After a wee break from these, and bearing in mind how much I have been waffling about new stuff recently, I thought that this one was a perfect finale to March.Read More »
Tag: White Gesso
Live In The Moment
A message to all of us in this one.
Things can get a little fraught, a little tense and a little nerve-wracking but, if we live in the moment, these things will diminish and disappear.Read More »
Make A Difference
Looking at the blog content that I have already put out this year, I have realised that I have been a busy bee indeed!
I have another of those artist trading coin things to share with you today.
At My Happiest
It’s been a while, but I can confidently say that I am at my happiest in a long LONG time. In addition, I am never happier than when I am making and creating, which is more often these days – perhaps a link there?
Anyway, it was this ethos that went into this artist trading card.
Getting My Mitts On Greyboard And Taking On Artist Trading Coins
For a while now I have been mulling over some ideas to make stuff with greyboard – aka construction board/chipboard.
So, after twenty-five 12″ sheets got thumped onto my doormat the other week, I thought I’d best put some of those ideas to use…Read More »
Create Inspire Enjoy
If there is one constant over the last few years it is the never ending cycle of creating, inspiring and enjoying arts and crafts with like minded people.
Whether creating, being inspired or enjoying any kind of creativity, I hope that you will agree that this little foray into mixed media will sum up the story well.Read More »
Mixed Media Recipe Card 3
The library of mixed media techniques continues to build with the third in the series.Read More »
Mixed Media Recipe Card 2
Another creative technique to share with you today from the Mixed Media Recipe series of blog posts.
Mixed Media Recipe Card 1
Something new for you today. As a result of the fun that I have been having with mixed media in the past, I have started compiling a collection recipe ‘cards’ and I thought that it would be a great idea to pop them here for your reference too.Read More »
3D Thursday 11 – An Idea Hatches! Part Two.
When I last left this project in 3D Thursday 9 – An Idea Hatches! I had made the ornate box and was about to decorate it.
Ready to see what happened next?
Be Free And Embrace The Space
Well hello thar! I’m back on the blog and have been making and creating whilst resting and relaxing so have a few things that I am excited to share with you over the next week or so.
Ready? Ok, read on …
All Counties Craft Challenge Diary – Lorry Parks, Lancashire, Ladies, Skype, Lunch, Mines, Mixed Media, Cumbria and Memorable Moments
Packed a lot in again during the last few days so are you ready for the next in the All Counties Craft Challenge dairy?
Good, do read on then.
When last we parted I was off to do a bit more work on the Create and Craft TV channel before heading onto the next workshops.
Due to finishing quite late and having to complete a three hour drive up to Preston in Lancashire I ended up having to use a lorry park as my overnight accommodation; the first of several over the next few days believe it or not.
Here is what my glamorous view looked like.
To cap it all it even started snowing making for a quite chilly night.
Good job I have two 13.5 tog duvets to keep me cozy during the nights.
Was going to ask one of the lorry drivers if they fancied sharing some body warmth but thought that that might not be taken in the way that I meant it so decided not to.
Anyway, sleep over and it was off to Hunkydory HQ – The Inspirations store in Preston.
Followers of this diary will note that I have been here before however the store had had a makeover and unbeknownst to me this was their re-opening celebration – also unbeknownst to me it appeared that I had been volunteered to cut the ribbon with the lovely Anne-Marie!
Store founder, Anne – seen behind me in this image, was keeping a close eye on the day as were the lovely and friendly team of ladies that keep the store running like clockwork.
What you don’t see is that there was a press photographer and a large crowd standing in front of us – nervous much!
Anyway, time to crack on with the workshop.
The reason that I had been invited back was to host a couple of days on the Scan N Cut so off we went!
The thing that I love about these classes is the concentration faces when the ladies are working through a challenge – hehe!
Better still is when concentration faces …
… turn into gleeful faces!
There was a whoopee building there – can you see it about to errupt?!
Lots of people got involved in the visit even if they weren’t involved in the workshop including this glorious couple of who made a special trip to make a donation – and some cheeky shopping by the looks of the trolly ;)
There’s no hiding it from the hubby, he’s right there with you! Hehe.
Right, truck stop again tonight. Want to see the stunning view from the cab of Maisy?
Beauty, right? Another cold one. Hot water bottle out tonight.
Morning brought some sunshine and a drive to Cumbria where I was expected at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont.
This is the home of a particular colour believe it or not. Egremont red, of which I am now the proud owner!
You can see the colour on the building.
The colour comes from the old mine that is still on the site.
A very cool and artsy place with it’s own colour!
Time to assemble the ladies though and get cracking on the mixed media clock faces.
Oh, looks like they are ready and off already! lol!
The project for the day was this.
Kinda cool I thought.
Think the ladies had a good time of it and really put their own spin on the project.
A press photographer even turned up on the day and, whilst we were doing selfies, he got some snaps too. Here’s us posing for him while trying to do a selfie – not easy to look in two places at once.
So lets try that again!
Ok, one more truck stop and then I am so totally checking into a caravan site.
So lovely, there were hardly any lorries there.
The mornings seem to see the biggest flow through of lorries with the overnight haulage guys doing their plop stops.
Ok, no more workshops until Friday so I am off into the country to catch up with myself.
Being in Cumbria I’d be an idiot not to have visited the lake district … especially on a sunny day like this!
After a fair bit of the M6 this was the road that would wind and curve for about an hour, with places that I had to breathe in to fit through, before I got to the caravan park.
Although I had a fair bit to catch up on I promised myself a brief walk out if it remained sunny … WOO HOO IT STAYED SUNNY!
Within less than 30 mins of the caravan site, I was treated to all of this!
Thanks for taking the time to catch up. See you again soon!
Past, Present, Future MDF Memory Matchbox
Hallo again. I’ve been having another play with MDF decorating techniques and came up with a lovely little project that I believe you will like.
It did however go bottom up and nearly ended up flying across the room.
Ready for a reason why ‘less is more’?
Then let’s get started.Read More »
Time For Tea and Biccies With Jo Sonja
Well hello thar. Now, I often start these blog posts asking if you’ve got your cuppa ready.
Well, thought I, where is mine?!
I decided therefore that if I was going to make my own, I’d jolly we’ll make something lovely to carry it from kitchen to ‘lounge’ on.
So, if you’ve got your cuppa ready, let me tell you more …Read More »
Ceramic Look, With MDF?
For a recent playtime I showed you a couple of designs using Stampscape rubber stamps.
In this next post I am heading back to some stamps that I have had with me for a while. They are the Cover-A-Card stamps from Impression Obsession.Read More »
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