Saturday, 27 August 2016

Co. Down - Groomsport, Kearney and Portaferry


 We packed up a picnic for a late lunch today and headed off to Crawfordsburn this afternoon.After we'd eaten, we did a mini tour around the Ards Peninsula, down to Portaferry and back up through Newtownards to home.




The water was like a mirror.

Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine issue 161 - October

Issue 161 (October) of Cardmaking and Papercraft has just been delivered and I have some cards in the Quick Cards section this month.
I've just given sneak peaks as I can't show the whole need to go along to your newsagent!
There's plenty of super papercrafting ideas inside and a fantastic free gift of 4 foiled papers, two embossing folders and two beautiful festive stamps :)

Friday, 26 August 2016

Plaid Barnwood paint with stencils

 Good morning :) I've been trying out the new Barnwood Paint which I received from Plaid last week and I'm really impressed! It's got such a beautiful finish.

  I painted the dark Barnwood Tint on to an unfinished wooden heart...

...and then gave it a coat of the light coloured wax. Once this was buffed off with a kitchen towel the beautiful barnwood finish appeared :)

 I used Glacier and Sheepskin Chalk Paint from Plaid to stencil the chicken wire and hen onto the heart.

These are the products which I used.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Demo in Craftworld, Belfast on Sat 3rd September

Good morning! I'll be demoing in Craftworld, Belfast on Saturday 3rd September (11.00am - 4.00pm) and will be using lots of beautiful new Christmas papers and dies from Trimcraft's new collections along with lots of gorgeous new Tonic Studios dies. All crafters are welcome. 
This card is one I made with Trimcraft's Magic and Sparkle collection which I'll be using in the demo day. Looking forward to seeing some of you there :)

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Hope and Joy - Trimcraft's Christmas Promise papers

Hello - I'm sure lots of you have made a start on your Christmas cards by now. This is one I made several weeks ago using Trimcraft's First Edition Christmas Promise papers cut and attached in a sunburst shape to show an array of the beautiful designs together. These paper pads are available in the usual 3 sizes - 6x6, 8x8 and 12 x 12.
I've also used the Trimcraft First Edition Christmas Sentiment and Christmas Tree dies.

You can see the lovely coppery/gold shimmer from the snowflake patterned paper.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Many Thanks

 Another Thank You card today - this time using Kaisercraft papers and embellishments with Tonic Studios Ornate Frame die set with the Many Thanks Miniature Moments die and Frond Finesse flourish. I've also used Tonic Studios Glitter Drops on the flowers and butterflies.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Some cards from last Saturday's demo

These are most of the cards which I made at Killusty Crafts last Saturday -using Tonic Studios dies and Trimcraft papers.
I still find it really difficult to get good photos in shop light but I hope you get the drift:)
I also did some foiling with the Trimcraft First Edition Foil Applicator but I must have forgotten to take photos of that too :(

 This one was particularly hard to get a good photo of but the glint of the Trimcraft Foil was too beautiful to leave out.

Killusty Crafts - a big thanks :)

Lorraine, Zara and Zoe.
A great big thanks to Lorraine for inviting me to Killusty Crafts, Co. Tipperary last weekend and for looking after us so well and I have to also must thank Lorraine's mum, Margaret for all her lovely baking and Richard for making all the scrummy sandwiches.
I couldn't believe how much Zoe and Zara have grown since my last visit ( they probably thought the same about me lol!)

Special thanks too, to everyone who made the journey to  the shop and spent the day with us. I'm so grateful that I get to meet so many lovely people while I'm working. It was lovely to have the opportunity to spend some time over lunch to get to know some of you better and to catch up with "old" friends :)
So, here's a selection of photos of the day - looks like you all enjoyed yourselves :)

 Breda and Liz

 Kay, Joan


 Phil, Phil

 David and his buddy, Margaret.


 Amy and Zoe