Sunday, 1 September 2013

Stampin' Stars Autumn Winter Blog Hop

Festive Flurries!
I know its only the second of September but Christmas is fast approaching. As I am going on holiday over Christmas I am making all of the decorations for the family (and maybe a few to put in my suitcase!)
The new Autumn/Winter Catalogue has just launched in the UK and I have chosen my favourite item to share with you today-

I love my big shot so I decided to buy the Festive Flurries framelet dies as my first purchase from the catalogue.
I enjoy making 3D decorations rather than cards so here is my make for today...

I have used the different sizes of snowflake shapes to create a beautiful 3D Christmas decoration.
I have also used some of the new designer papers and the glitter card to add some sparkle.

I hope you have enjoyed my make, thankyou for visiting come back soon!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Summer School

For the last week I have been on a Summer School at West Dean College- Exploring Rythm and Repetition in Textiles with Dionne Swift.
I met some amazing and very talented people during the week.

We started off with some simple drawing exercises and then used parts of our drawings to screen print onto fabric.
We also tried out different fabric manipulation techniques.

I saw a pattern in Pattern Magic 2 that really inspired me so I used it to create a sculptural piece of textiles with my printed fabric.

I am really pleased with my work from the week and I am going to continue creating sculptural pieces!

Here are some photos of my work...

Monday, 1 July 2013

Gingham Garden

Today is the day of our Stampin' Stars blog hop! From my blog you can follow a trail of brilliant new ideas all made using brand new products that go on sale today!

Ever since I first saw the pre-order list I have loved the new Gingham Garden designer series paper. The paper is very summery and fresh and I love the different floral designs. The papers feature 6 colours some of them brand new for 2013- Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White. All products featured are available to order from today.

I have had great fun creating giant 3D flowers and gift bows with the new paper. I have used the new white simply pressed clay and the new ink colours to create my own buttons and embellishments.
Below are my paper creations

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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Time to sell

As I have just finished my level 2 city and guilds in upholstery it is time to sell my work.
If only I had the space to keep it all!
My beautiful hand decorated modern butterfly chair is my favourite piece from the year, I am looking for offers in the region of £200.
I also have my two victorian balloon back chairs, these are a matching pair traditionally upholstered, I would like £80 each or £150 for the pair.
I am lucky enough to have a lovely grandad who had made me some oak legs for my giant traditional footstool.  This would look lovely next to my butterfly chair as it is also a bright and vibrant green! I would like £50 for this piece.
I am selling to raise money to buy my own upholstery tools so I can continue working over the summer!
I am open to all reasonable offers please contact me for more information!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Cute as a Button

Button,Button is one of my favourite Stampin' Up stamp sets! I love buttons I must have millions of them! I now also have to mould to make my own! (Coming Soon!). I decided to have a play with my buttons and make something different- not just a card. I have made a pillow box- great for favours, covered a small notebook and made my own gift bows/decorations. 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Best of Flowers

Best of Flowers is a new special set released as part of Stampin' Up!'s 25 years Celebration and I LOVE IT! It is not a set that I would normally buy but I was given it at a Stampin' Up! Convention in Telford. I have used it non stop since I got home, I have used it on the note book and my friends wedding card as featured below. It is £13.95 and only available in clear- contact me for more details.

This card features a small butterfly embellishment that I made using Martha Stewart air dry clay and moulds.
(soon to be coming to Stampin' Up!)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

A little bit more upholstery...

I have been collecting little foot stalls from charity shops over the last few months to re-upholster and 'up-cycle'. I also contacted some fabric companies and asked for samples- a very nice company based in Ringwood replied offering me some of their old fabric books. When I collected them I was delighted as there were almost 10 large and small fabric books. I have used these to create retro foot stalls- the brightly coloured one I gave to my Nan and Grandad for Christmas and the neutral coloured one I am selling on Etsy. I have replaced the foam on both foot stalls.