Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Facebook Page And A Giveaway

The Craft Garden now has a facebook page which can be found here Hope to see you over there.

I have organised a giveaway on the facebook page for one of my newest lines - tweed bird decorations.  The link to the giveaway is here

The giveaway will be open until 17th August via the facebook page.

I hope to be able to make this a frequent thing.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Design Team Call

We have some gaps to fill on our design team for various reasons so I welcome you to our design team call.

A little about what we are about - we are a monthly challenge so there would only be one project required per month. I don't rely on sponsors, although they are welcome, so you would be producing work with your own products. There is no payment for work. It is intended to be fun.  You are expected to produce a project (can be anything) every month for the design team term which runs until November 2012 with the option of staying on for the next term should you wish.  I will provide you with the schedule of challenges at the beginning so you can be fully prepared for your months with the team.


Please send me an email titled DT Call to with the following

Your name

A link to your blog or online gallery

Please attach to your email at least three examples of your work

A little bit about yourself and your craft interests etc.

Anything else you want to tell me about you.

The design team call will be open until midnight(GMT) on 10th August 2012.

International applicants are welcome

If you are interested then I would love to hear from you. 

Sunday, 8 July 2012

A Bit Of An Update

I've been busy making some chicken items for a customer and I made a few extra egg cosies for the ebay shop.  The listing for them can be found here

I also added one of my monsters, who goes by the name of Boris, to auction at a bargain start price of 99p.  He can be found here

I'll be busy working on more monsters soon when I have finished a custom order my son requested.  I also have some monsters in the etsy shop along with a lot of other items including some new felt brooches.

Something else I am working on are knitted fairies.  Not sure how they will work out yet but I have been inspired by an amazing book so I am hopeful.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

July Challenge

Welcome to July.

This month we are very lucky to be sponsored by My Heart Pieces. Priyanka has kindly offered 3 digital images of the winners choice as the prize.

On 15th July St Swithins Day traditionally means whatever the weather that day will continue for 40 days.  Typical British weather will probably mean a mix of sunshine and showers. What a crazy month June was for weather and July looks to be pretty much the same.  I found this amazing umbrella image which sums it up for me.  So your challenge this month is to take inspiration from the image. 

As always you can only enter 4 other challenges with the project you enter into this one and entry is limited to 3 projects per person.

The photograph in the layout below is very special not just because its of my Mam and nephew but because this is the first time Grandma and Grandson met! My mam turned 80 at the end of March and met Callum this Easter when we had a family get together. Callum and his wife Gemma are here in the UK for the first time, they came from Canberra, Australia to travel and meet the rest of the family.
The pansies I used are by Jolee's and are just fabulous embellishments so it was an easy choice to use them when I saw this months challenge.


I was inspired by the image to make these art journal pages:

Pansies are one of my favourite spring flowers and I thought they would look great in my book!


I was inspired by the gorgoeus rich colours and the flowers on the umbrella!


Love the different colors of the flowers for today's inspiration and used them on my card.

I went for the colours and contrast in the colours, and the effect of splattering rain on the background.