Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Still got spaces ...

Just a quick blog to say that the UTEE workshop & the Ranger Workshop are now fully booked, But there are spaces on Altered Scrapbook Workshop, which is on Saturday 14th January. 10 - 4pm. The Price is £30.00

So,what is it ? ... this is no ordinary scrapbook, we upcycle an old hardback book, we add papers, paints and inks, we fold, tear and create, we add the photographs, journal & embellish. You get to start your very own totally unique altered scrapbook.
All you need to provide are the photographs ... a good selection is recommended, it is often easier to work the book on a theme, whether it's a holiday or a see your child / family grow book. If you have memorabilia or anything else that is related to your photographs please bring it along with you. and you will need to bring your lunch with you.
Tea, Coffee, Juice & snacks are provided.
All tools, kit & product are provided.

This workshop will be held at
Snelston Reading Rooms
Snelston
Ashbourne
Derbyshire

If you are interested in booking a place on this workshop you need to goHERE

Here are some images of the sort of thing we'll be doing :



Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Back with tales of workshops & nativity scenery

It's been a busy few weeks (again) just for a change ! My folksy shop has sold out except for 2 items, can't get enough time to get more done either ... School nativity scenery was painted, almost finished, rained on, washed off and re-painted again last week, and of course there were the last two workshops which were Junque Journal and Configurations box. I'll keep the writing short & sweet and instead share some pictures of the goings on :D The calm before the junque :
Busy busy busy ...
Dying the fabric:
Kitting up for the Wintery Configuration box workshop :
Playing with Configuraton boxes :
Just look at the concentration:
And here are some of the boxes, some are complete, some are a work in progress :
Thanks for stopping by ..see you soon x

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Stupid busy ....

Totally & utterly stupid busy ... yes I know it's not good english, but I don't care on this occasion, it says exactly what I mean :D Soo many things on the go, two deadlines to get done in the next week, stuff in the middle of being made for folksy, workshop stuff ... nevermind Christmas, I haven't got time for that yet ! But for those of you that have you might want to stop by my folksy shop and see the new bits I've just listed .. here's a quick sneak peek :
Find my folksy shop Here

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

NEC update & NEW Stamps !!

So, finally return to my blog after a VERY busy 4 days at the NEC, I must have made about 150 tags in that time ... the ink is still staining my fingers lol :D I met some absolutely fab people, some new & some old friends, good to see them all. I've taken a few pics of a handful of tags that weren't given away to share with you.
This one has the Tim Holtz Cog & Bird sizzix Die-cuts, plus my very own hot off the press New stamps ... these were taken from the "Rooted in Earth" set. Find that Here Next we have this one :
This one has the T.Holtz Dress makers Sizzix die on it , some T.Holtz Trimmings and stamps Then we have this one :
This has my new cogs, splatters and Phone dial from my "Little bits of Randomness" set find that Here This 4th one is stamped with LittleBigTree's Enchanted Sea Fantasy set find that one Here
And then last but not least, another one stamped up with my "Rooted in Earth" set ... (see link above)
More exciting things coming soon ..... watch this space !! :D x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

NEW workshops online now !

Hurrah, finally found a new venue nearby and it's a really quirky little building, hopefully you'll all love it as much as me ! So there are now some new workshops up online, There is a limited amount of spaces per workshop now though, but if one proves particulalry popular I'll re-run it :D You can find them all Here Here's a sneaky peek at some of the workshops on offer :
Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Anyone going to thr NEC next week ?

Busy getting ready for the NEC next week .. is anyone going ? Do come and see me if you are, I shall be demonstrating on the Artist Trading post stand B41 at the NEC From Thursday 3rd November until Sunday 6th November. I can't wait ..and always I shall be taking some ATC's with me to trade, so if you make ATC's and fancy making a swap come on over :o) Make sure you tell me who you are if you follow this blog ... you don't all look like your avatars lol :D I shall be demo'ing lot's of lovely Ranger products and of course I will be showcasing my own Creative Journey Stamps too ! Better go and make a list of what I need to take ! See you there x

Friday, 21 October 2011

Hah ... finally it's coming together ..

Ok here it is, ok it's still in it's infancy but I've actually got around to doing it .... My own shop on folksy, there's only a couple of bits on there but there's more to come ... it's definately a watch this space kind of a thing (if you like this kind of a thing lol) you can find it Here
Hope you like what you see & will call back to see the studio again thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 17 October 2011

Hello .... so much happening again behind the scenes ...

... I don't seem to have much time to tell you about it all ! Well I've finally made it on so I can give you a few sneak peeks & bits of news. Hmmm, where to start, well there's new workshops in the pipeline, there's a sneaky peek below of just one of them, they should ( should !) be on the website
by the end of this month ... so I'm busy arranging venues and dates at the moment !
What can I say ... this pictures clue is Ranger ..lot's of it & over a weekend !
Then we've got the NEC Hobbycraft show, November 3rd to the 6th. I shall be on the Artist Trading Post stand (B41) demo'ing for the 4 days ... can't wait ! Visit the show site here :HobbyCrafts or the shop here Artist Trading Post make sure you call by & say hello ! would love to meet you :o)
& I'm still working on the new "secret" section of the website ..... I'm getting there honest (Sarah !) lol :o) Not to mention the NEW STAMPS being worked on right now as I type ... Soooo exciting ! and then there's the new gadget I have for the blog which will be a slideshow technique spot as soon as I get 5 minutes ! So just a little catch up, stay tuned ...lot's coming up !

Monday, 3 October 2011

See what you think ...

So, I've just changed the look of my website, question is do you prefer it ? or if you've not visited before do you like it ? Is it easy to navigate ? Let me know what you think ...Click here for Creative Journey Workshops

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Oh my goodness .... I'm back !

Yep, it seems I'm finally getting better, I've made it back to blogland ! For those who don't know why I've been AWOL, An unexpected 10 day stint in the hospital with Kidney stones, Kidney drain, Ruptured kidney, urosepsis etc etc has had me in it's grasp, fortunately I've been home recovering for the last 2 weeks and am finally starting to feel like myself again, it's not all over yet, I still have the drain & the stones and will be having a few more visits to the hospital to sort it all out ! .. But that I can live with now that I am feeling so much better.
So, I managed (with a lot of help from my wonderful family) to keep the Art Journaling weekend on course, it's just taken me a couple of weeks to get it on here.
so without further ado here's what we got up to :










As you can see it was another busy weekend, everyone was just fab, I wasn't allowed to do a thing apart from teach, so thank you to everyone for your understanding & fun ... it made me feel soooo much better just being there with you all :D x

I have another place to recommend you go have a look ... Crafting Ireland It's a beautiful online magazine with some fantastic tutorials and idea's ...Timi one of the editors came to the art journaling workshop and introduced me to this brilliant site, so please do go & have a look, you wont be disapointed ! :D x

Sunday, 28 August 2011

A Sneaky Peek at my last guest designer project over at The Artistic Stamper

The Artistic Stamper
So it's my last time over on the Creative Team Blog and here's a sneak peek at what I've been up to ... do pop over for a proper look see :o) ... see you there !
Thanks to Jennie & Hels for making so welcome, It's been a blast :D x

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Another Circus Post ....

As promised another circus themed post, this time I've been using them on an art journal page, I created a pocket on this page & had fun inking up some tags ... here's what I made







You can find these stamps Here

Thanks for stopping by :D x