Thursday, 17 September 2015

Wedding Planner

Morning All,

I have just registered on a Wedding Diploma course, so as soon as I have qualified, I will be able to offer these services alongside my wedding stationery and accessories. Feeling excited about this new adventure.

Have a good day

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Distressing - a new technique

Evening All,

Just thought I would share today's make. This is my noteblock box. It has a sliding drawer which containers a note block and the top is easel style. Normally I would decorate these with layered backing papers, may be a stamped image or sentiment and some embellishments.

Today I decided to go for something completely different.

A while ago now, I bought some distress inks and pads. Not many, just a few to get me going. Then I hesitated. Having seen such beautiful examples on the net, it put me off even trying. I then had to convince myself to try, that everyone has to start somewhere. And so we come to today. I dug them out of the depths of my craft cupboard and tried....and this is what I came up with...


This was my first time distressing, so I was very pleased with the result and won't hesitate to use this technique again soon. This box will be for sale alongside other items on my stall at the Kingsway Craft Market on the 27th September.
Thanks for dropping by. Catch up again soon.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Evening All,

Something I've been meaning to do for a while is a demonstration of my papercrafts.  I was asked to do one at my WI (The Beacon WI ) and after much deliberation about what to do that would suit all abilities, especially beginners, I decided to go with a swivel box card.

So my demonstration was at last night's meeting.  I talked about how I started out in crafting, the tools I use, where I shop for supplies, techniques and then we made this...

Everyone really enjoyed it. It was quite nerve-wracking as it was my first ever demonstration. But I am so passionate about what I do and demonstrating to a group of friends certainly helped. I really enjoyed myself and looking forward to doing more in the future.