Wednesday, 31 August 2011

New Class Dates Announced.... Booking Now Being Taken

Our classes are filling up fast so we have announced our dates up until November - reserve your place today by booking online -

Most Classes (excluding Crop Sessions) all you will need to bring is yourself. All equipment and craft essentials such as glue, cutting mats & tools will be provided for you and is included in the price. Anything you make will be yours to take home with you.

Classes are ideal for crafters both young and old, although an age limit of 16 years old is imposed. Whether you are a beginner or would just like to practise your technique our classes are suitable for all...  All of our classes must be booked and paid for in advance and are non-refundable.

Hope to see you soon


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Birthday Card for my Son ...

I cannot believe where the time has gone - my little boy is now 7 and not so little!!!!! 

He is really into aliens and monsters at the minute so wanted to make a card that I know he would like.  After searching for embellishments I remembered that I had the Build a Monster set from Stampin Up which was just perfect for this card.

Over at Inspire Creationz, we are also big fans of Card Candi at the minute and just love how they add the finishing touches to cards with little effort.


Claire xxx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Experimenting with Colour & Paper Pleating ...

What a lovely day today!!!! Took the children to the park for a picnic with friends which was enjoyed by all and still managed to find 5 minutes to craft and thought I would share this card with you.

I found these stickers in a local craft shop and just loved them but had not used them on any projects so thought I would have a go as I wanted to experiment with different colours than my usual at the minute - does anyone else get stuck on a particular colour?

I also wanted to have a go at pleating paper before I stuck it to the card base as I had tried this with ribbon but wanted to see if it could be done with card and I am really pleased how this has come out - very effective!

Happy Crafting

Claire xxx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Another box frame project completed....

Here at Inspire Creationz, we are really enjoying making the Box Frames shown above so I thought I would make one for the wall in my new Kitchen which is creams & browns and here is the finished result....

I am planning a feature wall with lots of photos of the children and thought this would work really well - just need to convince my hubby now!!!!

Claire & Sharon xxx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Lots of crafting fun with freebies....

Well, I started to clear my pile of craft magazines this morning as it looked ready to tumble over and cover the floor and found these lovely printed images which came free and just couldn't resist having a play. 

Let's just say the magazines still need sorting but lots of fun has been had and I've even tried using new embellishments such as the flowers and Card Candi.  As soon as my second card has dried fully I will post another picture.  We would love to hear what freebies you have enjoyed using .....

Pop back soon

Sharon xxx

Monday, 15 August 2011

Jumbo Paperclips - All Sold and Gone To Good Homes.....

Just wanted to share these with you - jumbo paperclips / bookmarks.  We really enjoyed making these but we only made a small batch for fun and were really surprised how quick they were snapped up.  We only made a few as a trial run and all sold straightway - we had better get making more........

Hope you enjoy

Claire & Sharon xxx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Wedding Commission for a Happy Customer

Here is our latest project for a very happy customer.  They needed a unique gift for a Wedding they are attending over the weekend and I had in mind just the thing!!!  We have created lots of these frames now for a Baby Boy, Baby Girl, Weddings and contemporary home decor - all personalised and with a choice of colours.

I absolutely love making these boxed frames and enjoy finding all the embellishments that co-ordinate together.  We have more commissions on the go so will post the pictures as soon as they are ready.  If you are after a unique gift then let us know - commissions taken.

Sharon xxx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Working with Acetate Craft Class - Lots of Fun...

We held our "Working with Acetate" class yesterday and really enjoyed it.  I don't often use acetate on cards but will certainly be doing so now!   We made two projects that used different techniques and can honestly say that my favourite was the card pictured above.  By embossing acetate you really can create different effects, especially with printed acetate!!!!  All of the cards the ladies created looked beautiful - especially the origami Butterflies!!!

More of our class dates are now on our website -
Right I better go and make a few more cards so pop back soon

Claire & Sharon xxx

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Anniversary Card for my lovely OH

Just a quick post today as we are planning  our classes for the next few months but I wanted to share this card I made for my 5th Wedding Anniversary which was last weekend.  I can post it now as I have already given it to my lovely Hubby...

I just love the hearts templates that come free with Simply Homemade magazine this month and cannot stop using them and love this colour theme at the minute - lots more hearts being cut out so pop back soon and see what else we have made this week.

Claire xxx