Monday, 29 October 2012

Hello there, here I am again and I have some news.  I've been asked to do some Create and Craft shows by Creative Expressions and Kuretake, so including the deColourant shows I already do I'm going to be clocking up few miles driving backwards and forwards .  Keep an eye on left side bar for dates etc.

Nikky has a fabulous competition this month over at the Studio 12 blog, she's giving away £50 worth of Polka Doodles goodies, so head on over to the blog and get entering, you never know you may just be the lucky one.  There's also an international design team call for the Polka Doodles DT. There's still some time to apply so if you live outside the UK and fancy a shot send your details to Nikky.

I'll be at Monkton Elm Garden Centre Taunton next Saturday demonstrating.  It's a lovely place to visit and it has a fantastic demo area.  If you live in the area and have some free time pop along and say hi.

A Couple of DT cards for Studio 12.  Both use the Studio 12 Picknix Gingerbread Twist CD 
Creative Expressions samples from this weekends demo
That special touch masks, clear embossing powder, distress inkpads
That special touch masks, Couture Creations embossing folder, clear embossing powder, Cosmic Shimmer vintage mica spray, Cosmic Shimmer pearl pva
That Special Touch mask, Creative Expressions stamps, ribbon, twine, embossing powders. sparkler and hat pin, distress inkpads, Spellbinders die, TH bulldog clips and Vintaj patina's
 Creative Expressions stamps, clear embossing powder, pearl pva and vintage ribbon, Spellbinders die and distress inkpad
Creative Expressions stamps, clear and white embossing powders and twine, Spellbinders die, distress inkpad, distress markers, TH xmas embellishment and black archival inkpad
Creative Expressions stamp, ribbon and embossing powder, Spellbinders dies archival inkpad and distress inkpad
Creative Expressions stamps, vintage ribbon, pearl pva and micro beads, archival inkpad and adirondack inkpads
Creative Expressions stamps, embossing powder, ribbon, metal embellishments and embossing folder, distress markers, distress inkpads and spellbinders die
Some deColourant samples from the last C&C show
The picture is on Handmade paper which has been coloured with Kuretake Art and Graphic pens. I used deColourant, deColourant plus stamps and Thermafax screen
You can get fantastic detail with the screens although it's not showing that well in the photo
Patterns made with masking tape
These are the trousers I did on the show before, they've been ironed properly now so you can really see the design
 A pillow case using de\Colourant and a Thermafax screen
The fabric panel before it was mounted on the card and embellished.  Stamps and hand painting with deColourant and deColourant plus
Hand painted deColourant plus and stamped deColourant on inked card
Thermafax Screens on handmade paper using deColourant plus.
Well I'm off to bed now, my body clock is all up the creak again.  I do hate it when the clock changes.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Hi all, sorry it's been a bit of a gap again.  I have been away on holiday, don't faint now it's been years since I last had a holiday and boy did I need it.  I went with friends and we celebrated a 50th birthday (not mine in case your were wondering, I've a couple of years to go yet).  Colin stayed at home to look after the animals, what a little gem he is, he even gave me his stashed Le Mans Euros so I had some spending money.  And I did spend it lol.  Well it would be rude not to, wouldn't it?

I'm on Create and Craft tomorrow (Sat 20th) at 4pm with deColourant, I'll be using Thermofax screens tomorrow, Oh my it works incredibly well through them and you can get some stunning results.

I'll also be demonstrating for Creative Expressions the following Saturday (27th) at Squires Garden Centre, Shepperton, and the Saturday after that (3rd Nov) at Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Taunton.  If you are in either of these areas pop along and say Hi.

Don't forget to check out the Polka Doodles and the Studio 12 blogs, there's some great inspiration on there and don't forget the comps for some goodies.  Talking of Goodies, Nikky has some lovely new crafty stash at Polka Doodles and the Emma Canning digis are so cute, perfect for your alcohol pens or paper piecing.

Here is a crimbo card made with Studio 12 Gingerbread Twist CD  I used Copics and stickles on the trees and snowman
Below are a few Clarity Stamp samples, I seem to have lost the rest of the photos which is a tad annoying but there's not much I can do about it now

Right I'd better get to bed, it's an early morning and long Journey up to Peterborough tomorrow.