Monday, 19 February 2018

2018 and I'm back....

I still don't get much time to craft at home, however, I have been doing some at work! I started doing a craft session with our young people as part of our therapeutic offer - persuaded the boss to buy distress inks as an "essential" and took in some of my own bits and bobs, including die cutting various bits. In doing so, it ignited the dormant spark and I started to revisit my own crafting. Well, possibly more accurate to say I started buying more craft stash......
So I have now completed my Distress Ink collection and also have started acquiring Distress Oxides (more on them later). I am trying desperately to complete my Promarkers collection but have run aground on the limited edition 2014 autumn/winter collection (as it contains colours like chilly red and champagne that are not available singly but I am also not paying £69.99 for it!), which means my collection may have to remain incomplete.
Phill Martin has been a terrible influence, which has resulted in my buying several Pixie Powders, glitters, texture paste, stencils, foundation card (coconut ice is THE white for die cutting) and chalkcloud inks.....
Sue Wilson is an arch temptress and through watching her videos and also following her blog (Particraft), I now own a lot more dies than I used to............
Julia Watts not only creates great craft but also has a fantastic shop so I have also been getting a lot of my craft stash from her if not Phill (current order on its way with CS Ultra Sparkle Texture paste, Foundations card in Lilac, CS Glitter Jewels Crystal Hexagons & Aurora Hexagons & Crystal Stars, 4 more Smoothies and the Spellbinders Tool).
All three of them not only produce great work but also have videos and step-by-steps available that are really easy to follow and take inspiration from, along with the Creative Expressions Youtube account.
I am also now following an American called Jennifer Maguire - not only does she have a Youtube account but also Instagram (IG) and she produces some incredible tutorials (and work).
Next weekend I actually have the house to myself for the first time since K was born in 2012 so I will do some uploads then of my new products in action!
TTFN

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