Sunday, 13 November 2016

A bit late starting.

To get ready for Christmas, I know but I just can't do it in the Summer - It doesn't feel right.
It's about the time I make my keyring calender gifts too. I am always on the look out for ways to do it more efficiently and the cutting out is tedious.
This year, instead of printing the calenders out, i bought those stitched ones and just cut the top off- it makes the finished one a bit bigger than normal but is SO much quicker.
I used my GORGEOUS Scan n Cut to cut out the card and the 2017, so all I have to do it glue and titivate.
I have enough to make 12 , which should be pleanty .

back soon.

Soojay xx

Friday, 11 November 2016

ATDML part 3

 I prepped this page in Katherine's class but the colours didn't fit with my photo . I found a lovely photo that hubby had taken in Cornwall when he took Meg and Dan. 

This is officially my last class done - I do have lots of bit though.
Soojay xx

Sunday, 6 November 2016

ATDML - Part Two

This frame Class was started at the ATDML retreat but finished at home.

LOADS of cutting out and 3D foam used.

Karen's Class was a Christmas journal.

All I have to do now is add a photo and a little journal ling.

Which means i should finish it this year - I always have good intentions.

Ann's Class was to make a calander for next year .

I really enjoyed making theseand have loads of bits of kits left to complete a few more pages and cards.

Back soon .

Soojay xx

Saturday, 5 November 2016

I'd quite like to turn the clock back again

To last weekend at ATDML retreat.
It's a once a year treat for me and something I SO look forward to . A wonderful hotel, great food, amazing friends and of course loads of creating. I took five classes and I am still finishing off one of the projects. Here is what I made ( warning -photo heavy!)

 The first class I took by taught by Katherine Sutton ( I adore her work !)
The photo is hubby at Southwold during our Summer days out this year.
The class involved using Bo Bunny mediums - some iridescent  wax ( on those cogs- they shine a gorgeous blue - in better light) and tiny beads in a gel over the top of gesso.

 You can just see some here - of course i bought a couple of pots!

 We were give an extra kit for staying on Friday night and I chose to do another page from Summer.


 The second page in Katherine's class ( you can always do at least two pages from each kit). She used Blues and some die cuts as her photograph was outside. I have used Tim Holtz crayons and blended them with water , to match my photo. I also used my own film strip die cuts.


 Just a simple page made up from my own stash .


 Another Katherine Sutton class. This time using crackle glaze and mist.
I love Dans sarky grin!.

 Yumm.

 The second page in this class - using textured glitter paste - NEEED some of that! Photo of my work colleague at the Tower of London this Summer - Just Look at that blue sky ! I miss it so much.

 Some ofthe quares were popped up with 3D pads.

We also have challenges at the retreat - to help us get motivated . This was one of the colour challenges. Photo taken this Summer at the Year 13 Prom.

 I also made my first Christmas cards of the year ! - I know SO late. 

 These were made from a collection of papers from a pad I brought at hobby craft and kaiser Craft papers and maybe some Bo Bunny ( not sure) that I bought from the ATDML shop.
 The word die I borrowed from my sister.


Right that's it for now - I shall be back with part two later this weekend.
It was lovely to be paper crafting again and I am still inspired to continue, although some new gems arrived yesterday ! Ha Ha. I think i need two craft rooms ( or two tables ) now.

back soon.


Soojay xx


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Half term ...at last!

 I was almost on my knees , so am happy to be finally on my half term break. I started by getting up at 9.30! that's unheard of for me but I do feel better for it.
I am VERY excited to be going to the ATDML retreat again at the end of this week and will be creating with paper again....yayy. 
Here are some of the makes,commissions and experiments from the last couple of weeks.
most are available in my Etsy shop ( button to the left) - just let me know if you see something you like or would like anything. 
The Pearl necklace above was made after watching a very talented lady demo one similar.

 Rose Quartz drops.

 Aquamarine, charm and pearl,

 Macrame and seed beads.

 Peach pearl earrings

 pearl Bar Necklace

 Pearl swirly earrings

 Pearl and Ruby necklace ( Mine ..ha ha)
 Another pearl flower necklace

 Fire polished bead Earrings

 pearl and black spinel earrings

 more trees of life




 Multi gem hoop Earrings

 Morganite and Kynite stretchy Bracelet

Beryl and Jadeite stretchy bracelet.

Got to clear all my jewellery making away to find my paper craft supplies this week.

Take care 
back soon.

Soojay xxx

Saturday, 8 October 2016

More items

 In my Etsy shop.
First up is a Memory wire bracelet made with black onyx and rice pearls.

 Drop earrings, made with seed beads and Beryl slices.

 Wire wrapped pearl bracelet.

 A pinterest inspired multi gemstone necklace , incl blue Opals.

 A Rosary linked pearl necklace.

 An opal and gold plated bead bracelet.

 Citrine and black Spinel earrings.

 Citrine and Emerald earrings.

 Pinterest inspired Amethyst earrings.

Finally today, Shell and crystal earrings.

Hope you like them - link to Etsy shop is to the right.

Soojay xx