Friday, 28 May 2010

Hi everyone, just popped by to tell you about The Craft Barn's free postage on all UK orders until midnight Monday 31st and also that they have a fun Bank Holiday quiz with two £30 vouchers up for grabs. One for a shop entry and one for an email entry. So local ladies if you feel like a trip out over the weekend you can pop in or otherwise take part from the comfort of your armchair!!
I shall be there tomorrow demoing decopatch which is nice and easy to do. Using a paper which is a bit like tissue paper, you glue it on to whatever your project is and then add some more glue over the top. This gives a nice varnished look to the finished piece. You can use it on most surfaces and doesn't take long to do. Looks especially good on papier mache shapes that are so popular at the moment. I will take some pictures and show you next time.
Anyway, head on over to The Craft Barn Blog using the link at the side and have a go at the quiz. Good Luck to you all.

See you soon,

Jane xx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Sorry, haven't put anything on here for a while. I've been pretty busy but haven't actually got much to show for it!!!
I am starting to get back to work again which is good. It's my one year anniversary this week of my diagnosis, can't believe a year has gone already. Just waiting on some test results and then I hope that will be it for a while. I think I have visited just about every department of my local hospital!!! It will be nice not to have to go back there for a while. I really apreciate everything they have done for me and the NHS have been absolutely superb.
Well, I am playing with a new product that I saw being demoed at the NEC earlier this year. It's called Papersoft and it is a paint that is used to colour paper and card but it gives very soft colouring. I will get some pics of the pots and applicators which will be easier than trying to describe it to you. I need to do some work with it for the extravaganza in June which is coming up fast now. Don't forget to come on June 12th and 13th there is a fantastic line up of demonstrators from all over coming.
The card I am showing you today is the 21st card I made for my niece. A very pinky girl!!! Sorry it's an easel again but they are just my favourite and she hadn't seen one before.
Enjoy the sunshine,

Jane xx

Monday, 3 May 2010

What a busy weekend, don't know where the time goes. Can't say I've got anything to show for it either!!
We were going to get on with digging the pond ready for the brickwork to be started.
I use the term 'we' loosely as, of course I am not able to get stuck into the digging or soil shifting. I'm pretty good at supervising though!! Unfortunately the weather was against us and it is no good digging clay when it is wet and gooey. The hole is nearly finished so hopefully with a few more dry days it will be done. Really hope to get the pond sorted for the summer - if we have one this year.
Well I grabbed an hour in my craft room this afternoon and had a little play with flower making. I had a quick go at these last week. They are so easy to do and look so pretty. This one was made from copy paper coloured with distress inks and punched with a flower punch. Quick scrunch and voila!!!

See you soon,
Jane xx