Sunday, 22 May 2011

Lazy Sunday?

I think not.... endless washing (where does it come from?)....tidy up the craft room... a bit of Something for the Weekend... right now American Idol.... and then I must empty the car of all the craft gear from yesterday's class and put it all away!

My cousin Debbie and her friend were my class newbies this month and they loved it!  Deb's daughter Deanna is getting married in two weeks so I was really surprised when she booked in.... but hey as we all  know crafting is Therapy! right?!!   They were both excellent students and went home chuffed to pieces with their projects!  They've booked in for next month and hope to another friend or two with them!! 

Well, suppose I better think of the next class project then!

Crafty B! x

Thursday, 19 May 2011

New day... new look!!

Hope you like the new look of my blog?  I loved the blue but it was getting just a bit too fussy .. although I might add a few bits and pieces to this one as time goes by!  Ah well.... better get to the day job!!

Crafty B! x

The Bleach Results

Here's the photos. I hope you like them.  I am chuffed to bits with the results!!

A Bleaching Success!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Bring on the Bleach!

Well, I knew it would happen. I tipped it up didn't I was just a small capful of bleach but off it went across my desk down the cabinet and landed upside down on the carpet! The wastebin now has a new home right over the mark!

Anyway - like I said the other day, I've been stamping with bleach but with the gloopy stuff I've got its hard too get a sharp image. So I've taken to heat embossing the images now and then filling in with my aqua painter turned bleach painter.

Of all the Stampin' Up! card I've played with Real Red, Basic Grey and More Mustard have given me the results I wanted. I tried Not Quite Navy - which is a marine blue - and that bleaches to a pink tone. Best of all, I love the grey which comes up a lovely match for River Rock which is a very light khaki colour. I've used the Fast & Fabulous stamp set and Sail Away... and then I thought try Beware Pirates! they all work a treat.

Photos will be uploaded tonight! So watch this space.

Crafty B x

Monday, 16 May 2011

Just Catching Up!

I've been trying to catch up on this-that-and-the-other around my home and getting side-tracked by finding other things that have to be done..this inevitably means going round in circles and getting nowhere!!  Anyway, I promised to do a bleaching technique demo on Thursday evening and so have been researching ideas and the pros and cons, I have tried it out on every colour card I own, with varying degress of success!  There is now a big mountain of scrap n'stuff on my desk!  I've tried painting with it and stamping with it, stamping over it (thats fun - if the bleach base isn't completely dry the image disappears!).  The craft room smells very clinical but the effects are stunning. I'll post a piccie of my efforts later, meanwhile I'm just going to have another quick peak on the internet for more tips and inspiration!!

Crafty B x

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

This month's class

Hi everyone, I don't know where the time has gone! Hope you have been enjoying extended bank holidays and the lovely weather ... although yesterday we had thunder and lightning, a hailstorm and torrential rain in the space of an hour! Anyway the weather never stops the crafting!!

My next class is on Saturday 21 May, 1pm till 4pm (ish!) at the Rothley Centre, everyone welcome - no experience necessary.
This month's project is a set of four cards with matching folder, with a fruity theme!  The stamp set we'll be using is Tart & Tangy from Stampin' Up! together with Stampin' Write markers instead of ink pads.
AND remember the springtime vintage bag and cards in my previous post, well we'll be making those too! 
The class costs £12.50 which includes full instructions and all materials needed to complete the project. 

Give me a ring to book your place on 01509 413830 or Mobile 07598 966410.