Monday, 23 November 2009

Easel Cards

I have made a slight change to the advertised programme for my workshop this coming Saturday (I don't think anyone will mind!) We will be making easel cards as these can be as complicated or as simple as you like. Here is a more complicated version for those who like a bit more of a challenge, using Crafty Individuals papers and images.

Here you can see how it stands up:

And another close up here showing detail of the 3-d punched flowers and butterfly:

And here is a simple Christmas version using a sizzix die in the Big Shot. Great if you need to make a few Christmas cards in a hurry (unless of course you have got them all done already!)

See you on Saturday! Dates for the workshops next term are in the sidebar.
Bye for now :-)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Children's Parties

These photos were taken at a party I did recently for an 8 year old. Thirteen 8 year olds managed to produce these fabulous canvases in 1 1/2 hours. We even managed to clean up the mess in record time!

The images came from the fabulous Lisa's Altered Art. Go check it out! Of course, 8 year old girls just love kittens!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

A great day was had by all......

Just a few pics from the all day Christmas crafts workshop I did yesterday. It was a great day and everyone was busy busy busy! Here is Kathleen finishing off her Christmas banner:

And Lynn, playing with alcohol inks and acetate card:

Sisters Heather and Betty, who just luuuurve alcohol inks:

Just look at the concentration here as they had a go with the acrylic paints to make a Christmas canvas:

A mother and daughter team putting the final touches to the canvas:

Here's Jane, playing with paints, images and papers! (Jane used to be our most indecisive member but she's getting better.........well, a bit!)

Here's Sue, who had  a go with acrylic paints for the first time:

And finally, a finished canvas by Bethany, aged 10:

Well done everyone, you did a great job!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

Half way through October means it's nearly Christmas, right?! Well, it's time to make your Christmas goodies anyway. On Saturday 17th October I'll be holding an all-day Christmas workshop. The day will include lots of mini tutorials and you'll be able to pick and choose which ones you'd like to do. These pics are of a Christmas banner:

And a close-up of the detail:

We'll also be making some gift bags like this:

And some really quick and easy gift bags like this:

There'll also be some ideas for cards for anyone who wants to have a go and it will be my mission to get some of you painting a mini canvas!
There'll be extra kits to but on the day if you feel like doing more when you get home.......
If you have any questions you can e-mail me - just click on the button in my sidebar.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

September Workshop - Tri Shutter Cards

These are great fun to make, and you can dress them up or dress them down depending on your mood! Not too tricky to make - it's all in the folding. These will definitely impress your friends and relatives at Christmas! See my sidebar for more info on the workshop.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Stamping with Marvy Markers

Quick and easy cards at my next workshop. Uisng Marvy Markers is a fun way to use your rubber stamps and you can be very precise about which colours you use and where. A bit of stickles and job's done!
Workshop on 27th June.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

So, just a little seaky peek at what we'll be doing on Saturday at the workshop. Gorgeous alcohol ink panels, overstamped with collage stamps, mounted on card or acetate. Add a bit of stickles for extra bling!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Workshops for the summer term

Hi all.
Thought I'd start a new blog to advertise all the dates for up and coming craft workshops and to give you a sneak preview of what we'll be doing. All dates can be found in the sidebar on the right. Any queries or to book into a class just click on the e-mail button. Further details including location of classes can be found on my website or click on the link on the right. Have a peek at my other blog for a peek at what I like to get up to in my free time here
See you soon!