Friday, 16 September 2016

Ally Pally here I come...

I'm up at Ally Pally tomorrow demoing for That's Crafty. I'm working with the Pebeo Iridescent paints and also the Metallics (gorgeous colours). There are also some new bases that I'll be using and a new product for doing quick transfers, the operative word being 'quick'. And, very exciting, I'll be using That's Crafty's new stamps.

Here are some sneak peeks:



I'm also doing a Make n Take using one of the new acrylic Uprights:


There are fantastic demos and Makes n Takes going on all day on both days, so if you can't bear to see all my mess, come and watch someone else - Lauren Hatwell, Carol Fox, Alison Hall - you've got plenty to choose from!

We're all on Stand B10.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

More JOFY as promised....

Here are some more pages of my tag book for my class next week:






If you want to come along, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking.
Helen



Sunday, 11 September 2016

JOFY, JOFY, JOFY...

I've had a lovely time creating a card and acrylic tag book for the Inky Fingers group on Wednesday 21 September at The Craft Barn.These stamps - JOFY 45 and 46 - are just so lovely to work with and colour:



The idea is that the acrylic pages can stand alone or overlay the page behind:



I'll show you some more later in the week.

Thanks for looking.
Helen


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Exciting news...

There's a new digital mixed media magazine coming out very soon called:


Katy Leitch (previously editor of Craft Stamper and Scrap 365) is the owner, editor, chief, boss, gopher etc etc - it's her brilliant idea in other words and I can't wait to see the first issue.
Head on over to the facebook page for more info.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Clean and Simple? Me?

The new challenge over on the Crafty Individuals blog is up and it's Clean and Simple designs.
Now anyone who knows me will realize that clean and simple is not my style, but I rose to the challenge and, I have to say, rather enjoyed it!
Her's a couple of them:




So, if I can do it anyone can!

Thanks for looking.

Helen

Friday, 2 September 2016

Upcycling with PaperArtsy

I've got a post over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight featuring a piece of jewellry made from an old belt buckle:


While I had this stamp set out, I also made a brooch from shrink plastic:



 I die cut the shrink and stamped it with StazOn and then put it in the oven to do its stuff - I much prefer using the oven as it doesn't blow away or stick to itself. The quote is from Hot Pick 1604:


Then I flipped it over and coloured the reverse side with alcohol ink pens:


Then I varnished it and cut a piece of white card for the back:


I layered it onto felt and embellished with beads:


There we go - very easy to make!

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Very messy...

Had a lovely time at Stamperama with That's Crafty and made a lovely mess.

In fact I was messy even before the show opened as I was a bit enthusiastic squeezing the Pebeo black gesso (to die for!) and managed to get it all up my arms. Went to clean up but the doors had opened, everyone was streaming in so had to hurry back to my post! You'll be pleased to know that it's all now washed off - oh no, wait a mo, still a bit going up my arm with some dabs of the Pebeo iridescent paint (also to die for!) red, green and blue!

Here are a few more of the samples I made:




That first one would probably be a good one to hang on my art room door!

Thanks for looking!
Helen