Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Project Life 2

Another picture I found that I am going to make into a  traditional scrapbook page. I haven't ever done one of those so this will be a first. This is my husband!

I'll be back tomorrow with some crafty makes. 

Monday, 22 August 2016

Project Life memory keeping.

Its pouring with rain and I am stuck in the house waiting for someone to come and install a 'smart' meter. So no craft studio for me today but I do keep my project life stuff at home.
At the moment we are in the process of emptying our storage unit and there are a lot of photos in there. This is the loose pile that has accumulated from the first 6 boxes we have done.

My first page is for the pictures I have found of my Dad and his navy days. I know I have quite a few bits of this so haven't finished the page off yet as there will be more to come.

Luckily for me Dad had written on the back of this photo, Fred and Mick, H.M.S. Ashton 1946. My Dad was 17 when this was taken, I wonder where Fred is now?

This is the pile I started with. 

18 pages later and its gone! I haven't finished any of them but at least the pictures are sorted into events and I have done some journalling. 

If you live in the Halifax, West Yorkshire area check out Our Creative Den for our Project Life workshops. get your photos sorted,  its Quick, simple and fun.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Best Birds

Its been a funny old week. I can't believe its Friday already. I have a fund raiser tomorrow for MIND and we are making Christmas cards but I haven't been able to get myself going on other variations this week so I opened a new stamp set - Best Birds.
I bought the stamps but not the dies, now I have used the stamps I know I am going to have to have the dies so another order will be winging its way to Stampin'Up anytime soon.
This is what I made with the stamps first outing, I have kept it very plain and simple but really like it.
Unusual colour combination so I will work on that next week. I think these will be good for a 3D make.

If you are within striking distance of Halifax, W Yorkshire tomorrow please pop in and support us.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Beginners workshop:- the aqua painter

Sorry about no post yesterday, my iPad that I take the pictures with was out of juice and it was being very fussy about which cables it would charge with!

As its Tuesday its Beginners workshop in the Den. ^ weeks ago two ladies came to our first class, one of them had never stamped before the other had dabbled a bit. They have learnt so much in such a short space of time. Today we are starting with the aqua painter and the misting bottle. These are the three cards we are going to make...... would you call them beginners?

This first one uses colouring the block with marker pens misting then putting the block onto the card. The white card is Stampin'Up normal whisper white. Love the wetlands birds.

The second one is stamped first then a water wash with the aqua painter.  After stamping I have also used the aqua painter to colour the deer. and add more colour between the grasses For the plants I have coloured the stamps with the marker pens.

The third card uses the 'Lovely as a tree" which is a brilliant stamp set. For this one I inked the block with the ink pads then spritzed with water. I have used watercolour paper which does take a little longer to absurd all the water but doesn't wrinkle. I let the card dry for a while before stamping the trees.

And this is the table all set up and ready. Do you fancy having a new absorbing hobby. Pop down and see us in the Den. You will be surprised at what you can do.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Classes and workshops

The classes and workshops page has been updated with everything happening during the rest of August.
I will be putting September workshops up during next week........ lots of exciting things happening soon.

Friday, 12 August 2016


Its funny how just when things are going swimmingly you encounter a problem nothing and no one except 24hours of sleep will solve.
Hey ho

At Art in the Pen in Skipton tomorrow. Looking forward to the inspiration. So many talented people out there.
More makes from me on Monday.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Never have a naked door handle.....

We had a late night in the Den yesterday. We were making baubles. Love these, you can make them match your room colour scheme and when you redecorate you have an opportunity to make them all over again in your new colour.

I have them hung on cupboard handles and hooks where there are no coats.

This first one is in summer colours, looks very pretty and delicate

Now for one for an autumnal colour scheme.....

And then there is christmas......

We have a workshop for these on Wednesday 14th September in the evening. Book online via the workshop tab  here . Check out other workshops.