Saturday, 30 July 2011

Made In Leicestershire Craft Event - Belgrave Hall

Just back from the Made in Leicester Craft Fair at Belgrave Hall.  We met lots of lovely people and have taken bookings for our forthcoming craft classes.

I just thought I would share with you some of the Post It Note Holders we made for the day.  I really enjoyed making these and were well received today.  I will definitely be making more as they are so simple but really effective.

Time to go and unload the car before I sit down and relax.  I will post in the week pictures of some of the other gifts we made.

Have a good weekend

Claire xxx

Saturday, 23 July 2011

First Edition Love Letters Wedding Day Card

Good Morning All,

The fabulous First Edition paper packs are not to be missed! - Love Letters is my favourite so far but we have just taken delivery of the Christmas range so this may change. This evening I am going to a Wedding Reception and wanted a card to take with me and had been struggling to make a card that was modern and not too fussy until I saw a card made by the fabulous Sue Burrows and knew straight away what I wanted to do.

So with Love Letters in hand and the amazing templates which came with this months Simply Homemade magazine the card above was created.  I am pleased with how this has turned out - could maybe have added some Stickles around the edges of the hearts but have run out - why is it we always want craft supplies we don't have!!!!!

Hope you enjoy

Claire xxx

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Tri-Shutter Card Class Pics

Morning All,

Just wanted to share with you the card we made in our class yesterday.  We have been having a lot of requests for these cards and I have to say that they are my favourite at the minute as I love embellishments!!!!  With this demo, I really wanted to use colours outside of my comfort zone and when I found this patterned paper from the My Minds Eye Laundry Line Pad, I just knew that I wanted a brown and cream theme - this can work for both male and female cards.

The class got to use lots of Cuttlebug Embossing Folders to create texture, Spellbinders to create frames and lots and lots of other embellishments.  It was lovely to see that whilst following our demo, each card made was unique and has given us lots more ideas.  The class then made their own templates using the Hougie Board for them to take home so that they more after the class - we cannot wait to see their creations...

Hope you enjoy

Claire & Sharon xx

PS  - more class dates are now available on our website -

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Lots of Stamping Fun!!!!

Good Morning,

I thought I would share with you all the card we made in our class yesterday.  Rubber Stamping is always a popular class so we thought we would go beyond just stamping an image for a topper.  We stamped the backgrounds, the flowers are double stamped and then covered in Glossy Accents which dried just in time for the end of the class!

Once the cards were made we then spent over a hour having a play with lots of different stamps, inks, embossing powders, chalks and watercolours.  The class made lots of toppers to take home with them.  Lots of fun was had by all...

Not craft I know.....but I just wanted to share some pictures taken in the grounds of Belgrave Hall Craft Village where our Studio is located as it looked beautiful in the sun yesterday:

See you soon

Claire & Sharon xxx

P.S More class dates are available on our website -