Wednesday, 9 May 2018

May Newsletter

Hello my lovelies,
Happy May, it is the month of my Birthday and the sun has been shining for days, so I am one happy bunny!
I know I keep saying it but where is this year going?
It is has been such great weather these last few days and it seems to make alot of people happier and much more frienly and approachable after what has seemed like a very long winter....
Things have been as hectic as usual, so I am chasing my tail somewhat but we have the lovely textile workshop coming up this Sunday 13th May, between 10am and 3pm at Grove Green Community Hall, ME14 5BT. 
I am really looking forward to this class as we get to make either a cushion, tote bag or cooler bag and are going to be stamping and colouring on to fabric as well as making fabulous backgrounds.
Those of you attending, we will be using the following items, so if you have any of the following and can bring them with you it may save you having to wait for items:
 Paints (Starlights fabric or Deco Art SoSoft fabric), Archival Black ink pad, Micron or permanent black fine liner, high tack stencil tape, heat gun, water spray bottle, stencil brushes, fine paint brushes, apron and gloves if you don't like messy hands, baby wipes, kitchen roll.
You can also bring favourite stencils or stamps if there are any you wish to use on the item you are creating.
(Please make sure that all your items are clearly marked with your name or initials on them)
I will of course have some amounts of these items but you may have to share, if you don't like sharing then bring them with you. Items will be available to buy at the shop too.
Prepare to get creative ladies!!
This is a couple of sneak peeks of one of the cushions and a cooler bag.....
You can't see it very well but the sparkle on them is amazing!



There are still a couple of places left for the workshop if you are interested and you can book HERE, the cost of the workshop is £30.00.
If you wish to make the cooler bag please ring me on 01622 675078 as there are a limited amount of these. They are a fully insulated bag and have a pocket on one side and zip at the top.

The following workshop is on 26th May and is the Foam Flower Card making Master Class.
In this class you will learn how to make different types of foam flowers and make up to four cards. You will also get £10.00 worth of goods to take home with you included in the class price. You can book this workshop HERE, there are now only limited places left for this class......

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All workshops must be booked and paid for in advance.
My mobile shop will be present during the workshops and is open to all, so if you're in the area feel free to drop in.
In other news, I've added lots of new items to the website, including new IndigoBlu stamps which we will be using in the oxide workshop, dies, Paper Artsy Stamps, Hobby Art Stamps, Crackle paint, brayers, press to impress magnets and lots more........
The June issue of Craft Stamper is in stock and on the website. As always, it's packed full of gorgeous mixed media and stamping projects and includes a FREE acrylic stamp............
You can find all the new products in the What's New section.
I think that's all the news for now. I hope you have a great May and I'm looking to forward to seeing many of you at the workshops. 
Hugs, Lisa B xx

Thursday, 19 April 2018

April Newsletter

Hello my lovelies,

Happy April, can you believe it is April already? Where is this year going? It is great to see the weather changing though and the lovely Sun coming it, I don't know about you but it makes me feel so much better!
Apologies for the lateness of this Newsletter, I have been somewhat snowed under this week, with one thing and another.
So....we have the long awaited Distress Oxide Class on Saturday 20th April, between 10am and 3pm at Grove Green Community Hall, ME14 5BT and it is fully booked. I have some great things in store for you!
Those of you attending, we will be using the following items, so if you have any of the following and can bring them with you it may save you having to wait for items:
Distress Oxide Inks, heat gun, fine nozzle water spray bottle, Stamping Press or large acrylic block, favourite background stencils (male orientated), fine paint brush, clear embossing powder, apron and gloves if you don't like messy hands, baby wipes, kitchen roll.
I will of course have some amounts of these items but you may have to share, if you don't like sharing then bring them with you. Items will be available to buy at the shop too.
Prepare to get messy ladies!!

This is a sneak peek at one of the sample cards......


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The next workshop coming up after this one is on Sunday May 13th and is a textile workshop. I have been asked to re-run the canvas bag workshop as a few people missed out but there are two options for this one, either the canvas tote bag or a fabric cushion cover. In this workshop you will learn how to use fabric paint on to fabric using various techniques, also using stencils, stamps aand rice paper to create a wonderful piece of art that you can use in the home or whilst out shopping.
The cost of the workshop is £30.00 and can be booked on the website HERE
The following workshop is on 26th May and is the Foam Flower Card making Master Class.
In this class you will learn how to make different types of foam flowers and make up to four cards. You will also get £10.00 worth of goods to take home with you included in the class price. You can book this workshop HERE


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All workshops must be booked and paid for in advance.
My mobile shop will be present during the workshops and is open to all, so if you're in the area feel free to drop in.
In other news, I've added lots of new items to the website, including new IndigoBlu stamps which we will be using in the oxide workshop, dies, Paper Artsy Stamps, Hobby Art Stamps, Crackle paint, brayers, press to impress magnets and lots more........
The May issue of Craft Stamper is in stock and on the website. As always, it's packed full of gorgeous mixed media and stamping projects and includes a FREE acrylic stamp............

You can find all the new products in the What's New section.
I think that's all the news for now. I hope you have a great April and I'm looking to forward to seeing many of you at the workshops. 

Hugs, Lisa B xx

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

February Newsletter


Hello!  Happy February and a belated happy new year, I hope 2018 is treating you well so far. January was a bit of a wash out as both Kirsten and I were ill with the horrible flu that has been going around. It was very disappointing that I had to cancel the January workshop, but we just couldn't have done it. We're feeling much better now, so it's onwards and upwards.............


Saturday February 10, between 10am and 3pm, will be the first workshop of the year at Grove Green Community Hall, ME14 5BT and I've got two options..................

The theme is Spring Floral and the first option is a 30x40cm canvas panel. You will use an assortment of mediums, including paint, texture paste, stencils etc., greyboard flowers from That's Crafty and create your own foam flowers to add extra dimension to your project.



The cost for this option is £30.00 and includes the canvas panel and all the materials.


To book online click HERE or telephone me on 01622 675078.


The second option is to use the same materials and techniques to create FOUR 7x7 Spring cards. The cost for this option is £25.00 and again, all materials, including card blanks and card to use as your substrate, is included.



To book online click HERE or telephone me on 01622 675078.


The next workshop at Grove Green will be the Card Making Masterclass on Saurday February 24, between 10am and 3pm. The theme will be Resist Techniques, using various products. I'll be adding sneak peeks to the blog/Lisa B Designs Facebook page/etc., so keep an eye out for them.


The cost is £25.00, which includes four cards and TWO stamp sets for you to use during the workshop and keep.


To book online click HERE or telephone me on 01622 675078The January workshop has been rescheduled to Sunday March 11. Again, there are two options, you can find the information HERE.






All workshops must be booked and paid for in advance.My mobile shop will be present during the workshops and is open to all, so if you're in the area feel free to drop in.


In other news, I've added various new items to the website, including Flower Foam and cutting dies from Leane Creatief. The Flower foam is available in packs of 5 sheets of A4 and the colours are beautiful - we'll be using them in the February workshop.


I'm expecting the arrival of the March issue of Craft Stamper any day now, so keep an eye on the website for it. As always, it's packed full of gorgeous mixed media and stamping projects and includes a FREE acrylic stamp............


**Update! It's arrived and is on the website!**

You can find all the new products in the What's New section.


I think that's all the news for now. I hope you have a great February and I'm looking to forward to seeing many of you at the workshops. 

Hugs, Lisa B xx

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

December Newsletter

Hi everyone, Lisa here and we're just a few days away from December! I hope you had a great November, mine flew by, I can't believe it's time for the Christmas party classes already.

The classes are slightly different this year, in that they're happening in two different venues.

The evening class takes place in Fant Hall, Maidstone ME16 8NN, as usual, between 6.30 and 9.30pm. This class is now fully booked.

The afternoon class takes place in Grove Green Community Hall, Maidstone ME14 5BT, between ***1.30 and 4.30pm***.

Here is a sneak peek of one of the class projects..............




There are a couple of places left in the afternoon class on Saturday, so if you would like to join us please contact me by lunchtime on Thursday, November 30; 01622 675078.

The fee is £18, which includes the projects, tools and items for use during the class, and a full buffet.

If you're attending one of the classes, it would be helpful if you could bring paintbrushes and Distress Inks in the following colours if you have them:

Vintage Photo/Tea Dye
Broken China/Faded Jeans
You are welcome to order goods from the website in advance of the classes, please let me know by lunchtime on Thursday November 30 and I will bring the items with me.
The shop will be open as usual during the classes, please feel free to drop in if you're in the area.
For fans of Craft Stamper magazine, the January 2018 issue is now in stock. The free stamp in this issue is a beautiful snowflake image. 


All of the new products in stock can be found in the What's New section.
I will be announcing dates for 2018 workshops soon, so look out for updates on the Lisa B Designs Facebook page and here on the blog.
Have a great week, see you next time.
Lisa B xx

Monday, 27 November 2017

JoFY Snowman

Good morning, Kirsten here, happy chilly Monday. I hope you had a nice weekend. I've got two quick Christmas cards to show you today, both made with the very cute snowman from stamp set JOFY58 from PaperArtsy...................

This one has a background of Victorian Velvet Distress ink, with Picked Raspberry DI sponged lightly through a snowflake stencil and splatters of Silver Starlights Metallic Paint.

I stamped the snowman on to the background with Jet Black Archival and again onto white card with Onyx Black Versafine, heat setting with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder. I coloured his hat and the baubles with pens before cutting him out and fixing him to the background with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue.

I finished the card with a little bit of scribbling with black pen and matting and layering onto a 6x6 card blank..............




Card no. 2 was another very quick background. This time Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks on white card, with Royal Blood Infusions from PaperArtsy sprinkled on top and spritzed with water. When that was dry I added splatters of Rich Gold Starlights

I made sure the background was thoroughly dry before applying Imagination Craft's Structure Paste through the same snowflake stencil as above, otherwise the inks would have tinted the paste. I added glitter to the wet paste, but it's not showing up in the photo. 

I repeated the steps with the snowman as above, placing him at the bottom of the card this time and adding the sentiment from JOFY56....................




On Friday and Saturday of this week the Lisa B Designs Christmas Party Classes take place - SO much to do beforehand!! :-) There will be a newsletter going out in the next few days, but please note the time of the AFTERNOON class............

Saturday, December 2 at Grove Green Community Hall, Maidstone ME14 5BT
between
***1.30pm and 4.30pm***

The evening class will take place at the usual time of 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Friday, December 1 in Fant Hall, Maidstone ME16 8NN

The shop will be open during both classes if you want to drop in.

***Look out for a sneak peek of one of the class projects on the Lisa B Designs Facebook page later on this morning.............***

JOFY 58 - NEW!!    Victorian Velvet - MiniPicked Raspberry - Mini      Infusions - Royal Blood     JOFY 56 - NEW!!    Structure Paste 

Silver SLRich Gold SLRanger Archival   VersaFine Onyx Black     Clear Gloss Regular WEP 

Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue - 30ml

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That's it from me for now, have a great week.

Kirsten

Friday, 24 November 2017

Paper Pierced Mr Frosty

Hi there crafters, another little Christmassy card for you again today.
 


So as usual I started with the 7" x 7" white card blank.
Then cut several pieces of card in lilac and white for matting, layering and embellishing as follows:
 
6 ½ x 6 ½  Lilac Bazzil Basics Card
6 ¼ x 6 ¼ Plain White Card
6 ¼ x 2 Lilac Strip
6 ¼ x 1 ¾ White Strip
6 ¼ x 1 ½ Lilac Strip
 
Then cut a piece of lilac card 4 ½ x 4 ½ then a piece of white card 4 x 4 for the image.
 
 
I then stamped the Woodware Mr Frosty stamp onto the 4 x 4 white card with a little sentiment then again on to some scrap, this is going to be for colouring and cutting out.
 
 
I tipped out a tiny amount of the Starlights Lilac Mist onto a tile and added a very small amount of water and carefully painted in the scarf and hat on the second snowman and painted the stars and hat band with Silver Starlights.
 
On the main image I decided to paint the snowman's body with some Blanc Rusty Patina and before it dried I sprinkled some glitter on him to give more texture.  I also coloured in his carrot nose with water colour paints.  Then cut out the hat, scarf and stars from the second image.
 
 
Next was to put the card together, before that I wanted to add some texture to the background, so using the Hobby Art Winter Snowflakes stamps and the Press to Impress platform I randomly stamped some snowflakes using Versamark and Wow Bright White Embossing Powder.
 
 
 
Then I layered up the white onto the lilac, then place the largest strip down in the centre first before matting the white then the next piece of lilac.
 
 
 
I then 3D foamed the back of the main image and placed that in the centre of the card.
 
Just as an embellishment I used one of the larger snowflakes from the Tando Mini Snowflakes and painted it with Rusty Patina again then covered it glitter, keeping the little start in the centre of the snowflake so I could place a little gem there.
 
I then wanted a bit more interest and just added a few random lilac gems to finish.
 
Here's the completed card again
 
 
Thank you for dropping by the blog again today,  hopefully will see you soon.
 
Love Jan -x-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 20 November 2017

Zinski Art Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, Kirsten here with two more of the Christmas card samples I made for the classes at the end of October. I used the gorgeous Zinski Art 18 stamp set from PaperArtsy.........

The background for this card is just Rich Gold and Red Starlights splattered onto white card. I stamped the baubles on top with Jet Black Archival ink, then again to separate white card with Onyx Black Versafine ink, heat setting with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder. I coloured them with Distress inks, cut them out and covered them with double-sided adhesive and loose glitter........




  


I did the same for the little owl, but instead of gliitter I added Glossy Accents just to his eyes................



The cute little penguin is from is from another Zinski Art set, not in stock at the moment. He has three little stars over his head and I used them on the background of this card, after I'd swiped the white card through some Broken China distress ink, spritzed with water..............

I created the spiky mushrooms, again from Zinski Art 18, as I did the baubles on the first card, but didn't add glitter, just some Glosst Accents to the dots.................





 


When I stamped the penguin on to the background I made sure his feet were stamped on to the hill, so that when the hill was covered in glitter and he was placed on top of the spiky mushrooms it looked as if he was standing in the snow..............






 Zinski Art 18 NEW    Rich Gold SL   Red SLRanger Archival  VersaFine Onyx Black   Double Sided Adhesive Sheets A4    Clear Gloss Regular WEP     


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Thanks for visting the blog today, see you next time.

Kirsten