Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Hello gorgeous people.

Not long now and we will be blogging every day, or at least I will, with the Christmas special, ARTefact Advent Calendar. More on that in a minute.

Things have been very busy here as usual. Had a great Saturday with The Ephemera Group. apart from Missing Helen of course.

The Ephemera Etc Group working hard on a Chris Project.
Rupert the Robin keeps bring lots of Christmas goodies to the ARTefact shop...., we love him.
Finished the Santa's for the tree.
Making books
And more books

 As of next Monday I will be blogging every day with the ARTefact Advent Calendar. Monday I will give you a list of supplies required and you can join in if you wish.

Work in progress.
Lots of tags.
And pockets.
See you Monday

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Hello People

What an exciting time of year it is and I am so busy with groups and workshops, I consider myself truly blessed.
The week began with IlluminARTi Alpha group, for which we are looking for more members. We meet once a month for a day, and have the best of times. Email me if you are interested,  We were finishing off our steam-punk canvases, 

This week I have mainly been working on my very large scrapbook. This is one of two pieces for the launch in January of my new ARTefact group, MemorARTi, a scrap-booking and journal making group.

She looks innocent enough
But she is quite a monster!
With photo mats,
And journaling spaces.
and pockets.

We have reached the center!!!

This is her much smaller sister.
Just a tip here. Whenever I am making books like these, I always keep the paper scraps together so when I go back and add all the finishing touches  all the papers I have used on the book are all together.
I have also been finishing off my tiny Santa's
They all needed ribbons,
OK I am now off to go and design ten Christmas cards with the wonderful new papers which have arrived at the ARTefactory this week. Then I am going to make a mock up of a Christmas Advent Tag Book that is in my head and really needs to come out!!!

Looking forward to the Ephemera Etc Group meeting this Saturday, And then on Sunday Andrew and I will be going to The Knitting and Stitch show in Harrogate...., I can't wait. xxxx 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Hello, I am still here!!!!

Hello again wonderful people. Sorry it is taking me so long to get in touch, but I am so busy..., not complaining you understand. How are you all? Getting ready for Christmas? I do hopes so! I know I am!
A while back I made this chap, and Andrew asked if I could make some small versions for the tree, so that's what I am doing.
EEEEEK! Naked Santa!
Phew, that's better.
Caution, graphic content, Santa's in the oven.
arrrh, that sun kissed look!
Just in need of a bell glitter and a little ribbon, OK Andrew?
Drum roll please, as of next week I am launching a new group to be housed here at ARTefact. As with my other groups it is available on both full days and evenings, The name is MemorARTi. It subject matter is Scrap-booking, memory keeping and journal construction. I am so excited! Its all about wonderful papers and books with flaps and pockets, and the odd photograph!

Making journals out of file folders.
Adding more and more "stuff" as you go to create interest.

And another. Work in progress.....

I am doing a workshop on a Christmas Journal, Check out my website for details,

OK people that's me out of here, you take care now and get crafting!