Monday, 18 September 2017

Claybord...

I'm really excited by this stuff - it's Stampbord but in much bigger sizes.
In my class at The Craft Barn on Saturday, we're going to be decorating an 8x8 piece with some of the lovely PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stamps:


You can etch into it just as with Stampbord but we're working on a bigger scale.

 


So, if you fancy having a go, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Last two...

...cards for the Distress Oxide class tomorrow:





We'll be trying out a few techniques first before launching into the card making.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Monday, 11 September 2017

Distress Oxides on cards....

I've got a class at The Craft Barn on Thursday looking again at Distress Oxides. We'll be trying out various techniques and then, as this is the Card Club, we'll be making cards. Here are some of the ideas I've come up with:







We're using PaperArtsy Scrapcosy and Kay Carley stamps for something a little bit different.

Thanks for looking!

Helen




Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Alice goes to Uni...

... well Alice in Wonderland that is!
My daughter Katie's off for her final year at uni this week and so I've made her a door sign as she likes Alice in Wonderland:




This uses the Deep Red Alice stamps that I got from That's Crafty!.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Monday, 28 August 2017

Distress Oxides, PaperArtsy and fabric...

I had great fun making this project for PaperArtsy trying out Distress Oxide reinkers on all sorts of fabric.


Hop on over to their blog to see the whole thing.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 18 August 2017

A Fairy House....

I love making things with tiny details so this Fairy House suited me down to the ground:


It's for a class at The Craft Barn next Saturday 26 August and uses some of the new Tim Holtz stamps and dies.
Here are some close ups of the details:




If you fancy coming along, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Teasels to tease...

This card uses a lovely collage stamp from Crafty Individuals coloured loosely with Distress inks and mounted on some of their background paper. The corners come from their Must Have section.


Crafty Individuals are going to be bringing out some more new stamps soon so keep an eye out on their website.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Dandelion clocks...

Here we've got two cards using the Dandelion Make a Wish stamp from Crafty Individuals.
On each one I've stencilled over the solid area on the girl. I've used a stamp positioner to stamp her so that I could stamp in colour and then add a shadowy outline.





Thanks for looking!

Helen

Monday, 7 August 2017

Flaming Flamingos.... (and a wonky leg!)

Here are some cards I made with the Crafty Individuals Flamingos stamp and some of their papers. Before you say anything, I realised afterwards that I don't think flamingos can bend their legs that way! Oh well, he can always be a bit wonky!



This one is also the flamingo on a Distress Oxide background with the correct knee bend!


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Miaow....

Thought I'd show you my cat themed cottage, using That's Crafty stamps, stencils and die cuts:


I coloured with wax crayons for a change. I just love this cat:


My roof is actually a pair of wings that I ran through an embossing folder:


Thanks for looking!

Helen


Monday, 24 July 2017

From Dark to Light...

...that's the theme over on the PaperArtsy Blog at the moment and I've used Distress Oxides in my project.
Here's a sneak peek:


Head on over there to see the rest.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Sunday, 23 July 2017

The birds and the bees...

I've got a class on Saturday 29 July (next week) at The Craft Barn and we're making this canvas:


We'll be painting the background directly onto the reverse of the canvas and then building up detail over the top and on the frame:


Just follow the links if you fancy joining me.
Helen

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Christmas again!

Hope you enjoyed Crafty Individuals shows on Hochanda. Thought I'd show you another of my makes, this time some Christmas tree decorations.
Here's the box:


And here are the decorations:





They all use the same stamp, CI-463, which also happens to be one of my favourites, and are made with curtain rings, which are great as they come with that hook thing already attached!

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Christmas in July....

Yes, Crafty Individuals are on Hochanda on Friday with some lovely Christmas shows.
Unfortunately they couldn't use these little Christmas houses that I made:



as they use some of their old papers - my bad, I forgot to check! However I'm posting them here as I really enjoyed creating them and they should get you in the mood for Friday's shows (3.00pm and 7.00pm) .



Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 7 July 2017

Owls project no. 2...


This was the whole project, made using one of the GiganTags. I've sprayed it with the new Sparklers sprays which are specifically designed to go on dark backgrounds:


Here it shows up on the dark lettering:


I've used Tyvek again, painted black, spritzed, heated and then highlighted with the Shimmer paints:


Thanks for looking!

Helen


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Rubber Dance stamps...




...these owls featured on That's Crafty Hochanda and they're made by Rubber Dance and are irresistible. I used them on two projects, an 8 x 8 panel:


which I die cut a hole out of. The crinkly stuff is Tyvek, ironed and painted to give texture and the feathers and wings are from a die cuts' set.



I'll post the other project tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Monday, 3 July 2017

This will wake you up!

A bit of psychedelic art for you using some of the new die cuts from That's Crafty!:




The decorative dots etc are made with Ranger Enamel Accents.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Sunday, 25 June 2017

GiganTags....

from That's Crafty. These really are enormous tags and tie in very well with their new die cut greyboard shapes which are gorgeous.
I've used Gelatos on this one, just for a change, which give really vibrant colours:






Thanks for looking!

Helen