Monday, 28 September 2009

Art from the Heart in Harrogate

This was a great store we found somewhat close to us in Harrogate. It took about 45 min to 1 hour to get there but at least I know there is somewhere I can go to get some of my favorite brands. they are hidden in this warehouse up a few flights of stairs and through some doors then down the hallway. We were not even sure we were allowed through there but we wentin anyway and there hidden behinds those doors was a rather large shop packed ful of ons of great ideas, stamping stuff, Scrapbook papers, tools, accessories and so much more. I will definately be taking a trip back.

ATC fun

Ok I have managed to spend a little time crafting although any time spent is shared with my now 7 year old who shadows my every move but I stil love it. Here are 2 ATC cards me and my little one created(although she mostly worked on cards). I really like the flowersoft and decided my challenge for that night would be to use it on some ATC cards. the Beatrix potter was done with some old Stampin Up stamps, Smooch inks, spring flowersoft and some fun Beatrix potter stuff that came free with one of the magazines I bought. the Beautiful was done with a flowering branch stamp Pat had given me back in the states as a gift, some copper smooch, Stampin up stamps for the border background, Tim Hotz new rock candy cracle paint, walnut distress ink and some red flowersoft. Iwas itching to try the Rock candy I got from a store in Harrogate called Art from the heart.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Desperate times....

Ok, Now I have to say I would not normally have tried this but we were meeting up with friends of my husbands from work yesterday and after all the homeschooling and other stuff lately I have to say I have not had time to keep up on my hair and such. So imagine my horror when I look in the mirror to find my streaks of grey are back. Not just a few but alot and it was hidious . I did not get a chance while back home to get my hair touched up and here I have not found a place yet. Ok, so what to do we had to leave within the half hour, no dye in site.....well not hair dye at least. I was desperate so I tryed my dye inks. Dark brown works wonders on grey, then spritz on some hairspay and instant grey masking and it doesnt come off on your fingers either. It does wash out in a day or so so it is not a long last solution but at least it worked for the day!
Gotta love those crafting supplies!

Friday, 18 September 2009

getting inspired

Ok, Now to start getting back into the swing of things. After playing with the flowersoft for the miniatures I am really hooked on the stuff. My goal today is to work on some ATC's for the craft stamper ATC swap. The craft stamper is one of my new found favorite magizines over here across the pond. I love all the ideas and techniques it shares. Another of my favorites is Scrapbook Inspirations. Hoping to post some creations soon!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Quite awhile....

Well it has been quite awhile since my last posting. Between recent homeschooling of my daughter and getting back into the kick of things there really has been no time. Here are a few pics of my most recent project the Greenhouse. This weekend we payed a visit to our favorite store in York a quaint little dolhouse store. We got some new supplies and here are the finished products. most of the flowers and stuff are handmade from clay and other materials. We did buy a couble thought. My daughter did most of the flowersoft ones as they were her favorite to do. The wok table was a dining buffet I stained , inked and distressed then added the accents. We still have to add the people and some little accessories we are waiting on such as a trowel etc. I will post more pictures when it is complete.