Friday, 30 December 2016

Imagination Crafts Alchemy Wax

I have been using Alchemy Wax In different ways. As well as the normal use adding a lovely finish to mixed media projects. This water based wax can be used as a medium to water colour paint. To give a lovely pearl finish to the edge of a stamped piece, as a background then stamping over the top. Adding a layer of diamond sparkle medium for a matting layer. Next I have used it through a stencil gives a lovely pearl finish particularly good on black card.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Exciting news!!!

I am really trilled and excited that I can now announce that I am joining the Imagination Crafts Design Team, I am so looking forward to this challenge. Love Imagination Crafts products, so just can't wait. Here are pics of a few of the samples I submitted.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Card-io Stamps

This weekend I have had a rest from Christmas shopping and made time to play with some new stamps from Card-io which will be stocked at Keep on Crafting in the New Year. Below are some of the samples I have been making. I have mainly used Archival Inks and some Versafine when I wanted to emboss. With little embellishments!!!

Friday, 16 December 2016

It's beginning ....

Christmas tree up all handmade decorations. Just added a few more pine cones from the Chuch yard, de bugged. Hot water and vinegar and dried in the oven, promise I will clean the oven before cooking Christmas lunch. Pinecones had a coat of Imagination Crafts Starlight paint first then sparks medium, and ribbon attached.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Candle update

Having burnt my decorated candle last night for a couple of hours it seems to be working, have light it again tonight and it seems to be working well. Hopefully the plan is to get it to tunnel down the centre and make a lovely glow through the rice paper. Fingers crossed!!!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Candle

 Being brave - I bought this candle along with its big brother a few years ago knew what I was going to do with it just didn't get it done. So all it is, is a cheap candle that I have covered in Imagination Crafts rice paper, by melting the candle wax and working quickly attached the paper, the ribbons are attached with redline tape. Now the technical bit I want to light the candle but I don't want to melt the outside too much. So back in the myths of my brain I remembered that the lady who owns our local Yankie Candle shop told me that a candle has a memory and will only burn as far as the first time you light and extinguish it. So tonight is a trial. I will let you know how it goes!!!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Gift Bags

It's a couple of years since I first designed these bags, I had nearly forgotten about them but have shown them to several people recently and they have proved popular again. The larger bag is made from 12"x12" scrapbook paper, just a bit of folding and there is a lovely bag. The smaller one is 8"x8" paper, a scoreboard is really useful.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Decorated Boxes

Here are two boxes created for a demo day at Keep on Crafting. They started life as plain little old wooden boxes, first step was to paint with Imagination Crafts Starlight paints. Step two I took a piece of rice paper from IC and stamped with embossing powder, using one of Sue Wilson's stamp sets from last year to give a Christmas feel. Next step I attached the rice paper to the lid and the left over piece to white card from which I die cut the flowers for the decoration using Magic Bond glue. Two lovely little gift boxes.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Decorated Bottles

These shaped bottles are decorated with Imaginations Starlights Paints and die cut glitter paper, make lovely Christmas Presents!!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Christmas decorations

Saturday was a lovely day I taught five lovely ladies how to make my Christmas Hanging Bauble. I originally designed this bauble over three years ago. But this is the first time I have actually run the workshop my self. I had to pass this on to others to carry out the first workshops due to ill health so I was really excited to actually complete the workshop on Saturday. I have admit it has developed!!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Christmas Canvas

At last I have finished my sample for my next Paperartsy class at Keep on Crafting. Using Kay Carley and JOFY stamps there is lots of background building, feature stamping and triple embossing.
Love both sets of stamps as they are not just for Christmas but very versatile. Mine is very ice like but would look just as good in true Christmas colours. Each of the three elements can stand alone on a card or as a decoration!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

New Stamps from Jo

Last weekend saw the release of JOFYs new stamps for Paperartsy. I have had chance to play with one of them so far, busy week. This one is just a little Christmasy but one element is good for birthdays at any time.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

A different style

Using set three of Tracey Scott's new stamps. For this one I used pattern paper and did a bit of paperpiecing work. Makes a different type of result.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Inspired by new stamps

Today I have been playing with Tracey Scott's new stamps for Paperartsy. Here are a few photos.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Fab day out!!

Yesterday I was very lucky as I attended the Paperartsy retailer/demonstrators training day with the wonderful Seth Apter. An amazing experience, Thanks all for a great day. We decorated a Techniques Binder and completed 6 sheets with different techniques. Here are a few photos.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Christmas Sparkle

Another idea using one of Emma Godfrey's new stamp sets for Paperartsy. This one on a Christmas theme, background stamped in Versamark and embossed in silver, Few die cuts, ribbon etc. Also thinking of using this stamp set for  bonfire scrapbooking page!!!!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

More new stamps

Back from a week away from my craft room so this week I managed to get to play with Lin Brown's new stamps from Paperartsy whic were released last night. There are fab stamps and below are a few of my makes so far. I can also see these being used at Christmas. What this space for more ideas but I have another week away from my craft room!!!!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

New Stamps

Now Emma Godfrey's new stamps have been released I can show the stamp set I decided to purchase from Keep on Crafting last week. Unfortunately due to time and being away this week, I only managed one sample but I have lots of ideas for these samples so watch this space.