Sunday, October 30, 2011

Craft & Stitches Show

Hello blogging friends, Please excuse the quality of these photos. They were taken on my phone as I forgot to take my camera.
I had a wonderful time at the Craft & Stitches show held at the Caulfield Race Course this year.
I was on the Society of Folk & Decorative Artists stand with a bunch of other happy painters!

 It was great to see and hear the wonderful comments about being at the show with a lot of interest in our stall. The amount of people coming through was amazing. We have a lot of very talented Artists in our Society and they got to show off their great talents.

 We sold Paints, brushes, Woodwork, painted items that our members had painted and held three workshops a day that were full with ladies and children interested in learning Painting. 

 Some of our wares for sale. I couldn't take photos of our members display because "no photos were allowed".
These Christmas decorations were a big seller.  We sold around 50 per day and all the money will be donated to Alzheimer's Australia and Royal District Nursing Service. The ladies could hardly keep up with the demand and I think some left our stall still wet.
Creative hugs,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Craft & Sewing Show, New technique in my Journal

Hello friends, Thanks for stopping by and visiting. 
I appreciate all visitors and comments.
I have a couple of things to talk about and show you today.
Are you going to the 'Craft & Sewing Show' at Caulfield racecourse this weekend.  I'll be on the Society of Folk & Decorative Artists stand, demonstrating. 
Please stop by, I'd love to meet you face to face.

Here are some of the decorations I'll be painting and demonstrating on.  I've base coated these in Island Sand and created a faux marble look using Rich Gold.
 I've then got out my Christmas stamps and stamped on some designs using Staz On stamp pad. I know the ink will stay on when I use paint and water on them.

 How cute are some of these Papermania designs?

 Here is a new technique I've been playing with in my journal. I applied two coats of Gesso.
Then painted a wash of Brilliant Magenta, while wet I sprayed a fine mist of Glass & Tile Medium Primer (Part A) over the top.
 I dried this and thought to myself, I'd like bigger drops and a deeper colour.  I made three different puddles of watery Green. Jade, Green Light and Pine Green.  Sponged these on my page then sprayed again with Glass & Tile Medium Primer.  Oh yuk, that looked terrible I forgot to take a photo.  I was looking at my paints and wondering which colour will fix this.

 I then painted a wash of Pthalo Green over the top and dropped big droplets of Glass & Tile Medium on the paint.
 Taa Dah, I was much happier with this effect.

 I decided this would make a great background and used The Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Birds of a Feather' and Texture Paste over the top.  I like how the birds stand out in white.

 I then used my Versa Mark pad and embossing powders over the top to add a bit of colour.
The colours in this photo do not really do justice to the embossing powders.

 Here I've played with different colours for the background, The Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Flower Frenzy' and embossed over the top in Silver.
I'm not sure if I'll do anything over this, maybe some doodling as the page is quite heavy with the Texture Paste. 
What do you think?
I hope you've enjoyed this play session as much as I did creating it.
Creative hugs,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I'm a lucky Winner, Simply Christmas

Hello and Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blogspot.
I appreciate all my visitors and comments.

I'm the lucky winner of Kerryanne's giveaway.
My giveaway was wrapped in this pretty fabric-(I'll have to think of way to use it in my journal) wrapped in a pink satin ribbon with some Cath Kidston, Rose hand cream and matching nail file.
Kerryanne also made a feminine lavender bag~that's going straight into my knickers draw.
I also received this cute little purse pad in my parcel of goodies.  Gosh, I laughed when I read the cover.

Kerryanne is having another 'Simply Christmas' big event this year.
I joined in last year and had heaps of fun and gifts made before Christmas. 
Kerryanne and other creative special guests put on a great show for bloggers and it's all about Christmas.
Please mark this in your diaries to start on 1st November.
Creative hugs,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Creative Mumpreneur

Hello friends,
I want to share with you some knowledge about a dear friend of mine~Kerryanne from who has just published a book on how to start up a business from our hobbies.
Kerryanne is celebrating twenty years of running a creative business so has heaps of fabulous idea, and knows all the lurks and perks of being in business with this new e-book.

I can vouch for Kerryanne who I've known on a professional and personal level for about twelve years.
Kerryanne covers everything in this book from business ideas to setting up and running a business as well as coping with running a household and still look after our children & Hubby's.

You can also check out Kerryanne's website at for other patterns and gorgeous gifts that she makes.

Please take the time to pop on over and say G'day~you won't be dissapointed.
Take care,
Creative hugs,

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm back with some journaling pages

Hi blogging buddies,
I'm back to show you some journal pages I've been working on.
I've had lots going on in my life at the moment and journaling has helped heal the pain and pressure of life at the moment.
I've tried to bring lots of colour into my life with bright pages.

                                             And some Positives

Take care, Creative hugs,