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8th April 2016
Cloud house shelf full

A house in the clouds…Tutorial

A house in the clouds…Tutorial   Happy Easter Friday I hope everyone has a fab Easter weekend and don’t eat to much chocolate…..not that I will be following my own advice of course hehe… I wanted to share a recent make with you, It is a house shaped wooden shelf system and it was painted grey with clouds, as a request to match some wallpaper a customer had. I snapped a few photos of the process to share. Instructions:  Take your wooden house shape shelf and paint it the base colour you want. I didn’t primer this (paint with a […]
22nd March 2016
Wings & Heart tag grunge full frnt

Finally…My Andy Skinner workshop (CHSI) make

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a great start to the week. I realised very late last night, I said I’d share my Andy Skinner workshop piece with you and I haven’t!! So here it is. I will recreate this or similar very soon and post the how to on here. Thank you for taking the time to look at my post and if you liked it, why not share it? If you want to be sure not to miss out on future posts, with hints, tips and freebies then why not submit your email address so you can […]
18th March 2016
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Painting the Millennium Falcon! – Dry brushing technique

Happy Friday everyone Before you get to wondering too much, i didn’t need scaffolding for this job!  hehe…. Although I’m sure painting the real Millennium Falcon would be fun, this is a mini Falcon, that is made from air dry paper clay and was for use on my hubby’s Valentines card. I love paper clay, but don’t use it as much as I should! Its so light weight that its perfect for adding things like this to cards and projects, without adding any weight, which means two things, my card doesn’t topple over all the time and it doesn’t add […]
17th March 2016
hand fuse

New toy!

Just a little share… I squealed when I opened the post this morning!! My new tool has arrived and I’m in love… I can make perfectly sealed pockets/bags and seal things away safely. As you’d guess i was sealing up everything lol. I even had a go at sealing up irregular shapes and still loved the finish Oh how easily amused I am lol Does anyone else own the wonderful We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool? If so, how do you find it? What other things do you use it for (I have so many ideas) xx
11th March 2016
Exploding box cake card bike ang top

Exploding Box Birthday card tutorial

     Morning everyone, how are you all? This was a recent customers order. My brief was bright, colourful, very special, she likes bike rides on the Tarka Trail, knitting and line dancing. What do you think? I snapped some photos as I was making it, so that I could share the process with you all, so if you wanted to make your own you could give it a go Making the card: The first thing I did was get all my materials together (ingredients list at the bottom). I then cut out all of my shapes and layers. I […]
8th March 2016
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Mothers day makes! – Incld. Card tutorial

   I want to share the mothers day bouquets and cards we gave to our mums this year. I have also shared the process in making the cards and Flower stick ‘Mums’ To make some extra special, extra large bouquets for my mum and MIL (and to save spending a fortune on flowers buying pre-made fancy bouquets). I purchased lots of different, various, bunches of flowers and made two large bouquets out of them, here is one of them. Making the Bouquets: The vintage style Butterfly wrap was made by myself and Lilly (our 3 year old) to make it […]
28th February 2016
lillys post

How to wrap like a 3 year old……

I can’t help but share this, Lilly (my 3 year old) likes to package orders up like mummy hehe Bless our wonderful post office guy, he took it in and assured her it would be posted (and pretended to put it in the post bag). Her parting words after we had finished were ‘Please make sure my one is sent today’ hehe… Which of course he assured her it would ;p xx
28th February 2016
tim holtz & me

Tim Holtz & Me……..

Good morning everyone, Well today is the first day of my new and shiny blog. You may be coming over from my old blog Little Pear Tree, which sadly became neglected when I really started focusing on my little business This was partially due to the lack of time to blog and more importantly because I had nothing exciting and really crafty to blog about!! I was super busy with creating new products and dealing with lovely customers, that I stopped colouring, stopped ‘playing’ with all my crafty goods and became all about the business. But this is a new year […]