Tuesday 30 April 2013

NEW: Watches and Bracelets!

I have just added the new Watches and Bracelets to the Shop!

These are just a couple of them if you like the look of these please hop along to our Shop and check out the others.....

Sunday 28 April 2013

Whoops! it's been a while....

Wow, where has this week gone? I always laugh when people say it's been one thing after another but this week it has definitely felt that way! What with cookers, cars, sandals  sun burn, see-saws, you name it, it has happened this week.....

I haven't done any crafting as I am working on some new stamp designs that we can take along to Ross Papercrafts at Don Valley in June, they are coming along lovely so fingers crossed they will be ready to be made soon!

I do have a wedding card to do, so watch this space!

I can't post without adding a picture so here is Little lady enjoying the sunshine, so much so we even got around to planting out out lettuce! Well, when I say we, all I have to do is make the hole (if she digs it we end up in Austrialia!) and get the plant out of the pot!

Monday 22 April 2013

Handmade Market

A couple of photo's of from the Handmade Market yesterday. For more information on the market please visit the Facebook page.

It was a lovely to see so many people out supporting the market so a BIG thank you to all! Don't worry if you didn't make it this month, we will be there again in May!

Oh and I must not forget a BIG BIG thank you to Nic from Nix Fx for the fab photos!

Friday 19 April 2013

Handmade Market this weekend

This Sunday Crafty Roo Designs will be at The Handmade Market in Stockport, so if you are in the areas please pop by to say hi, we would love to see you!

For more information on where we are heading please visit our "Shows and Events" page.

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Awesome Boyz

I love how these two cards turned out, they both use a new mask I got a couple of weeks ago and I think it works perfectly with my Awesome Boyz and Tyre Trackz stamp sets.

To make this card I randomly stamped the long tyre track in clear ink and embossed it in clear embossing powder. Then inked the mask over the top when I was happy with the colour, I then distressed around the edge of the card. Next I rubbed the ink from the clear embossing powder to make it stand out more, then over the top I added the "scratchy lines" (I did this by inking the edge of my stamping block).

On another piece of card I stamped the triangle, saying and tracks. I cut them both out. With the triangle I covered it in ultra thick embossing powder but I gave it a few coats so it is really glossy up close. With the trye track I distressed along the edges.

Finally I made the A5 card, by folding an A3 piece of card at 21cm then cutting at 14.5cm up the folded edge. Next I cut a piece of card to mount my backing onto and added Pewter Distress Stain around the edges. I then attached my backing card along with eyelets and brads. Next I attached the trye track and the triangle.

To finish off the card I added the inside then wrapped some string around it.

Sunday 14 April 2013

12 Tags: April No.2

This is the second tag I made this month. This time I used darker acrylic paints and more water.

I love how the wings turned out on these dragon flies all I did was stamp it onto velum, cut out only the wings then stapled them onto the tag and add a tiny bit of Pewter Distress Stain. To highlight the bodies I just added Glossy Accents. 

The stamps I used on this tag are all from Dimension Stamps:
  • Realistic Dragonfly
  • Newspaper Print Background
  • Tomorrow Verse
  • Grand Word Perfect (1)
  • Forever Floral

Saturday 13 April 2013

12 Tags: April No. 1

Tim's April tag is just fabulous and when I saw it I instantly had ideas bouncing around my head so I ended up making two tags! 

Here is the first one nothing like the original but it would be rather boring if we all crafted the same hey!

The background is made using acrylic paints which I watered down then "pulled" the tag through, it gives such a great effect, even if I did make a BIG mess in the process!

For this tag I used:

Friday 12 April 2013

NEW: Greeting Cards now available!

I keep getting asked if or when I was going to add Greeting Cards to the shop, well I have now.....

These are just a few there are many more to check out at the shop!

Thursday 11 April 2013

All finished.........

So here is the finished card made using Glitter Paste!

I love the effect you get from using it, I even used it to highlight the flowers! I never thought I would be wanting to buy more glitter but I definitely want the silver one too!

For this card I used:
Stamps: Fairy wings, Large Cog Corner and small cog corner. (The manikin is from Sew Creative by Dimension Stamps).

Inks/Stains: Distress inks: Milled Lavender and Dusty Concorde. Memento: Tuxedo Black. Glitter Paste: Copper

Other items: Tim Holtz Die Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves. Spellbinders mixed media playtime. Brad and bead cap and finally some black ribbon.

Monday 8 April 2013

I'm in love.....

This weekend has been crazy busy so I haven't got any crafting done. HOWEVER.....

On Sunday I went to the papercrafts show at Leigh and found Glitter Paste! I know what you are thinking I am not normally a glitter lover but I bought a tub of Glitter Paste as it looked great fun to work with and I had a quick play tonight....

I will finish it off tomorrow but I am loving how it looks! 

Friday 5 April 2013

NEW: Necklaces added to shop!

So this week I got a little carried away making Jewellery!

I really love chunky necklaces that make a statement, just pop on a white top and one of these beauties and you are all set!

I am not sure which is my favourite....

So why no hop over to the shop and get a better look.......

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Tick Tock Tick Tock.....

I can not tell you how long I have been wanting to make this chain, forever just doesn't seem long enough!  

Every time I have sat down to play with my beads and bobs recently my mojo whips out the room at 100mph. However this weekend it stuck around.......

I am really pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to wear it!