31 December 2008

Happy New Year
All The Best For 2009

Hibiscus card

I've managed to fit a lot of crafting in this holiday which has been great and hope to fit in a lot more yet!! For this card I have used Hibiscus Penny Black stamp and brush markers.

Stationary Box with embellishments added

A few pictures of the mdf box with embellishments added, I have used some silk flowers, pearls, brads and lace from stash.

26 December 2008

Gone in a flash!!

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and Santa brought you lots of goodies. All that planning and preparation, over and gone with a blink of the eye!! We had a lovely family Christmas at home. Still no news on the baby front, if she is anything like her Dad she will be late!! Ben was 5 days late. For those of you who have emailed and text about news on my expected Granddaughter, thank you and believe me you will all know when there is any news!! LOL

In the mean time to keep me out of mischief I have been doing some crafting, decorating a mdf box.
Spray box lightly all over with chosen Glimmer Mist I used Vintage Pink. Dry with heat gun, repeat process until desired effect is achieved, this is only a base covering so only a light colour is required. Lay large scroll glimmer screen over lid of box and spray lightly again with vintage pink glimmer mist.

Lightly pat the screen with kitchen paper, remove screen and dry with heat tool.

Reposition screen and lightly spray again. Repeating this process a couple more times and then spray lightly with Starfish for added depth.

This picture does not show the beautiful shimmer finish. I am now going to add some embellishment. So watch this space! LOL.

Materials used: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Vintage Pink, Starfish & Glimmer Screens Fanciful Stencils. Blank box to be decorated, I used a mdf stationary box from the studio, it is just the right size for C6 cards/notelets and envelopes.

21 December 2008

Cards finished, shopping to start!!!!

All the cards are now made, finished the last ones for hand delivering today, got a lot in the post on Friday and the rest yesterday, yes only just made it! I usually start making our Christmas cards in plenty of time but this year I am so last minute!! It is my last day in the studio tomorrow and then we are closed until 5th January. Not one present bought yet! Starting on Tuesday, hoping to get some bargains.

18 December 2008

One Angel has landed!

Oh she is so cute! Thank you Chanelle for emailing her to me.

15 December 2008

Fimo Angel

Everyone had a great time tonight at 'Fimo' Bev's class making Angels, they were lovely, real cuties! I forgot to take piccy's!! So if any of you who attended 'Fimo' Bev's class tonight would like to email photos of your little Angels I will put them in the gallery.

The Fimo classes are very popular and 'Fimo' Bev is back in the New Year with more classes. So book early to avoid disappointment.

12 December 2008

Small World

Chanelle from Angelwhispers sent me a link to a blog she had found with lovely Fimo projects and cards on. While visiting the blog http://madimaginations.blogspot.com/ Chanelle left a comment. A few emails went back and forth a phone call was made and it turns out that our Fimo tutor 'Fimo Bev' is the long lost friend of Maddy Hill from Mad Imaginations!! They lost contact many years ago. I love little stories like that, don't you? Well done Chanelle!! you have made two crafting friends very happy.

Make yourself a coffee and do some blog hopping it is day 12 Tim's site the 12 tags of Christmas and then make time, lots of time and click on the link above and pop over to Mad Imaginations. This is truly a fabby site with step by step projects for Fimo-ers, card makers and scrapbookers alike with lots of very useful techniques. It is well worth a look.

11 December 2008

Day 11

Have you visited Tim's blog today? If not why not? It's day 11 of the 12 tags for Christmas todays is sooooooo beautiful I absolutely love it my favourite yet although they have all been fantastic.
Booooo Hooooo :-( last day tomorrow. Tim is so inspirational the techniques and materials he uses are fantastic. The tags will left on his blog and available to view for a while yet. If you are wanting to try some of the techniques and don't have the products we stock Ranger; ink pads, distress ink and distress paint, acrylic dabbers, mini misters etc and we are hoping to get another delivery very soon as stocks are low, I wonder why?

Crafting all the way!

We had three classes at the studio yesterday, so not much time to get into mischief! In the morning a taster session of a new class that will be starting in January "Crafting with your computer" There are lots of great CDs out at the mo for printing backing papers, toppers, decoupage etc for your card making and other paper crafting projects. If you have bought or are thinking of buying some of these CDs this is the class for you.

The new timetable will be ready towards the end of next week, I am just in the middle of planning and preparing the new projects to be included.

In the afternoon we had two projects on at the same time!! yes two, a six inch version of the mini fourway folding book which is a good size for your family pics and Joanne who missed our Christmas workshop made one of the lovely Christmas tree books.

Tonight we made some quick Christmas cards with the 'Rose Tinted Christmas' papers from Dove Craft and 'Wrapped Wishes' papers from Daisy Bucket. Let me tell you I shall be making a lot of these quick cards over the next few days as I have barely made any for our family and friends yet, and as the last posting day looms and gets nearer and nearer the cards will get quicker and quicker LOL.

Fimo Bev is back in the studio again on Monday evening making Fimo Christmas Angels. Bev's classes are very popular and she will be back in the New Year on a regular basis. The 1st Fimo class next year is Sat 17th Jan 2009 and the theme will be cute card toppers.

8 December 2008

Cards, Cards, Cards

Good Morning All. Spent most of yesterday making Christmas cards for friends and family, will have to speed up got a lot more to make yet! I started making cards in June last year. It is much better to start early and make a few every month, than to leave it all to last minute. I will post some photos later.

6 December 2008

Todays Fimo Workshop - Grumpy

Bev visited the studio again today for the Fimo workshop - 'Grumpy'
Don't you just love him?

3 December 2008

Fimo workshop

Tonight's Fimo workshop was another really enjoyable evening and a great success. The witches created were absolutely fab. We still have a few places left on Sat if you would like to try your hand at Fimo we will be making Grumpy.

1 December 2008

Sleigh workshop

We have arranged another Sleigh workshop on Thursday 11th December 10am - 1pm for those of you who missed the last one, please book early to avoid disappiontment and also because I may need to order more sleighs!

30 November 2008

'Max' Paper Craft Show

It was lovely to meet you all at Bramhall Lane today, and I do hope you all keep your promises and pop over to the studio for a visit a browse and a cuppa. Don't forget if you register on the Craft Den website to be added to our distribution list you will receive future timetables and newsletters. We have arranged with Glenys of Max papercraft shows to circulate future dates of shows to you. The current timetable and opening hours for the studio can be viewed on our website http://www.craftden.co.uk/
Is the camera still working after this one? LOL

Fimo Christmas Fairy Workshop

'Fimo Bev' visited the studio yesterday for a Fimo workshop. Everyone had a great time and made a lovely Christmas Fairy. Beverly is back in the studio again on Wednesday evening for another very full Fimo workshop when we will be making a witch. There are still a few places left on Saturdays Fimo workshop if you fancy making one of the seven drawfes, 'Grumpy'

24 November 2008

Sheffield Papercraft Show

This Sunday November 30th there is a Papercraft Show at Sheffield United Bramall Lane Sheffield organised by Glenys. It is the first one Glenys has arranged at Bramall Lane and the last Papercraft Show in Sheffield before Christmas. Pop down and get your last minute bits and pieces for your Christmas cards and projects. It is our first show so it would be nice if you come to the stand for a chat. The show is open 10am - 4pm. Entrace is £4 & £3. Free car parking is available. So make it a date and see you there.

21 November 2008


Just found this picture of Alfie when he was five weeks old and had to share it with you. He was so lovely when he was small a real cutie and he did not dig up the lawn!

Tree Shaped Book

A lovely little Crimbo book, another one of the projects from last Sundays workshop.

19 November 2008


Been really busy again today, sorry as I did promise some more photos. Here are a couple of Alfie digging the lawn. I have already scrapped one, I will do the other and then you can have a look at them both.It should be around here somewhere!!

My Boys

Been really busy the last couple of days and not got into a routine yet of doing my blog.
I hope to get some more photographs on later today. Meanwhile here are a cople of real cuties for you to look at

Alfie & Ike

16 November 2008

Sunday Workshop

Take a look at the sleighs created in today's Xmas workshop

Are'nt they just great!!