Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Down The Rabbit Hole

"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A Land full of wonder, mystery and danger! Some say to survive it: you need to be as mad as a hatter."

Enter the world of The Mad Tea Party, where everything is perfect nonsense and magic happens.

Today I would like to share with you a project we made on our last retreat,  using one of the Tim Holtz portfolios and a range of paper from one of my favourite designers ( for the moment!),
Marion Smith;
Mad Tea Party.

It is a book with lots of hidden secrets, pockets, lift up flaps and plenty of storage for precious photos.

Follow me.............Down the rabbit hole!

The cover features a section from one of the papers and a decorative metal embellishment that has been threaded onto the elastic closure of the portfolio. Also a tiny glazed hand mirror dangles from the teapot spout.

Open the cover and let the madness begin!
A crazy, whirling floor, a secret potion and a keyhole, decorate the first of many pockets. 

Open top and bottom panels ( great for photos) to reveal more detail from these fab papers.

Turn another page to reveal a large pocket on the left, a wallet style pocket and a panel on the right. These are attached onto the fins of the sewn spine that comes with the portfolio.

Turn again to see the encounter with The Queen of Hearts and her Playing Cards who have been painting the roses red.

"For painting my roses red - someone will lose his head!"

The white rabbit arrives at the tea party. Waterfall, lift up flaps give more photo storage but hidden from view.

A series of waterfall pockets allow lots of hidden secrets to be stored away.

Inside the back cover, a large panel gives plenty of photo display.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

New Workshops for January & February 2015

The Stamp Pad Workshops.
New for 2015.

We are starting a new series of classes in January called
Stamping Club”.
These will be held in the 3rd week of each month (wherever possible) and will focus on all things stamping, such as different types of stamps and how to get the best from them, the different types of inks and when and how to use them and for which surfaces. Also many techniques to help get the most from your products.
The classes won't have specific themes but I am aiming through the year to give you the skills and knowledge to be able to stamp with confidence and to understand all the different products available in the stamping arena. It won't be essential to attend every session, you will be able to dip in and out but obviously, the more you can attend, the more fully your skills will develop.
We will be using our stamping to go on and create projects such as cards, panels, books and canvasses.

Stamping Club
Weds. 21St 10:30 – 12:30 and 7pm – 9pm
Thurs. 22nd 2pm – 4pm
Sat.24th 11am - 1pm

Book Club will continue through out 2015 and is proving very popular. We will be starting a new book in February so if you fancy having a go at making something really special, as a keepsake or a gift, why not give it a go?
Book Club is held during the last week of each month.

Book Club:
Continuing with our current book, this week we will be making the book cover.

Weds. 28th 10:30 - 12:30
Thurs. 29th 7pm – 9pm
Sat. 31st 11am – 1pm

Anna Marie Designs Cotton Bobbin Plaque. £15.00
A delightful large cotton bobbin shaped plaque which will be decorated with haberdashery and lace in a shabby vintage style, to create a lovely little noticeboard. A lovely gift idea, perhaps for Mother's Day?

Weds. 4th 1pm – 4pm
Thurs. 5th 1pm - 4pm

Create you own Birthday Planner.
I have been asked to repeat the calendar workshop I did just before Christmas and am happy to do so. However, I have made a few changes and this will be similar but will be a Birthday Planner too.
Using Santoro Mirabelle papers and embellishments, we will make a stand up, spiral bound book using the Bind-it-All machine.
Weds. 11Th 10:30 – 12:30 and 7pm - 9pm
Thurs. 12th 10:30 – 12:30 and 2pm – 4pm

Bumper Card Making Day £35.00 inc. lunch.
Quick card designs, like our bumper Christmas Days but for everyday cards. Eight designs, two of each plus lunch, all refreshments and treats and a goody bag. Lovely day out.
Sat. 14th. 10am - 4pm

Stamping Club.
Weds. 18Th 10:30 – 12:30 and 7pm - 9pm
Thurs. 19th 2pm – 4pm
Sat. 21st 11am – 1pm

Book Club.
Weds. 25Th 10:30 – 12:30
Thurs. 26th 7pm – 9pm
Sat. 28th 11am - 1pm

Craft Retreat 2015.
Bookings for our next retreat are filling up fast but there are still a few available.
The retreat will be held at The Huntsman, Holmfirth, from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th April.

Accommodation is optional and extra, the cost being £60 per night b&b single occupancy and £65 double occupancy. You DO NOT need to book your room, I will do that.
The cost for the retreat is £235.00 which includes all projects, meals and refreshments.
£50 non-refundable deposit is required with your booking. I am happy to arrange a payment plan for the balance, to suit you should you require one.
Room requests and final payments must all be made by Friday 27th Februry. After this, I cannot guarantee you a room as the hotel will release the bookings to the general public.

Wishing you all a Happy and successful New Year
and lots of lovely crafting too.
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