This is the front cover of the journal sample made for That’s Crafty’s shows for HOCHANDA. It is an early start for Neil Burley who will be demoing That’s Crafty products at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The journal, featuring Lynne’s Affirmations stamps, stencil and acrylic shape, will be available for purchase on HOCHANDA. They are available now, HERE. This journal size is 6″x6″ with tabs.
Thank you so much for your visits and your kind words about the sneaky peeks I’ve shared. It seemed such a big step to work on this journal and yet I enjoyed every minute of it and my regret is that time wasn’t on my side to have actually added some journaling which will be a huge step for me but one I am prepared to now challenge myself with.
I also appreciate that recent posts have been very much focused on new product launches and so I am even more grateful for your visits because hard sells can sometimes be too much!!!
16 Mar 2017 7 Comments
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14 Mar 2017 11 Comments
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With permission from Laura Holland, the DT for That’s Crafty are allowed to share sneaky peeks of the journals we worked on for the upcoming That’s Crafty appearance on HOCHANDA, Friday 17th March, two shows which are 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
Many of you will know, That’s Crafty are continually adding to their own ranges of stamps, stencils, substrates and more. The HOCHANDA shows will see some new products on HOCHANDA with demos from Neil Burley, who always does incredible work in showcasing That’s Crafty products.
This was an exciting and personal project for me to work on. The first time I’ve completed a journal, a great challenge in itself and one I am keen to re-visit. It was also another first but maybe that is still a secret for the moment!
A tiny peek at one of the double page spreads from my journal. I will be sharing a sneaky peek, each day up until Friday.
Psst…. here is a link to HOCHANDA to view the That’s Crafty products available…. maybe my secret is not such a secret after all!!!!!
Thank you so much for all your visits. I have a great deal of catching-up to do with all of you, I have either had enforced time away from on-line activities or when I am here, trying to keep up with as much as I can in a short space of time.
Thank you for being so understanding.
26 Feb 2017 19 Comments
The Crafty Individuals team have news to share that on Tuesday 28th February, Lesley Wharton will be demoing Crafty Individuals stamps and other products on HOCHANDA. There will be 3 shows, beginning at 10.00 a.m.
We were asked to make samples for the shows, this is one of my samples. I don’t really know what to call it, it can hardly be called a book as there are no inner pages, so is it simply a folded tag, a faux booklet or maybe it doesn’t need a label!
The #12 tag is a generous size to play, allowing room to play with textures on the cover. Infusions where used throughout, staining the actual tag and also lots of found papers – most often, I am working with mop-up/under papers and also staining sari ribbon and other textiles.
I was surprised how well the tree stamped onto the crinkled paper. I no longer have the sample, it was mailed to Jean, so I cannot remember what type of paper this actually is but it is very crinkled.
This is why it isn’t technically a book, as you can see, inside there are no actual pages.
Since Infusions were launched, I fall in love with them a little bit more each time and they are just gorgeous when working with nature themed stamps. It was the “pattern” of the Infusions which actually determined the path this project took because it conjured up a storm brewing.
The tag had an application of Grungepaste, I am very free with my applications, allowing texture to build which if you are aiming for perfect stamped impressions, it could be a problem but I like to use this as an advantage. Those are all stamped trees but I played around, adding my own touches to make them appear more impressionistic in style, as though they were quick drawings in a field notes journal and not stamped.
Texture and layering without bulk, as does the stained lace which you can see in the photo above, the lace representing the ground.
This stamp was exactly what I needed for the upper corner, tattered and layered.
Thank you for your visit and if you manage to tune in to the shows on Tuesday, there will be demos, great deals and samples made by all the team.
07 Sep 2016 8 Comments
My first post for September at That’s Crafty is this notebook.
As soon as I saw StencilGirl Becoming, I knew I had to make a wee notebook featuring the words.All details can be viewed HERE.
I am absent at the moment but hope to be back to normal as soon as. In the meantime, many thanks for any of you who take the time out of your day to visit here, it is always greatly appreciated.
20 May 2015 17 Comments
I am delighted to be sharing a tutorial over at the PaperArsty blog.
This tutorial is based around the latest challenge theme which is Words. As you can see, I had fun with various Frescos and a bundle of stamps and you can probably guess what it is I created.If you would like to view the tutorial then please visit HERE.
I am so missing my visits around blogland, viewing your art and reading what is taking place in your lives. I hope life is being kind to all of you and you are finding enough creative time in your week. When I start to feel a little bit better I will certainly be catching-up with all of you, I cannot wait.
26 Apr 2015 18 Comments
Over at the That’s Crafty Blog I am sharing a small notebook/journal I made.To view the complete project then please visit HERE.
My blog will continue to be quiet, with a scheduled blog post here and there. You have all been so loyal and I have managed, now and then to catch-up with the comments left for me to read. They have really warmed my heart and mean so much to me but I completely understand if you decide to stop visiting and commenting during this time when I am unable to stop by and visit your art. I just wanted to say Thank you so much for your support which continues to remind me just how wonderful this community is and I keep hoping it isn’t too long before I am once again part of it .
19 Jan 2015 51 Comments
It is always lovely to be able to share any good news I have relating to my crafty life. Back in December a complimentary issue of Somerset Studio Gallery arrived in the mail. Along with a canvas I also had an altered book published which had a Jane Austen theme.
To celebrate this I have a set of stamps to Giveaway.
Are you eager for Spring to arrive, for butterflies to be fluttering around and the buzzing of bees? If so and if you are also a fan of all things Jane Austen then you might want to enter my Giveaway as I have this lovely Jane’s Garden from Oxford Impressions to kindly Giveaway to one lucky winner.This is such a pretty set with a pretty script stamp and also quotes, flowers, butterflies, books, pretty teacups and so much more.
What do you have to do to be in with the chance of winning this set. Nothing other than leave a comment to say you would like your name to be put in the hat. If you want your name to be added a second or third time then simply share on your blog or on Facebook.
The closing date is 26th January.
Good Luck Wishes!