Sunday 28 February 2016

Just a quick post

I made this card a couple of weeks ago but I seem to be having a few blogger problems at the moment as it takes me about half an hour to sign in!  Oh well serves me right for having a blogging break I guess (although I seem to remember this was one reason why I stopped blogging so much too!) - anyway I have managed to sign in before the end of the challenge entry time over on tims blog so I will enter this card:

I had great fun inking the card first with tea dye, then applying vintage photo and gathered twigs stains with a stencil and then playing with my new ranger texture paste (only had the transparent one and other makes before so when I saw the new stamp lines in at Dyans I treated myself to both sets and the texture paste - whoop).  It's lovely to play with and it was fun to add the embossing powder too as I hadn't tried this before although my first attempts with distress embossing powder and a glow in the dark powder didn't come out as well and therefore didn't make the final cut!

I then coloured in one of cat stamps with distress markers and stamped, coloured and cut out the ball of wool from the same set too (my favourite stamps at the moment).  I had to fussy cut the images out as I don't have the corresponding die set yet - wasn't quite sure how to add the sentiment without hiding half of the wall so I just stamped directly onto the background something else I haven't done for a while too.

Anyway this my take on the February challenge - hope you like it.  At the moment I currently busy restocking my shelves in Naissance De with some new artwork which has been fun.  I am also very excited today as I am off to London tomorrow with the girls as we are going on a day trip to Liberty's - can't wait!  Probably won't sleep with the excitement of all it tonight!

Thanks for looking - Liberty fan from Solihull

Saturday 13 February 2016

Just a quick post

to let you know I am still here!

I am currently busy making and selling my wares in Naissance De which is at 20 Drury Lane, Solihull - more details here.

This is a picture of my unit:

and here are a few of my makes:

a canvas for £20

a personalised picture for £15

some cards from £3

and this cute chappy made up of boxes - £10

If you are passing I would love it if you popped and said hi - I am mainly working in the shop on Tuesday and Wednesdays mornings.  

We would also appreciate it if you could follow us on twitter @naissancedeuk and/or like us on facebook There are lots of lovely local designers in the shop so if you are looking for unique gifts, artwork, Frenchic paint and Village Candles pop in and check us out!

Thanks for looking - living the dream from Solihull