Thursday, 23 April 2009

Love you, St. George

We got some more Doodlebug bits and bobs on Tuesday, opening the delivery box was like stepping into a rainbow! Simply Sweet Alphabet Cardstock Stickers (think I need sunglasses in the morning when I look at the pink alphabet), and rainbow of Paper Frills.
But most importantly, Swiss Dot 12x12 Paper in Ladybug (St. George's sort of red) and Blue Jean, with matching frills and rub-on letters and alphabet stickers. Great for love, boy,anniversary, anything really - I want a dress in that blue dot pattern! But it all looks prettyful for our St.George section o' the shop.

Happy Crafting x

New Scrapbook

I'm new to scrapbooking - I have always done visual journals and mini books (I suppose you could call them scrapbooks) before now. I have had a 12x12 K&Co Life's Journey Scrapbook sat on a shelf for several years, and being at the shop has inspired me to use it. This is my first page (it's a scrapbook about friends)....
I've told a few people in the shop about it, because they mentioned their difficulties with how to get lots of photos onto one page and still have room for all the 'goodies'. I took from our shop a piece of Bazzill Basics Wildberry Scalloped Square to use as my inspiration. Cut it into quarters, and use 2 of the quarters as flaps. Use thin rectangles, scored down the middle, as hinges. Add one flap, with the hinge to the left, and another flap on top, with the hinge at the top. Hopefully the photos make sense of it all:

Twinchie Swap :)

I joined the Twinchie swap on UKScrappers - my first ever swap, maybe it sounds sad but I was so excited making them. It was also my first proper go at using Distress Ink Pads - we've owned a few for ages and never used them except a touch of embossing, but since the 1st Altered Art Workshop in the shop a few weeks ago, I gained a tiny bit of know-how to start me off. Still not great at it, but onwards&upwards! I was a bit on-the-last minute sending them (I always try and send post on a Sunday, when will I ever learn?!). Here's a pic o' them :) Looking forward to the swaps! Theme is 'woman of mystery'.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Card class sample piccies!

Helloo, these are the samples for Julie's card class - there are 2 dates for this:

Wednesday 6th May 2009 10am -4pm £22
Saturday 16th May 2009 10am - 4pm £22

Price includes all materials and tool-use, plus tea, coffee, biscuits :) Lunch not included, but plenty o' places to buy nearby. Ring, email or comment if interested!

Happy crafting,

Craftybird x

Altered Art workshop sample piccies!

Here are the piccies of the sample tag book, which is the first half of the class this Saturday. Each tag inside is for a different distress technique; here are pics of a few o' the tag pages x