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My on line workshops

I've got a number of on line workshops that take you through, step by step in a series of videos how to make some of my more complex albums.  If you'd more information on how they work, and would like to book your self a place,  just click the link below and select your choice from the list of available projects.   On Line Workshops Here's are the albums that are available to make -just click the link under the photo to go to the video of the project  Place in Time 8 x 8 Photo album   Kaft Reflections Photo Album Tropical Travelogue Album Vintage Valentine Altered Box  Vintage Correspondence Case  Haunted Halloween Album   Happy paper crafting everyone :-) 

Artistic Outpost stamps now in at Ali-Craft

Artistic Outpost Hi everyone, I thought I'd post a post op update.  I've been doing my exercises, wearing those hateful surgical stockings and walking with my sticks for a few days now around the house.  Harry and I plucked up the courage to watch a video on You Tube of my operation.  OMG it was awful.  No wonder my leg is black and blue and seriously swollen lol!!!!   Yesterday I ventured out with sticks for the first time to get my hair cut and have a bite to eat.  It was lovely to be out and about and back in the real world but I'm paying for it today with a seriously painful and swollen leg and ankle, so have had a total feet up day in the hope that the leg improves a little before the end of the day. Fingers crossed.............. .  Staples and stitches due to come out on Tuesday.   If you're into stamping why not check out the Artistic Outpost stamps new in at .  These stamps have a unique vintage style, and come in a wide selection

Nutcracker Sweet DT Projects - Wed, Nov 21st

Hello again crafters, its a busy week on my blog lol which is great as I'm spending a lot of time with my leg up, recuperating with my lap top by my side :-) I've got another project feature on the Graphic 45 blog on Wednesday 21st November along with my DT teamie Denise .  We've been creative with the Nutcracker Sweet paper collection this time, ahead of the holiday season.  It's full of bright colours and gorgeous cut a parts, in both traditional and modern colorways. In true sneak peek style here's a little glimpse of my altered art project, in which old meets new.  For the loads more pics, step by step instructions and full supply list just hop over to the Graphic 45 blog, from 1pm GMT, Wednesday 21st November. Nutcracker Sweet Altered Art Project - sneak peek Altered Advent Calendar combining Nutcracker Sweet & Christmas Emporium Paper collections by Graphic 45 Happy paper crafting everyone:-)  

Bird Song Projects on the Graphic 45 Blog Mon Nov 19th

Hello Everyone,  just a quick heads up to let you know that tomorrow Alberto and I have a couple of design team projects on the Graphic 45 blog. Both of them have been made from the gorgeous Bird Song paper collection and are full of oriental charm and inspiration. Here's a sneak peak of my project. I used sheets of 2mm chipboard, carefully cut and stuck together with card tabs, painted black and then lacquered before being covered with papers from the collection. Graphic 45 Design Team project - Bird Song Altered Art Chinese Chopstick Box - Birdsong Collection by Graphic 45 To see more photos of this project and full supply list just click here to go straight to the graphic 45 blog from 1pm GMT Monday 19th November.  Happy crafting everyone :-) C

I'm home

Oriental Slipper - Made from a template by  The House of Zadra  Oriental Slipper front detail  Hi everyone  I'm home from hospital with a shiny new hip joint and socket,  a ton of painkillers which I'm tucking into, two new walking sticks, a sponge on a stick for a quick wash (no showers or baths for at least 6 weeks!!!) and a handy pick up thingy to help me get dressed, and pick up the things I can't bend down and reach for a while.  I've donated my bone to help others have the treatment they need too which feels good.   I've got some great helpers supporting me, especially Andy, aka the crafty elf, Oli and Beckie and H and would  like to thank them for what they've done so far.   I'd  also like to thank all of the theatre staff, especially my anaesthetist who was just a darling, the nursing staff including my oldest and dearest friend Linda and the three physio's at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham for all their help and support

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop

 Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop Hand Made Chocolate box - Graphic 45 Hello crafters and welcome to the Graphic 45 and Petaloo blog hop.  For a chance to win one of the amazing giveaways on offer this week (pictured below) just hop around the G45 Design Team blogs (see links below) leaving comments as you go.  Winners will be selected at random from the blogs and announced on the Graphic 45 blog over the next few days.   Monday,  November 12:  Alberto Ju├írez: Nicole Eccles: Lisa Valentine   - Tuesday, November 13:  Arlene Cuevas:  www.butterflykisseswithlove. Maiko Miwa:  http://shiny-scrap.blogspot. com/ Sharon Ngoo: Lynne Forsythe : Wednesday, November 14: Clare Charvill:  http://www.mycreativespirit. Laura Denison:  http://www. followingthepapertrail. Susan Lui:  www.luv2scra

Hobbycrafts Craft Fair, NEC, Birmingham Nov 2012

Thanks to every one who's called into the Ali Caft Stand to say hi. The make and take sessions have been a great success and its been lovely to meet you all face to face.  There are more make and take sessions tomorrow (Sunday) so if your coming to the show do call by the stand (A24) .  I've got lots of my Graphic 45 projects on display for you to look at and Ali has the G45 paper collections for sale on the stand too.    Here's a little something I made for the show. It's an oriental screen made from the Bird Song Collection.  The papers in this collection are really striking and truly capture the feel of the east.  There's loads of adorable images to cut out if you enjoy fussy cutting !!!! :-)      My Bird Song Screen - Made for the Ali Craft Stand A24  Hobbycrafts Craft Fair Nov 2012 Bird Song Oriental Screen - left panel Bird Song Oriental Screen - right panel Bird Song Oriental Screen - back left panel  Bird Song Oriental Screen - bac