Monday, 30 January 2012

DoCrafts Demo at Homefayre, Crewkerne -4th Feb.

My next demo is at Homefayre in Crewkerne in Somerset on Saturday 4th February. I'll be demonstrating the latest DoCrafts products including the Hot Diggity Dog range, Parkstone Pink and Burleigh Blue Capsule Collection.

 Take at look at the new Creativity Magazine. The magazine includes 2 free gifts. Each free gift is a set of 8 A4 pages full of Decoupage images for you to cut out. That makes 16 A4 pages in all - ALL FREE. My projects are on pages 36 and 37 with Step by Steps on how to make the card that you see above plus lots more projects all created from this month's Goody Bag which will be on sale in store.
I hope you can make it to the demo - Iv'e been experimenting with new techniques and new folds for you all to see so please come along and take a look.

As usual, Tina the Manager will be selling some real bargains on the day so don't miss out. 

Friday, 27 January 2012

Busy Designing with my new stamp range

Iv'e been a very busy girl today designing cards with my new stamps. I love the way you can mix and match each image with each different set.   More to come very soon.... 

There is a DEMONSTRATION of my Stamps on Saturday, 18th February at Buy and Save in Wellington from 10,00am - 3pm. Please come along and see what you can achieve using the new Stamp Sets from Christines Crafty Art.

The following cards are made using images from Set 1 - Iv'e stamped the image/scene with blue watersoluble ink and used a paintbrush to blend in the colour. Plain and simple but effective, especially when used with a patterned paper background.

These three matching cards would make a great gift set for someone.
I love these scenes stamped in monochrome and then blended to add definition.
Can't wait to get playing again with more from my new set. Iv'e got lots of ideas so watch this space........ 

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

My new Stamps are now on my website...

Here's a taster of my new stamp designs......Set 2 consists of 4 sets of stamps, all different designs that can be used to "Build a Landscape".

They can be used to create scenes on their own or mix and match with the stamps from Set 1 (6 different sets of various scenes)  I can't wait to get creating with them and experiment with different products to get different effects.

I'm planning a few Demonstrations in a variety of stores in the southwest to show different ways of using the stamps so watch this space for venues and dates in the year ahead.

I'm off now to have a play... back soon with more news of demo's for DoCrafts and projects for WoW Embossing Powders as well as my own creations.....

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

My first project for WoW Embossing Powders is on their blog now....

This is my first project for WOW Embossing Powders.

I'm on their Design/Demonstrator Team and my first project is live on their blog for all to see. It's a heart hanger, made with a magnetic background so that you could use it as a fridge magnet if you wanted.
Embossed Heart with metal arrow and
 embossed Key
It's embossed with WoW powders and cut out using a Heart Die with the Big Shot. 

The close up shows the Embossing and Iv'e added a metal key and lock embossed with gold pearl powder plus a wire arrow made with jewellery findings.

Friday, 13 January 2012

I'm so excited.....My new Stamps have arrived.....


At last, my new stamps have arrived. There are 4 Sets - 
Seaside Landscape Features, Trees and Fences, Flowers and Ferns and Boy on a Rock Landscape Scene Set. You can Build a Landscape with them or use them on their own. The designs are all mix and match with the first set that I produced too.   I can't wait to get crafting with them.   Here's a sneaky peek at just one of the many new stamps from Seaside Landcape Features in the new range. 

Watch this space for new designs and projects made with both sets - The stamps will be on my website next week but in the meantime, I will make up some projects for you all to see next week ..... Off to play now............

Thursday, 12 January 2012

My Creativity Magazine Cards -Jan/Feb issue

I created these cards for the Jan/Feb issue of the DoCrafts Creativity Magazine.

The cards were all made using the Jan/Feb Goody Bag. Check out the magazine for the full Step by Step instructions and product  details. 

The Goody Bag includes Capsule Collection papers, dimension outline stickers, ribbons, flowers, decoupage (die cut and decoupage that you cut out yourself)  and more....
The Papermania Capsule Collections allow you to mix and match as all the colours go together. There are ribbons, bows, buttons, sparkly flowers, papers and more in each Capsule Collection Set and the colours all go together so there's no hunting around your craft stash trying to find matching papers anymore.  I particularly like the new Burleigh Blue range in stores now. 


Here is your free Digi-Stamp for January - such a cute little dog...

Come on - I'm still waiting...
My new stamps should be here next week - they are all made and ready to go. I'll be making lots of cards and putting them on my blog for all to see. This month's free Digi-Stamp can be used alongside my new stamps so I'll be playing with my craft stash big time. Watch this space.

Please become a "Follower" on my blog and you can receive a Free Digi-Stamp every month or so. You will need to right click on him then copy and paste into your graphics programme. He will need to be cut out so that you can use him on cards etc.,
Hope you like him. More to come in future.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

It's all Kicking off at WOW Embossing Powders

I'm so thrilled to be part of the new WOW team. Keep a look out for the new WOW Blog coming soon at  for news of all the new Designers and Demonstrators plus lots of inspiring projects for you. Exciting things coming your way with new products, powders, stamps and more.....

I can't wait to get crafting and creating. As I like to experiment with all sorts of crafts and materials, using these powders will give me a new boost to my crafting. I'm feeling a bit bored with the "same old" cute and cuddly projects (which is why I designed my own range of stamps) so need a boost for the new year and these powders certainly inspire ideas. I can't wait to use them with my new stamp range. I'll be posting projects onto my blog in the weeks to come so keep visiting...

Monday, 2 January 2012


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. I'm really looking forward to an exciting and crafty year ahead.
Creating and making something "different" is what I aim to do this year. Demonstrating and Designing for DoCrafts and now also  "WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS",  I aim to make 2012 a crafty year to remember using all the new fantastic products but in unusual ways.

WATCH THIS SPACE  for new and exciting things to come from Christinescraftyart.  With this in mind I'm re-vamping my website.  There will be  new products including my new set of "Build a Landscape" Stamps and new "Fibres" too to get your creative juices flowing with a host of new crafting ideas.  Hopefully video tutorials will follow.

Also I'm currently planning new CRAFT HOLIDAYS covering a variety of crafts to include Card-Making, Paper-Making, Jewellery, Silk Fibre Craft  and Felting - all in the beautiful south west England.  WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO IN THE WEEKS TO COME....

I'm planning more WORKSHOPS too - Kirstie Allsopp eat your heart out..-perhaps Kirstie would like to attend and learn even more crafty skills....... I'll keep you all up to date as things progress so Happy New Crafting Year to you all....