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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Another scrapbook page ...

Evening All

I've been asked to put a few more of my scrapbook pages on my blog that I made using serif craft artist pro to (hopefully) give you some ideas :o)

So here's a couple more for you to look at...

If you want to know which digikits I used, give me a shout 

Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Scrapbook Page :o)

Good Evening All

I was just going through my computer (as you do) and found this scrapbook page that I made using my Craft Artist Pro and thought I'd share it with you...

I made it in the A4 size option, which I love as they are a little bit different to the traditional 8x8 and 12x12 ones we get so easily.

This page was created using a photo from when my friends and I went to Ascot last year... I think I showed it on Create and Craft when I did a Serif show recently....

The Digikit I used was one of the American Crafts ones (The Classics) as I thought it suited the occasion! 
Although I did bring lots of elements in from other kits too lol

The leaves were created using the stencil feature.

Anyhoo, let me know what you think :o)
Click the image to open a  larger age in a new window :o)

Happy Crafting!




Create & Craft Shows...

Good Morning Everyone...

Just a quick message (before I forget to tell you) that I am back on Create and Craft this weekend...

I have some more Serif shows! :o) and I don't need to tell you how much I love the Craft Artist Pro and all the fabulous digikits that Serif bring for us to work with because I am always singing it's praises!
Absolutely, by a mile my favourite software for us crafters!

And, I can now also tell you that (after Ann-Marie and I texting and chatting for weeks!) that I will also be doing some Hunkydory shows!
I am soooo excited about this too! You all know I am a perfectionist in my work and that starts with superb quality products to work with in the first place... Hunkydory give us that... Superb quality, superb value for money and superb ideas!
I couldn't do all the shows as I have other commitments too, but I am doing a few ;o)
I'm sure too, that you will be seeing more of me and Hunkydory ;o)

Anyyhoo - It's far too early for me to be rattling on so here are the dates and times (so far!)

Sunday 19th Feb - Serif - 10am and 7pm
Monday 20th Feb - Serif - 9am, 2pm 
and 5-7pm on Ideal World for Craft o'clock

Friday 24th Feb - Hunkydory - 8am and 9am

I also have my February Craftathon at the shop on Sunday 26th so it looks like I am going to be a busy bee next week!

That's it for now, but I will let you know as soon as I know what I am doing lol

Happy Crafting!



Friday, 10 February 2012

My New Papers....

Good Evening Everyone!

Well, I finally managed to calm myself down after the excitement of booking my Madonna concert ticket for Edinburgh in July this year 
(I know.... excited isn't the word!) lol

So, courtesy of a few cups of Sunshine Grey tea, I have now finished off my new sets of background papers...

Can you believe this is my 6th set of two! Where does time go!?

Anyhoo, this new collection is my Butterfly Whispers and Tarnished Polkas collection... I have worked so hard on getting the butterfly whispers set just right so I hope you love it as much as I do! The tarnished polkas have been designed to compliment the butterfly whispers papers perfectly so you can use them together if you wish...

As with all my previous sets of papers, they should all work together as they are the same colour palette :o)

As usual, here are a couple of freebie sheets for you to play with and, naturally, you will need the full set which you can get for a teeny £4 by clicking here

Now then, something different for you... a little job if you like...

I want to see what you have done with your freebie papers of mine and, as a little incentive, I will give away 5 CD's containing 5 full sets of my background papers!! (10 different designs, in full sets) 
I'll even sign the CD for you ;o)

All I need you to do, is email me a photograph of your card/scrapbook page/project at enquiries@honeypotcrafts.co.uk but remember to include your name, address and tell me what you particularly liked about the papers you used. (colour, style... whatever)

You have until 12noon on Friday 17th Feb to email me, any emails I get after that won't be included.

I will ask Carol to choose the 5 she likes best and I will let the winners know on the Friday evening :o)

Good Luck!

Ok, here's your two freebie sheets of the new papers and the older ones can be found by scrolling down the blog :o)



Happy Crafting!




Thursday, 9 February 2012

Love my Gorjuss Girls Stamps!

Good Evening Everyone

Well, I've just got home from my Thursday evening class and wanted to share with you what we did...

You all know I love my Magnolia Tilda and Edwin stamps, but I also (in case you haven't already noticed!) love The Gorjuss Girls stamps too... what fun we can have colouring them in!

I love how they have masses of hair to colour in and that's usually where I spend the most time (and use the most pro marker pens to blend and shade!)

Anyhoo, I just wanted to show you how versatile these stamps are., how they can look just as stunning in different colour ways so here's a few pictures of the two colour ways I have done tonight...

I have used my own design for the backing papers, it's my Bubble Hearts collection and, of course, you can go on the website and purchase the full set by clicking here.... Bubble Hearts Background Papers 

What do you think?

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Soooo, tonight I have been finishing off....

Good Evening All

It's still so cold, with no end in sight so I am bringing you some more crafty warmth, but this time, I need your help...

I've been working on these new papers for a while and need to know what you think... It's been a pain trying to get the balance between foreground, background, shading and text just right.... 

Do you think I have it right now?

Here's a lil freebie sheet for you to have a play with.. but please let me know what you think... honestly, no being nice to spare my feelings 
(well, maybe just a little nice) lol



Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Emas 1st ever Crafty Challenge...

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you are keeping nice and warm in this cold weather and mashing plenty of cuppas (I know I am!)

I just wanted to let you all know about Emas first ever Crafty Challenge!

Ema is a fantastic crafter herself, which is why I'm letting you all know and I have sponsored her first crafty challenge by giving her loads of crafty stash for the winner of the challenge, including some Tatty Button Stamps, Gorjuss Stamps and loads of useful crafty stash!

Her first theme is Shades of Blue (my fave colour lol)

I'd love it if some of you could support her first challenge, so here is a quick link to Emas Blog, where you will find all the info you need to take part :o)


Good Luck!

Have Fun!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 4 February 2012

New Papers And A Couple Of Freebie Sheets :o)

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, it's another frosty, freezing morning for us all by the looks of the car windows outside so I thought I'd bring a little crafty warmth to you all with a couple of free sheets from my new set of Background Papers (that I have literally just finished!)

This collection is called Shabby Text and Bubble Hearts and you can get the full set on my website for a mere £4 by clicking here....

PS - There are some lovely NEW COLOURS in this set :o)

Remember the card I made a few days ago with the watercoloured image? Well, if you look at the background paper, you'll see it is one of my new Shabby Text ones :o)
Here's a photo to remind you...


And here are a couple of free sheets to give you a small taster of what they look like :o)



I hope you like them... I love them, but then I'm biased as I designed them lol

Keep Warm!

Happy Crafting!



Thursday, 2 February 2012

Create and Craft Serif Shows Tomorrow...

Good Afternoon Everyone

Just a quick message to remind you that I am back on Create and Craft tomorrow at 
8am (early start!) and 1pm.

I am back with 5 brand new fantastic digikits by Serif... and by a brand new designer!

I simply cannot wait to show you around these kits as they are a little different to what you've seen before!

Different style, different feel, different colourways... and I love them!

I was going to give you a sneaky peek, but I'm not... it'll spoil the fun of showing you tomorrow ;o) lol

I'm planning on spending more time showing you around the 5 kits and creating some fabulous scrapbook pages and a couple of cards on each show... hopefully I will show you how to get the best from them!

As you know, I genuinely, truly love Serif Craft Artist Pro and all the digikits so I am hoping that I can encourage you all to treat yourself and have a go... the possibilities are quite frankly endless!

Enough rabbiting on from me...
Tune in tomorrow at 8am and 1pm and drop me an email to say Hi and tell me what you think of the new kits!

Happy Crafting!