Thursday, 27 February 2014

How old am I?

Well that rather depends, about 96 in every day situations, but in the studio with my toys about 8 years and very happy.
This week I have been playing with  Junk Journals, I just love these. The idea is to use up all the bits and pieces you have left after crafting, instead of storing them in countless bags and boxes that will come in useful one day!
I wanted a fabric cover.
This is the inside with a pocket.
Fabulous fabric from the Lovely Lizzy. I added some image transfers.
Gorgeous gold ribbon as a closure.
Yummy papers. Now these where not bits of waste as this book I am doing for myself and it is quite large at,  8.5 x 12 x 2.5 inches!
Setting rivets.
Stitching signatures.
Fiddly but fun.
Junk Journal Spine.
Love looking at the edges and the fibers.
To Be Continued!
Also on the subject on journals.....,

Three sets of playing cards in three different sizes.
Cards removed and boxes trimmed.
A selection of papers for signatures.

Three sets of signatures.
Stitching cradle.

Next one

Love Love Love!
And a tiny one

See you later. x

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Washi Tape

Hello my dears, are you well? I do hope so. Today I am going to show you how to make my own Washi Tape. I love this stuff, but the really nice ones are really expensive, so  I think it is time to run a few experiments of my own and here is the first report there will be more.....,
Get some decorated tissue paper and cut in half, just so it is more manageable. 
Some double sided tape in various widths.
Put in on a non stick surface. Make sure you are sticking the tape on the BACK of the tissue paper.
Place the tape over parts of the design you really like.
Cover the tissue paper with tape.
And rip it apart!
Tidy the edges.....,
And black them!

Now I am onto colouring the tissue paper, and of course stamping your own tissue paper to turn it into tape.

Monday, 17 February 2014

It's started, first stock arrives for the new shop! Jo Wilson's ARTefactory Emporium!

Well here we go! The new shop may not be built yet, but the first stock has for the next few months the shop at ARTefactory will be mobile... wherever I decide to put on the day! We have got some papers, alphabet rubber stamps, and ribbons. Some smash books and associated notes, washi tape and charms. A veritable feast for the creative soul.

A sneaky peaky.... enjoy!
Lots of boxes
ooooo stock
Washi tape and smash books

Tiny alphabets, great for Altered books
Smash books in two styles
Key Charms
Mermaid papers
Ribbons,...... yummy.
That's it for now, see you later in the week. xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Hello Munchkins!

I hope this week finds you in good spirits, even if there has bee a little snow around here. I got Snow excited last night, but it didn't stay and the puppy wouldn't go out! Speaking of Hector, he is nine months old on Friday, Valentines day, arrrh.   How time fly's when your having fun!
What a gorgeous boy.
What have I been doing? Well, quite a bit,

Alice was feeling like she needed to hibernate which got me thinking......., hence the Alice Bear.

I don't think I told you, but I have joined an online group which I can not recommend enough. Run by the wonderful, Teesha and Tracey Moore it is a journalers heaven and called, The Artstronauts Club. You can start from as little as $5 a month. A bigger bargain can not be found. Well I wanted to make some playing card, so I needed to do some backgrounds and here they are, sprits, painted stamped and collaged

to size, these are 9.9 x 7 cms.
lack the edges....of course!
Find pictures
Cut out and glue in place.

Look good colour copied too.
Start to shade
Oh this is space girl and another story!
See you soon. x