Sunday, 8 January 2017

Friends How To Video

The first of my classes in 2017 involved using stencils and Distress inks. In order to help everyone how my thought process worked, I made a video as I went along.
Here is the layout
and the video, although it doesn't show the entire process, gives you some idea of how the layout was made.

Scrapping Your Family Class 7.1.17 Friends Layout from Ladies That Craft on Vimeo.
If you try it out for yourselves please email me a picture of your finished project to Thank you for visiting xx

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Me Time

Christmas time means no classes and a bit of time to craft for myself. One of the things which caught my imagination was Marta's 10minute challenge. Admittedly I didn't do it straight away after watching her video and when I did eventually sit down to have a go, it took me more like 50 minutes but I had so much fun and I really like the result.

There is still a bit more to do but I have hung it on the wall and am giving myself some time to decide what else I want to add.
It was a great way to finish 2016 and a fantastic way to kick start my creativity for 2017.

So looking forward to starting the Mixed media classes in 2017. Bring it on xxxxxx

Monday, 31 October 2016

New Blog

You can now find all of my class work on my Blog

A Weekend with Marta Lapkowska

If you ever want a great weekend crafting then look no further than Art Workshops run by Sue Tucker and Deb Martin. The atmosphere is brilliant. the people really fun to be with and the Art is to die for.

This weekend it was Marta's turn to bring amazing creativity to the Art Workshops and she didn't disappoint. From start to finish it was amazing. The only down side was that it flew by and none of us wanted to come home.

So what did I make. Well the first class in the morning was a vintage heart
In the afternoon we all made a beautiful card and tag.
Then it was back to the hotel for a meal and sleep......lots of sleep lol

Sunday morning started at 9am but as the clocks went back Saturday night, I had an extra hour in bed...much needed lol

The first project this morning has to be my favourite of the weekend, learning to make Marta's mini masterpieces. Fantastic technique and apart from one of my wings refusing to stick, a brilliant result. This is something I will do more of, perhaps on a bigger scale but loved it
After lunch it was the last class of the weekend and we made a lovely book cover. Marta was also good enough to share some of her tips for making the inside pages which will be a work in progress this week.
There is another event going on on line soon which is taking place in Coventry so don't forget to check it out. (Follow the link to find the details HERE
I can, hand on heart say, that if you are looking for a workshop to go to, look at Art Workshops first. You won't be disappointed.

Ooh and Marta's lovely daughter chose my raffle ticket and I won one of the main prizes
And on a personal note I met up with my facebook friends Mags Woodcock, Katie Skilton and Marta  and we had a great time. Here is a picture Marta's husband took just before we left.
and a group photo after one of the classes
Says it all sigh.....Going to have to book another one xxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Things To Alter

A few months ago I was given a selection of dies-cut MDF shapes from Jaqi at Thinks To Alter. Unfortunately due to personal reasons I wasn't able to complete my project in time for the August DT spot but I kept everything safely in a box (because I normally loose anything that goes into my craft room) and today I actually managed to finish the project I have had in my head for so long.

Things To Alter MDF shapes are beautifully cut and so easy to use and there are loads to choose from. Even better this is a UK Company which I am happy to support.

I used an IKEA frame for the base but took out the glass.
It was great to get more than one size in each shape and each with so much detail.
The lettering comes in a variety of sizes and is great for canvas work, picture frames and scrapbook pages.
I added tiny pearl beads and micro beads to give a rich finish (remember when using micro beads apply with a spoon to glue and make sure unused ones go back in the pot.Never apply with a brush or wash away.  Do not put these down the sink as they are harmful to the environment).
I am teaching a Scrapbook Canvas class this weekend so for those of you coming along, we will be using some of these techniques in our project.

If you like to buy any of the MDF shapes  please visit Things To Alter xx