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Make a Wish ..............

Evening everyone, how's your week going.  It's been another busy one here, with lots happening in the workroom.  The Fairie Dust Album is finally finished.  It took over two weeks to complete - with a bit of a gap in the middle, but I love how it came out. It's the third project I've designed using the collection and loved creating them all. The mix of colours in the collection were really uplifting and got me thinking about summer sunsets, blue skies and green fields, while it was pouring with rain outside. The album measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 3" has twelve interactive pages and lots of places for photos and journaling. Here's a few pics of the page inside; and the video of the full album:  There's a PDF Tutorial and On Line Workshop to go with the album if you fancy making it yourself.  Make A Wish on line Workshop Make a Wish PDF Tutorial Talking about rain, it's Raining Cats and Dogs over on the Graphic 45 blog today.  Sandy and myself are sha…

A fun day at the Newbury Papercraft Show

Evening everyone, I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Ours was busy busy busy, and wet lol!! Harry, Cathy and I headed down to Newbury on Friday afternoon to set up our stand for the PaperCraft Show at the Race Course on Saturday.  A great show and well worth a trip out to. 
With Sarah tied up with college work, Harry stepped in to help us for the day.  Thank you so much both for all you did over our 24 hours together, thanks Wendy for putting on the show and huge thanks to everyone who called by the stand, shopped with us, and called by my demo table for a chit chat, some top tips on kit and album construction and a little bit of crafting with the gorgeous G45 papers.  During the day I got to share how easy it is to use G45 images to make these beautiful tunnel cards and completed the set of four.  If you didn't catch the video on how to make in my last post, here it is again for you. They're a great way of using up those odd sheets of paper stashed away. With Harry on the IPad I …

How to Make a Seasonal Tunnel Card

Happy Friday every one.
I've been having a bit of a rummage through my paper drawers this week, and used up  some papers left over from other projects to make a few cards for my card box. I've made tunnel cards before, but re sized these ones to fit the G45 4" x 6" cut aparts on the 12 x 12 sheets and ephemera cards.  
Each card takes one 12 x 12 sheet of paper with pictures and images you can cut out/or left over ephemera cards, one sheet of coordinating 12 x 12 patterns and solids and one sheet of coordinating 12 x 12 cardstock.  
After a few cuts with the paper trimmer, and a little fussy cutting the cards are ready to assemble.  If you fancy having a go at making them yourself follow the video below.  You'll find the supply list and what to cut at the start. 
Have a fun weekend what ever you're up to.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone coming along to Saturdays workshop at 'Box of Delights' in Northampton.  ta ta 'till my next post :-) Cx  w…

Launching my Kit of the Month - February

Hi everyone, hows your first week of 2018 been.  Good I hope.  I've stuck to my New Years resolutions and have earned myself a day off tomorrow to take down the Christmas Decorations and clean the house lol!!!! 
I'm really excited to be launching my regular monthly 'kit in a box' feature with this adorable Accordion Album altered in papers from the Fairie Dust collection by Graphic 45.  It's a stunning collection for us to craft with, full of dreamy colours, fairies, flowers and toadstools - and the perfect paper collection for my first 'kit only' based project.  These kits are suitable for crafters of all levels, come with everything you need to make the project including glue, double sided tape and printed instructions.   

What a great way to take a project away with you and craft on the go. 
Each month I'll be launching a new 'kit only' project to pre-order.  Kits will be shipped on 2nd Thursday of the following month to domestic and internationa…

Come and join me in my craft room

Hi everyone, I've finally gotten around to doing a video from my Craft Room this week so thought I'd share it with you,  along with a bunch of ideas and tips I picked up before I started that may help you if you're thinking of redesigning your crafty space too.  1. Where do you start..........!!!!?  Watch videos on You Tube and check out Pinterest for ideas. Looking at the mountain of crafty products I'd accumulated over the years, most of which was towering around me as I worked from the dining room table I knew I needed an organised space, that was light and airy.  2. What colour should it be - there are so many options out there.  I fell in love with some curtains, they were my starting point so after buying a load of samples and doodling on different walls I eventually went for Duck Egg Blue to create a calm backdrop.   3. What sort of storage and what colour?   A great tip I picked up was think big rather than small.  We're hoarders lol!! I decided on white units…

Happy New Year and our January 2018 Giveaway

Happy New Year to you.  Here's to a fantabulous 2018.  Have you set yourself some resolutions?  I've a couple in mind for myself here !!!!!  ................ !! so let's see how we go. Before getting started on my new paper based project I thought I'd create a party themed panel to bring in the New Year. I  chose the Monsters from the Avery Elle Monster stamp set.  I love those little guys, they're so easy to colour with your pens/pencils.  I found a couple I'd already coloured with Zig Watercolour pens in with the stamp set and then coloured a few more with my copics to make up the little group of New Year revellers lol!!!  January Giveaway  This month we're giving away an Altered Double Picture Frame that I've decorated myself in papers from the Midnight Masquerade collection by Graphic 45. Here's a sneak peek.  Our Double Picture Frame kit is also our January 2018 KIT OF THE MONTH  Use promo code JANKOTM at the checkout for 15% off the kit during Jan…