Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Here I come!!

The Great British Craft Festival in Bolton will be my home this weekend along with the rest of Team HunkyDory. I'll be doing Make and Takes so if you're attending this fabulous show please come and find me and say hi, it would be great to put some faces to names.
I'll also be at the Stoneleigh Festival in August but it's too early to know what I'll be doing for that show.

Linda Simpson sent me a message to say she had received her give away prize and was thrilled with it. You are very welcome Linda, enjoy your prize xx

My next visit to The Crafty Bunch in Telford is on June 13th and that's a Brusho Demo and I'll be using more new products there like the Soft Form Texture Paste and the Brusho Acrylic sprays.

My "Debut" on the Create and Craft Screen will also be coming up in June so I have that to look forward to also, no pressure there then!!!

I'll be back next week with some photos from the show, I can't wait!!

Thought I'd share these layouts with you. I've used old photos of my parents that I've being waiting to use forever and I thought these colours went perfect with them.
The papers are Scrapberry's from the Wind of travel Collection.
I'll add my journalling to finish them off.
I enjoyed designing these, lots of paper cutting!  

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A Crafty Time.....

At The Crafty Bunch

Sunday was an absolutely brilliant day. The Bunch ladies did me proud and produced some amazing work. We laughed all day and Gessoed till we could Gesso no more!!
Everyone's work was the same but different, in either colour choices or placement of the embellishments, but they all finished them to a very high standard.

So after showing some sneaky peeks last time here's the finished article
Have to say I made this several years ago but it still remains one of my favourite makes.

I have to thank Elaine and Maria for my choccies and of course to Sue for a never ending supply of Maltesers!

As you can see from the pics, the ladies were getting really involved with their projects

I'll be back at The Crafty Bunch on Saturday 13th June for another Brusho Demonstration

Friday, 15 May 2015

Thank You......

a really big thank you for all the messages and comments about my HunkyDory news and also a big thank you to those of you who took part in my give away
The prize has been sent off to the winner Linda Simpson and I hope she enjoys it. Once again thank you to Darren Saxton of Jones Craft for the prize donation
You won't be seeing me on your TV screens till next month but I'm sure it will come round quick enough!!

I've been laid up this last couple of weeks with a really painful back problem but I'm happy to say it's feeling much better now, which is a good thing as I've got The Great British Craft Fair at Bolton to do at the end of the month. I'll be doing make and takes so if any of you are going along come and say hi.
On Sunday 17th May I'm off to The Crafty Bunch in Telford again and I'm teaching  a fab mixed media workshop.
This is one of my most favourite projects I've ever made and I'm hoping the Crafty Bunch ladies are gonna love it too.
There is sooo much going on with this project and its a joy to make
I'll give you the full pic after I've done the workshop on Sunday. Only sneaky peeks for now

Friday, 8 May 2015

The Winner is

Thank you all so muchly for your comments and all your best wishes on my exciting announcement

It's time to draw the winning name so it's over to Mr Random.org to generate the winning number
I've given all the people who commented a number
So here they are
1. Janet Banks
2. Deborah Gill
3. Linda Simpson
4. Rachel
5. Neil
6. Jackie Trinder
7. ElizabethR
8. Fuchsia
9. Button
10. Kay Dalton
11. Linda Page
12. Samantha Wade
13. Sam
14. Sue Gadd
15. Debby B
16. Kathy Loughlin
17. Elaine
18. Jackie
19. Molly Anthistle
20. Ann Marie Brown

True Random Number Generator
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So we have our winner .... Tah Dah...... LINDA SIMPSON

Congratulations Linda xxxx
I'll be in touch xxx

It's Announced!!...

Oh My Days!!
I've been keeping the most biggest secret ever and now it's been officially announced I can finally tell you all about it.

I've only gone and been asked to be the new TV Demonstrator, on Create and Craft, for none other than............ HUNKYDORY

To say I'm thrilled is an understatement. I did my screen test last week with the lovely Nigel May as my presenter. What a nice man he is.
So there you go, I've been bursting to tell you all. I've worked with the HunkyDory team at their shop in Preston for quite some time now and also worked with them at their Great British Craft Festival. They are a tremendous team of people and I can't wait to get started. If you pop over to the HunkyDory website you will be able to see it for yourself. Hopefully you will all stay and join me on this new adventure, I do hope so as I so value your support.

Now today will be the draw for the winner of the give away. I have to go out today so that gives you all a final chance to comment on the 350 post, so the draw will be made this evening.

Thanks everyone for your comments and lovely messages. Here's to the future!!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Last chance.....

Hi bloggers
Well the give away is to be happening tomorrow along with my best kept secret!!
So don't delay and get those comments posted on the 350 post to be in with a chance of winning a Candy Box Crafts Distress Ink Holder
Good luck everyone
P xx

Sunday, 3 May 2015


and rising.....

Shall I start with an apology !!   I've been awol again!!
 April has been a manic month and I thought May was going to be a bit quieter but that doesn't seem to be happening.
So what's the 350 I hear you asking? Well this is my 350th blog post and I couldn't have got here without all your fabulous support, which I thank you most dearly for.
I've been mentioning a new give away and I think now is the time to tell you about it. I've had a Candy Box Crafts Distress Ink Holder donated, by Darren Saxton from Jones Craft, to give away to one of my followers YAY!!! So I thought blog post 350 ( plus a VERY BIG SECRET I'm keeping) is the perfect time to do it

Now I have lots of followers and some comment lots more than others, some visit regularly but never comment and some may not even visit any more (sitting with a sad face). So I thought the perfect way to give a gift would be to have those that visit make a comment on this post and then you will be included in the Random.org draw
I will draw the winner on the day I tell you my secret so good luck to all of you and get those comments in asap!!

Okay so now onto my next news. Sunday 10th May I will be doing a Dabble Day up in Hessle, Hull at Craftique and I will be working with Brushos and here is what we will be making.

                             If you're in the area come and join us it's always a great day.

                                           Looking forward to those comments!!!!