Saturday, 3 December 2016

Cards made at my demo in Fagans, Mullingar Sat 3rd Dec

These are some of the cards which I made today at Fagans, Mullingar. I also made a couple of others but the photos did not turn out too well :(
 Couture du Jour decoupage card front


 Front of Twist and Pop card

 Inside of Twist and Pop card

 A Christmas Story papers, Trimcraft Screens die and Dovecraft Reindeer die

 Magic and Sparkle papers, glitter frames and Dovecraft dies

Simply Creative Kraft Keepsake papers with Couture du Jour leather decals

Demo at Fagans, Mullingar today

 These are some of the ladies who joined me today at Fagans in Mullingar while I was demoing lots of Trimcraft papers, dies and embellishments along with Plaid Sheer Paint and Mod Podge Extreme Glitter etc. Thanks very much to everyone here (and those not in the photos) for coming along. Thanks too, to Breda and Shauna for inviting me and looking after me for the day (as well as the lovely lunch!)

 It was lovely to be joined in the afternoon by Mai (and Lily all day, of course!) . I hope you enjoyed yourself, Mai, and didn't suffer any ill effects afterwards.

Shauna and Breda

Well, that's my final demo for the year over! It's been a long but wonderful day and I'm off to bed now ....but I hope, God willing, to do it all over again next year :)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Fagans, Mullingar demo on Saturday (3rd Dec)

I'm almost packed up now for my demo at Fagans in Mullingar on Saturday and I've got a couple of samples of quick Christmas tags using some of the papers and dies which are available in the shop.
If you're not really a tag maker - don't worry, there will be lots of card making too and also some Christmas decorations with Plaid Sheer Paint. Hope to see you there :)

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Craftworld, Belfast

Rachael - one of Santa's little helpers in Craftworld, Belfast today :)

Monday, 28 November 2016

Canvas with Folk Art Rust Painted Finishes by Plaid

The gorgeous Folk Art Rust Painted Finishes from Plaid are really versatile and can be used on many different types of projects. They have a very realistic texture and colour and are perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking and many other types of mixed media creations.
I've used it on this canvas to stencil with and also to paint objects with and I've shown the steps below how you can try this .

You will need:
8x8 canvas
Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint - Grotto, Glacier, Rich Black, White Adirondack
Folk Art Painted Finishes - Dark Rust and Light Rust
Plaid, Folk Art Stencil - New Backgrounds
stencil brush
fine paintbrush
2 sizes wooden hearts
Mod Podge Mod Melts
Mod Molds - Flowers, Wedding
Glue gun
Dovecraft dies - Dragonfly and Labels
corrugated cardboard
Jute twine
Mod Podge Extreme Glitter

How to make it:
 1.  Cover the canvas with streaks of Grotto, Glacier and Black Chalk Paint

 2. Randomly stencil with both the Light and Dark Rust Painted Finish.

3. Add some rust detail with a fine brush on the canvas and at opposite corners.

 4. Lightly paint the two tags with the white chalk paint.

5. Paint the two hearts with the black chalk paint.

6. Add the light and dark rust to the black

 7. Make flowers from the Mod Melts and Molds.

 8. Paint with the Grotto chalk paint and rust finish.

9. Make little hearts from the other moulds and paint with rust finish.

10. Glue the hearts to the tags, add a few loops of twine. Glue the flowers on top. Die cut the label shape, lightly paint with Grotto chalk paint and glue to the left side of the large heart with the Mod Melt hearts on top.

11. Tear a strip of corrugated card to fit across the canvas. Paint lightly with white chalk paint and add a little rust at each side. Glue to the centre of the canvas.

12. Glue the assembled tags on top of the card strip  - slightly right of centre.

13. Die cut the dragonfly from card and paint with the rust paint and glue to the top left of the canvas.

14. When everything else is on the canvas you will have a better idea of where to add some white spots with the stencil.

15. Add some Extreme Glitter to the die cut dragonfly and glue the string from the tags onto the canvas.

Using Folk Art Concrete and Moss painted Finishes

I've been having a play with some super products from Plaid and wanted to show you how easy they are to use.

You will need:
Wooden house plaque
Folk Art Painted Finish - Dark Concrete
Folk Art Painted Finish - Light Concrete
Folk Art Painted Finish - Dark Moss
Folk Art Painted Finish - Light Moss
Mod Melts
Mod Molds - Flowers
Mod Molds - Ornaments
Mod Molds - Wedding
Folk Art Chalk Paint
Glue Gun

 1. Paint the wooden house with a generous coat of the Dark Concrete Painted Finish.

 2. Use the Mod Melts to make 2 borders. Leave to cool. (5-7 mins)

 3, Use a little of the Melt from the gun to attach the borders to  the eaves and paint with the Dark Concrete.

 4. Make 2 little birds with the Mod Melts.

 5. Glue the birds to the house.

6.  Dab on some of the Light Concrete. Leave to dry.

 7. Dab on some of the Light Moss. Leave to dry.

 8. Add some Dark Moss in smaller areas on top of the Light Moss.

 9. Make some flowers and leaves with the Mod Melts and Molds. Paint with Chalk Paint and glue (with the Mod Melts) to  the bottom of the house.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Demo at Fagans, Mullingar next week - Sat 3rd December

 Hi :) I'll be demoing some beautiful new papers and dies from Trimcraft at Fagans, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath next week (Sat 3rd Dec). These are some of my samples using the Storyteller papers (where I got the idea of making a "book" ) and also the Simply Creative "Country Garden papers with the Garden and Screen dies.
I'll be using lots more and will post more detail early next week.
I'm really looking forward to being back with the ladies in Mullingar and really hope some of you will be able to come along too :)