Thursday, 30 April 2009

Fab pens...

Hi, I made a card ths morning, and thought I'd try out the Adirondack pens I got from Particraft.

They are great! I stamped an image using black archival ink, let it dry and then coloured it with the pens. You can use them as felt pens, or draw a bit onto a plastic surface, and pick up the ink with a wet paintbrush. New colours can be made by mixing them on the plastic. Lighter or darker shades are achieved by adding more or less water, or painting several coats. I mixed red and green to get the brown for the hair, and all the blue was done using the denim coloured pen, with added water. I managed to get a pale pink for the skin , by using very watery red. I also added a few glittery star shapes by drawing them with Dries Clear glue, and adding Cosmic shimmer glitter. Here's the result:

My kids are off school/nursery for the first May bank holiday tomorrow till Wednesday, so no more crafting till then...


Wednesday, 29 April 2009

First ever blog post

Well today is the first day I've had a blog, so welcome!

I have just started as a demonstrator with Particraft ( and received my starter kit last week.

I am hoping I'll be able to fit working as a demonstrator around my kids. I have 2 kids in primary school, and one in a pre-school nursery class.

I have been making cards for several years and recently started scrapbooking as well. I also do cross-stitch and I have some sewing projects on the go too.

This morning I finished my first ever stamped and embossed card, using some of my new kit from Particraft. I embossed the candles with cosmic shimmer white embossing powder, and then painted them with watercolours. It's not perfect, but not too bad for a first attempt.