Sunday, 28 October 2012

October done and dusted!

What on earth happened to this month? What a whirlwind four weeks - but it's been good. In a nutshell Joel went to Milan to film the video for his first single with Oceanlight productions due out in December, Georgia passed her driving Theory test, we spent a weekend in London to see the Immortal Cirque de Soleil show and I have had a fair few workshops and tv commitments to keep me busy.

This past week saw me teaching a seasonal layout class and boy did I work them hard. This 'Chill' layout had mock weaving and enamelled embossing on it. I love this Authentique 'Peaceful' range.

Another of the layouts had some paper piecing and a log cabin torn photo mat.

All efforts are now directed towards our fast approaching residential retreat in less than three weeks. Attendees should watch their mail boxes in the next few days. We are looking forward to seeing so many returning attendees. It's gonna be good!

The house is ready for Halloween. Even at ages 17 and 25 my kids love to decorate the hall and carve pumpkins to put outside on the drive - there are currently 8 out there! A new addition this year is the three foot high motion sensor dumb waiter (no not Nige) who freaks me out every time I pass him, but the bowl he is holding is coming in handy for storing fast food delivery menus that are being used more frequently than they ought at the moment!

Today Nige, myself, the pooches and a couple of Tesco meal deals are off to our Welshpool office for a couple of days armed with boxes of materials to pack for the retreat. We reckoned a monotonous job would seem less so if we had a good view!

I have an hour on Create & Craft this coming Friday, 2nd November at 1pm and then Friday 9th November at 8am. Tune in if you can.

Keep warm and toastie!

Rosemary x

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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Tree- mendous!

Hi All

As promised here is our take on the Tando advent tree. We have used a mid-brown paint for the base and a mute green for the rest of the tree before covering with these gorgeous papers from Simple Stories new Christmas range.

This is our Advent Calendar workshop for this year.

Happy Sunday.


Rosemary x
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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tando birthday blog hop!

Oops! I must be the only person not knowing how a blog hop works. Being seventh on the list I assumed it might be time for me to upload my project in about a weeks time! I was merrily enjoying a couple of days away when my error came to light. So gazillion apologies and I hope you enjoy the project!

We used the Tando Circle Printer Tray and made it into a double-sided display for photos. Basic instructions are as follows:-

1. Paint all separate elements and a set of Tando cogs and wings.

2. Stick double sided paper between layers and assemble and to the easel stand.

3. Apply finishing touches by inking the edges and using cut-out decorative elements from the decorative paper to embellish.

4. Use to display your own photographs.

Visit back next week to see photos of our Tando Advent tree that we are running currently as a workshop.

Follow this link to the next blog:-


Rosemary x

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Monday, 1 October 2012

Tando Birthday Bloghop!

Welcome to the Tando Birthday Bloghop!

I hope that you enjoy the projects here, and I'll be posting a new birthday project on Tuesday 2nd October. Meantime, please have a look at my other projects and then follow this link to the next blog

Bye for now!

Love, Rosemary x