Saturday, 10 October 2009

Crafter's Companion #7

This is the latest sketch on the Crafter's Companion challenge.

I am rather last minute with this as a new one comes out on Monday.
I decide to turn the sketch on it's side.
I had a play with some new Promarker pens which I bought last week and coloured in this cute Forever Friends stamped image. I am rather pleased with my first attempt at shading but unfortunately it doesn't show up too well on this picture.

The grey and blue backing papers are both from a pad by Crafter's Companion and the holly strip is from the Popcorn christmas Cd.
The image has been layered up onto the same grey backing paper, both shapes being cut cut with Nesties.
Holographic silver snowflakes and 3 tiny blue self adhesive gems complete the card.

Monday, 5 October 2009

ichf workshops

Sallie and I went to the International Craft & Hobby Fair in Cardiff on Friday.

We didn't do any of the free 15 minute workshops this year but did 2 workshops lasting 45 minutes with a lovely lady from FINDINGBEADS4U. They cost £2 each but were well worth it for the handbag charm and bungee bracelet we both made.
The metal charms on each are on lobster clasps so can be removed if not required.
The fair was very quiet this year, we got there about 15 minutes after opening and the place was virtually empty! It was so nice though to be able to wander round without getting squashed and lovely to sit down for a couple of hours for the workshops.

I managed to spend a bit of money, of course, but mainly on items which were already on my shopping list.