Messing around in the Yard

cardHaving found some time from somewhere I decided I would mess about in the craft yard. Sometimes it’s just nice not to be making anything in particular and finding bits n bobs you have lying around. This is normally the case when I “tidy up”.

I thought I’d get some of the die cuts out that I did at Ally Pally while demonstrating the Fiskars Fuse, and see what happens.

So, I quickly decided what to put together to make a card but then I thought I’d throw in a few other things, just because!!

I remembered the WOW embossing powders I got when I was at the NEC last month, there’s some fab colours that WOW do and I think I got about 14 different ones, so they’ll be coming out again soon. After picking the colour I heat embossed the dress diecut, it needed a bit of sparkle. Then I was hunting around for a sentiment and I found a box of phrases to go, you know, the ones that come in a box that looks like a Chinese take-away. It’s amazing what you accumulate over time, so I fished out a phrase and that was it really. Added a few embellishments and it was all done.closeDress

If I started to use all the things I already have and not buy anymore stash, I’m sure I would find whatever I needed in the yard. Now, there’s a thought…

Anyway, I hope this gives you a few ideas about looking around your craft areas for stash you might have forgotten about and putting together things new and old.

Let me know that you stop by and If there’s anything you want to comment on, please feel free, it would be lovely to hear from you.

Until next time …

Hina x

Out of the cold

 

HobbyCraft NECBack home from Birmingham and into the warm. We had a lot of fun at the NEC while at the HobbyCrafts show. It seemed to be snowing the whole time the Fiskars Team were there, I’ve never known it to be so cold in March before. Even though the winter decided to stay for longer than normal, the lovely crafty ladies and gents still managed to venture out and come to see us, it was great to see you all, meeting the regular crafters and new ones alike. We spent a fabulous 4 days together and I will miss my buddies Kath and Rachel, however, we will be together again in November for the next NEC show. Ready to get into mischief again, I’m sure.

 

HobbyCraft Show NEC  HobbyCraft Show NEC

This time, I had time to shop as I didn’t have to do the Prima shows, and let me tell you, I managed to get some fab stuff. Anything sparkly and I go weak at the knees and there was no lack of glitter, gems and shiny items. I could definitely have brought the lot so I did have to seriously discipline myself.

Distress Ink, Mask, Stick & Spray Sticky back gems

There are some pictures missing due to the fact that I am totally amazed at how much I crammed in my car, I obviously had problems with self control, and haven’t emptied it yet!! I think a visit to craft buyers anonymous is due.

I also got a melt pot, which I’m really looking forward to having a lot of fun with, and if you’re a novice at using one, like me, let’s learn together. I know I’ll make lots of mistakes and I promise I’ll tell you about them.

In the next few weeks I am going to make time (space) and sort out my stash so I can get on and do some making. I will be using both new and old craft box goodies so if there’s anything you want me to do let me know.

I’m off to get ready for my airport run now, lucky me!! So, let’s see what the roads are like to Heathrow and hopefully I’ll get back at a decent hour and the journey won’t be too long.

So, until next time

 

Hina x

From there to the new Craft Yard

Hello everybody, it’s Hina Modha, I have got a brand new domain and will be sharing some more inspiration with you together with some of the trials of life.

As I haven’t done anything online for an age, I will need to get organised and figure out what I am going to do with this site, otherwise, it will end up looking like my workshop, and trust me, you dont want that to happen.

I have left it to a time when I am leaving to go the NEC tomorrow, see what I mean about organisation. However, I will be taking some pics while away, so you may find something of interest if you come back in a week or so.

I should pack and so until later my buddies. Keep crafting and watch this space.

Hina x