alterations Sewing Room & Alphabetical (loving this font!), Tims Kraft Coredinations card a Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder & some Seam Binding coloured with Antique Linen Distress Stain.

Secondly my iphone cover which I overhauled yesterday with some cute charms & a lot of watch pieces adhered with some Multi Matte Medium. Whilst it seems remarkably firm I think I'll seal it all down with a layer of Diamond Glaze tomorrow at the shop.
The frame & Vintage hue on this photo was created with Snapseed, a great App, I'm loving it :)

Lastly, whilst perusing Shabby Blogs for a new Spring Time Background & Header I discovered this free frame download on their blog & quickly slotted in a pic of Kieran devouring Churros @ Wahaca in Stratford Westfields Shopping Centre late last year :)
Thought I'd pass it on!
Have a Great Sunday, thanks for dropping by!

Friday, 27 January 2012

Looking forward to Spring!

Hi Everyone!
We are delighted to be featured in the current issue of The Scrapbook Magazine :)

Four designers have used our Spring Time Stash Packs.
Each pack contains Petaloo paper & foam flowers, a K&Co Tag, 1 yd of Hemp, Trinket Pin, Mini Coat Hanger, Mini Wooden Spool, Adage ticket, Die cut Manila Tag, a Wooden Spool top and a strip of The Artistic Stamper UnMounted Red Rubber featuring a word of your choice.
Choose from Creative, Art or Thoughts.

I've yet to see the mag but I'm sure the designers have created Spring Time gorgeousness!
I too had a little play this week & came up with these 2 cards :)
We hope these inspire you to play with pastels this weekend :)
Thanks for dropping in!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Valentines Canvas

Hi All!

Just thought I'd share with you the methods I used to create the canvas featured in Februarys issue of Craft Stamper :)

I love playing with multiple layers on a canvas, it creates an interesting depth. The best part is if you don't like a layer, you can wipe it off & start again!

Most of the following requires drying time between each step, you can use a heat gun or let it dry naturally.
Apply a layer of Jo Sonja's Napthol Crimson paint to the canvas and dry.

Adhere pieces of torn book paper with Glue n Seal.

Using a scrap of sequin waste as a mask, randomly apply Brilliant Magenta paint in patches.

Using the same paint stamp a heart onto scrap paper then stamp over with Archival Black Ink & the Calligraphic stamp.

Spread an even layer of Jo Sonja's Aqua paint on a craft mat, stamp the hearts & quote with the From The Heart set using the paint as an ink pad. With leftover paint dab around the edges of the canvas.

Add a shadow highlight to the quote by writing with a Versamark pen then heat emboss with black powder.

Stamp the edges with Archival Black ink & the Fabulous Flourishes stamp set.

Stamp & heat emboss numbers from the Stuff to Say set.

And don't forget the outside edges!

Finally adhere pink heart & attach a button if you wish!

I gave my canvas a final swipe over with some left over Brilliant Magenta paint, to soften it slightly.
Have fun & get messy (it's half the fun!)

Stamps used: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz From The Heart CMS006, Fabulous Flourishes CMS070 & Stuff To Say CMS110; The Artistic Stamper Calligraphic Mat 12.
Find these & all other materials together on one page here :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

A Taste of My Minds Eye

Here's another taste of whats to come early February!
From My Minds Eye, 2 wonderful collections from the "Follow Your Heart" range.

Firstly from the "Be Amazing" collection, here are a few samples...

And from the "Be Happy" Collection

I hope you like them as much as I do :)
Can't wait!

Stop by on Friday if you can, I'll have a wee step by step of the canvas I created for this months Craft Stamper. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

With bated breath....!

We all wait for lots of new yumminess to be released at CHA!
So far we have pre-ordered new Prima & My Minds Eye papers & embellishments :)

Here's a few Examples:
Prima Almanac "Edison"

Prima Natures Garden Ribbon & Lace

Prima En Francais Art Tiles

Prima Sun Kiss Metal Charms

Prima Decorative Wood Clocks

Fingers crossed these will be with us Mid-February :)

Tomorrow I'll share with you some of the New My Minds Eye!

Monday, 16 January 2012

New for 2012!

We have a few new products in store this week, just to keep you going while we wait for all the New Releases over the next month or so from CHA!

With Valentines in mind, these cute Twine Bobbins from Doodlebug

Prima Shabby Chic Treasures

Prima Romantique Papers

Prima Londonerry Papers

You can see all these products and more on the New Products page!
Don't forget to stop by the 30p paper clearance section too

Tomorrow I'll share some of the new CHA releases we have pre-ordered.
Take care for now :)

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Sale continues.....

online & in store until Sunday!
Since the release of Tims Storage video we are currently out of stock of Tims Cargo & Trinket cases.
However, if you would like to pre-order one & take advantage of the current 20% offer, please email me or call us in the shop between 10am - 4pm Thurs, Fri or Saturday. We'll need to take payment in advance & the appropriate amount will be ordered on Monday morning.

Here's Tims Video, enjoy! :)

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