Saturday, 15 March 2014

Today's Workshop

What a fabulous day we've had creating a unique piece of home decor....a notice board and heart plaque.

The Home word and large hearts were sourced from Rob the MDF Man. And anyone that knows their stamps will recognise IndigoBlu and Tim Holtz in the mix!  We used acrylic paints, embossing paste, crackle paint and gilding waxes and stamped and stencilled with distress stains. I came up with the concept and suggested layouts, but everyone came up with a different look!

See a few of the results...
(apologies for the sideways view on the last two photos!)



Sunday, 9 March 2014

Next Workshop

Huge apologies for not posting till now.... time just whizzes by and loads of things have been happening.. first things first....workshop info...

15th March - 10am till 5pm (ish)
We'll be creating a fabulous mdf notice board! I dont have anything to show you yet, but there will be ink, paint and grunge paste involved! So apron is definately a must. Please book your place asap!

12th April - 10am till 5pm (ish)
I've managed to book another fantastic day for us with the lovely Clare. Fab goody will include Molly Blooms stamps! Booking is absolutely essential as places are limited!

18th & 19th April
Two days crafting either bring your own projects to work on or I can provide some project bags containing all materials and instructions. Ring me for details.


Saturday 22nd Feb saw my first sewing workshop at Barrow, with the multi-talented Lorna Simons sharing her skills with us! Lorna brought all the materials, pattern and instructions to make a fabulous messenger bag. It was a fantastic day and everyone finished their bag, including me!! The next sewing class will be in May so please book asap to ensure your place!

Crafty Hugs
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Classes this year

Well as you can see over there on the right all the 2014 class dates are booked in now with the venue. And we have secured the lovely Clare Rowlands for several more Molly Blooms workshops throughout the year!

We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day on the 18th January making a cute little basket, embellished with Molly Blooms Stamps, under the expert guidance of Clare Rowlands!

Some of us joined a sewing "crop" in January and we got given homework! Can you believe it!! I've just about finished mine off. No detention for me! And its going to be interesting to see what the others come up with.... no pattern... three small pieces of cloth and a length of ribbon! I'll see if I can get some photos.

There's some great offers at Stampin' Up! right now with the start of Sale-a-brations. Head over to my SU web site to check out the offers. Spend £45 and get a freebie!

My class on the 15th February will be a messy one, with inks and paste and shimmer sprays. Hopefully I'll get a sample picture up soon. The project will incorporate some techniques I learnt from a Hels Sheridan workshop in Daventry the other weekend.

If you want to book on any of my classes or book a private workshop give me a call or email me! Love to see you.

Crafty Hugs

Elaine xx

Sunday, 5 January 2014

SPARE PLACES - Molly Blooms Workshop

There are just two spaces left on my first ever Molly Blooms Workshop on 18th January 2014
10am till 4pm with Clare Rowlands
£35 inc all materials, lunch and refreshments!
Contact me to secure your place! Payment required with booking.

CraftyB! xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013


My first Molly Blooms Workshop is booked.....

18th January 2014 - Molly Blooms Workshop, with Clare Rowlands, designer and creator of Molly Blooms stamps!!

10am till 4pm - £35 
Includes tuition, all materials and lunch
Places limited so book asap. £15 deposit required.

Project details to follow!  But its gonna be good!

Email or call me to book in.

CraftyB! xx

Monday, 28 October 2013


Hi everyone,
I have a selection of the much sought after Molly Blooms 2013 Christmas Collection Stamps in my possession for sale.  If you're interested please email me.  I will post the pictures here later together with the price list.

CraftyB! xx

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Its been a while.....

I didn't realise how long it had been since I last posted..... there's loads of things to share with you ...

From 22nd till 28th Oct there is 25% off 25 stamp sets from Stampin' Up! Click here for the sale list

I have got a little hooked on the Molly Bloom stamps recently and bought "Mystic Molly" and "Molly's Gypsy Caravan". (and currently waiting patiently for the 2013 Christmas collection!) So I have been practicing colouring with my copics ... I'm getting better all the time, what do you think? I need more pens though!!

Also held two really good classes since - we gilded some baubles and made some cute little bags (based on the original by Amy Celona).

My next class on November 16th will be centre around the Festive Flurry Stamps and Framelit Dies, check out the details in the workshop tab at the top.

Here are some project samples....
Book in for the class and the stamps and framelit bundle can be yours for just £40 with the class included!!

Hope to see you soon!

CraftyB! xx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

OMG! Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack is here!

Come and grab a bargain whilst they last.  The listing changes daily!

Either use the direct link below or browse though on

Stampin' Up! Clearance Products

Friday, 6 September 2013

NEXT CLASS: 28th September

Split into two parts, the day will consist of

Planning for Christmas: When we will be decorating our own This & That Seasons of Style Christmas planner for those of us who like to get organised early!!  And then...

The "Scrap Box" Challenge: choose your template, then your colours from the Colour Coach and then dive into the "scrapbox" (yes its that deep!) for your papers to create four cards and a decorated box. 

How could you resist??  Time is 10am till 5pm, at The Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar.
Cost is £35 per person which includes all materials and light lunch.

Please book asap or by the 14th September to ensure I can order your goodies in time!

CraftyB! x

Friday, 30 August 2013

This & That

Well, its been a busy August... lovely holiday and some great crafting.

Went to Ali Craft's retreat in Daventry over the bank holiday weekend... Had loads of fun using G45 Steampunk Spells to make a fantastic pocket book with Claire Charvill and a work of art on canvas with Ali and Iain! Photos to follow! Then a full day last Monday at the MDF man with Hels Sheridan making this....

My fabulous clock!
My head is full of ideas for future classes now!

Talking of which... tomorrow is my first Christmas class! We'll be making some great projects! The class also get to see the new Christmas brochure from Stampin Up and ooooh and ahhhh over some lush new products! Its available on line so have a look.

I particularly like the new Seasons of Style journal/planner and all the bits that go with it!

So my class on the 28th September will feature this lovely Journal to get that Christmas planning just right! And if you book by 14th Sept you will get a fab Seasons of Style goody bag worth £30!

CraftyB! xxx