Monday 31 March 2014

Craft - a - thon to raise funds for The Demelza House Childrens Hospice

Hello everyone... the picture posted above showcases the happy faces of the ladies that attended our 'Craft a thon' on Saturday. We were making cards for 12 hours, to raise funds for The Demelza House Children's Hospice, Sittingbourne Kent.

Fish 'n Chips Lunch

There were many other ladies that could not attend but supported the event, that we all enjoyed, by donating cards, crafty stash and CASH! 
Sweet Poppy Stencils, Lavinia Stamps and Oyster Stamps, kindly donated products that we used as prizes for our raffle!  A huge thank you.
The Millennium Fish and Chip Bar in Allhallows village suppiled our delicious lunch, allowing a very generous discount on the price! Thank you.


We had competitions, a lucky dip and a FANTASTIC TIME!


Look at the cards we made on the day! You are all stars ladies.
Plus,everyone very generously spent loads of money on raffle tickets!
The cards and cash will be donated to Demelza House, who will sell the cards in their on-site shop.
Finally.. Val White, thank you for organising it all.
We cannot wait until next year to enjoy another one.
BTW... my two small doggies came along with me! 

Daisy and Holly.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Designs By Ryn Stamps And Some Goosebumps

Morning Bloggers... me again with another card to share with you.
Designs by Ryn Stamps on a Goosebumps and Distress Inks background.
A very quick card and super quick post, as I'm off out in a while.
Back soon . Have a good day.
Many, many thanks to you, for all the comments left on my Clock Post yesterday .... so kind. I'm so lucky that my stuff gets such support and interest. X
Eileen xxx

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Andy Skinner Retro Clock - Kroma Crackle and Inka Gold Paints.

Hi Ho Bloggers. Last Saturday I went along to the Allhallows Crop with my crafty mates. 
If you live near Rochester Kent we always love to see new members! 

We sat around, chatted, ate cakes and other naughty stuff and spent the day crafting.... Bliss.
The Clock I'm sharing with you today is the project I started to work on, finally finishing it on Sunday afternoon.

I was given the Clock kit some months back as a gift, so not sure where to buy it.
Its called The Retro Clock by Andy Skinner. Its a large Clock.
Two coats of Black Gesso, painted on with sponge brushes and covering all the parts well, before applying some PVA Glue followed by the Kroma Crackle ( the pva glue makes the crackle stuff work faster ) and then, after drying with a heat gun I watched the crackles appear!

I applied my Inka Gold Paints using sponge brushes and added touches of Treasure Gold gilding wax here and there. ... job done. 

My friend, Karen Clarehosts workshops locally and her classes include this clock but using different materials... stunning stuff, pop over and have a look at her blog HERE.
Back soon. Lots more to share with you this week ... tick tock!
Thank you for looking today.
Eileen xxx

Monday 24 March 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils - MDF Tissues Box.

Morning all.. this MDF Box for tissues was so easy to do.
Two coats of Black Gesso, let it dry.

Then I attached the Sweet Poppy Stencils (one side of the box at a time, allowing plenty of drying time!) Tape the stencil down well with lo tac masking tape and apply White Dimensional Paste through the stencil. Remove the stencil, be sure to wash it and don't touch the image for a few hours! Repeat until all four sides and the top are  completed. 

I messed up two of these images... so I quickly removed the white paste and reapplied a thin coat of Black Gesso to hide the evidence! Then tried again, this time, Rock'n roll... never give up! 

Back tomorrow. I'm going to be a busy little blogger this week.
Thanks for looking and for all the very kind comments and emails.
Eileen xxx

Sunday 23 March 2014

Oak House Studio - March Challenge

Hello Bloggers... a quick card to share with you today. 
This sample was created with Distress Inks, using the White Wax Crayon technique, see how to.... HERE.
I used this fabulous Sunflower stamp from Oak House Studio.
Oak House Studio have a challenge running during March . 
If you enter, you could win a super, newly designed stamp... read all about it HERE.
Thanks for looking today 
Eileen xx

Thursday 20 March 2014

Jofy Stencils and PaperArtsy Fresco Paints.. New Journal Page.

Hi ho Bloggers.. a quick post, to share another page from my Art Journal with you.

Jofy Stencils and Fresco Paints from PaperArtsy, plus a tiny Jofy Butterfly stamp... love the colours in this set. 

Thanks for looking .... back soon. 
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 19 March 2014

SplodgeAway Masks and Distress Inks

Post number two today.. SplodgeAway Masks and Distress Inks.
Grab a Mask / stencil... tape it down onto your journal page, plonk some inks on through the Mask / stencil, take the stencil off and wash it... grab another Mask / stencil, tape it down and plonk on some Black Soot Distress Ink...remove your stencil and wash it... Job Done! 

I'm playing with some Sweet Poppy Stencils today. I'll be posting my efforts with them soon... Thanks for looking today.
Eileen xx

Art Journal Workshop -The Results

Hi ho Bloggers,
Last Sunday my Art Journal ladies and me, gathered in the Allhallows Village Hall for the Art journal Class... but... shock, horror ... 'Mr. Lets Do The Flu' had got to the party earlier and some ladies were missing! 

We still had a great time and sent healing thoughts to those that could not be with us ... we scoffed all the cake too!

Super work from very talented ladies and the end of a fantastic crafty week or two for me ... loved it all.
Back soon ... there's more! 
Thank you for looking at my Blog today.
Eileen  x

Monday 17 March 2014

Rochester Workshops March 8th and 15th 2014 -The Results.

Post Number Two  .. March 8th and March 15th  Rochester Workshop Classes. 
Same projects... different 'Artists' at each class.
Cracking days - thank you ladies... xx 
Art journal Class Pictures next post.. Phew... I'm a busy little Blogger today! 

Yummy cake created by Barbara Cleggett.. Thank you Barbara x
Now... I'm sure you've  noticed how 'stern' my ladies look in the pictures.. well, this is because I promised them a slice of cake and  'dip' in my bag of fruit gums if they 'got on with it' and stopped all the messing around and laughing... it's called ....Tough Crafting !
Mmm... they didn't take much notice of me though... after the pictures were taken, the noise was worse than a F1 race day!
Back soon with a Journal Page or two from the Art Journal Class!
Eileen xxx