Friday, 13 October 2017

IT'S DEFINITELY ABOUT TIME FOR A POST....

Now back from our travels over the last couple of weekends, it's high time I did a bit of blogging again.  First I have a few more shots of that shadow box I shared on Facebook recently, I loved making it and we must get some more in for the website, as they are so cool, and I want to make more!




I used our newest A4 background papers to decorate, plus the new postcard stamp (soooo useful!) and an image from our Christmas mini image book and our Nature book (butterfly).  I was inspired to create this layout after seeing this lovely card by Sandra, again using the new papers, postcard stamp and mini image...


.......Beautiful Sandra!!  Here are the papers we both used....


Another recent make of my own was this tryptych of mini canvasses, made for the Hochanda shows, using 3 stamps designed by my dear friend Linda Edwards...


......Images stamped onto tissue paper, painted on the back, and then applied to the painted mini canvasses.  Another tryptych, this time by Helen, was also created for the shows using the same stamps....


.......Delightful!  And here is another card using one of the above...


We have a special offer available right now on the website HERE, where you get 2 new 'Linda' stamps, the set of 8 new background papers, the Christmas mini image book, 12 mixed media A5 card sheets and 4 beautiful enamelled butterfly charms, all for the bargain price of £15.  Here are a few cards made with the stamps and papers in the pack...




.....Loving those new Oxides from Ranger, just great for making lush backgrounds for stamping on.

Finally I have another lovely card by teamie Sandra to share with you, again incorporating Oxides I believe...


.....Such a lovely dramatic sky behind that lovely stamp of Whitby Abbey! It will be Goth weekend there soon - such a treat to visit in October.

Thanks for looking,

Back soon,

Jean x

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

JUST A QUICK UPDATE FROM ME....

Hope you managed to tune in to Hochanda last Sunday and see one of our shows?!  I am actually beginning to enjoy them a little now I think, as someone who is very shy by nature, it's quite an achievement to appear in front of the cameras - big yay!!

We are madly preparing for Port Sunlight at the moment, which is on Saturday.  We will travel down on Friday, and set up the stand, ready for the show the next day.  Hope you have your ticket!

Here are just a few of the many makes we took on the Hochanda shows....


A card made with the Winter Garden stamp, Oxides and our brand new A4 Background Papers (now on the website).

Here we have the canvas made with the Spring Flower Garden...


Plus a card by Sandra (gorgeous!) using the Summer Meadow stamp....


.....pity you can't see on the photo how the grasses are so gently glittered by Sandra.

....Here we have a beautiful hanging by Helen, featuring all of the stamps above, again on the new background papers....



...And finally another lovely card by Helen, featuring the Winter Garden again, all pretty and metallic....


Thanks very much everyone.

Back soon,

Jean x