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Happy Easter and a mixed media makeover

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.  With Storm Katie blowing a hoolie around us I'm wondering if the Easter Bunny decided to stay in his borrow and not hide his eggs around the garden.  Will go take a peek in a while :-) Yesterday I thought I'd give some of our new chipboard oblongs a makeover and morphed them into a wall hanging. I chose paints from the same colour family for my background to give a tome on tone effect and went with blue/greens, pinks for the raised tiles and silver for the edging and metals.  I've added a full supply list at the end of the post.  Here's a quick step by step on how it came together if you fancy making one yourself. Tape the tiles together on reverse, cover the front in a base coat of paint, I used Antarctic and Lake Wanaka. Stencil on detail using a flourish stencil and Inky Pool paint on cut & dry foam.   Add some random script to the background and  tile detail using the same piece of foam.  Reposition the mask

3 for 2 Easter Offer

Altered Tryptich using our new Arch shapes Its a wet and cold morning here.  I'd planned to get out in the garden this morn but am thinking maybe not lol!!!  We've got some new packs of chipboard shapes in the shop so I thought I'd make a mini typtrich with them.  With the arches laid out in front of me I had no idea what to create and it was fun to see the project emerge ............ do you know that feeling lol!!  By the time I'd finished the table was covered.  It's amazing how many things you can use on something so small lol!!! Here's a list of what was around me when I'd finished.  Tryptich Supply List  Chipboard Arch Pack (3) Paperartsy Fresco Finish Paints in Caribbean Sea, Tango, Snowflake PaperArtsy Stamps ELB21, JOFY35 and CM-Ocean Archival Ink - Forgetmenot  Tim Holz Flourish Mask Stickles - Baby Blue  Sharpie Fine white pen  Graphic 45 metal keys May Arts silver chain ribbon & cotton lace Tissue paper  Distress

Scrapbooking Party Winners

Lily Easter Card - created using PaperArtsy Stamps, Gelatos and Copic Chio Markers Hellloooo and a very Happy Good Friday to you all.  We're a little late getting started here so apologies for the late post. It's winners day today whop whop...........  Huge thanks to all who got crafty and took part in our Scrapbooking party.  I've had a blast scrapbooking with Kathy and have definitely got back into the whole scrapbooking thing.  So much so that one of the two projects for my June retreat will be making a scrapbook from scratch and creating co ordinating scrapbook pages to fill it with.  Click the link for more info and dates if you're interested in coming along.  Now onto this weeks winner.  selected layout No..... uploaded by Moira G.  Congrats Moira, take a look at the project sheets on my website and the ones on Cathy's Etsy store, chose one from each and mail me at  with your choices.  Kathy Lu and Sarah

A fun time by the Sea.........

Hello my crafty pals, a very Happy Maundy Thursday to you all.  Hope you've had a good week and are looking forward to Easter celebrations this weekend.  I can' t believe it's almost a week since we set up our stand for the Cornwall papercrafting Show.  Thank you to all who came along, shopped with us and joined in the make and takes.  Huge thanks to Julie for her help in the morning, and Sarah and Peggy for theirs in the afternoon.  Here they are caught on camera at the last make and take of the day with my sis too.......   I'll be back at the next show being held at the Lanhydrock Hotel on August 20th, with another make and take so hope you can come along and join us again then.  We had a fun workshop on Sunday creating shadow boxes with PaperArtsy paints and Lin Browns fabulous stamps, and then I hibernated for a couple of days, enjoyed some time with my sis and trundled back to the middle of the country yesterday after a coffee on the beach. It was almost

International Scrapbooking Party with Cathy & Clare - Week 3

Morning everyone and a very happy Friday to you.  If you're fund raising for Sports Relief here in the UK have great time. Week 2 of our scrapbooking party ended last eve and we have a new weekly winner to share with you this morning.  chose layout No 4  designed by Sarah.  Huge congrats Sarah and big thanks to everyone who entered this week.  Here's Sarahs layout - fab isn't it.   Scrapbooking Party Winner Week 2 by Sarah  Here's the layout by Cathy Lu our winner of Week 1 too. Love it ........  Scrapbooking Party Winner Week 1 by Cathy Lu  This week we have a double sketch for you to chose from.  Out theme for the week is 'Cities'.  Entering is easy, just chose one of the sketches, create your layout and upload it to the linky thing below before midnight on the 24th March GMT.  Our last weekly winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday 25th March along with our overall winner too.  Cathy and I have created our double pa

How to use our Construction Tape on your 3D projects

Top of the morning to you and a very Happy St Patricks Day    I  hope you're weeks going well and you've achieved all you set out to so far!!!  I'm not sure I have.  I did manage to sit down yesterday and film a short video on how to construct a 3D project using our range of black construction tape.  I've been talking about doing one for a while and can tick it off the to do list.  I altered one of my tag boxes in a couple of papers from A Ladies Diary collection by Graphic 45.  If you're G45aholics you'll know that this collection was out a few years ago and was huge sought after. It's been re released this year as a Deluxe Collectors Edition with digitally enhanced papers, some new designs, chipboard pieces and stickers.  I picked a couple of papers to alter my project in.   and here's the video on how to use the tape, assemble and alter a 3D project. The tape is perfect to assemble flippy floppy lids too. If you get in a mess with glue

Scrapbooking Graphic 45 Style

I have my lovely friend Cathy Knight to thank for getting me back into scrapbooking.  It's been a while since I put some pages together but am totally hooked, As you'll know if you call by the blog I've been having fun with the joint scrapbooking party I'm running with Cathy (So much Scrap) and on Monday eve was invited to run a workshop at the Youth Centre with Melanie and her ladies.  We made up the layout I'd prepped for week 1 of our scrapbooking party using papers from the Worlds Fair collection by Graphic 45. Thank you for inviting me along Melanie and ladies many thanks for joining me too. It was great to meet you all and I hope you have fun adding your favourite snapshots to your finished pages.  Here's a few pics:    Melanie bought along her altered Book in a Box kit to show us all too, that she'd altered in papers from the same collection.  Doesn't it look great.  If you'd like to join in our scrapbooking party click here for

A great weekend In Tattersall

Shadow Box Altered by AJ at Sundays Class What a great weekend we all had a Jo's shop, Let's Create in Tattershall.  Saturday was all things Graphic 45, with demos covering cards, layouts, altered art in the new collections, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Enchanted Forest, Botanicabella, Communique and Cityscapes and then we had a full workshop on Sunday with all things PaperArtsy.  Using Lin Brown stamps and the new paint colours, Baltic Blue, Turquoise, Theresa Green and Granny Smith we painted and snipped our shadow boxes into shape.  Huge thanks Jo for inviting me over and thank you to everyone who came along and joined in the fun.  It was a real pleasure to spend the day crafting with you all. Here's a few pics from the day:  Just when I thought I had a few days to get myself ready to head off to Cornwall on Friday Harry gets an invite to an interview at Gloucester Uni on Thursday so that leaves me with two days to get sorted.  eeeekkkkk!!!!  so I'd best h