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How to create a fun Sun Kissed Layout

Morning everyone, inspired by my trip to the beach and a workshop booking for a layout class with Melanie and her ladies I found an old photo of Harry and me on the beach above and created this fun layout for us to make later this month.   Supplies for the project  One x Turtle Time 12 x 12  One Floating Florals 12 x 12  One Sun Kissed 12 x 12 One sheet orange Sun Kissed Patterns and Solids One 12 x 12 sheet of black cardstock Micro Beads and glitter in co ordinating colours (I used yellow WOW glitter and Stix2 Micro Beads)  Scissors for fussy cutting  Black card for photo mounts and mounting cut outs   Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pen for inking paper edges  Double sided tape  Tacky glue  Glossy Accents  Foam Pads   Use the turtle side of Turtle Time as your base paper. Trim the floating Floral paper to 10 1/2" square. Cut a piece of black card stock to 12 5/8" square and mat the stripy side of Floating Florals centrally onto it.   Use

A great workshop at Crafty Corner Falmouth

morning, I'm sharing some pics from our fun workshop at Crafty Corner today.  Thank you Karen for inviting me, Happy Birthday and happy 1st Anniversary to you.  Ladies thank you for coming along and joining me for a fabulously fun day of crafting.  We assembled and decorated my little flat box kit in papers from the Master Detective, Sun Kissed and Floral Shoppe collections by Graphic 45.    Bunty and Janet went a step further and added the games board to their boxes too.  Counters are on their way to you both.   If you'd like to make this little box or the mini gams kit you can find them both over on the website via the link below.  We also have single papers available from the Master Detective and Floral Shoppe collections too.  Little Flat Box  Mini Games Box  Graphic 45 papers  use promo code HMFMAY18 to get 10% off your order  (ends midnight 31st May 2018)  I'll be back at Krafty Corner on 22nd September to hold a hand made jou

10% off web orders over the Bank Holiday

Morning everyone,  I'm home after a holiday by the sea following our four days at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall. Thank you to everyone who called by the stand and shopped with us and to the event team for your support too. It was lovely to see you all. I couldn't have been there without the support of the boys so huge thanks Oliver for building the stand for me and Harry for joining me on the stand each day.  Harry did his first demo, making a journal from start to finish including fussy cutting out the characters for the cover of the book.  Way to go Harry - you're hired :-)  Here's a few pics from our time at the fair:   Oli on stand building   Harrys Hand Made journal demo   A family gathering - Oli, Auntie Loxie, Me, Sophie and Harry Harry with Kieth Rymer-Jones The shopping village  A last look back at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall 2018 With another bank holiday coming up we have a 10% off everything in stock on the website. 

Come and see us at The Handmade Fair Ragley Hall

Helloooo there everyone, how's you're week going?  It's been sun sun sun here which made for a great Bank Holiday.  Thank you to everyone who called our stand at the Motor Cycle Museum Craft Fair on Saturday, it was lovely to see you all. Harry thanks for all your help - what a team :-)  He's coming back for more this weekend and joining me for three days, in a tent, in a field on our stand at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall.   The lounge looks like we've just moved in, with an ever growing mountain of boxes, crates, racking and shelving. Tomorrow it's all moving out, into the van as Oli and I head off to Ragley to set up stall.  They are good to their mum don't you think.  !!!!!    I'm really excited to be involved in the Fair and have everything crossed that the weather stays warm and sunny for us all until Sunday eve. There's been a lot of new traffic calling by the blog over the last week or so, so if you're new here here's a

May Giveaway

Morning Everyone,  if you follow me you'll know I'm a total G45 addict, and have been inspired to create with the unique vintage themed paper collections Diane (Owner G45) and her design team bring us, since I found them back in 2011.   One of the things I always get excited about is the signature page, a picture on a page just waiting to be bought to life.  You may remember my Compendium of Games kit, out last year and decorated in the Master Detective paper collection. (the inspiration for the lit was the tiny banner that read ' The Game is afoot' on the signature sheet. I made two of them, one for Oli and one for Harry.  Oli had his at Christmas, with a little note inside from mum, and on Christmas afternoon he sat down with his hand made chess board and challenged Harry to a game of chess ......... it lasted over an hour and a half.  H won!!!  I took two very quick pictures, (not the best) and decided to create a framed photo from the same pap