Friday, 29 August 2014

This week I'm going to show you the metal board since this is a workshop we have coming up. Some of these are done with stamps, others with stencils. Colour is added / taken away with alcohol inks, staz on, acrylic paints and sanding. are done on plain metal and others on coloured metal.

This week I have been trying to work out what to buy in and use for workshops from the new products that are available and looking towards Christmas. Some new stock has arrived today so i.t will be all out now to try things and come up with ideas. I'm holding a demo weekend on Sept 13th , 14th to show some of these. More details along with September newsletter and autumn workshop list should be on website  by tomorrow evening all being well

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sorry about the mistakes last week. I was cooking dinner whilst doing the post and had to rush off at the end! I'll try to be better today.
First cards show some attempts at a card for my sons birthday next week. The ship was taken from a card I had done for the men's workshop and the bike at the ice cream / wine bar was adapted from those done for the creative stamping workshop since it seemed to go with his recent holiday adventures.


Other cards I have been working on were for the"more things to do with Masks" workshop
 where I looked at using  the sparkle paste, mica powders etc.

This weeks flower workshop will also include poppies, then next is the "Working with Metal"  pictures to follow soon

Sunday, 17 August 2014

I meant to post the pictures from our retailer workshops last week but  didn't get round to it so I'll show you them now. The first board is what we did at the Woodware retailer training using Woodware products &  new stamps from Jane Gill and Francoise Read. We also did workshops with Fran from Stampendous showing her new stamps, matching die cuts, creative palette and new frantage products. Lin Brown did the metal workshop using dreamweaver stencils.

Then I went to creative expressions retailer training where we used an assortment of cosmic shimmer products for the decoration below these included chalk paints,crackle, shimmer paints, glitter pastes, silk glitter, die cuts, masks etc.

  after that it was lokkiking at what the new cricut explore can do. We each had a go and looked at how it set up the different layers. I was last and tired by this stage so I just have a simple 2 layered rose.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. I have been on two retailer training events since last posting. We had a great time at Woodware and then I had a session with cosmic shimmer products at creative expressions. I'll show you the pictures of the projects done on next posting (no pictures yet - thought I'd done them but apparently haven't so need to wait till I go back down to the shop). After these we had our village summer fayre which I was heavily involved in but now that's gone I did have last week being able to do some cards again.
I have been working with the latest set of stamps from Creative Stamping - Cafe Riviera. Still more to do as not so happy with some of the ideas but this is what I have tried so far,
 sorry not a brilliant picture - was 3rd attempt! but you should be able to get the idea. Come into the shop to view them or book for the workshop- all day on 19th August and pm on 26th.
We have multibuy offers on in the shop this week to make room for Christmas stock so do pay us a visit if you are local.