Monday, 25 March 2013

Lovely surprise this morning!

Deviating from the craft theme for a moment, I had to show you what arrived this morning from my cousins Penny and Mick and their family, the photos don't do justice to the colours of these orchids which are just amazing, vibrant blue and a bright teal green. Thank you so much, they are gorgeous.

And yes they did cheer me up!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

DivaRed craft club last Sunday.

Last Sunday was the DivaRed Sunday craft club.  We had very reduced numbers due to the nasty virus that is rampant in South Norfolk at the moment, however we still managed to have a lot of fun and once again I borrowed an idea from Eileen Godwin.
The aperture is cut with a Spellbinders nestie circle, and the coloured background is a larger circle inked with a combination of distress inks and Adirondac inks. The Lavinia birds were stamped in black Versafine and I did a bit of Frantage with a Cosmic Shimmer pink aurora on the blue one and a copper tinsle on the brown one, and added a sprinkle of glass glitter for bling. The dies are from the Die D-lites set from Create and Craft, but Eileen has done hers with Memory Box dies and you need to stick them firmly behind the aperture. Then it is just a case of matting and layering it all together. The extra decoration on the blue poppy card was a bit of a rescue job, I dropped the bottle of glue on it, but actually I really like the result!! Veronica from Vroncards was at the club on Sunday, and you might want to wander over and have a look at her blog

Hope you like these two, and happy crafting!

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday!

Last weekend, Janet and I went off on a little jolly to Kent, we visited several craft venues, and then on Saturday we spent a wonderful day with the incredible Eileen Godwin, whose blog is We had a fabulous time with Eileen and all the lovely ladies who attended the workshop. It was a Pan Pastel workshop, which is a medium I had only worked with once before, so I was delighted to have some expert tuition and below you can see what I managed to make.
 These two were done with pans and stencils, and a bit of stamping. The fairy castle was my first attempt, and I got a bit more brave with colour by the second!

This one was done using the peel-offs as a mask, pans over the top, then removing the peel-offs to reveal the white card, then we reused the peel-off to make the decoupaged flower and leaf, I left the peel-off in place for this, but Eileens original had white edges.

This one is my favourite, the circles were made using a circle cut in a piece of copy paper and panning through the aperture, the butterfly was a die cut that we stamped onto, and then there is a bit of Frantage on there as well. If you ever get the chance to go to one of Eileens workshops grap it with both hands!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Hello, my name is Moira Walters, and I have been "making stuff" since I was a child. I love all kinds of craft, hence the name of the blog, from knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilting to my favourite pastime which is paper craft.
I currently run craft workshops and clubs with my friend Janet Pring, and we also sell our creations at Harleston Farmers Market in South Norfolk.
Originally this blog was intended to be an aide memoir for the ladies who come to our workshops and clubs, but I am opening it up to anyone who is interested in any kind of crafting, if you would like to contact me I can be found on Facebook under my name, not the blog title.