Friday, 30 April 2010

RANGER U here 'we' come !

I can't believe it .. I found out last night (after my acceptance email spent a week lost in cyber space) that I have been accepted on to the ranger U course in June !!!
How exciting is that ! I blogged it very briefly last night & my iPod chose to bury it down below the last post ... weird .. never mind here it is in all it's glory ... We're going to Ranger U !!! .. you may have noticed the 'WE' that's not a royal we, nope it's referring to the lovely & incredibly talented Linda Elbourne who is also going :o) ... Excited emails have been going back & forth this morning !
See Lindas brilliant & very entertaining blog here : acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/
So .. it means I can make lot's of lists ... lists of lists oh the joy of it all :D ... can you tell I'm excited ? .. OK I'll stop now but be warned you will be reminded about it regularly :o) xx

Thursday, 29 April 2010

A big catch up !

Sorry I've not been around, I have to steel myself to use the computer as it is not working properly & is SO Slooowwwww ! ..driving me insane , the sooner I get a new one the better !
But on with the post ! .. Had a fantastic day yesterday on our distress ink techniques workshop ..we've managed to eek the numbers from 17 techniques to 20 & then we managed to pull another one out of the bag whilst we were worksing so we're now up to 21 (plus there's a couple of others I didn't put in ... so if you didn't know your inks could be sooo very versatile you need to come to one of our workshops lol :D
Here are the guys & girls in action :


Left to right : Meryll, Annette, Anne & Sian


And here we have (Right to left) Kim, Julie, Gill & Sheila




Here they all are again ...

And on this one see if you can spot the interloper !!! lol :D


Yep you guessed it, Sharon had the afternoon off & as Merryl had to go early Sharon snuck in to play :D

A couple of days previous I'd finally got around to tidying my desk ... & I thought I'd share this mini miracle with you :o)



& of course there is my art journal I haven't been sharing with you recently ... so here's an update :





hmmm got a feeling some of the images are on their sides .. apologies for that
Keep an eye on the website www.artisttradingpost.com for a whole range of new & exciting workshops coming up !
take care x

The biggest wooohoooo ever !!!

I'm off to Ranger U in June !!!!!!!!!
Wooohoooooooo :) xxx

Monday, 19 April 2010

Alcohol Ink Techniques workshop

Well another workshop has come & gone, this time it was the Alcohol Ink techniques workshop ... We had plenty of laughs & fun, here they are in action :





And last but not least .. Bernice & Ally (these are pretty much residential workshopees ... if there were bunks or hammocks they would just stay :D lol )

Tomorrow I shall post some more Art Journal pages that I've done recently, There will be more workshops added to the website www.artisttradingpost.com this week too .. so keep your eyes peeled !
take care x

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Handmade Embellishment Workshop

Handmade Embellishment Workshop coming soon .. well actually it's on Tuesday 11th May 10am - 3pm to be precise lol :o)
I have been playing around & have a sneak peek for you of some of the embellishments we're going to be making
We're going to be using UTEE in several different ways, triple embossing & stamping, Metal art (just a little bit) Grunge paper, Microscope slides, Shrink Plastic, Fragments, Alcohol Inks, Distress Inks, a bit of collaging and a bit of stamping ... apply all embellishments to a mirror frame & there you have it :o)



Now I'm off to tidy up my work desk, after doing the embellishments & getting ready for the alcohol techniques workshop for the weekend I'm in a bit of a mess .. you never know I might even post a before & after picture tomorrow lol :D
take care x

Monday, 12 April 2010

Creative Scrapbooking workshop

I was asked to do a private workshop for a group of ladies who were staying nearby for a weekend retreat .. they asked me to do a shortened version of the Creative scrapbooking workshop that I run. We did 3 layouts in 3 hours & they all made lovely pages to take home.
Bernice was my link to the group as she is a regular attendee of my workshops :D .. Thanks Bernice :) you bought along a lovely group of ladies & here they are in action :

This is Karolyn & Carolyn


Here we have Bernice, Sue & Sue
they made it as easy as possible for me to remember their names !


(caught Sue with her purchases here lol :D )

Hope you ladies had a fab rest of the weekend, having been let in on the secret already I'm sure you did !!!

Here are a couple of tags I did the other night when playing around with some more new downloads from Artchix Studio :



Have fun x