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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Blendabilities - late to the party!

Hello and welcome,

I have to admit I've been a bit late to the Blendabilities party! I've always said I really don't do colouring in as I have no real patience for it (this despite absolutely loving it at school and really enjoying using pastels for as long as I can remember!!).

I ordered some blendabilities really as a way of showing my lovely customers what they are and how they work, and have since discovered myself just how easy they are to use and how quick colouring in can actually be. The pens come as a pack of 3 which includes a light, medium and dark version of one colour - how easy is it to achieve the blended effect when you have these? The answer is super easy :-)

This is my very first attempt at using them and although you can see I perhaps need to be a little more careful about staying within the lines (rules are there to be broken I figure ;-)) the overall effect is not too bad. Practice obviously makes perfect and that's part of the fun of using them, as you progress really quickly and can achieve some lovely effects with just a little bit of patience.

If you would like to learn how to use these fab pens, and create some beautiful projects in the process, I'll be holding a class at the end of August (details on my side bar) so if you'd like to join in please do contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

Enjoy the rest of the week.
Thanks for popping by.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Kinda Eclectic


Has anyone else been watching the golf? I've just watched Rory McIlroy win the 2014 Open, and he's still so young - fantastic that he stayed focused this time, well done Rory :-)
I know you've not visited to hear about the golf, so I'll get on to the crafting bit now ;-)

As I've now delivered most of the goodies to the lovely ladies who purchased items at my Open House, I'd like to show you the little card I put into each bag to say thank you.

I've used the fab new stamp set Kinda Eclectic, which I loved as soon as I saw it.  I can see this being a well loved set this year, perhaps even giving Gorgeous Grunge a run for it's money ;-)

I did take a few photos of my Open Day - I normally forget to do this so I'm quietly impressed with myself for remembering....although it's taken me a couple of weeks to get round to posting them (sorry!).
Some samples for inspiration...
The table groaning with my retired items ...
Coffee break....

The chocolate shortbread went down very well with everyone.
Will be back soon.
Have a great week.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Rainy Saturday! Sunny Sunday!


I hope you're enjoying the tennis, the mens final always seems to be a thriller and this year is no exception. I have half an eye on the tv and half on typing this so please excuse any spelling mistakes ;-)

Here's the card we made yesterday as the M&T at my catalogue launch. Thank you so much to everyone who came along, and two lovely ladies who couldn't make it in person on the day - the sun tried and failed to come through but we had a lovely day nonetheless. A very special thank you to Debby for the house loan, and to Doreen for making all the did look a little like I was moving in when I starting bringing my boxes in, so I must have given Debby a bit of a fright considering her house is now all back in order after a few months of 'chaos'.

On to the card we made - the background is stamped with Basic Grey onto Lost Lagoon and then the flowers cascading down the edge are all layered up using glue dots and dimensionals. The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch and were tucked in just wherever they seemed to look best. I think it went down quite well with everyone, even though it took a bit longer than a usual M&T.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Petite Petals, Hardwood, A Dozen Thoughts

Colours - Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Grey
Punches - Petite Petal, Bird Builder, Itty Bitty Accents
Framelit Dies - Word Bubbles
Misc - Rhinestone Gems, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Thanks for visiting - I'm getting back to the tennis now ;-)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Petite Petals - New Catalogue Launch

Hello there,

Three posts in one week....I'm going to have to go and lie down in a quiet room for a while after this ;-)

Today I have a little sneak peek of the Make and Take my lovely ladies will be able to make on Saturday. My amazing friend Debby has very kindly lent me the use of her house for the morning, and we were hoping we might get a sunny day being July, but it doesn't look like the weather is going to play won't dampen our spirits though! Cakes and strawberries and cream are also on the agenda :-)

Will be back with the full card and hopefully some of the display items after the weekend.

Take care and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.