Monday 30 May 2011

New Challenge on Crafty Individuals

The May Challenge winners have been announced over on Crafty Individuals blog and it's nearly time for the June Challenge.
Here's my entry:

This is actually made from one of their badges - I've just converted it into a necklace by piercing holes top and bottom and inserting jump rimgs. I stamped over the top in StazOn and added the beads at the bottom to give it more weight.
Hop on over to the blog in a day or two to see the details of the Challenge.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday 25 May 2011


Well I haven't shown you my mess for ages so, as it's WOYWW, I thought I'd share!
I'm very busy at the moment getting ready for the Craft Barn Extravaganza - I'm demoing the new Crafty Individuals pre-printed tags, although they're so beautiful in their own right, you could just sit there and stroke them and be quite happy!
Here's the first two pics of my actual art room (no, those pics in Craft Stamper didn't lie!):

And here's the dining room table - I've decided it's a bit like the Day of the Triffids in my house - leave a space and I'll grow into it and take it over!

If you're coming to the Craft Barn make sure you stop by and say hello.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday 19 May 2011

A little snip here and a little snip there...

I've been working with the Crafty Individuals tags again ready for my demos at the Craft Barn Extravaganza Weekend which is coming up on June 4/5.
I wanted to create some stand alone cards and decided on these. By cutting into some of the designs and then folding, you can easily make a card out of one tag. Here are some I've cut ready but haven't decorated yet:

Then here's one I've cut and decorated. It lies flat to go in the envelope:

And then stands like this:

This also works for the horizontal tags:

All stamps and tags are by Crafty Individuals

Thanks for looking!


Saturday 14 May 2011

In flight...

This is the new challenge coming up on the Happy Daze facebook site in a couple of days so I thought I'd post some work as a starter:

I've used the fabulous Butterfly Garden stamps from Pink Paislee available from Happy Daze.

So, why don't you have a go?

Thanks for looking!


Saturday 7 May 2011

Craft Stamper June

Don't forget the June issue of Craft Stamper is now in the shops:

I've got a Masterclass on wax crayons in there (they were great fun, and very cheap!) using some lovely Paperartsy stamps. Here's a sneak peek:

And also the first 'Meet and Greet' article - that's because no-one else would go first! Mind you, after you've all seen the 'monumental mess' (Katy's words, not mine!) in my craft room - yes, we post pics - no-one'll have any inhibitions at all. You'll all feel very virtuous!

Thanks for looking!


Monday 2 May 2011

Another birdie...

This is the other bird house I made, this time all from one Crafty Individuals pre-printed landscape tag:

I've stamped over the top in StazOn Stone Gray (not black for once!) using the new Crafty Individuals Bird and Music stamp CI-309. The little bird is one of the hummingbirds from CI-198.
Head on over to the Crafty Individuals blog to see the May Challenge!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday 1 May 2011

Free as a Bird...

It's time for a new Crafty Individuals Challenge which you can read about on their blog.
I've made two things that fit the bill. Here's the first one, made from one of the script printed tags and some brown card decorated with the flowers from the flower postcard stamp (CI-302). The little birds are from CI-247:

The tag's stamped and decorated first and then just rolled up. Of course, I had to add a few beads as well!

Thanks for looking!


PS I'll post the other project at a later date.