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Friday, 27 January 2012

Create and Craft Shows....

Good Evening Everyone (Again) 

Well, two posts on the Blog in one night! means I have much to tell you lol

I'm just bringing you up to date with what's happening and to let you know that I have some shows booked on Create and Craft and Ideal World next week..

Monday 30th - Ideal World - 5-7pm for Craft o'clock!

Wednesday 1st Feb - Create and Craft - 10am and 1pm - BRAND NEW Squeezee CD from Digi Crafts 
(This is a fabulous new CD Rom, with lots of new features too, but I can;t say any more.....til Wednesday) ;o)

Friday 3rd Feb - Create and Craft - 8am and 1pm - BRAND NEW Digi Kit Collection by Serif and by a BRAND NEW designer too! 
You all know how I love Craft Artist Pro and all the brilliant, packed digi kits they bring us.... again, I can't say any more until Friday ;o) 

Anyhoo... that's you all up to date with what I'm up to next week...

I am looking forward to all of these shows and can't wait to show you!
Hope you can watch

Happy Crafting!


Some exciting news!

Good Evening Everyone!

I'm taking a lil break from my Craftathon preparations for this Sunday because...

I've been bursting to tell you this and now, I can!

If any of you are going on the Create & Craft Break to the Warner Lakeside Coastal Village at Hayling Island, Hampshire from March 31st to April 1st, well.....

You'll be spending a weekend packed with craftyness with me!

I am sooooo looking forward to this break... what could be better than spending a weekend full of crafting in such a beautiful part of the world, surrounded by fellow crafters... it'll be bliss!

I have had a rough schedule of my workshops and boy oh boy are we going to be busy! ha

Anyhoo... I just 'needed' to tell you..... It'll be wonderful to meet you all and I cannot wait!

If you want any more info on the Create and Craft break, click here (Create and Craft Breaks) and it'll take you to the Create and Craft website where all the info is and where you can book... I know this particular event is proving really popular so don't delay, book today and come and spend a weekend with me and some of the other fabulous presenters and guests from Create and Craft!

Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Been playing with my Aqua Markers...

Good Evening Everyone

So, as most of you know by now, my favouritest 'hobby' is colouring in my stamped images... 
Pro Markers are one of my favourite pens to colour in with and they seem to have 'taken over' our crafty life because they make it so easy to achieve lovely results...
So, last night I decided to use my Aqua Markers...  I love watercolouring images too, be it with my distress inks, my watercolour pencils or my Aqua Markers... and as the Aqua Markers were the last of these to be added to my ever growing collection of things to colour in with, I got them out again and do you know, I loved every minute!
It was so nice to have a change from my Pro Markers!

Anyhoo, I thought I better make a card with the lovely image I watercoloured so here it is... 
Hope you like it!

PS - The background paper is from my new set which is coming sooooon :o)

Remember, I sell the Aqua Markers on my website too ;o) and I encourage you to all have a go with them if you haven't already as, like the Pro Markers, they are sooo easy to use... 
Click here to take you straight to them on my www - Aqua Markers
If you need any advice on which colours to  get you started, give me a holler :o)

Here is the image... 

And here's the finished card



Happy Crafting!





Monday, 23 January 2012

Lil card for you, using my new set of papers...

Good Evening Everyone

As promised, here's a lil card I have made using the new stepper card blanks from Papermania and my new set of papers, Dreamy Floral and Whitewash Pastels... 

You can  find the new papers and the new stepper card blanks on my website... I'll warn you though, the stepper cars have nearly sold out already because my savvy class members have been snapping them up!

Here's a couple of quick links for you..to save you hunting!

For this card, I have used - 
Woodware Plum Punches - Super, Large and Tiny
Mini Wooden Buttons
Tons of Glamour Dust
Heart Charm
Crystal Lacquer
Fence Die
Magnolia Tag Die
Pro Markers and the Fine Nibs
Heart Embossing Folder

I have made links of the items I sell on the list for you, in case you want to pop over to the website and treat yourself ;o)

Anyhoo, here it is... I have gone for a minty colour scheme... I hope you like it :o)






Happy Crafting!

Friday, 20 January 2012

And there's more....

Good Evening Everyone

It's Friday!!! Which actually doesn't mean I get a weekend off, but everyone is always happy at the weekends lol

Anyhoo... There are a few things I need to tell you tonight (Whilst my dinner is in the slow cooker) 

Firstly, I have added some fabulous new stepper card blanks to the website by Papermania in white and, my favourite, Kraft!
If you haven't seen these yet, treat yourself, they are superb value at £3 a pack with expandable envelopes!
They were only delivered yesterday and, naturally, I took mine first to play, I'll add a photo of my card tomorrow or Sunday night :o)

Here's a quick link to them on the website Stepper Card Blanks

Secondly, I have created a new set of background papers, Whitewash Pastels and co-ordinating Dreamy Florals :o)
Here are a couple of freebie sheets from the set to give you a taster ;o)
As always, the full set of 32 sheets is only £4 and these can be found on the website here Whitewash Pastels and Dreamy Florals 




I will also have some details soon for my shops' 5th birthday party! Where has 5 years gone?! 
I would love it if you could come along and say Hi and maybe share a glass of something fizzy and sparkly lol

That's about it for now so have a great weekend and Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 12 January 2012

New Background Papers :o)

Good Evening Everyone...

I have been slaving over the computer the last few weeks to make sure these were ready in time for you to use them on your Valentines cards!

My new set of background papers is called Polka Hearts and Crumpled Plains!

Now, as you know, I have to have complete co-ordination, which is why I did the Crumpled Plains to match the smaller hearts from the Polka Hearts set..so I hope you like them...
They are literally, hot off the press tonight!
I have made a card with them to show you how I have used them and have popped a couple of photos on below to, hopefully, give you some inspiration :o)

As with all my background papers, the full set is only £4 and you can find them on my website here Polka Hearts and Crumpled Plains 

And, as a lil thankyou, I have popped a couple on here for you to dowload for free, but naturally, like me, you will need the full set lol

And, as another lil thankyou, I have added a new colour, Chocolate, for free too, so you are getting a colour palette of 16 :o)

Anyhoo, enough rattling... I love the papers and hope you do too...

Here's my lil card I made tonight with them :o)

Happy Crafting!















Wednesday, 11 January 2012

And there's more!

Good Evening Everyone

Well, it looks like I will be busier than I thought next week as I am now back on your screens before the pod on Tuesday night!

I will be back for another Craft o'clock on Monday night 5-7pm as usual on Ideal World... 

No idea what's in the show yet, but as usual there will be some last chance buys at fabulous prices so I hope you can watch!

See you Monday :o)

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Serif Pick of the Day Show Times

Good Afternoon Everyone

I have now had the show times confirmed for the Serif Pick of the Day I am doing next Tuesday over on Ideal World and Create & Craft.... there's a fair few so here goes... 
I'll list them in channel order as it's easier (for me!) to follow...

Ideal World
Tue 9pm (launch) and 11pm
Wed 8am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm

Create & Craft
Wed 12noon, 3pm and 5pm

I hope that makes sense!

As most of you will know by now, I love the Serif Craft Artist Professional Software and use it alot, not only for my digital crafting, but also for designing my own embellishments, toppers, decoupage etc etc so I really hope you can watch and I can introduce you to the wonderful world of Serif Craft Artist and show you just how we, as crafters, can get the most out of it!

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 8 January 2012

Paper Flowers

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Just a quickie, sooooo many people have asked about the flowers I have used on the card below so I thought it easier to let you all know on here..

They are a box of paper flowers by woodware, all white so you can ink them, spritz them, distress them, stamp onto them and so on... They feel like thick handmade mulberry paper which, as we know, is a pain to punch through!
They also have the creases on the petals so we don't have to!
I use them all the time as it saves me getting the big shot out or lots of punches and they go a loooong way!

Here is a link to them in my shop Paper Flowers 

Anyway, I hope you treat yourself... and find time to organise them into little storage boxes, like I did lol

Happy Crafting!



Saturday, 7 January 2012

As promised...

Good Afternoon Everyone

As promised, here is a quick card I made using my new Candy Stripes and Candy Check backing papers...

I have used the complimentary lilac tones from the papers and coloured Tilda in with my flexmarkers and promarkers to co-ordinate, finished off with some punched and die cut flowers, bit of lace, tiny punched butterflies, pearls, and, naturally, inked my edges using Colorbox Fluid chalk ink pads :o)

I hope you like it and it gives you some ideas of what to do with the papers.
Remember - There is a post just below with a couple of sheets of the new papers for you to download for free, however, the full set of 30 complimentary colours is available on my website here Candy Papers for only £4!

These are instantly downloadable through the 'my account' section of the website once you have purchased, so no need to wait for delivery... they'll be with you straight away!

Happy Crafting!





Friday, 6 January 2012

Craft o'clock!!

Hi Everyone

This is a real quickie, just to let you know I am now back on Create and Craft (well, Ideal World really) sooner than planned!

I'm doing Craft o'clock next Monday 9th at 5pm til 7pm

And by the looks of the show line up, some fabulous bargains to be had!!

Hope you can watch and, as always, send me your emails... I love to hear from you all!

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Year Freebie :o)

Good Afternoon (nearly evening) Everyone,

Happy New Year!! 
I hope you enjoyed your time off over Christmas and the New Year and managed to find some time to be crafty :o)

Anyway, two things I need to tell you about today..

Firstly, I will be back on Ideal World on Tuesday 17th January at 9pm for the launch of a very exciting Pick of the day from Serif!
I will give you the times of all the shows, as soon as I know, but I do know we launch at 9pm lol
I am very excited about this pod as the Serif software is somewhat of a favourite of mine, and they are local to me (just down the road! lol)
More details to follow.... ;o)

Secondly,, I have just finished getting the colours perfect on my second set of Designed By Phill Backing Papers - whoo hoo!
This new collection is a duo set of Candy Pinstripes and Candy Checks, all complimentary colours (as you would expect from me) and all very perfect, pretty and more importantly useful!
This collection is available now on my website (just added it ten mins ago!) and here is a quick linky to it Designed By Phill Backing Papers 

Here are a couple of sample sheets for you to have a nosey at :o)
I hope you like them, I do! lol

Anyway, enough rattling... keep warm and safe in this dreadful weather.

Happy Crafting!