Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This Week's theme - Summer

A summery theme this week - bright scenes, bright colours - whatever you feel represents summer!  As usual here's a few ideas to get you started...

enjoy - I look forward to seeing your projects!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Creations & Theme for this week!

A simple theme this week - Flowers.  I've had a creative session this week to make up some more jewellery.  I've had these felt flowers in stock for ages - but not had a chance to play - and set myself the challenge to use them.  I decided on two big chunky acrylic bead necklaces and attached the flowers using wire slightly off centre.  They looked quite effective when finished.  The brown bracelet was created using four strands of memory wire and some flower beads with double holes (I'll put some stocklist numbers below if you want to get any yourself from the website to have a go!)  It was a bit fiddly - and I restarted from scratch a couple of times whilst I was learning the do's and don'ts of putting it together - and to share - the 'dos' were - do try and work out your pattern before hand rather than making it up as you go along - I tried to be spontaneous - but it wasn't a good idea!.... and the don'ts... keep each strand thread up to the same point, if you go ahead and finish the pattern on one strand you may find the spacing doesn't work on the next strand  and because the double holed beads alternate across the strands (strands 2 & 3 then strands 1&2 and 3&4) if it doesn't line up it leaves gaps!  I was very pleased with my finished bracelet - and as soon as I took it into the shop (Sparkle & Flair in Harleston) for sale, it didn't get any further than the counter and was sold straight away - hurrah... so I'll definitely be making up some more!  it was worth the 2 hours it took to make!
I hope you enjoy the theme - have fun and let's see some of your creations!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hamish & Molly

I downloaded the Craft Artist compact from Serif - it's free trial software you can use - and I've had a play and this is my first page - it's great fun!.  This is Molly and Hamish when he visited last weekend and we took them both on a lovely long walk to Outney Meadow near Bungay.

this week's theme - coastal/seaside

didn't get a chance to put up a theme for last week - but here is the theme that will run until next Sunday - all things coastal & seaside!
Get inspirations from those coastal colours, or perhaps you have peel-offs or stamps on the theme - or maybe a nice beach themed scrapbook page - we'd love to have a look at your projects.  As usual, comment with a link to your blog, post onto our Facebook page or email me with your image for posting.  enjoy!
 I just love fabric panels - used simply on their own as above, or with a little layering and spritzing with cosmic shimmer misters below - you always end up with a lovely card.

this has been created using Umount Coastal and Aged Mahogany Distress inks.  Coastal doesn't have to be all beiges and blues!

From a distance I though this was quite seeweed like!!... and of course those coastal blues!

any requests!

We are ordering from Personal Impressions, Creative Expressions and Woodware this week - we are happy to add items to order - or just hear your suggestions of anything you would like us to get in stock!
if you'd like to have a browse!

Monday, August 1, 2011

this week's theme - circles!

This week's theme for your project is circles.  It can be any sort of crafting project and I look forward to seeing your creations!.  You can email me your pic, or post it on the facebook page - or post a comment with a link to your blog.  Have fun!

 You don't get much more circular than memory wire bracelets!