Wednesday 31 July 2019

Painting a Fabric Bag with Setacolor Paints from Pebeo (YouTube video)

I've been busy making myself some samples to use soon when I'm out and about and this is one of them. It's a cotton bag which I have painted with Setacolor paint from Pébéo. I've used 7 different variations of Setacolor including opaque, shimmer, 3D, glitter and fabric marker on it and have posted a video on YouTube so you can see how they work together.

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine - issue 199, September 2019

Good morning  What is everyone making today?
I'm experimenting with colour today and it could get messy!
Anyhow, my latest issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine (199, Sept 2019) was delivered yesterday and I keep going back for another look. There are so many absolutely fab projects inside!
In this issue I have a Masterclass on making dimensional bow cards with all the step by step photos showing how to make your own  This will be in the shops in the next few days

Monday 29 July 2019

Memories in Bloom

 I was just admiring the flowers in the garden and noticed that my dad's rose is in full bloom at the same time as my mum's agapanthus. My dad passed away 43 years ago and this rose must surely be coming to its end soon. I'll have to make sure and take some slips from it this year. 

 The agapanthus is always a wonderful sight when it's in full bloom too!  My mum passed away 2 years ago but she gave me this plant many years before that. She had a huge patch of them in the front and back gardens and just loved to see them from her living room window, even when she wasn't able to get outside.

Saturday 20 July 2019

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 24 (video 2)

 Good morning 
I added another video to my YouTube channel last night showing how to use the dies etc in the Tonic Studios Craft Kit (24) in a different way from my last card. Hope you like it. You can see it here 

Thursday 18 July 2019

Mini Beach Scenes - Pebeo

I've seen lots of these beach scenes on the internet and couldn't wait to try making them! Last night I opened a box of Gedeo Glazing Resin from Pébéo and was amazed at how easy it is. Pretty pleased with them as a first attempt, but I learned a few things to improve on the next time.

Meadow flowers - Pebeo

Some flowers in the meadow. I used Pébéo Vitrail for the grass and most of the flowers. I think the process of scraping the Vitrail off with a stick may become a new obsession! 

Making Memories Hanging Bunting Card Tutorial

This is a card made from 12 x 12 double sided paper from the Making Memories paper pad. It folds flat but opens up to reveal a banner which hangs across the front.

To make it you will need:
Trimcraft First Edition "Making Memories" 12 x 12 paper pad
Trimcraft First Edition  Scalloped Circles dies FEDIE289
Trimcraft First Edition FEDIE297
Trimcraft First Edition Gardening dies FEDIE280
A4 Dovecraft Rainbow card
Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue
Dot & Dab Tacky Glue
Simply Creative Heart Gems
white card

 1. Score and fold a 12 x 12 piece of double sided paper into quarters.

    2. Using a craft knife cut into the centre on one side and fold the quarter shown in half diagonally.

 3. Choose which side you want for the inside.

4. Fold over the quarter shown and add glue around the outside edges.

 5. Fold the glued part over as shown and adhere to the underneath piece.

 6. The diagonally folded part fold inwards and the top folds down.

 7. The card opens up as shown.

 8. Cut a 4cm strip of blue patterned paper and a 3mm strip of bird patterned paper. Lay the bird patterned paper on top and fold them both around the card but do not make them tight. After theyare folded, glue the bird paper onto the blue paper.

 9. Die cut a scalloped circle from heart paper and glue onto a larger scalloped circle of blue rainbow card. Glue this onto the band to hold it together. 

 10. Die cut 3 hearts and thread onto a 23cm piece of twine. Glue the ends of the twine to the sides of the card.

11. Die cut the Love heart from white card and glue onto rainbow card, then cut around the edges.

12. Glue to the inside back of the card. Cut out 2 birds from the paper pad and glue above the heart.

13. Glue the white  "love" onto the band and cover with glitter glue. Add a heart gem.

14. Add a dashed line around the edges of the card

15 . Die cut the boot and watering can from rainbow card and glue to the sides of the card.

 16. Die cut a scalloped circle from white card, the 2 roses dies shown above from rainbow card and glue to the base of the card.

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 24 - YouTube

 Hello again :)
Can you believe that the Tonic Studios Craft Kits are celebrating their 2nd birthday?! To mark the occasion, this kit is full of colour and fun!
I've used some of the products in the box to make an easel shaker card but there's plenty left to make lots more!
NB- if you are a subscriber or buy the kit as a "one of", you'll also get a gorgeous key ring and a binder for your folders (mine just hadn't arrived when I made the video. I intend making a second video so hopefully I'll be able to post photos of them then .
I have only added some white card to what is already in the kit.

You can see the full video on YouTube here

Saturday 13 July 2019

Prisme Fantasy and Moon Fantasy Jewellery - Pebeo (YouTube)

I've been experimenting with lots of different products which have been sent to me by Pebeo. I've uploaded a video showing how I made a bracelet and ring with Prisme Fantasy and Moon Fantasy. You can see the steps in preparing and using the products. I hope you enjoy.
I thought it was important to keep the parts where I mixed and stirred the products as this is so important, but I've speeded the process up to cut down on running time.
I have used 
Pebeo Accessories - Metal Bracelet Square 20x20 (166802)
Metal Ring Oval (166801)
Prisme Fantasy - Eggshell White, Cherry Blossom and Eggshell White
Moon Fantasy - Metal Blue, Carmine and Pearl
Vitrail Glitter Medium
Pebeo Gedeo Glazing Resin

If you enjoy the video, please "like" and subscribe to my channel. There are plenty more videos in the pipeline :)
Full video on YouTube

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Work in Progress - Pebeo

What else would you be doing on a damp Wednesday afternoon but trying to create your own little piece of blue sky!
A work in progress...I wonder how it will turn out? I was talking on Saturday at my demo about trying out different types of paint and tools together on one piece to see the different effects. Some folks bought the Vitrail from Pébéo so I'm using it here with a mixing stick on a small canvas to create grass. I'll add more detail when it dries.

Monday 8 July 2019

Saturday's demo in Art & Hobby, Jervis Street, Dublin (6th July)

 Just for once, I'm lost for words!! And not just because I haven't stopped talking all day!
All the lovely ladies (and gentleman) who joined me in the Art and Hobby Shop, Jervis Street, Dublin made it an amazing day! I have missed you all so so much and I realised today again just how blessed I am to have ever met you and become friends!! I had an absolute ball and I hope you had too. I'm so glad you loved all the products I was demoing as I've been itching to share them with you. Thanks very very much for coming along and spending the day with me. I hope you enjoy all the new stuff you bought  Don't forget, just message me if you have any questions xx