Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Watercolouring in next class...and bloom where you're planted

I forgot to mention in the last post that I saw some watercolouring on a very pretty stamped image going on in the designing of the next class, Tea and Cake cardmaking, looks very pretty. I mention it because watercolouring, be it with watercolour pencils, brush pens, paint or with distress inks, is something I've got addicted to at the mo - you know when you find something you like and then put it on all your work, without realising?! The card for mother's day being one example, below...

Distress inks used to colour her in, from my mum's workshop stash ;p

...And some planting was done today (well, except for the peas below, they are a few weeks old and have now sprouted yay)

On the road towards the Good Life! Though without a garden composed of purely mud, and car still preferred over tractor in surbiton ;p

Craftybird x

Monday, 4 April 2011

Tea and cake

Good afternoon :) Hope you all had a pleasant March - I didn't blog at all in it, apologies, but I have been rather ill :-S Discovering before university that I probably have Chronic Fatigue, and then tackling university without tackling the health bit, has proved a bit too much, and I started to get more and more exhausted until eventually, I am at home. So nothing much to report in the way of interesting adventures, as I haven't been able to move very far! Just recuperating, do not want to get this bad again. Hope you are all well, and have made some interesting things. Thank goodness for the numerous sunny days that appeared in March, and allowed for seed planting, eating outside (occasionally with a jumper on - well, it's not quite Bahamas sort of sun just yet) and the odd attempt to tan arms and legs ;) I am chiefly writing to report the next lot of Crafty Hearts classes.Saturday we had a gathering, thank you to all who came :) The next class is Tea & Cake, where you make a selection of cards with this theme in mind. Three sneak peeks of these cards below. The date for this class is EITHER

Friday 15th April 2011 10.30am-3pm

OR Saturday 30th April 10.30am-3pm

Both are held at Douglas Hall within St Cuthbert's church, Lytham Rd, Preston, and each class is £23, includes all materials and tea/biscuits, etc. Just yourself and lunch to bring.If you want to join this class, email us at

Hurry, as it's filling up! If you need help with direcitons to the venue, or advice about bus numbers, parking (the church has its own car park), just ask.

Other dates (let us know if you want to join these too):

Bugs and Butterflies Card-making class

Saturday 14th May 2011

OR Friday 2oth May 2011

Five men and a lady cardmaking class (masculine cards, perfect for father's day or male birthdays)

Saturday 4th June

These two classes are also £23 each, 10.30am - 3pm, and at same venue (St Cuthbert's church)

THe date of the next crafty gathering is yet to be announced, but let us know if you're interested in joining - it's a time to gather as a group and take time out to craft, be it card-making, scrapbooking, altered art, knitting, whatever the creativity. Tea/coffee and biscuits galore as ever. £3.50 for the day.

Better be off, we're working on a new blog banner...actually, i say working, more like faffing about, trying not to sneeze for fear of blowing paper flowers everywhere! Craftybird x