Saturday, 14 November 2009

Craft Sale

My local craft store, The Card Studio, owned by Jayne Harrow has decided to close its 'real' shop and just do 'online' shopping and craft events.  So a sale was required, well our Jayne, does like to slash her prices, so it's a must attend.  Me and my good buddie Sue arrived at about 9.20, due to start at 9.30, about 30 people in front of us in the queue, it was freezing and Iwasnt feeling too good, but wild horses wouldnt have dragged me away.  Doors open and the fun begins, well nearly three hours later, a hot  and sweaty, and feeling crap Siobhan emerges triumphant.  I've taken some pictures of my haul so you can all be envious, I spent more than I meant to, but hey who can pass up bargains like these.  Total spend £113.50, actual value of goods over £420 . . . .  OMG it was brill.

First photo is an overall picture of the haul, its everything on the surface, rest of it is pre existing haul. LOL

next some close ups for you, yup alcohol ink 50p instead of nearly £5,

 and finally a picture of the stuff that got hidden by the stuff in front, some scrapbooks and alterable stuff and come canvas's.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Christmas Tree

Used a wooden xmas tree from Hobby Craft 99p, and decided to try altering it with alluminium tape, cuttlebug embossing folders, some black paint, alcohol ink, glimmer mists, wire, sequins and stickles.  My tape was too short, but I thought what the hell and went for it, my embossing folders were too narrow, but again what the hell.  Took me about 3-4 days playing with this, had decided if I could get it to work would make them as christmas cards for my family, (only 6), I think its worked, what do you think, would you be pleased to receive one.  I'm hoping they will  pack them away and get them out each year.As you can see there are two sides and Ive done them slightly different, tried to recreate garlands using twisted wire and sequins.

Photo's are not brill Im afraid, but they give a taste I hope, think I will do them in different colours schemes, ie traditional, modern etc

Finally here is a picture of my brothers dog Nelson, he is very cute and I want him, think I may dognap him at christmas, very wierd feeling like this as not a doggy person, or any animal come to that. LOLBut who could resist the cuteness of him.  Also he is very forward and showed me his man bits, LOL

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Journalling, work in progress

had some ideas for journal pages so have started some new ones, beginning to think these pages will not be for family reading, they might think I am a wee bit wierder than they thought I was, LOL.

The two nearly finished ones, just need some finishing touches, and the blank one, I love the image and have crackle painted over the top,  well the image is now falling off, oops, but  creating a nice effect if I am able to preserve it, only time will tell.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Classy Supplier

Just thought I would show you this package I received today from Art from The Heart, first time I've ordered from them, and what a surprise once I opened the jiffy bag.  A beautiful package, so well done to all over there, I'll be back.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Jo Capper-Sandon

is a favourite artist of mine, she has such style and creativity.  Yesterday I was lucky enough to get my Craft Stamper December issue, (thanks postie).  Well straight away jumping off the Front Cover was the most beautiful card, designed by the uber talented Jo, well after making my sister in laws birthday card (to the right), I decided to go for it and give it a go, obviously haven't got the stamps Jo used so improvised from my selection, apart from that followed the instructions, and here it is . . .It was fairly simple to make once all the materials had been found, didnt have any large acrylic snowflakes, (cant believe my own little shop didn't have them, LOL) and I am pleased with it, Jo's card however is just stunningly beautiful, you can see more of Jo's work by going here
Well worth getting Craft Stamper this month as lots of brilliant,  inventive and creative projects to have a go at.  It is my fave magazine as it deals with he artists I really enjoy such as Jo, Leandra, Linda & Sue, to name just a few, oh and not to forget Katy the editor..