28 Feb 2012

Distressed mirror

Hi all

well got messy today and had great fun. i have been working with the fresco paints for the first time. I have a class on them on Thursday (my very fist one in the studio!!) I loved them. Ali got it every where. We had a great time. The fresco paints are so easy to use and so much fun far better than any paints I have used before and you can do so much with them.

So thanks Ali for taking the time out to go through them with me x

Hope you all like the mirror. As I say this is my first class on Thursday we are doing the mirror and a collection of tags to show people how to use the fresh paints.

Love and bugs xxxxxx

24 Feb 2012

Uba cute earings....

Pretty Bows

Hi all

wanted to share with you all some uba cute earings I have made to sell in the studio. That is if I have any left! Paige (my daughter) loved them and ohhhed and arrrrddddd. Yes I am not a mean mum she did get a pair. And I have to surgically removed them before bath time! I am glad I have a fan.
Hope you like the pictures were hard to take due to them being small.

Love and Bugs Andreax



21 Feb 2012

Very Excited!!!!

Hi all

very excited only a week now until the workshops begin at the studio. Drove up on Monday and saw the sign!

Makes it all more real now!
Will put some new fabby cards on soon
Love and Bugs xxxxxxx

13 Feb 2012

Bottle full of hopes and dreams....

See below for the step by step goodness:

Hi all

well been busy busy. Got my new bathroom done whoop whoop. Roll top makes me feel like a princess! Finally got rid of the layer of dust all over the house. Also been getting my new studio set up and oh it is looking great. All shabby and cosy. Can't wait for my opening class on the 1st March - Altered mirrors using fresco paints. Ali is going to do the class as I will be very nervous. But it is all go from there with some fab classes to come. So very excited!!!!

Well my bottle of hopes and dreams are fab. I bought some small bottles to alter. I have done it step by step and hope you love as much as I enjoyed doing them.
The first is named "bottle of hopes and dreams"

This is the start image of all three bottles

step 2:
my bottle to work on first: I chose this one as I loved the brown distressed paper on the front so I left it on and thought distressed!

Step 3: I added a leather cord that I plated. Some lovely lace and a bull clip distressed with alcohol inks.

Step 4: I filled the bottle with Tim holtz tickets with the words Hope, Dreams and many more. Inked and distressed. Then I added an embellishment holder and a clock face for the steampunk look.

Step 5: I than added some ribbon, a cog and a fab butterfly I found in a charity shop. It is to represent flying away to catch your hopes and dreams.

Finished Bottle:

I hope you all love it as much as I had fun making it. I will put the others on soon.
Love and bugsxxxxxxxxxxx

7 Feb 2012


Hi all

Well took over the studio today. Very exciting and scary all in one. I start all the classes in March. can't wait so I have added some pics all I have up is the tables and the units in place.

I have been distressing bottles and making lots of altered things the last few weeks. I am going to blog them in the next few days. I have been having so much fun. I have been locked in my craft room as the bathroom has been getting done. All very exciting my dream roll top bath at long last whoop whoop.
Well hope you all like my (dumped everything in) studio. When I have it all pretty I will let you all see.
Love and Bugs xxxxxxx

1 Feb 2012


Hi all

well I have been crafting so haven't fallen off the planet. I have been having my bathroom done too. Only day 3 but sick of the dust everywhere already!!!!. Just can't wait until it is done and I can sit in my dream bathroom and my dream rolltop. Ordered a bath rack with book stand and wine glass holder so I can sit for hours more in there!!!!
Ok so I have made a card using a stained tag. I love them so so much. I just love all the shabby style bits Ali has for sale at the moment so so me!

Stains: tumbled glass, spun sugar and dusty concord.
Pixie glen prima papers
13th Hour Kaisercraft stamp set
Prima gate stamp
Ribbon and buttons

I had so much fun making this card again love the products and they are so easy to use.

Love and bugsxxxxxx