A Crafty day at the Krazy Crafts 1st Retreat

After and exceptionally creative week that's really stretched the old grey matter, and a disastrous start to the morning yesterday,  I headed off to Redditch to join Anne-Marie and Joe for their first Krazy Crafts retreat.  Anne-Marie had been planning her retreat for months and it was great to be a part of such a fabulous event.  Thanks both for inviting me along as your guest designer:-)  and huge thanks ladies for joining in the paper crafting mayhem :-) We had a ball, cutting sticking and fussy cutting the Time to Celebrate papers by Graphic 45 into one of my new Folio Albums.  It was lovely to see so many new faces, meet up with friends I hand 't seen for a while, and some regular stalkers too; Jane and Bernadette  lol!!! Here's a few pics of everyone for the scrapbooks  taken during the day.  

The project sheet for this gorgeous little album is now available to order from our shop if you fancy making it yourself. 
I was touched to be invited back next year to teach a two day project at the second Krazy Craft retreat.  Details will be on Krazy Crafts web site and my blog shortly. 
I have to go clean today uggh!!!  Enjoy your day what ever you're up to and look forward to catching up again soon :-) C


A fabulous Retreat at Daisy's Jewels and Crafts

Some of our lovely ladies with their finished projects 
Hellllooooooo there, I'm a bit bleary eyed this morning after three and a half fabulous days of crafting.  If you follow me you ;ll know I was the guest designer at the Daisy's Jewels and Crafts first weekend retreat.  Our project over the two days was my new Armoire and Album.  Boy did we all have a ball, painting, cutting sticking and of course admiring all the finished projects.  Wendy and Jeff ran around for us all wee end supplying endless drinks, the most amazing cakes and buffet.  Thank you both, and a big thank you to all the ladies who joined us.  We wouldn't have had a weekend without you.  Here's a few pics of the projects as they came to life.
Jeff caught me getting covered in paint lol! I really was..........

We had a picture frame make and take on Saturday eve.  I love Kaths couice of green and creams for her owl themed project below. 
The Armoire and project sheet is now available to buy over on our website.  
It's quite versatile and can be assembled with or without pediment, tag hanger and door to make a great Album cabinet. I'm a paper girl myself but it would look great altered in any medium.  Watch this space for more project ideas :-) 

 I'm off to catch up with all that's been happening while I've been away, and put the finishing touches to our project for this weekends retreat with Anne-Marie from Krazy Crafts at her first retreat this weekend at the Abbey Hotel Golf And Spa Club in Redditch for her first retreat.  Another fabulous event I'm touched to have been invited to teach at. I'll share what were making with you a little later in the week.  Enjoy your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up with you again soon :-) 


We did the Mash....... the Monster Mash!

Evening all, happy Friday to you.  We've had a right old crafty day down at Scotch Lodge Farm, crafting with an Eerie Tale papers by Graphic 45.  Our project for the day was one of my new Folio style Albums. (The project sheet for this project will be available over in our shop next week)  
Everyone had a sound card to add to their albums and we crafted away to the dulcet tones of Bobby 'Boris' Picket and the Cryptkickers singing their 1964 hit Monster Mash (A favourite of Isobels'. She bought the record back in the day :-) Can you believe its 50 years old this year. 

Here's a few pics of the albums coming together, and everyone having a crafty time. We had a few tunes from the turkeys and posh hen who kept their beady eyes on through the door while we crafted away.  Thanks ladies for coming along and making the day another great success. Huge thanks to Patti for all the cups of tea, coffee, the most amazing egg sandwiches and cake, and of course to Isobel for inviting me down and being the hostess with the mostest.  We've agreed two new workshop dates for 2015 details are over on the workshop page of my blog. Click here for more info;

I'm off to unpack today's bag, and repack it ready to take out again to the Daisy's Jewels and Craft Graphic 45 retreat.  Looking forward to seeing you all bright and early in the morning, with your paint brushes and pinny's at the ready.  Have a great eve and weekend and will post some more pics over the weekend as the Armoires take shape. 


It's been a right old Eerie week ..........

Hello there, I was just grabbing a sandwich in-between projects and thought I'd share some of this weeks projects with you.  I've created with Cats and Dogs, Time to Celebrate  and made two different albums for different classes with An Eerie Tale, and it's only Tuesday.  We're on a roll .............! The Armoire and mini album project above is this weekends retreat project at Daisys Jewels and Crafts.  I'm so looking forward to it.  Only four sleeps left eeeek!!!!  Wendy & Jeff tell me there are a couple of places left if you're interested and would like to come along give Wendy a call on 07779 110813. 
Amazingly I'm ready with days to spare, finished sample dusted, project prepped, kits packed, project sheet done, a surprise make and take for the evening ready, all I have to think about now is what to wear :-)  Here's a few more pics of what we'll be creating: 

The Armoire, one of the two MDF kits I've designed so far will be exclusively available from 15th October through our website, along with a new project sheet for the Armoire and Album.  Here's the link: 

The on line workshop for my Once upon a Time album finally went live this week.  Thanks to all who had pre-ordered who very patiently waited for me to battle with a new I Movie App format on my Apple and then the oddles of minutes it now takes to upload the MP4 movie files it produces to You Tube.  Some were taking up to 600+ minutes (an overnight jobbie lol!!) and there was 11 of them. 
Anyway its out there, along with full video and on line workshop available over in our shop. 

The album made during the filming of the workshop is now up for auction on Ebay.  A first for me but really, I don t need two of them lol!!! 
Here's the link to that one if you'd like to own one of my original creations :-) 
Bidding finished lunch time Sunday.  

I'm off out for a mooch around the shops this afternoon, and to pick up some flowers for Amie, one of the crafty Elf's twins who had an operation yesterday.  Amie, I hope you're feeling a bit better today.  Enjoy your afternoon too and look forward to catching up again soon :-) 


Twas the Night Before Christmas........ workshop project No 2

hellllooooo and good eve to you all. I'm just home after a really lovely workshop at Pink Tulip.  Our project to day was a 12 x 12 shadow box and our task was to take the signature sheet from the 'Twas the Night Before Chistmas' and transform it into a three dimensional scene, just like the one on the Long Winters Nap paper. And we did it, with the help of a little chipboard and some snappy pairs of scissors.  I think that's one of my favourite features of Graphic 45 papers, you can bring them to life and lift them off the page to make gorgeous home decor projects. 

Here's some pics taken during the class and some gorgeous finished projects - well almost, just a bit more holly to fussy cut out and add along the mantelpiece and corners. Thank you ladies for a really great day and thanks Sheila, Tracey and Angie too :-) 

Enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing more crafty projects with you again soon :-)