Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Home Sweet Home

Hi everybody,
Can't believe it's been over 6 months since my last post and what a busy 6 months it has been. I have had lots of Docrafts demos and been lucky enough to play with some really fab goodies.
Today, I wanted to share with you something I made for my demo in my friend's shop, Beacon Crafts in Sedgley. Helen has a really lovely litle shop which sells craft items, wool and haberdashery, it's a proper little Aladdin's cave.

This is made from a kit from one of my favourite companies at the moment, Tando Creative. The kits are great because you can  decorate them any which way you want. here, i have inked the backgrounds and then stamped some flourishes on the houses and the roofs have a little harlequin pattern on them.
I hope to be using more Tando products in the future as they are so easy to work with and make lovely gifts. I'm sure one day when Mum and Dad have visited, I'm going to find this has disappeared off my wall, she keeps dropping hints x
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to have more for you very soon
Lou x


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

While the cat's away..........

Hi all,

Spent a fantastic day at the NEC yesterday at Stitches, the trade craft show with my dear friend Helen who owns a lovely little craft shop in Sedgley called Beacon Crafts.

Anyhow, because of this and also spending a very lovely weekend with hubby and the boys and also  a baby shower for my friend Jodie, I haven't had much time to play since last week's offerings.

As some of you may know, hubby and I are both scout leaders, I do the little ones, the Beavers, and Gary does Cubs. On a regular basis, the Cubs go off on camp for the weekend and this means that hubby and no 3 son disappear to do scouty things. On one such weekend last year, I had a bit of time on my hands, 2 whole days, where the housework seemed to get forgotten and my 2 big boys did their own thing, so I had to craft and this is what I came up with, a photo frame without a photo!


I hope you like it, and I'm off now to continue with the cat and mouse theme, I'm upcycling a mousetrap !!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Lou x


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ah Bisto

Hi everyone,

Thought I would just pop a little post on today to show you a little project that has been whizzing round my head for weeks, ever since I had my kit from Docrafts. Well, finally, after days of planning, here it is.

This post is called Ah Bisto because that's exactly what it is- an old granules can. I've used X cut dies to cut a base and then coverred it all in contrasting Vintage Notes papers, which I have to say, are stunning.

Then a made the large blue rose using my Tim holtz Tattered Florals die and then just kept on adding until I reached the top.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Lou x

Monday, 11 February 2013

Best laid plans and all that

Hey everyone,

Just a little post today to let you know how stupid I am. Went to pay an instalment for my son's trip to France this morning and OMG what a panic, could not find my debit card anywhere. After careful  thought, I realised I had left it in a shop in our local shopping centre yesterday. It must of been those two pairs of fabby boots I bought that took my mind off things. lol

Anyhow, snow day for the little one, big two still had to go to school, so instead of a leisurely crafting day that I had planned, a four bus round trip to retrieve the card which, thankfully, the store had put into their safe. What a relief!!!

 Now, however, after a nice cuppa, I thought I would share a couple of demo cards from this Jan/Feb loop from Docrafts. These two ranges, Vintage Notes and Chronology have been an absolute delight to work with and although one is quite masculine and the other very pretty pastels and all things girly, mix and match quite well.

I have no more demos until the new products are launched in March  but I know I will carry on using these ranges for a good while, or at least until my stash runs out which I don't think will be very long!!

Hope you like them and thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Catch up time

Hi there.Long time no see as they say. Can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged.Last year was really manic and I seemed to have so many other things to do, my little crafty world got rather neglected. Hopefully, 2013 will be different. Have just posted the dates of my Docrafts demos so far for the coming year. The first one is next week and I'm busy prepping for that. Hopefully, I can pop some piccies on here in the coming days. Hope everyone had a fabby New Year. Catch you all later. xxx