Friday, 28 June 2013

Jewellery Demonstration at Otter Nurseries on Sunday June 30th

Hi all,

I am demonstrating DoCrafts Cousin's Jewellery at Otter Garden Centre, Ottery St Mary near Honiton on Sunday June 30th from 10.00 - 4.00pm. Come along and see what you can make from the Cousins range of jewellery products in store.

This necklace was made using felt as a backgound and beads and metal embellishments were added plus ribbon and felt flowers. You can use up all your odd bits and pieces with this necklace. 

At the demo I'll be showing everyone how to make a simply Dragonfly from just a few beads and beading wire plus lots of other things too.

With Christmas time looming once again, I tend to start my jewellery making now. Now is a good time to buy my jewellery products and start thinking about presents for family and friends. Come along and see what you could make.   Hope to see you there...

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Imagination Crafts Blog Candy

Hi all
Imagination Crafts are offering two lots of blog candy for you.  Take a look here Imagination Crafts Inspiration Blog for details on how to win.

Also, over on the Imagination Crafts Challenge blog you can also win more goodies.  Why not enter - you never know, you may just end up winning these lovely products.

Friday, 14 June 2013

"Summer Blooms" with WoW Embossing Powders

Hi folks,

Here's my latest post on the "WoW" Embossing Powder blog - The theme this month is "Nature" so Iv'e created this canvas with embossed flowers and a Butterfly.  Click here to be taken to the WoW blog and see how I made it.

 I love embossing - one of my favourite crafts and very versatile too. I'm able to play with my new Melt Pot now so the world of embossing is my oyster as they say.  More exciting projects coming your way very soon.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Exciting News - I'm on the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog Design Team

Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog Design Team

At last I can let you know a bit of my good news - I made it onto the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog Design Team.   Whooppeeee

I can't wait to get crafting with all the lovely Sparkle Mediums, Stencils and more.  Imagination Crafts also have lots of new products coming out very soon so watch this space for details and time of shows on QVC with the lovely Sue Baker in July.

I am really looking forward to working with the other ladies on the team. Why not Follow the Challenge Blog and join in with all the challenges each month. I'm looking forward to see what you all make.  The first challenge is "Anything goes". Just click on the Imagination Craft Challenge Blog Badge on the right to be taken to the Challenge Blog and see what it's all about...

 Happy crafting -  Back soon with more projects, ideas and inspiration.....

Thursday, 6 June 2013


Hi again -

My Silk Fibre Craft Workshop was very well received. The ladies from  Beer W.I. had a lovely time playing with the silks, choosing their colours to decorate their vases and glasses and loved the idea of "make it float on air" before applying to the glassware.

 Lots of ladies wanted to carry on with their crafting at home so purchased some silks from me too. These can be found on my website (currently being updated). Hopefully I'll be back online very soon.

You can see them in the picture here floating silks and having a lovely time. The Workshop was very well recieved and everyone enjoyed themselves.  As well as using Silks to decorate a variety of objects, I also demonstrated how to make Silk Papers too. Lots of ladies have gone away with a totally new and adaptable hobby.

The Silk Fibre Craft is one of my most popular Workshops. Iv'e been offering this particular Workshop for years and am still getting in the requests from all sorts of Community Groups etc., .  Because anyone can achieve a lovely hand-crafted piece - you don't have to be skilled at anything and it's so much fun into the bargain too.
 I have some very exciting things coming up in the near future too . WATCH THIS SPACE FOR EXCITING NEWS COMING VERY SOON......            
My Stand at the Silk Fibre Craft Workshop.
I was, yet again asked to write a book about this subject and that's something that I already have planned and is in the pipeline already. Lots to do and so little time.....
Beer W.I. ladies  busy crafting at the Workshop.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

My stamps on Copper Sheet

Hi all,

I've used my own range of stamps for this card and stamped onto Copper Sheet to give an "alternative" look to a card. The copper can be coloured using heat and then it changes colour to give some lovely effects.

I'm a busy, busy bee at present regarding crafting. I have some VERY exciting things going on at the moment which are a secret for the time being - I'll let you know about them soon.

I am off to the yearly DoCrafts Designer Conference on Monday to meet up with all the other DoCraft Designers and have a good chat about how things are going etc.,

When I get back from that it's straight down to work again on Wednesday 5th June with a talk to the Beer W.I. ladies about my Silk Fibre Craft. They will all be having a go at decorating with silks and I'll have all my Silk creations on display as well as my cards etc.,  Watch this space for some of my Silk and Felt creations in future.....

Check out the Craftingcafe blogspot too - click here to pop along and see what it's all about - why not enter this month's challenge -  The theme is  "Here Come the Boys" - give it a go and see what you can come up with. You may just win a prize....