Sunday, 30 October 2011


One of the Scrapagogo DT team recently asked for guinea pigs (aka volunteers) to have a chat for the blog. I thought loads of people would jump at the chance but it must have been a slow week on the forum and I was one of only a handful of volunteers.

Nic, asked me me what made me start scrapbooking, what I like to do LO's (layouts) about and to show some of my favourite LO's.  Now that it's been shown on the blog I thought I'd share them with you.

The first is of Railay, Krabi in Thailand. Thailand is my all time favourite destination so any layout that shows anything about my holidays in Thailand bring an instant smile to my face.

The second layout was of one of my ginger monsters. Look how handsome he is, how could you resist!

And the final, was of Casa Battlo, Barcelona.  Fabulous house in a fabulous city.  It can be found here along with my chat with Nic.


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Junk, junk, junk

I keep everything and I mean everything.  There's no wonder I can't get into my craft room half the time!  One of my latest projects involved taking one of those boxes you get the flowers in - don't ask me the name as I'd be a hopeless promoter.

For ages it sat there covered in tissue tape, gesso'd and inked, until one day I popped into accessorize and discovered these necklaces on sale - very industrial.  Some might even say steampunky but I don't do steampunk (I can see some of my crafty friends rolling their eyes as I type!)  Once the necklace was attached I had a spark of inspiration, grabbed some Stampbord, my trusty Tinkerbella inks (hope they still do these as I'd be lost without them!) and a PaperArtsy stamp.

Here's to my steampunk flower!

I had thought of putting a clock on the stampbord and creating a fake pendulum, but I like the stamp too much!

Hope you like it

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Better late than never

I did a class with Andy Skinner at the Craft Barn back in September (I think) and I've been meaning to blog about it ever since!  I find him inspirational as I'm a technique junkie and Andy specialises in messing with paint and textures.  He works on ceramics a lot and loves working with paints and textures.  I'd never considered what could be done with ceramics , but as I love working with paint I thought this would be an ideal class for me. 

We did some test pieces where we learnt how to create a rust paint effect and then how to use moulding paste.  Moulding paste is a great product as you can get great depth using it.  In the afternoon we all decorated a ceramic box however we wanted.

A really fun day and I met some great crafters.  Can't wait to do Andy's next class in November.

Here's some pictures:

Ceramic tile covered in moulding paste, stamped into and painted

Top of ceramic box covered in gesso and dry brushed

Side of box showing fake rivets

Thanks for looking