Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Woodware Week !!

Hi folks,

Summer is here at last, YAY!!!!!!
Actually, do i really mean that, I am warm enough with hot flushes
without this heat!!!

Anyway, this week on The Craft Barn Blog we are playing
with Woodware products.

It is my turn to do a step by step and I chose to use the lovely
Huge Happy Birthday stamp, I liked it the very first time I saw it and knew
it would end up coming home with me at some stage!!

I made cards showing two different ways of using it and here they are....

This one uses Copics.....

This one uses papers....

So what do you think???
  If you want to see how they were made, you know where to go!!!

See you soon,

Jane x
Materials used -

Friday, 20 July 2012

I just love Cliff!!!!

Hi everyone,

I just love Cliff from Art Impressions!!!  He makes me smile whenever I see him!!

I think we all know someone like him! Ha ha !!!

He is so lovely to colour!!  And I think the sentiment says it all!!!!
Another of my samples from the Extravaganza.

As usual he was coloured with Copics and the clouds were airbrushed
using a Memory Box die.

Hope you like him,

Jane x

Copics used - E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37, Y02, B00, B05, C1, 2, 4, 6, 0
Airbrush and B91
Art Impressions stamps - Cliff, Revin for Trouble
Memory Box die - Marshmallow Clouds

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Dry Embossing week


It is dry embossing week over on The Craft Barn Blog this week.

You will be able to see many different ways to use what has now become a very important bit of kit to us crafters!!!!!

Of course I couldn't resist using my trusty Copics......

If you pop over to the blog you will be able to see how it was made!!!

And don't forget there will be more ideas for you over the week!!

See you soon,

Jane x

Materials used -

Friday, 13 July 2012

Free Postage at The Craft Barn!!!!

Hi everyone!!,

Just a quickie tonight ......
to tell you that if you have any shopping to do on The Craft Barn website,
get over there now as Sandy has announced free postage
from Thursday 12th July until 9.00 am on Monday 16th July
on all UK orders and
free postage on orders over £30 for destinations outside the UK!!!

So what is stopping you?????

Go take a look.........

See you soon,

Jane x


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

British Summertime at its best!!!!!!

Hi everyone,

How are you enjoying our lovely summer weather........

Had to take some pictures of this hailstone storm which just hit us.....

This managed to fall out of the sky over Surrey in a matter of minutes,


Just been out to look at the garden and all my lovely hosta leaves
 are ripped to pieces,

Whatever next........

Jane x

Monday, 9 July 2012

Fabric Week on The Craft Barn Blog!!

Hi everyone,

Think I have just about recovered from the Extravaganza last weekend.
 Unfortunately, my work room hasn't, I really need to get out there and give it a major clean up!! 
 I have a table which measures roughly 7' by 4' and I end up working in a space about 18" square!!!!!
  What a mess!! Well I can get all nice and tidy now, don't you hate it when you can't find things!!

Anyway, it's Fabric Week on The Craft Barn Blog this week.
  There are some really pretty materials on the website and it is nice to be able to use them for different projects.  I am kicking off the week with a card.......

These fabrics are so pretty and such lovely bright colours!!

If you head on over to the blog you can see how I made it and don't forget to check out the projects
 all week from the other Dt members!!

See you soon,

Jane x
Materials used -

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Not Art Impressions today!!!

Hi everyone,

Thought today I would show another of the Kanban Moulin Divas ladies, these proved very popular at the weekend.  They are lovely stamps to work with and stamp really nicely!

Today's stamp is Belle Femme

 I came out of my comfort colours for this one, couldn't have a completely pink and purple table!!!
I actually really enjoyed using these colours for a change and will definitely use them more.

I have also used Crystal Stickles on this lady but unfortunately it doesn't really show in the photo!

The patterned paper is from a  First Edition paper pack called Isabelle - I had to use that !!!
(Youngest daughter!!)

And here she is.....
off to her Prom last week, I am going to be in soooooo much trouble if she sees this!!!!!

Well, that is all today,

Jane x

First Edition Paper Pack - Isabelle
Kanban Clear Stamps - Moulin Divas - Belle Femme
Copics - E000, 00, 02, 21, 33, 37, R20, BG10, 11, 13, 15, 18
B91, C00, 1, 2, 3, 0
Stickles - Crystal
Memeory Box die - Valencia Border
Ribbon and Lace from stash!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Art Impressions week on The Craft Barn Blog


My day today on The Craft Barn Blog and my favourite stamps and favourite colouring materials.......can it get any better??????

For this project I chose Dotty, she is just wicked.......

The background was spritzed with Copics in a mister bottle, something I am having a lot of fun
 with at the moment!!  

So if you pop over to the blog you will see Dotty and what everyone else has been up to!!

See you soon,  

Jane x

As ususal, here are the materials I used......


Monday, 2 July 2012

Didn't we have a lovely time????

Hi everyone,

Wow what a weekend!!!!  The Craft Barn Extravaganza is over for another year!!
Saturday was extremely busy and we were all kept hard at it all day!!  I met some really
 nice people and thanks to you all for your lovely comments.

Unfortunately I was struggling a little with Vertigo due to an ear problem
 (so the doctor thinks).
 On Friday I really didn't think I was going to make it and the lovely Chris Dark
 agreed to step
 in for me, not only to demo but also to take my Copic class in the afternoon.
  Thanks Chris!!!
  It made me feel a lot better just to know that you were there in
 the wings if I needed you!!!

Well, I made it and I had a really good, although sometimes dizzy time,
 I would have been
 so disappointed if I had been unable to join in the fun!!
As usual there were some wonderful demonstrations, something for everyone.

I can now start putting some of the cards on here that I have been working
 on over the past few months.
I was demoing Copics with Kanban and Art Impression stamps. 
Anyway to begin with, here is the wonderful 'Lawn Ranger'.....

He is coloured with Copics and the background is Airbrushed.  For the cloud shape
 I used a Memory Box die.

 I can't help but smile when I look at his face!!!

And the caption says it all.......

Oh I just love these stamps!!!!

If you want to see some more, The Craft Barn Blog is showing a different one each day.
  It is this weeks challenge for the DT!!!

Well, I shall be back soon,

Jane x

Art Impressions Stamps - The Lawn Ranger and Revin for Trouble
Copics - E0000, E000, E00, E11, RV11, B91, B93, B95, E31, E33, E35,
              R24, R27, R29, C1, C3, C5, C6, C7, C9, 0
Copic Airbrush and B91
Memory Box Die - Marshmallow Clouds