Tuesday, 23 October 2012


I kept telling myself and anyone that asks that "I don't do Halloween" ! but it seems that I do... well I must do, as I've now given two crafting workshops this week on the subject! 

We used a variety of supplies to make the Spells & Potions Mini Book including the Goulish Googlies Bundle from Stampin' Up!

And when I say they got "stuck in" I actually mean they got most of the glue all over themselves!  Main thing is everyone (including me) had a great afternoon and produced some fantastic keepsakes and decorations for Halloween.

Here's a few photos from the workshop

Look at the concentration!

They really do get stuck in!

Deanna's collection

Leanne's spooky treats!

Debbie's treats, no tricks!

Victoria's Spooky Set!

Hope to see you at my next workshop on the 17th November, when we'll be making some fantastic Christmas decorations!

CraftyB! xx

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Crafty Friends....

My crafty friends came round to my house today to do what crafters do best... in between chatting (about crafting naturally!)... coffee... more crafty chatting...  lunch... and more coffee... crafting of course!! 

We wanted to make the decoration from the front of SU's Autumn/Winter Catalogue, and a Cone.  For a first attempt though we were all very pleased  with the results . (photos taken with phone so apologies if they aren't brill)

Diane's Christmas Star & Cone

Madulla's Christmas Star & Cone

Elaine's Halloween Decoration

Crafty B xx

Friday, 12 October 2012

Put the kettle on and settle down with this.....

2012-2013 Catalogue
Launched on the 1st October 2012.... The new, the fantastic, the beautiful and over 200 pages of lushness! The 2012-2013 Ideas Book & Catalogue from Stampin' Up! ... "be still my beating heart" !  LOL!!!

Friday, 5 October 2012

October Workshop

Saturday 20th October, 1pm till 5pm, Barrow-upon-Soar - we'll be creating some projects for Halloween!  Class fee £15, inc all materials and free refreshments!

Sample of Halloween Projects
Please call me to book your place.

Crafty B!! xx

Sunday Morning Gilding....

I had the opportunity of attending a workshop the other Sunday morning where we stamped using a special glue and then used metallic gilding flakes to highlight the image .... I was pretty pleased with my first attempt at this technique!   

Needless to say, I need more supplies to perfect the technique!!!

Crafty B! xx


....those crafty people who are happy to share their work on YouTube are both funny and inspiring!  I have had quite a giggle to myself watching the videos but there are some great ideas being shared, and I think I have YouTube overload!

Check out France Martin for starters!!!

Crafty B! xx

Cant get enough boxes!

I found a lovely little box template somewhere on crafty cyber-space and this is my version, which I used as one of my class projects the other week......how cute is that!!??
Little Boxes

Its also going to be a Halloween project too...

This little beauty is one of my favorites... and it was a hit with the class too.

Carry on crafting!!

Crafty B! xx