Saturday, 23 May 2015

Cold Porcelain Flowers

What a fabulous start to the bank holiday weekend, a day making cold porcelain flowers at


Here is what I made today. Snowdrops and Crocus.

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They even survived a 140 mile trip home.

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I have been promising myself a try at this and when the chance came along I grasped it with both hands.

Meryl makes you very welcome and I spent the day with fabulous company our Ruth from Hunkydory having a good old chin wag and giggle.

If like Ruth and myself you used to do sugar craft then this relaxing craft will be right up your street.

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Fun in the Sun - Hunkydory

These are a few makes from my Fun in the Sun luxury decoupage bundle shows by Hunkydory on Create and Craft today.

Cut kittens decoupage matted and layered on adorable scorable card and an acetate wrap to protect the decoupage.

This one was made from the Second Little Book of Decoupage, such a tranquil image, teamed with adorable scorable.

A fabulous biking scene from the decoupage main set of Fun in the Sun.


One for the sporty man, love the coloured in this one made on one of the fancy fold cards (easel) and one of the images from the Second Little book of Decoupage.

Another fancy fold card this one being a triple easel card And some of the Decoupage main bundle Fun in the Sun.

Hunkydorys acetate is a dream to work with, it does what you want it to do, in this one it is embossed with an embossing folder and made into the front of the card and the back of the card is one of the Adorable Scorable cards cut down to an A5 size.


A box made up and decorated using the background sheet for the decoupage image.


More shows tomorrow at 9am, 4pm and then Ruth with take over and do the 7pm show.


Saturday, 2 May 2015

Jack Glass Blowing and Special Gifts

We have had a wonderful day out today, you may remember me visiting the Sunderland Glass Center as I wrote a post on it. We took Jack and his Mam Lauren along with us today and it was very special, Jack even got the chance to try his hand at glass blowing. (see video at end of my post)
We also had a little tour and Chris’s Friend gave both Jack and myself a beautiful hand crafted gift each.
Glass Cups 1
This one is mine.
Glass Cups 2
and this one is Jacks
Glass Cups 3
Dave makes these to sell and they cost £20.00 but all are unique and would make beautiful gifts, just let me know if you would like to purchase one and I will pass your details on to Dave.
Mine actually holds 16floz that is 3/4 of a pint.
Handles can be made in many colours one of which I saw was a gorgeous pink.
here is the video of our Grandson Jack blowing the glass.
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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Mammas Dress

Some things just take you back to your childhood don’t they?

This dress does it for me, my Mam used to make most of her dresses and this would totally have been her style.

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Made using the Hunkydory Glitter Glaze card and one of the Creative Crafting World big base cards.

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A few pretty paper blossoms from Orchid Crafts

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Coloured with Alcohol markers.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

An evening with Jack

We had a card making evening, Jack informs me that he loves to craft and that he saves bottles and toilet roll cardboard to craft with but his Mam is very naughty and keeps throwing it out ha ha! his mam informs me that he hides them in his bed and then they spill over onto the floor and his bedroom is like a pigsty.

Somehow I believe his Mam but one thing is for sure, he has a flare for crafting and loves it when we craft together.

The Hunkydory Magazine from Create and Craft had not one but two paper crafting packs free with it and Jack fell in love with this set.

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He added all of the foam pads did all of the gluing, added dew drops to look like bubbles in the sea, button and bow, all I did was cut down the background card and tied the bow.

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He even added an insert from the Little Book of Poetry and then wrote out the card.

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Oh and yes, a button did find its way into his trouser pocket.

I think we should all encourage our children to craft, the sense of achievement is immense.

Jack now has his own crafting box with loads of bits in to craft with.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Little Pearl Dress

I thought I’d squeeze this one in, I am driving down to Peterborough tomorrow ready for shows on Create and Craft Friday 24th April at 10am and 4pm with Hunkydory. I’ve been busy busy prepping for the shows and I know I have some amazing deals on there so don’t miss it.

I want to show you some ways of using the fabulous little books and here is a sneaky peek.

I’m planning to squeeze into something like this for my Daughters wedding in 2016, well that is the plan.

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I’m on first at 10am with Leoni so I think we will make a couple of these to show you how.

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Create and Craft:- Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Freeview 36, Sky 674


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Monday, 20 April 2015

New Beginnings With Hunkydory

I can finally reveal that I will be doing some work with Hunkydory, we all know what amazing quality their paper craft is and when they ask if i could do some TV shows for them I was delighted. I’ve been playing with A Little Book of….. and some of the Adorable Scorable.

This card was made using A little Book of Flowers and The Second Book of Poetry.

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A double twist easel card with a straight easel center.

Such pretty designs

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and such beautiful poetry.

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Ahoy me Matey!

Another one of my Silhouette Templates made up, a Door Hanger.

I intended to tie a knotted rope through the holes to hang it from the door but in hindsight I think a bit of bluetac is a better option and of course that means no unsightly holes in a door.

Jacks cabin1

I think this one is kind of cute don’t you?

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