Crafting with Jo....
... a little bit of life, a little bit of craft...
Monday, 20 April 2015
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
I hope you have all had a very relaxing weekend, I know I have here... although finishing off the bits for the kitchen and buying a new kettle and toaster was a little more taxing than what I thought it would be!!
However, we are more or less done in the kitchen now, just a little decorating and touching up on the paintwork to be done and that's it... we can move on to another room. Slowly, slowly catchy monkey so they say!
I hope your weekend was all you thought it would be.... tell me all about it, I'd love to hear what you was upto!
Until then... Happy Crafting!
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
It's been a busy time here at the House of Austin. New kitchen, Painters and decorators, workshops, TV shows and project sorting...... the list has seemed endless!
However. We are now - sort of - back on the straight and narrow, and are looking onto tomorrow morning and a quickish run down to the NEC in Birmingham to do a full four days of Tonic Workshops.
Helping me over the four days will be Sharon and Cheremane. I have had Sharon with me for a while but I am sure you will all welcome Cheremane to the team, just as you have Sharon.
I thought I would leave you with a quick pic of our crazy little Shazbot that was taken at the SECC shows in Glasgow. Xxxx
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Today, I am having Pyjama Day number 2.... well, I say day.. it usually means morning.. lazy mornings are the best. Coffee, craft and Pj's... what else could a girl want eh?
As you probably guessed, my little bloglet has become the victim of work again.. lol. I have been down at the NEC and upto Glasgow over the past few weeks, and I have another trip to Scotland planned for this weekend to demo for a lovely gent called Adrian, who owns McOyster Papercrafts in Fife. It is a Tonic demo, so I'm hoping to see some familiar faces from the Glasgow show, and have a jolly good day.
I have been asked about colouring over the past few weeks, as I have been taking a little Polkadoodles image card that I made with the Tonic bow die, and everyone tries to run off with it. So, I thought I would share a little video with you HERE that I created for my Youtube channel a while ago.. must be a few years ago as I was still wearing my old wedding ring, which no longer fits me.. lol. However, I hope you get the drift of it and can follow it well.
The other thing I want to share with you all is this little card I made for the Pick of the Week for Tonic.
The die I have used to create the felt flower is the Happy Birthday Pansy outer edge which I have also used to cut the layer it is fastened to.
I cut out a few layers, snipped into the flower and heated it up with a heat gun. It's not one of my new techniques, as I have done it previously when I worked for Docrafts, but to use the Tonic dies makes it alot easier and as you can see, adds another dimension to your cards.
The outer for the flower is the pansy frame which is one of the new dies that are on a 60 day exclusivity to Create and Craft. They have sold out though, so watch the site to make sure you grab them when they come back in. They are VERY popular and look beautiful.
I've teamed it up with a little butterfly border from the dies I have in my box, this one is Mazarine Blu and is one of my favourite dies... so pretty.
I hope you managed to get your dies before they sold out... and I hope you enjoy the little tutorial..
Have fun.... xxxx