Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Digi Choosday has launched

Well hello campers. What a night we had down here in the south.  This morningI have a trellis panel in the garden and the poor tree across the road looks like is was an extra in the chainsaw masacre. I bet the poor birdies got a shock last night. I hope they all escaped OK.  We've had a family of crows/rooks/ravens? living in the tree since weve been living here. It wouldnt be the same without them here now. But, what a light show we had last night, magnificent. I have to say at one point in the night the noise was horrendous and I really thought all the doors and windows were going to blow in. I half expected to look out the window and see cars,  trees and fences whirling round and round Kansas stylee.

Before I forget I will be back on Create and Craft TV for Creative Expressions on the 11th Novemeber.  Thank you to everyone that watches and sends emails, it means so much and I really do appreciate you all.

Great news for all you digi fans, the new Digi Choosday challenge has launched over at the Polkadoodles challenge blog. And don't forget to check the Polkadoodles shop, there are new digis being added all the time and Nikky has and has had some amazing discounts for you all so check it out. 

And that's not all (said in cheesy voice), Nikky has lots of new stash in the shop, Studio 12 stamps are finally in stock whoop whoop and lots lots more.

Now for some catch up with crafting samples, I am soooo behind with these, I promise I will catch up eventually.

Samples from my demo at Emerald Crafts in Lyndhurst, New Forrest. Fabulous shop I love it there, sadly by CC doesn't lol. all products used can be found from Creative Expressions stockists and of course Emerald Crafts.

Clarity samples from September
That's it for now.  Till next time, be good.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Well, I'm here at last.  I'm dreadfully behind with project photos and I can't possibly fit them all into one post so they will be popping up in the next few posts.  My brain is a little fried so I'm struggling to remember everything I was going to tell you.  It will all pop back into my head later when I cant do anything about it!  Ooo, Just remembered one very important thing, saying thank you to everyone that watched and emailed in to my Creative Expressions shows on Create and Craft TV, and to everyone that came along to the demo day at Emerald Crafts on Saturday, it really is lovely to meet everyone. I had a fantastic day, but as usual I spent too much in the shop, well I really really did need it all, scouts honour!  I have to say it is a great shop with so much stuff, you cant fail to find what you are looking for.

Yayy I must be on a roll, remembered something else and its well overdue.  A good friend of mine up north showed some pictures of a kilt pin she had made, I loved it and told her how fabby it was.  Well, she made me one and send it down to me, how wonderful and generous is that?  Some of you may have noticed that I wore it on the afternoon show last Thursday.  The biggest thank you in the world Jax, I truly love it and will treasure it always
Also, check out the Making Cards Xmas Special magazine.  I have quite a few projects in there and if you like traditional style for your xmas cards then you will love it.  All the images and backing papers are from Joanna Sheen and they are very pretty indeed.

I'll start with a few projects I made for Polka Doodles.  Have you checked out the Polka Doodles website recently, so much new stash just waiting to be sent to you, and if you like digis check out the digi shop, there are some gorgeous designs there.  And I mustn't forget the Polka Doodles and Studio 12 Blog.  Nikky is launching a new digi challenge day, Digi Tuesday. Yep you've guessed it it will be on Tuesdays.
Above - Studio 12 papers from Gingerbread Twist CD and the main image is a Studio 12 Stamp
Below - Samples made for the New CD A Home for Christmas. As always a fantastic collection of backing papers, images and digi stamps.  This CD also has project sheets, with envelopes, boxes, shaped cards, inserts, decoupage and pyramage.  It's perfect for quick and easy cards, or long winded 'lobour of love' cards.  I wanted to see how quick some of the projects were, so I set about trying out some of the above.  They were all quick to do and the finished pieces look really great.
 Envelopes front and back.  Printed on different papers and textures, some inked some doodled on.

 Different envelopes, again printed on different papers and textures, some inked and some doodled on.

 Cookie boxes, so cute don't you think?

 Decoupage project

 Perfect partners
 Shaped card project

 Pyramage project
 Shaped card project.
 A simple card using just a strip of backing paper some ribbon and a die.  The die is by Robert Adams and its a dream to use, one pass through the die cutter and it pops right out with no problem, bliss.

Well that's me done for now, work awaits and I can feel the pull from all the magnetic sheets.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Sorry folks, I've been rather snowed under. Just a quickie to let you all know I'll be on Create and Craft tomorrow, Thurs 3rd at 9am and 4pm for Creative Expressions, also I'll be at Emerald Crafts at Lyndhurst, New Forrest on Saturday for a demo day, pop along if you are in the area.

I'll be back soon I promise as I have oodles of pics for you all