Retreat mixed media projects…

Hi everyone! What a busy time it’s been at Thompson craft supplies. Last weekend we held our very 1st retreat at the gorgeous Abbey hotel in redditch http://www.theabbeyhotel.co.uk/

Here’s me deep in thought at one of the classes.

We had an amazing time crafting and here are the 2 projects I taught.

We used lots of Prima art basics pastes and gels along with Lindys stamp gang sprays and decorated wih chipboards flowers and other embellishments

We also of course over indulged from all the hotels yummy food

It was a lot of planning and hard work from myself and my wonderful team Steph and Lesley, but boy was it worth it. I made some lovely friends and had a grand time crafting so thank you all that came and helped. Also thank you to Tanya for her help in preping kits and all our partners and family that helped set up

Advertisements

Oooh look more goodies for the website!…

Look at some of this goodness that’s gone on the website today. We’re super excited to launch the Bramble Fox line today their products are just amazing. Their flairs and perspextives just pop off the page and add that quality finish to any project

We also have more Halloween, autumn and winter coming this week and these are some of the lovely Kaisercraft lines we have popped up today

Visit thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk to purchase from these lines and many more

Goodies!…

Just a few sneaky peeks of items coming soon 🙂 #sneekpeek #teaser #gorgeous #crafts #stamps #washitape #sequins #alpha #enamel #ephemera #autumn #winter #xmas  #christmas

Retreat goodies. Thank you!…

Just wanted to show you some of the lovely things we’ve received so far for our retreat weekend coming up shortly

Thank you for the gorgeous goodies courtesy of:

Rosie Meer  of sweet p planner supplies https://www.facebook.com/groups/1922117351399254/

Jane Palmer of Pickle Paper Patch http://picklepaperpatch.com/

Natalie Shauna of Natalie Shauna Crafts https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NatalieShaunaCrafts

Laura rumble and her team at UK Scrap Addicts https://www.instagram.com/ukscrapaddicts/

A Few more to come and we appreciate it all. Make sure to check out all there fab pages 🙂

Pick 5 September…

So we have a great challenge for you. Summer is coming to a close, the kids go back to school soon so as crafter we tend to find we may have a little more creative time shortly.

Well we have the perfect challenge to get you back to it. Our pick 5 challenges ask you to take the 5 items or themes we have picked at random and make any craft of your choosing.

You have the whole of september to make any craft item using the 5 chosen items/themes.

Post a picture on our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/947873945281936/ on the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2057357677816934/?ti=cl of your make and our favourite will be displayed as our banner for a week and you will also get a 5 pound voucher to spend at thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk on any order over 10 pound. 

This months items are:

. Pastel colours

. Shabby chic theme

. Chipboards

. Any kind of pencils

.Flowers/floral theme

Use our mood board as inspiration or search Pinterest, YouTube or the internet for more ideas

Entries will close 6pm September the 30th and the winner will be chosen and announced shortly after

Good luck and happy crafting!

Choose Happy…

Hi lovely crafty friends! Pol here again with my last layout for this month. This time I’ve used the gorgeous Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset collection. I absolutely love the colours in this collection, and there’s also a couple of papers that can be fussy cut – perfect for me!

I chose this lovely photo of my beautiful 14 year old daughter for this layout. She’s absolutely gorgeous inside and out, but she can sometimes lack a little confidence in herself. The little pieces of ephemera with lovely sentiments on were perfect for her, just to remind her how amazing she is.

IMG_4244

First of all I chose this gorgeous bright woodgrain background paper, cut a little off each side and layered it onto the dark woodgrain paper.

To make the beautiful Fleur background, I used a free cut file from the UK Scrap Addicts blog, who Thompson’s Crafts are sponsoring this month. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Fleur into white cardstock, which was intended for another project. The ‘negative’ leftovers were so lovely I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away, so, using the cut out cardstock as a stencil, I stuck the white ‘negative’ cuts onto my orange background. I then used an old store card to roughly scrape Heidi Swapp Metallic Teal Texture Paste onto the Fleur pattern to give it a bit of colour and make it stand out a little. A good tip is buy white texture paste and colour a bit to match your project, that way you can have any colour you want for a small amount of money!

IMG_4253

Next I adhered my photo onto the background using 3D foam pads. The orange background paper I had chosen already had some white patterns in the bottom left hand corner, so I decided to make a feature of this and balance it out by adding some similar pieces of ephemera in the top right hand corner. I also added a lovely Perspective from BrambleFox in the bottom left hand corner.

IMG_4247.JPG

Finally, I chose a selection of fleur and leaves ephemera pieces and adhered them to the bottom of my photo, which was incidentally right in the middle of the page and balanced out the diagonal design beautifully. More by chance than design, this cluster ended up being symmetrical which again balanced the page out well. I tucked a little tag behind the cluster, and added the die cut words for my title using 3D dimensional adhesive. I absolutely love the colours and the balance in this layout, and the photo I chose coordinates really well.

IMG_4250

Thank you so much for reading, I’ll be back in October with my next bunch of layouts!

 

I’m a guest designer!…

So excited I can finally share this with you. I am working with https://www.instagram.com/ukscrapaddicts/ this month and was asked to be a sponsor and guest deisngers for their clustering theme. Here is my layout. 

I just adored using this range and am really pleased with the result. I will be using this technique again 🙂

Pop over to their blog to read how I made it and what was used and for a chance to enter and win the competition we are sponsoring http://ukscrapaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

The pack Hazy Days from 7 dots is available at thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk

Hi everyone…

Well what a mad few weeks it’s been! I have been busy moving jobs and and house and planning for our retreat in September.

Sad and happy times the  for me. Don’t you just love my leaving cake 😂

But for Thompson’s Craft Supplies it’s  good times ahead 🙂 

We have some gorgeous stock in with lots on the way. Here’s some of our latest items available at thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk

And our retreat is now planned and will soon be here. I can’t wait to meet all the ladies and do our projects. Here’s a few sneaky peeks. We will share some photos from the weekend and I’m sure there will be some fantastic creations and much laughter.