Thursday, 31 December 2015

Steampunk Diorama

I created a paper sculpture diorama for you 





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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

tag pocket greeting

Little project I made for you before the hols - this super useful tag pocket which you can pop a greeting into.


Made with the wonderful Bo Bunny papers Zip-a-dee-doodle - check it out on the Personal Impressions blog


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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Birthday cat

It's my birthday


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Saturday, 26 December 2015

Boxing Day



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Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Day




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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Closed for the Christmas Holidays

I shall close about 2pm today for my annual hols.  Email - or get me on Facebook until January 5th.




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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Little freebie for you


Crochet Candy Cane Treat



You will need
3.5 crochet hook
DK yarn in 2 Christmassy colours

Method
Work 30 chain stitch.
Round 1: starting in the 4th chain from the hook – (work 1 treble crochet into the chain, 1 chain, miss 1 chain), repeat back along the row finishing with a treble crochet at the very end of the chain
Round 2: work 2 chain, double crochet into the very end loop, turn work so you are coming down the long side, work 2 double crochet into each space, when you get to the other end – work 3 double crochet in the side, 2 double crochet at the end, 3 double crochet on the other side, work 3 double crochet in each space down the other side, work 3 double crochet in very last space and join with a slip stitch.
Round 3: change colour.  (Work double crochet, ½ treble crochet, treble crochet, ½ treble crochet, double crochet, into first stitch, slip stitch into the next 3 stitches) – repeat all the way around the edge of the piece.  Finish off yarn.

Sew in the yarn tails and weave your candy cane through the holes.  





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Monday, 21 December 2015

Quick Christmas Coasters

I have made some really pretty - and quick little coasters to brighten up your side table.



Check the Personal Impressions blog for the how to 


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Saturday, 19 December 2015

Saturday Journal Page

And a sneaky peek at my latest box from Personal Impressions to make samples to go to the Stitches show in Feb (and I will be there too) - and the Frankfurt Show (which I won't!)


They have sent me a Gelli Plate - I have always wanted one of these - and paints - Tim Holtz Stencils and stamps - loads of card and embellishments - and some more Memento colours.  The brief  is to concentrate on 'Scrapbooking' - so I will be doing all sorts of photo collages and making a couple of albums - and experimenting with my new Gelli plate.  You can learn along side of me - this is all new and looks wonderfully messy!

So - of course - I have to get in and have a go with the stencils in my journal today.


So - ink scruffed on the background - 2 different stencils - a 'chicken wire' stamp  - one of my favorite dragon stamps - and some painty flowers.

Can't wait for next week and my Gelli plate


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Friday, 18 December 2015

surprise on the shelf

Everyone keeps a spare bottle of airbrush fluid in their spice rack - right?





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Thursday, 17 December 2015

3D Picture collage hanger

Make a pretty window hanger to catch the breeze



Check it out on the Personal Impressions blog


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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Doodling

One thing I have discovered about doodling - more is better.  You can keep going back and adding white over black - black over white - black over colour - colour over white - and it just gets better and better

So this is the back page of y set - and it's sort of finished for now - but may get more later


this is the next layer forward - which is still very much in work


this is the next layer - which I have only just startes


and the top page of the set is still blank waiting for me.

Every time I have to stand at my bench I do half an hour more adding swirls and lines - but I am being really strict and keeping to black - white - and the Stardust gold gel pen - yummie.



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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Day Off

Shops open - kitten is working


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Monday, 14 December 2015

Circular frame

This was such a fun project to do - and it shows my Wills of to a treat


Check out the Personal Impressions Blog for how to create your own collage.

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Saturday Journal Page

wow - 2 weeks in a row I have managed to get my journal page done.  You can't imagine what a relief it is to be getting a bit more organised and 'normal'.  It is very quiet in the town after the floods - the devastation is heartbreaking.  Having been living with being flooded for the past couple of years I can appreciate how they must be feeling - at least I could go home after clearing up the mess!

For my journal page today I cracked open a Spellbinders die that I picked up in the summer and had not got round to using - love it.




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Monday, 7 December 2015

Day Off

Just because I am open and working - you won't miss out on your cute kitten picture 


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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Cumbria flooding

Events have overtaken us.  There have been huge storms and floods in the town and Kendal is still pretty much cut off.  We are all ok - the house is at the top of the valley side - Ben is in the flat which is high up - and both the shops are fine.

The town is a mess - it is going to take ages to get the streets up back to normal - huge areas have been flooded - the roads are damaged - and the river kent is a raging torrent.

I don't know if I will be able to get into town tomorrow - the estate is still cut off.  Ben should be open - he is just round the corner anyway.

I am so glad I nagged and nagged and got the roof covered - otherwise I would not have a shop now.  Seriously I would be out of business - the insurance would have covered any damages as it is an ongoing maintenance problem - and I am just not strong enough to start all over again this year!

The forecast for the coming week is for more rain - so we are just going to have to muddle along together and do the best we can.

I may or may not be open tomorrow - I will keep updating my facebook pages when I know what's happening. 

Just stay safe everyone

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Saturday Journal Page

The weather is scary out there - the River Kent is about to overflow and there are loads of roads closed already.  With 10 more days of wet weather forecast - it's a pretty dismal start to December.

So - thinking that I am going to be quiet and will have lots of time to fiddle about - I am working on a 4 page design on a Art Deco type theme in black and gold stardust

Here is the start of it - I have cut and shaped the edges of 3 pages and started the doodling.  No game plan - just fiddling about ;-)




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Friday, 4 December 2015

My indoor water feature

I thought you might like to have a listen to the noise in my office when the rain is heavy.

Try living with this.
video



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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Pudding hats

The puddings are back!!!



There are 4 sizes now - from birth right up to the big, baggy style that is popular now.  I have tweaked the pattern a bit - so those of you that bought the pattern last year and would like to swop it for the new re-wright - just pop into the shop with your old pattern and I will exchange it for the new one.  I got the first baby size a bit off - but it's fine now.  This pattern represents about 8 months worth of work with all the different sizes - and it is still only £2.  

It's on the website HERE if you want to download it.

I just want to say  HUGE thanks to my customer that gifted me several balls of different brown yarns.  She remembered how I struggled to get the colours I needed last winter and dropped in 4 balls to get me going this year - and would not let me reimburse her.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I will also be knitting a couple of tea cosies once I have make 4 of each size hat.


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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Saturday Journal Page

I  must remember not to so paint heavy in these cold, damp, winter months - this took an age to dry!

You can't see the sparkle- the petals are covered with twinkle stella and the centre of the flower is black micro beads.





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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Day Off

For those of you that missed the cute kitten pic yesterday

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