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Monday 5 November 2012

WARNING lots of pictures in this post :D

Hi everyone,
Well I am very late in updating this but I thought I would drop by and give you a round up of the amazing time we had this year at both the Crafty Weekends. I will start with some pictures of the gorgeous place we stayed in to set the mood.......

This is the magic door to the craft room
This is the dinning room where we could all sit round one big table to share a meal

Pretty bedrooms

The beautiful gardens
Now onto the good bit the craft room and the goodie bags :D
This is the space we had to play in once we had set it up ready.....
Along the middle of the table are lots of little bits that everyone could have a go with including a range of PanPastels, Paper for stamping, embossing powders, Spray and sparkle/shine in various forms and more.
And here are all the goodie bags that in the previous picture are all lined up down the right hand side waiting for people to come and find them

There is a whole load of papers in there, ribbon, flowers, pins, jewellery making bits and bobs, stamps, dies, a mug for ceramic painting and much more

On this table at the end there was even more stuff to have a go at including ceramic paints to decorate your mug with, pebeo fantasy paints and jewellery blanks to fill with it, card blanks, card stock, a wide range of dies and a grandcalibur to be able to use the dies....
And here are some of our makes .....
A lot of cards

Ceramic painting...
Jewellery making.....

And here we all are at work and play

If you like what you see and think you would like to come along next year then please just email me for more details. You don't have to be a pro at all we all just have fun and learn from eachother so you can go at your own pace.
Thank you to everyone that came this year I had such an amazing time and hope to see you all again next year if not before.
Huge hugs
Amy xx

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Back to reality!!!

Hi everyone I am back from a fantastic four days at "A Crafty Weekend Away" . It was so fun. I got to make a whopping 23 cards and do some other crafts such as jewellery and ceramic painting. We enjoyed a great girlie time. Chatting, giggling, drinking tea, coffee, wine, eating, hotub and more. Thanks girls it was such fun.

I became slightly addicted to Pan Pastels and the most fun I had with them was creating my own backgrounds.

Here is a card I have made using some of the goodies from the holiday whilst I was t 
Recipe  - Pan Pastels  from Natalie and Amy's shop
Inkadinkadoo stamps
Back to Basics Christmas Paper  from Natalie and Amy's shop
Glossy Accents from Natalie and Amy's shop
Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle 
Versamark watermark pad available at Natalie and Amy's shop.

I created the backing papers by stamping the image with versamark I then used different shades of pan pastels over the images. I sprayed with Crafters companion Spray and Sparkle and then repeated with my second image. I then cut out some baubles from the Back to basic papers. I stuck on with a foam pad and then added glossy accents. I added some faux stitching to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by today I really appreciate your time and comments. I hope you are inspired too. Hugs Pascale

Saturday 19 May 2012

Gorgeous new rubbah from Crafts and Me

I have one of the brand new beautiful Janna Prosvirina stamps to show you today. She is called Dragonfly and I think she is gorgeous! There are a whole load of beautiful new rubbah stamps coming out next week at the brilliant Crafts and Me and as normal for the first week of the new release newsletter subscribers will get 10% off of them and trust me you will want them all :D
For my card I thought I would try and keep it simple to show her off. I have inked all round the edges of the card in 3 different colours (Pool party, Lucky limeade and then soft suede) Next I stamped the Inkadinkado butterflies out randomly over my inking in soft suede to almost make my own DP.
The stunning image I coloured with the following pro and flex markers....

Skin: Saffron, Vanilla, Ivory
Hair: Gold, Canary, Lemon
Dress: Indigo blue, True blue, Surf blue
Branch: Bunt Sienna, Cinnamon
Dotty background: Meadow green, Cloud blue, Tea green, pastel green

I have then used Marianne D corners 1 dies to just kind of frame the image and glazed her wings so they shine.

I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend and that you all manged to get your hands on the new beauties when they are released.

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Things with wings at Marianne's Design Divas

Our theme this month at Marianne's Design Divas is Wings. It can be anything with wings from aeroplanes to butterflies.

We are sponsored by Cuddly Buddly
with this amazing prize :D

And there is a second prize from Marianne D herself of this lot......

For my card I have used the following Marianne D goodies Craftables die - rectangle CR1202, Sweet summer papers, Flower Ribbons - Bright Pink Small FR1127.
The adorable image is Two tutus from Mo's Digital pencil.
I have coloured them in the following pro and flex markers....
Skin: Saffron, Vanilla, Ivory
Hair: Black, Umber, Chestnut, Caramel
Wings: Gold, Canary, Lemon and edged in metallic silver
Tights: Tea Rose, Pale pink, Muted pink
Leotard and flowers in hair: Vermillion, Carmine, Watermellon, Cocktail pink
Skirt: Pale blossom for shadow.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Embossing at Crafts and Me

******Do you fancy a crafty get away? There are still spaces for this October to join us if you want more details please have a look at the tabs above this post or you can email me ******

It is the time of the week when we at Crafts and Me challenges set you a new challenge and this week we want you to do some embossing.

The prize this week is from Crafts and Me

For my card I have used the stunning Genevieve. I have coloured her with promarkers then inked all round the edge of the picture quite roughly before covering it in gold embossing powder. I have not tried that effect before and I quite like it. I have then also used some dry embossed gold card across the card and stamped the heart boarders at the top and the bottom with a Marianne D stamp from the bear sentiments stamp set (SF1113).

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Fashionable stamping - Embossing
Let's ink it up - Distressing

Saturday 21 April 2012

Don't miss your chance to win big!!

Hiya everyone,
I want to make sure you have seen the brilliant challenge over on the Crafts and Me blog.
What you have to do is make a card using a stamp from the new girl at Crafts and Me Dollie James designed by our latest artist HERE In the store.

Then link your card by mr. Linky and a winner will be chosen by the amazing d.t girls.
The comp. will end on the 11th May 8pm GMT so plenty of time to join in. The winner will get the entire next release from one of our amazing artists.
As it stands at the moment you stand a very very very good chance of winning as no one has taken part!

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Time to get cooking with Kenny K

******Do you fancy a crafty get away? There are still space to join us in October if you would like more information just contact me******

Our theme this week over at Kenny K's Krafty girlz challenges is a Recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (embellies can be 3 of the same or 3 different types)

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

Our second sponsor is the amazing K-design

For my card I have used the great Download Diva as my 1 image and I have coloured her with promarkers. The 2 papers I have used are from 2 different Marianne D paper packs. The darker green one is from Indian Summer paper bloc and the other lighter one with the tiny flowers on is from Flower power paper bloc. The pearls, gems and ribbon which are my 3 embellishments are from my stash.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Drunken stampers - Use Kraft
Sweet Stampin' - Girly but no pink
Totally Gorjuss - Bling
Card makin' Mamas - Make it girly