Friday, 25 November 2016

wall art

Many of these have been around on my walls for a while - some we have done on workshops and shown previously but any one wanting to do some for Christmas has the choice - first to book decide what will be covered in each workshop

but any of the ideas can be used in upcoming workshops

Monday, 21 November 2016

mdf decorations and other items

These are some of the mdf decorations done in a variety of ways by our craft group

These are some of the candy box crafts mdf projects - the tool holder is handy and the castles are money boxes so great for christmas presents

and then of course there are always boxes to decorate

Friday, 18 November 2016

Some jewellery ideas

I put this down as a workshop for end of November / december thinking people may have finished cards and want to try present ideas. I haven't had time to come up with new ideas so have looked at old ones and grouped into different categories - basic up  to more complicated. We can do whatever is required to what ever skill level.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Additional cards

I have been playing about some more with the products opened for this Christmas and some of the ideas are below - these can be included in workshops down or on the take your pick week

I also tried this with the 3 wise men but I don't seem to have a picture for that.

The above 2 cards were inspired by commercially bought cards last Christmas, but obviously adapted to make use of products I have.

These are not showing up as well on the photos but I tried the waxing method over embossed images .using metallic gilding polishes followed by the waxes which worked quite well

Thursday, 3 November 2016


This has proved a very popular magazine set of stamps, and I just kept going....
This is the main workshop board - on the whole I have kept to traditional colours for these cards.
The NOEL at the bottom is the rich red metallic gilding polish which unfortunately isn't as red as I'd like so I went off traditional colours to use the decadent wine colour cloud on the pink one above it.
Pixie powders provided the ray of light background and the background to the dies at the bottom.

Not being too sure about my original card with the bells I decided to add them to this cracker shaped card (well I just have to keep trying to come up with different shapes we can produce for ourselves don't I )