Tuesday 11 February 2014

Workshop bookings now being taken

Hooray, workshops.  Now, as you may or may not know, these may be my last workshops for a little while, as I'm not able to do my normal independent ones, nor am I able to visit the wonderful shows like the Summer Craft Fair, or Ali Pally.  So, this is really exciting, as I've got a full 3 days of workshops!  Each day is different, and you have the choice to come for a day, two, or even the full 3.

It is a bit of a trek for me, and no doubt some of you as well, but that's the beauty of it being held in a hotel!  This means whoever is coming along can craft during the day, and chill out in the evening.  We will all be in the same hotel, so I'll be looking for dinner time buddies and wine enthusiasts :)

I will copy the details from the advert.  To book you will need to contact The Royal Bridlington (the number is on the ad), but any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Very excited indeed....

Marbling fun!!

Hey crafty folk.  I know how I always babble on about how much I like my job, but it's true, I really do.  I especially like it when we have something brand new that is one of those that I just have to try.  And this time it was marbling.  

Now, I don't know about you, but I remember this as a kid.  It was ace, but it seemed like a lot of faff, and the patterns always seemed the same.  So, when we had Craig in recently (from Marbling4fun), it was such a relief to see my childhood memories definitely were a thing of the past when it came to what you can now do with this ace hobby.

Craig has put together a kit that is pretty easy to use, but very very good fun, and the results are amazing.  It is all made and sourced in the UK.  Non toxic.  Not to messy, and very affordable.   All you need is soft water (this was the only thing I had trouble finding actually, but next time I'll order it off the computer rather than searching Peterborough).  

My first attempt was actually for my magazine piece for Cardmaking and Papercrafts.  Of course I'd try this brand new hobby as my magazine article!!  No pressure.  And of course I would do it with absolutely no time to spare....this is as on the edge as it gets in my crafty little life!  However, I was pretty lucky, as I loved my first attempts. I marbled card, a chipboard letter and a little box.  Easy peasy (isn).  I need to practice, there's no doubt about that, but the basics are so easy to get to grips with, and I know what I need to do to make it better next time.

Normally I share photos - but I can't this time I'm afraid, you'll have to watch out for them in the magazine.  I'll just share the colours looking amazing floating around on the floating mixture just waiting to be printed: