Thursday, 19 March 2015

Dreamweaver Teacher.

Georgina and I, have had a fun filled few months. The bloging was left behind a little with a promise to self - must do that etc, so I am just catching up on jobs, so  I thought time to blog.

One of the things we have been up to is doing certification to become Dreamweaver teachers.  Fantastic few days learning new techniques and revisiting those not used for awhile. We are both now level 1 and 2.

Below is a picture of my Project for cert1  a full description is on my personal blog, Forget-me-not Lighthouse here is the link.

Main products used, are Dreamweaver stencils and embossing paste, Dylusion Inks, large journal, few embellishments from stash. Time about 2 hours work, plus lots of drying time for layers.

Happy crafting.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Life is Good

My where has the New Year flown to, Just up dating the Workshop Pages and thought it was more than time for a little blog, so I looked through the 'oh so many photos' and saw this tag, thinking it's a good reminder.

Life is good, sometimes so easy to forget.

Have fun crafting.

Dorrie :)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Holidays

I cant believe we are just about to close for the Christmas Holidays. December has been a very long month. Hooray for2 days off.

We would like to wish all our Customers and Blog Readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Georgie found some wooden spoons and with a little paint some buttons, favours out of Christmas crackers and some christmas confetti she made a Christmas wall hanging she says it's good to play it has made a good start to her christmas break.

The shop will be closed until the 2nd January (I know I said we were having 2 days off but the shop needs some major reorganisation those of you that have seen it in the last few weeks will understand the word major) and workshops recommence on Monday 6th January 2013. The workshop programme can be found on the link above.

May you be blessed with the joy of the season
Keep crafting
The Quayside Crafters

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Workshop dates 2014.

I have just up loaded the workshop dates for the new Year.

As normal where did the time go between posts.  I know, but I am not sure that you would like to read the long list, but most of it has been fun.  The new website is close to going live in the new year.

Georgie has given me half the journaling classes to do, as most of my art work now goes in my journals.  My favourite is my 'Note to Self' journal, I thought I would give you a couple of pictures for inspiration.  I find it easier to create if I have a theme.  Journaling classes in general are very popular, for me they are great places just to play, try new ideas and clear the mind for a short while.  For some its a place for storing thoughts etc. What every your reason for journaling, enjoy.  If you live close to Sheffield why not join us for a workshop.


Some of these are on my blog with a little more description, but sometime it is just nice to look.

Happy days.


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Workshops Updated

The workshop list has been updated, just press the workshop button at top of the page.

Georgina has organised the dates until Christmas, except I just deleted the Spooky Card dates (Mouse aka Tally is competing in London with the Syncro ice skating team - family support needed), so if any one wants to make Halloween Cards just let us know and we can arrange an alternative date.

Bookings can be made for the workshops by telephone 0114 2786314 or give us an e-mails on

Happy crafting.


Sunday, 18 August 2013

Dorrie says

That I must take photos when I completing a project so I can post how it's done. I know I should but I get into the zone and the project completes it's self before I even think to get the camera out.This time the camera was placed next to me I managed a few photos of my latest journal page while in progress. I used black gesso to cover the page and then wanted to use some old rub ons from my stash.

I added the rub ons top left and right and bottom right of the page.

 I had a quote about dreams that I wanted to use.I tried writing it with a white paint pen twice but didn't like it as I felt that it was too thick, I gessoed it out and the third time I used a white gel pen, which I liked better, Re-gessoing the page made a different background effect from where I started sort of like a blackboard that has been wiped clean, which I quite like.  

I then used a white pen and silver pen to outline some of the flower rubons and added a couple ore rub ons to complete the page.

Until next time happy Crafting from 
The Quayside Crafters

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Journal page

It seems a long time since we posted on this blog. We are in our summer workshop break and I am suppose to be updating the Autumn workshop list, but I am skiving and playing with journal pages it really helps to restore my mental wealth. The page below has remained unfinished in my small journal since June, but I think is now finished. I was playing with distress paint and thinking of different ways to apply it. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the background when I completed hence the wait before the page was completed. In the end I kept it simple. The words are not very clear in the picture, but it is from one Dylusions word stamps that says I'm currently unsupervised ...and the possibilities are endless.!! In our household Mouse has changed it to Grandad is currently unsupervised and the possibilities are dangerous.

I will work on the new workshop list tonight and have it up on the blog at the beginning of next week in the meantime I hope you are all enjoying your summer.

Keep crafting
The Quayside Crafters