Friday, 26 September 2014

Sneaky peek time

Hello again, a quick peek at a couple of cards that we will be making at the:

Christmas Card making workshop on:

Sunday 12th October and again on Sunday 19th October

10am- 4pm

Pretty Vintage style bauble card


Product recipe

 This is quite a small and  really stylish card, but surprisingly easy to make. I have used several spellbinders dies and some lovely stamps from Heartfelt creations. These stamps are exquisite quality, and always get great results.

Spellbinders Nestabilities decorative labels eight
Spellbinders Shapabilities Parisian Accents
Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments
Heartfelt creations poinsettia Ornament
Heartfelt creations Christmas Poinsettia.
Ribbon & bow from my stash.
Vintage girl poinsettia card.

This lovely card is very much my style- Non traditional-with  no Christmas green/red in sight!
I have used
A foam stamp from  La Blanche,
 Heartfelt creations Christmas Poinsettia.
Cosmic shimmer Glitter jewels.
More photos of the Workshop Christmas cards to follow soon.
have a good week.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Hello again- and poorly kitty

Hello my lovelies, how are you doing?
So....what have I been up to this week? A mixture of  vet trips and crafting ( We still don't know what is wrong with him, apart from chronic bronchitis- Here is a photo of Darcy before he became poorly. He seems a little better and is eating now. x
 I have been updating the website, and adding more dates and classes.

Is there a class you would like? just ask me!

Now... onto some crafting...  A New Date for the Powertex workshop


 Sunday 2nd November 2014

Join me for A Full day workshops to make a beautiful fabric indoor/ outdoor  sculpture.
Do you have a group of friends who would like to get together for a relaxing creative day together or to celebrate a Birthday or special occasion together?
Why not try something different and unique. Then after a fun day,  you will have an amazing sculpture to take home!
Learn to work with Powertex,  Powertex Plaster heads to create a lovely sculpture.
There are only  5 spaces available for this class, so booking is essential.

*£40 per person plus £20 materials.
 tea coffee & biscuits provided.
Bring your own lunch

Powertex Sculpture Workshop (Sitting fairy)

Saturday 11th  October AND Saturday 18th October (two session workshop)
There are only 6  3 Spaces available, so booking is essential. 

Have a good week.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Hello again blog land.

Hello, blog world- sorry I have been a naughty blogger- life has been a little bit pants lately- but I am getting back on track now, thanks to some lovely friends whom I love very much.

So onto some craftiness..
Today I had the lovely sales rep visit me from Jones and Co Nottingham and I have some delicious papers on the way- Some even for sale!!
OMG- you just wait!! ha ha.

There are lots of workshops coming soon including:

Powertex Workshop-  Saturday 4th and 11th  NOW 11th & 18th  of October (TWO Saturday morning sessions)
£60 including all materials.
(2 spaces left)

Christmas card workshop- Sunday 12th October 10- 4.00
(3 spaces left)
£30 for the full day including all materials- (bring your own lunch)


Distress tag workshop-  Saturday 25th October 10am - 4.00
£25 for the full day including all materials- (bring your own lunch)
(may do a different design book?)

Altered box workshop- date to follow very soon.

Mixed media canvas workshop-New date to follow very soon. But here are some  pictures of some incredible canvases done in recent workshops- so  sorry I haven't posted them before now! LOVE THESE ALL SO MUCH.

I am so pleased with how they all turned out,
They are all so different aren't they!

Powertex workshop Saturday 4th  October and Saturday 11th October (two half days)

For more details about any of the workshops check out my website.

Anyway, off for a cuppa, and to make more pretty things.
Love to you all.

Friday, 4 April 2014

notice board mini workshop tomorrow

Hello again...I know two posts in one day!! its because I am in work very early- maybe I am a morning person after all??!

Just a reminder that tomorrow Sat 5th April is the notice board mini workshop. 10.30 - 2.00 Just £15

Off now for a well earned cuppa and a hob nob!
See you soon.
Have a good day.

New graphic 45 project


Hi Folks, I've had a lovely couple of days actually crafting for once!! its funny that I seem to have less time to do any crafting than I did when I had my "normal job".

It actually does feed the soul!

Here's a new workshop project I've been working on. using Graphic 45 papers...LUSH! Saturday 24th of May 10.30 - 4.00. £25 for the day. £5 deposit secures your place.

This was inspired by my recent visit to the Scrapbook magic shop in Cornwall a few weeks ago. I saw a tag book workshop- I thought it may have taken a couple of hours- Maggie, the owner said it was a full day!- oh yes it certainly was a full day- (mind you it takes ages to stroke the papers first!!)- Thanks Maggie.

This project has given me a bit of new crafty  life- I  thoroughly enjoyed making it, the excitement of choosing the papers and watching the tag book you know what I mean??


 I'm off now to tidy up - I must try to be a tidier crafter?
Have a good day- whatever you are doing.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Pear tree yard- new card making group


Hello my lovelies, how are you all?

Just to let you know I am running a New card making class at Pear tree yard,  in Sandiacre Every Monday (just come when you can) . Starting Monday 28th April 2014. £10 for 2 hour session. includes all equipment and materials. Take home a beautiful card, learn new skills, make new friends and have fun. what more could a girl (or guy) ask for? ... so I wont be at Bessell Lane Monday mornings from then on. All good clean fun! looking forward to the coffee shop being open...and they have a vintage shop too.... keep me out of there you know what I am like with vintage furniture- especially as I have sold my sofa out of the conservatory- and all my craft stuff is gone...that means ... I can buy new furniture...yay!!
Well actually I can't..why? my mini failed its MOT on a large scale, so have no pennies...ahh
Here is more info about the  Pear tree class.xx or see  Facebook

 I am off now to make some more samples, here are a couple of sneaky peaks.. I must warn you...I have got the sewing machine out again!~!!
Take care for now.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

ahh what a lovely weekend

Hello my lovely crafty friends, how  are you all?

Well I have had a lovely few days away in Cornwall...(big sigh) I really didn't want  to come back to   Nottingham! (REALLY)!!

We went to some beautiful places,


 ....My favourite place was a quaint little place called Mouse hole.. I don't seem to have any photographs. But it was  the kind of place I would move to tomorrow if I could.

We stayed in a lovely place called Mullion- now this was also incredibly beautiful.

More so when I discovered a place called Scrap Magic (
I met a lovely lady called Maggie- who owns the shop and runs lovely workshops from there.
They are not your normal workshops either- she uses graphic 45 papers and embellishments- really modern projects- I was very impressed. I think Maggie said that Clare Charvill  (graphic 45 UK demonstrator will be vising her store to do a workshop!! to find out more.



 Sigh....ahh... back to real life ay!!

On a lighter note I bought some more  graphic 45 papers so will be preparing some lovely projects for you. (yes, I will share the papers with you!  ;)
I was thinking about an album or storage box? what do you think?

This picture is for is the card I was telling you about- let me know if you would like to make it...x

Crikey- it has taken me 2 hours to load photos and blog this!! my eyes are tired now!
I hope you all have a good week-
take care