Sunday, 30 September 2012

A new Challenge for you!!

Hi everyone,

How are you all??
Did you know it is only 85 sleeps until Christmas!!!
That is scary!!!!  Where has this year gone????
Today is the start of a new challenge over on TCBblog!!!
Here is a little clue.....
Dare you miss it??????  Pop over to the blog now
 and find out all about it!!!
See you soon,
Jane x

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Vellum Week

Hello again,

Over on The Craft Barn Blog we are playing with Vellum.
It is also my week to make a Calendar project.
This week is January and I thought Vellum would be perfect for some
die-cut snowflakes.....
Pop on over there now to see how it was made!!!

Hope you like it, be back soon!!

Jane x 
Materials I used -

The Crafters Workshop template - Flurries

Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire

Marianne Design Creatables: Snowflake 1 and Snowflake 2

The Special off at The Craft Barn this week..... 

"You will see during this vellum week that Isa'sArt is using the metal tools on her vellum

(Pergamano style), so we are offering 10% off a couple of tool kits so you can have a go at this technique.

Use the code VELLUM10 at checkout"

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A new Challenge on TCB blog!!!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a good weekend, hasn't the weather changed today!!
I think it has rained here all day!!!
So, what is happening over on  The Craft Barn Blog.......
......a new challenge coming soon!!!
Head over there now to check out the details.....
And don't forget to look and see what the DT are doing over this
coming week!
See you soon with my next project.
Jane x

Friday, 14 September 2012

My new Journey.......

Hi everyone......
Just thought I'd let you know that I embarking on a new journey......
in the art world.........
Yes, I have just discovered Art Journalling...... a bit different
to what I have been doing for a while!!
Wow....I am totally hooked, loving getting messy!!!!!!
Watch this space.....
See you soon,
Jane x

Monday, 10 September 2012


Gosh where has this last week gone?????
Summer has finally arrived and it has been sooo hot these last few days.
Saturday, I spent a few hours at The Barn with my Grand Calibur as we
were showing the different die-cutting machines available.
When I left and went to my car, it was boiling and lovely to put the roof down
and drive home topless..........ha ha !!!!
Anyway, this week on The Craft Barn blog we are looking at die-cutting.....
I have been plaing with the Pop'n'Cuts dies which are so
nice to work with...... 

and the inside......

This is the other card......

and the inside .....

If you head on over to the blog here you will see how I made them and what else
I was playing with!!!!!!!!

See you soon,
Jane x

Materials I used -

Sizzix Pop'n'Cuts Base and Insert Die: Horizontal A2

Sizzlets Hello Set and Love Set

Magenta Papers - Tea Garden and Peace

Hobby Art Stamps - Sentiments Set

First Edition Paper Pad - Dreamcatcher

and the special offer  -

Our special off this week

Spend £30 on Sizzix products between Sept 10th and 17th and get a £5 voucher back

(you will find it in your parcel)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

This week on TCB Blog!!

Hi everyone,

Not quite sure what happened here but I should have posted this yesterday!!!

This week on The Craft Barn Blog we will be showing you
what we have been up to using Transfer Artist Paper or TAP for short! 
I chose to use it on fabric which it is wonderful for.....
haven't done any sewing for ages so this was a nice change for me!!

a close up of part of the image...... 

Check out the blog to see how I made it and what the other DT
members have been up to!!
Do have a go with this paper it is sooooooo clever!!
It is excellent for making personalised pressies using photos!!!
But check out the rules on the blog of using other images - copyright!!
See you soon,
Jane x
Materials I used -

Crafty Individuals 2 1/4" squares - Nostalgia 2

White Polycotton


and the special offer for this week at The Craft Barn is.......

Our special offer this week will be 15% off Distress Stains

Enter the code DISTRESS15 at checkout


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Art Journal Challenge

Hi folks,

Hope you've had a good weekend!!
I was at The Craft Barn yesterday demoing, had a great day and as usual got
 to sit with lovely ladies and gents!!!
Without you our demos would not be so enjoyable!
Anyway today over at The Craft Barn Blog, a new challenge has been
Art Journals!!
Fancy a go.......want to win this???????
then click here
Good Luck!!
Jane x