Monday, March 29, 2010

NEC Work & play !

I have been to the NEC twice this weekend. Once with and the other time with friends.

I taught a class at a workshop with Fiskarettes on the Saturday . It was great to meet Fiskarettes and I think a fun time was had by all ! The Fiskarettes all made a card, Used Fiskars tools including the Shapecutter, Border punch & Squeeze punches.

We had a little chat about likes and dislikes of the Blog & the best thing was we could all sit & rest for a while whilst getting away from the busy stalls for a quick break.

Here are some of the photos taken at the class.....

After I went back with friends on the Sunday. These are photos of my day and some of the things I've bought !

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fiskarettes Competition

They are running a Scrapbooking competition over at FISKARETTES and you can win a ............. 1 year craft magazine subscription !!!

The details what you need to do are HERE it is a Sketch this month which is a little different than previous months and you can enter a layout,card or any other handmade craft you could possibly translate the sketch into !

You do have to sign up to be a Fiskarette but this is simple and free !

Hope you join in :)


A few ladies I know will be holding their 3rd Card workshop at Olveston nr Bristol.

It's APRIL 24th 2010 from 10am - 6pm- Olveston School, Elberton Rd, Olveston BS35 4DB (near Junc 16, M5)
There will be a total of 15 cards taught by 3 teachers throughout the day, Lynne (inky messy techniques), Mandy (I'm not sure style yet but will add it here if i find out) & Giselle (clean & simple designs) so expect a variety of styles & designs!

All materials are provided, including written instructions, apart from essential tools and adhesives.
Refreshments are included but please bring some lunch.

Modscraps will be attending with the shop just in case you run out of anything or feel the need to indulge in some stash buying.

For more information please contact Lynne, aka Beadmad on UKS or comment here and i'll pass details on.

The last 2 events sold out very quickly so don’t delay! A deposit of £10 will secure your place. Price £25 per person. The hall will remain open after the classes so that you can continue cropping &/or cardmaking into the night! (Or at least until Key holder locks up!)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tim holtz,Claudine Hellmuth 7 Suze Weinberg

Well it's better late than never but thought i'ld post my Mirror I created from a workshop taught by the above people !
My collegue was nearly wetting her pants to see Tim but I wasn't so star struck. I thought he was Amazing, clever, professional & really friendly but Tim Holtz is Tim Holtz and he taught Tim Holtz stuff.... the things he always shows you on his blog the things i've dabbled with already, so I am sorry to say I didn't learn much from him on the day but it was a pleasure to see him work, I did see some of the New stock and the colours of Inks were a lot brighter so much more my taste and thats the reason he was there really. I've pre ordered his book and want ALL the colours of inks available :)

Claudine wasn't what I thought (I was picturing a dainty girlie thing but instead she was quite loud and would be at ease climbing a tree with the boys :) pretty with it though) BUT she seemed to be a lot more at ease on the stand the next day instead of teaching a class of 50(it was full on) (I wouldn't want to teach 50 (30 is enough !)) I loved the Canvas Transfer Tecnique she taught and this did have the wow factor about it....I must buy some Canvas. She had a technique book made from scratch that was to die for :)

Suze Weinberg I've heard of before but didn't really know of ....This is when the class just got interesting, She was bright, bubbly, funny and a little more American than the others ! I loved when she says apparatus bless her ! I am hooked on the Melt pot and all things Suze Wenberg... I have a thing about Jewellery that stems from a long time ago as a Child rifling through my nans Jewellery box my passion kind of peeped out again to say Hello when I saw what you could do with UTEE ! Must experiment :D
Right thats it xxx Sorry if I offended Tim fans don't get me wrong I like him just I didn't learn as much on this day !
I adore my frame and want to put it in the shop to show off but would rather see it on my craft room wall :)

The class by all 3 of these wonderful people YES they were wonderful all of them though even you might not of thought I was thinking this ! I just don't get excited as some other women :) I saw Wham as a teen their last ever performance girls were fainting all over the place I couldn't even scream !!!!

So if you ever get a chance to have a class by ANY of these people Tim,Suze or Claudine jump at the chance . I so love my Mirror xx

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Butterfly Template L/O

Just putting up a quick L/O that I did of my wedding. I don't usually like to scrap myself but it was my only Resolution this year & I'm going to do a book of me too when I get my act together !

We were married in the Dominican Republic 2002 was Fab :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

15 hour Valentines Charity crop

It's getting to that time of year again when we have the Charity Crop here in Bristol. It's actually run by Faye Bertham & Debbie Roberts (Rainbow_poppy & Bertie-uk on UKS) The money raised goes to a Bristol Hospice, such a great cause. If you need info give me a shout & i'll pass on any details xx

I am teaching a class and have a little sneaky peek just to show you the colours of the kit for
inspiration on what photographs to bring. Hope you like ..It's ideal for boys or girls.

You will need: 6x4" photo portrait though you could adapt it for landscape, Basic tools, Adhesive, D.brown ink optional ***I'm thinking of putting stitching on the L/O so bring a needle just incase !!!!...Everything else supplied. xxx (classes have limited numbers)
Check Giselles Blog HERE for a sneak peek on her class too :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Altered plaque

I have made a little plaque for the home , the alphas don't show up that great on the photo. I love these papers and thought I'ld make something I could show them off on seeing L/O's just go in an album. The colours aren't bright on my screen my wall is supposed to be yellow !

The Border punch is fabby it's Fiskars 2010 New Border punches and I love them all. Check for instructions how to make this x
Or to see the border punches xxx

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone

Hope this year will be a big improvement on last year for you all !!!! OK you might of had a good one but there's always room for improvements !

I have made a New Year L/O it's for a challenge over at hope you like. There's instructions there too.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas comp

Over at there is a competition running still. You have until Monday 21st December to get your entries in x All details are HERE
My christmas L/O is above details are HERE how I made the flowers & the L/O xx
Theyve also announced the New DT members so check the home page for their work and details

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fiskarettes New DT CALL

At they have put out a call for the next DT team. It consists of 3 members each with a different category- Scrapbooking, Card Making & Jewellery and/or Home decor
See details HERE

The team will be running for a 3 month time limit then they Fiskarettes will apply for another 3 members. You will recieve a selection of Fiskars tools relevent to your category.
Go on why don't you try out for it, There's not too much pressure seeing its a 3 month thing.
ALSO dont forget FISKARETTES mega christmas competition Prizes are tools not even released in the uk until next year !!!!! Check this out HERE

Monday, November 9, 2009

Xmas Wreath

I have made this wreath for christmas and a post on Fiskarettes. I'm thinking of putting a few kits in my shop too so people can make one as it is very easy & cheap.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Blog candy !!!!

You could win a quickutz sillouette over on crafters kitchen .... how amazing is that ??
check it here Crafters kitchen blog

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My first ever crafting video !

This was one of the most difficult things i've done in crafting but I did it !!!! Ok it wasn't brill as filmed at night so lighting was pants but I got through it.....(i never want to be a film actress) It
Here it is .....

Monday, September 28, 2009

Spots and stripes challenge

Todays Monday challenge is simply 'Spots & Stripes' xx

Here's my creation & i'm in the process of making my first ever video for Fiskarettes recreating this card for Xmas (with a few Tweaks) Watch this space !!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


My youngest had a few lessons Rollerskating I was so proud of how well she did and how she kept trying, not giving up !