Saturday, 12 April 2014

Ally Pally April 2014

For those none the wiser, I'm talking about Alexander Palace Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show (BSSS) . An annual road trip for us crafting gals.
After a week of not having good health, plus entertaining the girls during their first week of the Easter holidays, it was a well deserved day out!
Many pennies spent, lots of stamps bought, cardstock, mdf blanks and a few dies later, 3pm came for our show and tell sit down. 
I'll be showcasing some off my purchases during the next few weeks as I am determined to use these items instead of them sitting around in my craft room! Lol. I'm even considering to do a haul video highlighting some of my favourite shops and the bargains that they offered during the shHiow. 
I was totally amazed of our British designers and suppliers of whom I'm determined to be supporting from now on.  There has been too many years where us crafters have coveted US items and waited patiently (or sometimes not so patiently) for them to arrive in the UK. It is very exciting times for us all in the UK!
Any hows, crafty item today is the thank you card that I gave my friend Janina for driving us there and back.  And a bonus photo of a very tired Emma & Karen after a long day of traipsing around all the stalls... Looking forward to next year already!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Creative Palette

It was Karen's birthday so we decided to treat ourselves to something each!  Well I thought that it was a good enough excuse!

Stampendous have brought the creative pallette a see through A4 clear sheet that you can apply mediums to and pull off 'prints' A bit like the Gelli plate, but cheaper! Lol always one for a bargain.

We originally played with Karen's paperartsy fresco paints, but they didn't seem to be successful even with an extender, but when I got home I had a play with some acrylics that I had to hand, namely, my Adirondack paint daubers pictured below.

I had fun with the girls with a few prints and now that I've played more am looking forward to i) making something with these sheets & ii) making more! Lol
Enjoy x

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Well another month has passed and another chance to share my talents with the girls at Craftability.
In the shop there were some new Authentique papers in a mix of ble and yellow, I really wanted to use them so put this layout together. 
We used spritzers to add colour to the base white in the top right and bottom left hand colour.  I was quite impressed in how they jumped into the challenge.
I added several diecuts for added interest using my own memory box and sizzix dies as well as some eksuccess flower punches.
The main patterned pieces were placed as matts behind our photos.
The title was split between stamped, hand written and a diecut on the cricut.