Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Folk It Club Night

A lovely evening was had by all using DecoArt Americano Multi  Surface Acrylics and techniques learnt at a Folk It workshop which Sue French and I attended. We practised first on black card then went on to decorate small wooden tags some of which had been coated with DecoArt Black Gesso. It was a quick and simple project which left everyone time for a chat and to enjoy the buffet. Happy Christmas to all the lovely Craft2gether ladies and see you all in January.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Christmas Workshop photos

Here are just a few of the lovely frames made by the ladies at our workshop. Amazing how different they all turned out given everyone had the exact same kit to start with.
Well done ladies, they are all so pretty. I would love to share some more but the photos are so dark. Think I need lessons in photography skills as well as computer skills! Lol xxx

Anniversary frame

I thought I would share with you the frame I made for my Son and Daughter-in-Law on their Wedding Anniversary. Made using buttons they had scattered on the tables during their wedding breakfast. It was meant as a first anniversary present but they received it for their 2nd!
I'm not a brilliant photographer so sorry about the poor quality of the picture.
I'm busy at the moment making gifts for Bobby's PA's and staff at his various day centres and activities. I normally make about 25 and I'm half way there.....almost!!!! Can't share on here until after Christmas though!

Thanks for dropping by.
Lynne. x

Monday, 23 November 2015

Christmas Workshop

Had a great day Saturday running a Christmas workshop at Craft2gether. 20 ladies joined me to make an Altered box frame using Modeling paste, chalk paints, Distress inks..........Everyone went home with a lovely Thats Crafty Dinky snowflake stencil which we used to decorate our frames before painting and distressing. The canvas was layered first with book pages and sheet music , then texture added with DecoArt Media Modeling paste. After a coat of Gesso it was coloured with Distress Inks and a little bit of sparkle!
Texture was added to the trees, then Gesso, paint, snow and sparkle!
You have to have a bit of sparkle at Christmas!

Thanks for dropping by.
Lynne x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

New horizons!

Our Craft2gether club grows stronger and stronger. We had three new members attending group 2 which is great. Welcome Judy, Faye and Jan. I aim to keep this blog updated with club news so that those of you who are not part of our Facebook group can still access all the info. I don't want anyone feeling left out! Here are a few pictures of the projects from this month. I asked for a volunteer as I wasn't due home from holiday in time to prepare. Thank you Tine Boyden and Deborah Wainwright for your help and inspiration.

Those of you who came along this month will be aware that there will only be one club meeting in December and this will be December 8th. There will be Christmas refreshments and nibbles and a small crafty project. A chance for us all to get together. I hope most of you can make that date. The more the merrier!!! Please let me know if  you expect to attend. 
Happy crafting


Thursday, 24 October 2013

Retreat News

Its almost a year since I last blogged! How bad is that? My excuse is that I've been really busy! We have a beautiful new grandson who is now 7 months old and another due at Christmas.Its going to be a surprise what little prawn is!!! Peter and Kate are getting married November 2nd and I'm busy making bouquets and buttonholes! And that all comes after a very busy and successful retreat weekend. Here a few glimpses of the sort of things we got up to:


 Another piece of interesting news.......... Birds in the Barn have finally got a new blog, all thanks to Sue. We will be posting news and information about new products and workshops. So please pay us a visit. Short and sweet. Take care. 

Lynne x

Thursday, 17 January 2013

New Year, New Job!

Oh Dear!!!! I promise to blog regularly and here we are half way into January and no post since middle of December! I have lots of exciting news so hold fast, here we go: To cut a long story short I have a new job. I started working at Birds in the Barn last week and am loving every minute. I am also working 2 days a week at Clacton Art Craft and Model Centre and thoroughly enjoy it there too. I consider myself so very lucky. So if any of you are in the area please pop in and say HELLO. If you go to Birds in the Barn website you will find the workshop list for January and February, March to follow shortly. Karen ran her first Tool Shed last Friday. Always popular as it will give you lots of interesting ways to use your Big Shot. She is a very talented lady with her machine! And she makes lovely cakes!!! I think her daughter is following in her footsteps because Bobby and I really enjoyed our chocolate Malteser cakes. THANK YOU Claire. My first workshop was last Tuesday and we created a beautiful Msterboard using some lovely delicate colours from the Distress Ink range. We then cut up the masterboard and created 3 cards and with a bit of luck there should have been a little left over for yet another. ,
Here is a sneek peek of something you may be doing if you book onto my next workshop: Not So Distressing, Wednesday 23rd January. We will be using my all time favourite Distress Inks to create a range of different effects. Just ring the shop Here if you would like to come along for a morning of fun and crafting.
Even more exciting things to come so why not pop along and book yourself on to join us. You will be greeted with a smile and there is always someone there to help you with anything.
Janet is running a 'Basic Stamping' class on Saturday which is almost full but you could ring the shop to see if there are spaces left. I've seen the cards you will be making and they look lovely! Then her 'Resist the Bleach' should be great fun and that is proving very popular so you better be quick if you fancy booking on, Thursday 24th January. I will shortly be posting info about Clactons workshops and demos which are due to start shortly. I know its a bit late but I wish everyone a very Happy 2013. Hope to see some of you in the near future. Lynne XXX