Monday, 25 March 2013

Happy Spring

While Georgie Preps this weeks Journal class, I used my few minutes spare to upload my Happy Spring tag to my blog (see here for details of how to etc).

Then remembered I said I would upload a picture of last weeks tag class, opps. 

So here are a few photos

In class there is enough time to make the tag book and decorate a page or 2.

Add a few pictures, embellishments or a few favourite sayings/poems and you have a beautiful gift.

Georgie is finishing this one off with pictures of Tally's skating competitions.

She says she will show (finish) soon.  

I am sure this chilly weather is an excellent reason to stay in the warm and do a little more crafting.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mothering Sunday

Back in the dim and distant past when Dorrie and I were little girls we would receive a small posy of flowers on Mothering Sunday to give our mother. Our mother is no longer with us but I still remember her love of those flowers.

To all those mothers still by our sides and those smiling down on us is a little card to say thank you for all you    do and have done to help us be who we are today.

I had a scrap left over so I made a little bookmark tag as well.

So mother be lazy and get the kids to cook the Sunday dinner while you keep crafting

The Quayside Crafters

Friday, 8 March 2013

But is it really work

Dorrie has been working away at finishing her project this afternoon. She is calling it work(it is a slow afternoon in cold and rainy Sheffield and she has done some of the jobs on her list so I will let her call playing work). As far as I can tell it is still a work in progress. Here is the latest progress.

Have a crafty weekend
The Quayside Crafters

One finished project. It only took till afternoon tea time Monday 11th March, not bad.
I have put a sort of step by step on my personal blog

Thought I would show both of these the colour is very different depending on light source used. above is daylight, below is at night by room light!

Happy crafting

News flash

No not a complete project but Dorrie has decided on what background she is going to finish! So far she has completed 3 layers of background using Distress Paint and Dylusions paint. She now tells me she knows how she is going to finish her project so watch this. I will keep nagging her for updates.

Happy crafting from
The Quayside Crafters

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Distress Paints and New Dylusions colours have arrived in store

I love opening deliveries, the excitement of finding out what has arrived and what you are still waiting for. I can confirm that we have opened the boxes which contained our shipment of Tim Holtz new Distressed Paints and Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Ink Sprays.
Both sell for £4.99.

Distress Paint comes in 24 colours from the distress Range, Picket Fence, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire,  Broken China, Peeled Paint, Bundled sage(my favorite , Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Mustard seed, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserve, Spun Sugar Picked Raspberry, Barn Door, Fired Brick.

Dorrie's challange was to complete a project using the distress paint for the blog, as some of you know she calls herself the background queen and so far we only have backgrounds(lots of backgrounds on all sorts of surfaces) When I have rained her in to complete a project I will insert a photo. No body hold your breath she doesn't like to work to dead lines and currently she has just opened a new journal and is busily spraying Dylusions and spreading and dabbing and smooshing Distress paint Oh no here comes the heat gun. 

My challenge was to complete a project with the new Dylusions colours. You have to love them just for their names, but they are also a great product. The new colours are Calypso Teal. White Linen, Dirty Martini(my favourite), Funky Fuchsia, Cherry Pie and After Midnight.

I made a couple of tags with a fashion theme. The background started off with a spritz of Dylusions ink sprays in the new colours except White Linen, which I added as a second layer sprayed through a piece of sequin waste. I added a couple of other back ground layers with paint and pens and adorned with the ladies cut with a Cricut using the Forever Young cartridge. The 1st was painted with Calypso Teal. The other has a dress painted in Bubblegum Pink one of the original colours. A few words a bit of ribbon and a couple of embellishments and voila a couple of simple but funky tags.

All the colours of both products are still currently available in the shop so call in an get them while they last. Alternatively give us a ring and we will be happy to post them to you.

Happy crafting 
The Quayside Crafters