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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Some New Indigo Blu.......

Goodly moaning all!!!

I had a quick play last night with some new Indigo Blu stamps......

Carrying on the background theme from yesterday I had a lot of fun last week making loads n loads of different backgrounds in prep for Sat class. This one was a simple one using the new distress minis direct onto watercolour card which was well spritzed befor hand. 

I simply stamped onto it using my newly purchased IB goodies and a combination of Toffee and Vintage Sepia versafine, cut out and shaped. 

I hope you like today's offering.....:-) 

Thank you for stopping by

Crafty Cheers for now




Tuesday, 27 May 2014

High Legh Class results.....

Good Afternoon everybody!!!

Firstly Apologies for my lack of blogging the last 10 days - I have had a few days away from crafting to recharge the batteries and have been working on commissions and projects I am unable to share just yet!! So Sorry :-)

Anyway on Saturday I took a class at High Legh Garden Centre nr Knutsford.

We were working on creating our own backgrounds and then making them into cards....

We started with something super easy.......

....Textured acrylic onto Kraft using natural sponge.

Then we moved onto acrylic resist on Pearl card with over stamping in Archival inks...

I love all the totally different effects everyone got just from the initial technique :-) We then got REALLY messy with some distress paint marblin and dry embossin followed by sandin.

Then...... WELL he he lol!! I took everyone out of their comfort zones he he! I made them wield a brayer with lots of neon paint.....

This technique is courtesey of Ellen Smith Vargo using her Stamps for PaperArtsy (cant wait for the new ones to land this week!!!) 

Then in the afternoon.......and avoiding the Monsoon that even the Indian continent would have been proud of we used our backgrounds to make lots of cards!!

We had a lovely day - was so nice to have my first "international" visitor to class - Scott, all the way from Vancouver :-)

I really hope you like what you see and you can join us for our next class at High Legh - Sunday 13th July 10 - 15.30 - we'd love to meet you!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by....

Have a great evening

Crafty cheers for now




Friday, 16 May 2014

Faux Batik and Sheena's folders.....

Howdy doody and welcome to the weekend!!!

All my prep is finished and I am ready to hit the road for tomorrow's High Legh demo!!

Thought I'd share a couple of samples that are ready to roll using Sheena D's embossing folders which I will be showcasing there...

This sample uses the CURLY SWIRLY folder (shop HERE) and it'a a fab technique for backgrounds......

Come along tomorrow 10-4pm and find out how it's done

Crafty Cheers for now




Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Have a hoot.....Crafter's Companion Demo Day @ High Legh, Knutsford

Good evening Bloggers!!!

What a fab evening it is finally I thinks the summer is thinking about an appearance

This week I am busy prepping for my Demo day @ High Legh, this Sat 17th May

Here is one of my sample cards using the fabulous new Spectrum Noir Pencils, the pencil blending technique and the rather cute and adoreable Wise Words stamp by Rachelle Anne Miller. (Get them HERE - and check out some of the other SUPER cutie animals :-) )

I will have these stamps, the pencils, the pens, Sheena's embossing folders and some great dies with me - Hope you can come along and say Hi and find out what all the fuss is about with these great pencils!!!

Have a look at the amazing effects you can get with the Pencils below....

Really hope you can join me and I will show you how!!!

Right best be back to sample making!!

Have a great evening 

Crafty Cheers for now




Monday, 12 May 2014

New Class added......Sat 24th May


Saturday 24th May @ High Legh Garden Centre

10.30 - 16.00

Designer Papers

We will be creating our own papers/masterboard in the morning with inks and paint, stencils and stamps. In the afternoon we will then turn into cards

It's an easy going class for ALL levels of crafter so come join in the fun

Contact me via FB here or email me at


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Shadow Box Class.......

Morning everyone :-)

Well - had a lovely day yesterday teaching my Shadow box class!!!

I gave the ladies this....

......and this is what they came back with ... :-)

Alison - had a fantastic finish with the black gesso n metallic acrylics

Jennifer - fantastic dimension with the butterflies!!

Christine - adored the movement with the background masking

and finally Pat's vision of Purple regalness (which was going to be

I love the variety in all of the makes - it's what makes crafting special to me!!!

Thanks for taking a look - hope you like them :-) The ladies were really pleased - least they said so lol!!

Have a great Sunday - I've got lots to play with this afternoon

Crafty cheers for now




Saturday, 10 May 2014

PaperArtsy 80th Birthday.......

Hi there Bloggers!!

Busy weekend here today I will be teaching the shadow box from the other eve's posting to some lovely ladies :-)

This morning I thought I would share a commission card ....

This is for a friend's Irish Mum's 80th Birthday - the party is today :-) I hope it goes brilliantly!! I've used Pan Pastels through a shamrock mask I cut. The stamps are both PaperArtsy - Hot Picks 1009 and 1010. They are a couple of my fave sets and here I layered them after colouring with Distress Markers and Wink of Stella's for some subtle sparkle

The numbers are from Splodgeboard and are gilded in Yorkshire Dales Megaflakes from Indigo Blu
I am really pleased with this one - I hope the recipient likes it too.

Right best be off!! enjoy your weekend guys and thanks so much for stopping by :-)

Crafty Cheers for now....




Friday, 9 May 2014

Fly by with the Artistic Stamper New stamps......

Good evening all :-)

Yay it's a finally Friday!!!! - started uber horrid here but been glorious this aftenoon...
I have been busy working on some Mag work for Creative cardmaking today and thanks to the lovely Jennie at The Artistic Stamper I had some FAB-U-LOUS new silhouette stamps to work with. They have been designed by Katy Leitch and are SOOOooooo versatile.....

I managed to grab a little time to make this up....

For this card I got busy with the old kissin' technique ...... taking a solid stamp and pressing it into another to transfer ink. For this make I used part of Lost Coast design's Moon Goddess, available here from That's Crafty to transfer a second ink colour onto Katy's stamp. I used Versafine Royal Blue and Archival Vermillion.

This card uses Katy's "Fly" stamp set, you can grab it here and check out the great Butterflies too!!
Love 'em!! Watch out for more with them next week :-) In fact I might just use this for my next card class....What do you think??

I used the headress from the moon goddess to create the patterned frame and highlighted with the Red Wink of Luna

I hope you like tonights make - enjoy your evening!
I am setting up for class tomoz :-) 

Thanks for stopping by....

Crafty Cheers for now




Thursday, 8 May 2014

Shadow Box class sample for High Legh.....

Good morning from Blogworld :-)

Just a quick post today to share the sample we will be making at High Legh, Knutsford this coming Saturday 10th May - so excited about this class

Needless to say I went BRIGHT.........

There are lots of masks n mediums on this.....

......and the fab Paper Artsy stamps to complete :-)

I really hope you like it, especially those ladies coming to class!!! I still have a few spaces so if this is tempting you please contact me via PM on Facebook or email

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Have a great Thursday

Crafty Cheers for Now




Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils and Creative Cardmaking.....

Evening all!!

Hope you are having a good week so far :-)

Sorry I been a bit awol this week got a few secret projects on I can't share just yet!!! Will be out of wraps soon I promise....

However the new issue of Creative Cardmaking is hitting the craft shops now and I was asked to i hope play with fabulous Sweet Poppy stencils for this one.

I hope you like it??

To find out more and see the rest of the makes why not grab yourself a copy - I had such great fun!!! 

Right off to the Lab for more makings

Enjoy your evening :-)

Crafty cheers for now




Sunday, 4 May 2014

Maisie's Christening.....

Good morning - hope you have a blessed Sunday

Today I have a Christening to attend - the daughter of one of my longest standing friends...

She is into all things pink and fairies so I have made this CAS card using the moon fairy from Lavinia Stamps (HERE) stamped in Spun Sugar and coloured with Wink of Stella Clear.

The sentiment is from SplodgeAway - the Wording set (HERE)
and I fixed it in place with a tiny amount of Blu Tack before sponging around in Worn Lipstick and highlighting in the Stella again.

Diamantes and ribbon finish of the clean look

Have a great Sunday

Thanks for stopping by

Crafty cheers



Friday, 2 May 2014

Teenage Birthday Brett style........

Good evening all.....

Happy friday n welcome to the Bank Holiday weekend

This is my share for today - I have cut out an aperture card, then coloured an acetate panel using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers before topping with this fab stamp set

They are available from HERE

Hope you have some great plans for the weekend - crafty or otherwise

Take care

Crafty cheers for now



Thursday, 1 May 2014

Chocolate Baroque Mackintosh with a Wink of.........

Hi guys!!

Very very quick post this evening as been super busy!!

Had a quick with Wink of Luna/Stella pens and the Chocolate Baroque Mackintosh stamps.

Both pens work like watercolour so they can be layered to add depth as I have done before triple embossing. I do wish the shimmer/sparkle was easier to photo!!!

I tried!! 

Sorry it's not great, hope you like this quickie - enjoy your evening!! 

See you all tomorrow

Crafty cheers for now