Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Blog Preston :D

For those of you who have not checked it out yet, Blog Preston is the place to find information about Preston, with photos capturing every aspect of the city, lots of articles, and useful tips about places to visit. Not to mention links to local blogs. Well, this month Business of the Month is....drum roll... us! Woop woop. The article is here, thank you all at Blog Preston :).

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Here's a little project I made yesterday, a project I started and finished within the same day...Miracle! It's a drawstring bag to pop paper in for recycling. Paper just crams the bin so quickly, and I feel better if I recycle. Now I have a bag, there's no excuse :) I stitched a dustbin symbol and felt letters 'RECYCLE' on it.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Heart-themed making day

On Thursday 28th January, we are having our first class! That is, the first class which my mum and I (Jennifer and Leanne) are teaching. It features two cards, a candle, a heart-shaped tin with inside paper hanging (made from 5 heart shapes), and 4 chipboard shapes to triple emboss, all within a cute gift bag. Everything has a heart shape featured, inspired by upcoming Valentine's Day. a variety of techniques are included: stamping, papercrafts, embossing, working with acetate and kraft materials, collage/altered art. Each class attendee will receive the 4 chipboard shapes, and after embossing and stamping into them, they can apply them to the gift bag design, or take them home and add to a card or other project.

Here are a few sneak peek photos :) There are a few places left - contact the shop if you would like to join (01772 739563, or
Oh and the technical bits: it's 10.3oam - 3pm, just yourself and lunch to bring, materials and tea/coffee/biscuits included.
Happy crafting x

Prompt #23 for Creative Type

Wow, where did the time go this week: I have had my layout for the first Creative Type prompt of 2010 (newspaper!) on my desk for the past week and half, only, it's been in bits. String and random letters and stray newspaper slowly buried under a heap of other new projects I've started this week. So, finally, rather very very last minute, is my layout.
It's called 'Girl', because it's about my resolutions
for 2010, and the whole ethos of my little resolutions is to generally, well, be a GIRL (despite having gone all gothic with newly dyed black hair). My resolutions are:
Work Hard, play hard.
Read aplenty.
Learn to walk in high heels!
See friends.
Craft to excess.
Grow curves :)

I have included newspaper in two ways: behind
the 'GIRL' letter slogan, and I also put newspaper through a Martha Stewart doily lace punch, from our craft shop. My floor is covered in the little dots that come from the punch. It's like confetti, quite pretty really!
I also used a crafter's 'newspaper' perspective: I used some old book pages. I put them through my mum's cuttlebug for the tags, and stuck a piece below the letters. From a 1928 children's annual, so I suppose it is a 'news' sort of book, and also recycling. and kept the recycling vibe with some added string.

Thanks for looking! :-X