Well I have been so busy with work and workshops so I'm here now with some reviews of our recent workshops.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
I have naughtily been neglecting my blog so I am back and have lots going on to tell everyone about.
Firstly we have joined forces with The Tree House Book Shop and their fab venue so that we can hold more Craft workshops and offer fab facilities whilst we are there.
We currently have the first 8 weeks booked in which is very exciting and these classes can all be booked via me or the bookshop with a non refundable deposit of £5.00. For more information go to our Facebook page where all the details can be found.
We are also happy to announce that we will be showcasing our goods at the New Fargo Village in Coventry in September when it opens it's doors. We will be part Kejoe's Designs outlet called Express your shelves. We will also be running papercrafting classes within the venue on a regular basis too.
And finally we have big plans for a special wedding stationery workshop held once a month. More details to be announced.
Now I have samples to get making for the Bookshop so I will be back later to show you all what we have planned.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Well Tuesday is already here and wow the last few days have flown by. I've been crafting behind the scenes in preperation for some workshops and also some card orders.
This is one thing that I created today using Card-io products, I used Versacolor Topaz and distressed the areas and then used Dragonfly garden stamp set to add pattern to the cards and the envelopes in side to hold the cards are also stamped.
Loved making this it is so versatile and could be done in allsorts of colours.
See you all very soon
Friday, 21 March 2014
Went off to the show yesterday with 2 crafty friends and spent most of the day there spending my pennies on a mixture of new crafty items, got some lovely Lavina Rubber stamps and some new card-io stamps too, so i'm sure I will be very busy this weekend creating with all the new bits and pieces.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Sat down today at my craft challenge class and I picked out a ticket with Buzzzzz written on it. Well I went for a nosy and came across a Mo Manning digi stamp and it was perfect for the theme. Here is what I came up with.
I started with the image and built up from there. I have taken a picture a 3 seperate stages to show you the colours that I used and what stages I did things.
Here she is all coloured, she is just so cute. Mo Manning has an amazing website full of fab digi's and also has a lot of her work now in rubber stamps by Penny Black. You can pop to her website by following this link Mo's Digital Pencil. I have found they are also holding a blog challenge which this card will be entered into, you can go over and check it out @ Mo's Challenge blog, where you can win digi images for winning or being picked as their top 3.
Now for the card, I took a plain cream sheet of A4 and cut to make a 6"x6" card blank, I decided to create a landscape shape. Using the colours in the image i stuck to yellows and creams as my colour scheme. The backing sheets are by First Edition and from the Blank Canvas range. I drew stitch lines around the cream sheet, I distressed a yellow panel and matted the digi image on to it and layered to the card, the border was originally white so I inked it using versacolor mini pad and the added pale yellow pearls. To finish I used vintage crochet style lace, a Yellow flower (Wild Orchid Crafts) and a few ivory pearls. The sentiment is a Stampin up one.
I had extra items left over so decided to make a gift tag to go with it as a set.
Monday, 17 March 2014
Today has consisted in making these Letter button pictures for a customer of mine for her children's bedroom. They are fun and bright coloured and great for adding a personal touch to a childs bedroom.
These are available from £10.00 each and can be made a mixture of colours.
Pop over to Unicorn Crafts on facebook to order your sepcial picture.
Saturday, 15 March 2014
On a mission today for blog entries and here is the last one for today. I am entering Meljen Designs Blog Challenge ( Meljen Designs DT Challenge Blog). The theme is Lucky You ( green is the colour needed)
I couldn't make my mind up which image to you that I have recenty coloured in green but plummed for this one a lovely Steam punk lady which then inspired the backing papers, washi tape and gold embellishment to finish the design.
Well this weeks Cute Card Thursday is all about girls, Girls, Girls and I had a design in mind straight away. Pop over to Cute Card Thursday for more infoa and a chance to win a Whiff of Joy rubber stamp thanks to Katharina there.
I decided that I would use a CC designs Japanese lady that I bought then other day and coloured with promakers - Unfortunately I haven't got the colours writtend own anywhere :(
I layered the card with Stampin up In colour card from 2014 - 15 Strawberry slush and coastal cabana and then used a free paper from Making Cards magazine as the backing, I added washi tape in the corners for something different and finished with some Gardenia flowers from Wild orchid Crafts and a Craftwork cards sentiment.
I hope they like it :)
Today I am entering the ABC blog challenge with the theme os H is for Hair.
Our brief is obviously to use our skills with hair design. I decided to go for a Magnolia Tilda Design for this entry.
I coloured the hair with promarkers and used the colours - Sandstone, caramel & Burnt Sienna and added White marks using a Stampin up chalk marker.
Then the skin which I used Blush, Saffron and Pastel Pink.
I decided to create a wedding scene so used the Magnolia Swedish Scene Back ground stamp as I think it looks like a church in the scene. I coloured again used promakers - Burnt Sienna, Umber, Warm Grey3, Caramel, Grass, lush green, Meadow Green, Apple, Cool grey 1 & 3, Terracotta and a mix of colours for the stainglass windows.
I had a delivery from Wild Orchid Crafts this morning so perfect timing for the flowers that I used which are Carnations, Gardenia's and tiny roses and finished with some pearls.
I used First Edition Blank Canvas backing paper and then using a piece of Stampin up Crisp Cantaloupe Peach card stock which I embossed using a craft concepts Budding Vine folder. The sentiment is a Woodware rubber stamp.
I hope they like the card over @ ABC Challenge :)
Friday, 14 March 2014
Throw back Friday - Here is a lovely card I made a a year or so ago and love this card for a huge fan of Made in Chelsea so we did a blinged shopping themed.
I used a Magnolia Tilda walking her dog, a Rubber romance chandeliers and used a penny black rubber stamp for the brick wall. I added some bling jewellery in the shop window for added effect.
Such a fun card and very well received by the birthday girl.
See you all later
Thursday, 13 March 2014
With the sunshining outside this week I have been inspired by the colour yellow and have been asked to make some lovely Sunflower cards.
The one above is for an Auntie and she loves sunflowers and butterflies. I used First editions Blank Canvas paper stack for the backing and used both sides of one sheet, I used an organza ribbon, pearls and on the brown die cut panel I used yellow twine and a trio of sunflowers. The buuterflies are Spellbinders butterflies.
The next card is for a Sister for her birthday and again I used the First Edition Blank Canvas paper stack and Stampin up In colour card stock. We used a quirky quote down the side and used the pictres that were provided.
Inside the card we have made a pocket as the sister in question has asked for money for her gift.
I have to admit I love using Blank Canvsa paper stacka nd it works amazingly well with the new Stampin up in colour card. I'm sure I'll be making a few more like these soon.
Thanks for looking
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
I was asked yesterday to make a 1st Birthday card for a friend and I instantly knew what image to use. These lovely printed panels by Wild Rose Studio are just brilliant for a quick card. You get 4 designs of which 8 are coloured and 4 plain.
I have used the Bunny watering a Happy birthday tree for this card, I layered with a piece of Stampin Up 2014 in colour card and First editions Blank Canvas paper stock, I added Club green pale pink organza ribbon and a Die cut chip board number and finished with a handstamped message.
Thanks for looking
Monday, 10 March 2014
This Thursday sees the next Craft workshop by Unicorn Crafts - And this is what we shall be making, It's a finance planning wallet, ideal for storing money or vouchers etc, A great way to be organised.
The class is £6.00 per person and includes all the equipment and supplies to make one of these for yourself.
We have space for 4 people to take part and starts @ 7.30pm.
To book your place please email me on Unicorncrafts@sky.com
Sunday, 9 March 2014
Hiya, recently one of my customers went for a rummage through my topper sheets and pulled a load out and said "can you make these please", So I have just finished making them and here they are.
Friday, 7 March 2014
What could be better than celebrating the safe arrival of a new baby. I love making cards for these special events.
Today I have for you a card to welcome a little boy into the world and have used the very cute bunny image from the very talented Melissa Jenkins. Her blog challenge this time was also 'celebration' and also a blog hop so i thought I'd enter this card.
The rabbit ( Fluffy Bunny ) available from www.meljensdesigns.com has been coloured using promarkers and I have used Anne Marie Designs polka dot card for the background layering. I have accompanied the rabbit with a cute pram which is by Magnolia Rubbert stamps and embellishment with a sentiment and my favourite items of all time Buttons :)
Hope they like my entry
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Using the Lavender Rose Elements Topper sheet, Bouquet Swirls Lilac card stock & Flamenco Blue Card stock.
I have layered the background card and then using the elements I have created a 3d frame in the corners with the flowers and butterflies and then the alternate corners I have used the stunning bird cages and birds. All finished with a die cut panel and worlding and some lovely pearls to finish.
Thanks for looking
Wow, the weather isn't so good today where has that spring weather disappeared too? It's my 15th Anniversary today but he is at work and kids at school so I have plenty of time to show you some cards I have been creating whilst thinking about Mother's Day designs.
I have over the last few weeks been running craft workshops for local crafters, whilst doing that I have had a lot of conversations about my colouring and how and what I use, So i have been documenting my colouring in photo form to show the stages that I colour, here are just a few samples.
This image above is a woodware rubber stamp and is great for Christening or New baby cards
This image is from the very talented Sherri Baldy and her fabulous besties range which can be found on Etsy and she has a huge selection to choose from.
I have made note on my board to blog daily from today and show the world what I have been up to.
Today I have quite a few posts to do so here is the first one:
I recently bought the Trimcraft Curiosity range from a craft show and here is one of the creations I have made using the 6"x6" papers and the lace trims that match the set. I chopped the sentiment from one fo the papers as it fits perfectly. I finished the card off with paper flowers and added embellishments in keeping with the card into the middle of them.
See you all again soon.