Monday, 31 March 2014

End Of Term.......

I was sooooo very lucky to have been asked to be part of the IndigoBlu Design Team and even more lucky to be asked to stay on for a second term! but my six months has come to an end and its time to move over and welcome the next ladies who will be joining the team.
Now before we get too sad about this I do have a bit of happy news in the fact that  Kay Halliwell-Sutton has asked me to stay on the Challenge Blog Team YAY!!! and also to carry on demonstrating for them  Double YAY!!!

So  a very big thank you to Kay and the team for making me so welcome and for me to still be a part of a very amazing company.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Demo Piccies........

Well here I am again, back from a fabulous time in Preston which was made even more special as I was joined by the lovely Hels Sheridan.
As always the girls at Inspirations made us so very welcome and we also had proper northern fish and chips!! amazing!!
I'm due back in Inspirations on Friday the 25th April to do a workshop from 10-4pm and I will be using IndigoBlu stamps and Kaisercraft papers. If you're interested in doing the class just contact the store. This is Hels attempt to teach me how to do a selfie!!

Don't think it's working do you??

Think its working now!!!


Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Off on my travels again tomorrow.
I'm gonna be back up north in Preston at the lovely Inspirations craft store. I will be demonstrating with lovely Kaisercraft products from 10-4pm on Thursday at the Mothers Day Weekend Event.
I had such a lovely time when I was there before, that I'm really looking forward to going back.

The Mega Crafting Star that is Hels Sheridan will be there on Thursday too so I'm in for a treat. I haven't seen her since the trade event in February so we have some catching up to do.

So usual rules apply.... If you are gonna be in the area please do come and say hi to us and the lovely Inspirations  ladies

Piccies will follow....  I promise!!

Friday, 21 March 2014

New IndigoBlu Challenge....

It's that time again when the new IB challenge begins. Here's my DT inspiration for this month

I punched some flowers then inked them. I used the Ickle Poppy stamp on them and also used a fabby Altered Ego leaf and bird.
Why not join in this months challenge. here's the place to visit

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Sent To Coventry...

Yes I really am!!
I will be demonstrating there on Saturday 22nd March at The Range for Trimcraft using the Santoro Mirabelle Collection and would love for you to pop by and say hello if you are in the area

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Mannequin Design.....

Carrying on from my demo, at Sunrise Crafts last Saturday, I was showing the ladies how I had used the IndigoBlu Gee So Good Gesso to paint an IB Mannequin ready to use IB stamps on it. I was using the stamping onto tissue technique to embellish it.  So yesterday, when I was supposed to be designing for DT work, I decided to finish decorating the mannequin and because I was quite pleased with the finished result I thought I'd share it with you all.
Here it is........
I've used stamps from new IndigoBlu sets plus my old faithful the Vintage Flourish.
Let me know what you think?? This is my first mannequin design

Sunday, 16 March 2014

IndigoBlu Demo....

At Sunrise Crafts
Some of the lovely ladies of came to visit
It was a fabulous day and we covered lots of techniques using IndigoBlu stamps and products.
I've been asked to do a return visit on the 10th of May but this time I will be doing a workshop for Jones Craft. For more information on this you can contact Sunrise Crafts direct.
Here's a few samples I had on display....
made with the new Under The Sea Stamp Set
Antique Songbird
Miss Austen

Friday, 14 March 2014

Demo Date.....

Hi everyone, tomorrow I'll be demonstrating for IndigoBlu at Sunrise Crafts in Wombourne. I'll have lots of the new stamps with me to show you and some samples of how to use them, along with the fabulous Meaga Flakes, paints, stencils and all the other fabulous IndigoBlu products.
It would be great if you are in the area and can pop by to see me. It's great when I can put a face to a name.
I'll be putting some sample pics on here on Sunday so hope you can pop back again to take a look. I've been busy doing samples for the NEC too. It's been a very busy time.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Just A Few More......

DT samples for IndigoBlu

Thought I'd give you some more designs I did. This one was also shown on c and c  but I forgot to add it to yesterdays post
The lovely Rose Blush stamp used with Sheet Music
This wasn't on the show but it happens to be a favourite of mine so I've put it in. I've sprayed the background and over stamped with the Nottingham Lace Set and the Rose Blush so you can just about see the designs through the inks. I've also sprayed and layered some flowers to match the colours.
This one is a swing card and I just wanted to experiment with the arced stamp and I love the way it works to make a circle pattern.
So there you are, just a few more designs for you.
Don't forget if you are entering the IB challenge to get your entry in before the 22nd of March

Monday, 10 March 2014

As Seen On TV.....

Yesterday Kay Halliwell-Sutton was on Create and Craft to showcase some new IndigoBlu designs. Some of my DT samples were shown so I thought I'd share them with you here.
This first one is the card I showed a sneaky peek of the other day.
featuring the tulip from the Nottingham Lace set, this just may be my new favourite set.
The next one is called Dianne. 

Another from the Nottingham Lace set and I stamped and heat embossed this one with a crystal embossing powder then added some distress ink to colour the tulip.
I've used a stamp from the More Than Words set for this one, along with the arc stamp from Nottingham Lace.
Did you catch a peek of this one on the counter??

Saturday, 8 March 2014

A Good Friends Birthday Card.....

Last week was a good friends birthday
and I designed this card for her.
I blended Distress Inks on the panel and the background then on the panel I spritzed with water. I then dried it off and stamped my main image with IndigoBlu BFF stamps.
I didn't spritz the background because I stamped with Kaisercraft Crackle stamp then added more BFF stamps. A few inked circles to finish off and some Glossy Accents on the bottle and glass.
Off it went to bonny Scotland.
Today I will be demonstrating at The Range in Erdington, Birmingham for Trimcraft. I'll be using the Santoro Mirabelle Collection. If you're around do pop in and say hi, it's always good to see fellow crafters.

Friday, 7 March 2014

New IndigoBlu Designs......

The lovely Kay Halliwell-Sutton will be gracing the Create and Craft screen this Sunday the 9th March with some new IB stamp designs. The DT have been busy beavering away making samples for the shows so we would love for you to watch.
Two designs to look out for are Nottingham Lace and More Than Words. The first one has the most beautiful botanical style tulip on it and lacy stamps too. The second has some of the wall sayings which are real fun.
Here's a sneaky peek of one..... 

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Hels Sheridan Workshop.....

Photo time.....

I've got piccies for you today YAY!! but first can I just say that I (that's me all be my little own self) have loaded these photos from my iphone!! Are you all suitably impressed??? If your not I'm going to have to ask you to leave this blog now!! because you need to be very impressed that I (again that's me) has learnt how to do this. Okay I did have some help in the beginning but I've just sat on my own and gone and done it. See,  technology, I'm on my way.
So back to the piccies, here they are.....

 Such a fun weekend. We had a great time. Hels will be back for another workshop at The Crafty Bunch, Telford near the end of May. I've booked my
 place already
And this is my amazing frame. Hels designed this for Sue at The Crafty Bunch and won't be teaching it anywhere else so it's bespoke so to speak. We learnt so many techniques it was brilliant. 


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Quick Catch Up.....

Hi guys, hope you are all well and busy crafting.

Things have been sooo very busy around here. Another great visit to Kendal and The Paper Warehouse doing IndigoBlu cards. I had the most fabulous weekend at The Crafty Bunch in Telford making my Hels Sheridan project. (Bespoke don't you know!! she wont be teaching it anywhere else).
Now I'm busy finishing off my samples for the IndigoBlu show on Create and Craft this Sunday the 8th March. That's why I haven't been blogging!! The samples have to be sent off asap and I'm still fretting over them as usual.

So back to the craft room to finish off, take photos, parcel up and get them posted.
I promise to get some pics on here asap
Wish me luck xx

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Crafty Bunch Weekend....

Happy Weekend everyone,
Well it's going to be a busy one for me. I'm joining all the guys over in Telford this weekend for a fun filled crafty time with my fabby friends Sue Jones and Hels Sheridan. As I mentioned before I'm gonna be the crafter- come assistant -come tea maker -come cake passer - come run rounder but I'll also at some point come back with a crafting masterpiece designed by our Hels for The Crafty Bunch. it's going to be a bespoke design that Hels won't teach anywhere else. How cool is that.
Hels has a streaming cold at the moment (do you know when you've got a feeling you might possibly be the one that gave it to her) so it's going to be fun watching her keeping her drippings away from the project.
Now I'm not going to have time to come back here before Monday but I promise to post lots of piccies from the weekend.

Oh before I go, I'll just have to mention that I've received some new designs from IndigoBlu and my oh my I'm in love with Nottingham Lace!!! More news on Monday guys...
Telford here I come........