Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Paper cutting

Trying my hand at Papercutting, I know you can use a die cutting machine but where is the challenge is putting a piece of paper through a machine. And also when away from the craft room you need things that are portable, this is this years challenge. Previously I have done parchment work using the Groovy System which I loved but now for something different.

Monday, 9 July 2018


Just loving this new technique-here are a few cards I made some of which I sold at Wickhambrook Farmers Market on Sunday.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Flower Box

i am posting this little Flower Box I designed for a private workshop  in June for a craft group visiting Keep on Crafting. It is using a very useful die from Tonic. The flowers are made using flower foam and various flower dies. The ladies will make one in a colour of their choice and hopefully they will have time for a card as well.

Latest Release of Crafters Companion 3D Embossing Folders

The new3d Folders were released on Hochanda last week. Here are threee samples I have done for Keep on Crafting.

The first one uses the packaging material that the folder is shipped in or you could use acetate.

The next one I used the technique where you add Versamark ink with a Brayer to the inside of the folder, pass a piece of card through and heat emboss with white powder.

The final one is very simple just using three colours of Pebeo waxes. But effective.

Friday, 4 May 2018

New ideas

This week I have been working on decorating plates, so here are my first two to show you. I have previously done this on vases and pictures, but I bought the plates ages ago and never gone round to doing anything. So I have had time recently to play. I have another one to do before next Sunday for my craft stall. I think this will also be popular for workshops.

So here are the completed ones.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Decorated Glasses

My first glass is a wine glass I am really pleased with the results, I started with a cheap glass I can’t have expensive ones in my house I break too many!!!  I worked from the reverse side applying rice papers with fabric glue to the inside of the glass, this needs time to dry as the glue dries clear then I added two coats of chalk paint allowing we coat to dry before add more.

I will be back soon with a tumbler!!!

Marbling on Fabric

I just thought I would post a couple of pictures of bags I decorated using a marbling technique which seems to be a bit popular at the moment I did several of theses before Christmas and sold loads at a local craft fair. I used Izink texture paste and a stencil from Imagination Crafts.