Thursday, January 26, 2012

Canvas Creations With CYC

I volunteer each week for a couple of hours at a local Youth Cafe I help set up for kids between 10-14, they kids have been asking to do something different from their usual karaoke, air hokey, wii stuff so I asked if they would like to craft. To my surprised they jumped at the chance, even the older 13/14yr olds who I expected would think it rather lame lol 
I decided on groups of 8 at a time, but can see now it was rather ambitious heehee, I showed them my canvas creations, gave them a few tips and let them loose!! I thought it best just to keep them crafting for 45mins to an hour as they only have 2hrs to socialise but to my delight they loved the 1st stage and below are the results so far.

Desk Clear Up

Totally shamed after yesterday's WOWW, not that was it at its worst lol, thank you to all the WOWWers who have visited the blog & left lovely comments, I'll get round to visiting you all today!!

I decided I needed to get something done with the hearts I cut from my new Sizzix dies on Monday. Valentine cards are needed in the shop so I took some inspiration from Pintrest and got stuck in :D

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Well this is my first for WOYWW I'm always forgetting to take a pic of my desk so I can join in but I finally remembered today :D so here it is a whole heap of mess is going on, but not as messy as last week when I was sorting through my account :D
Pop over to  to see what the others are up to :D

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Getting Arty

I had a lot of help on Tuesday in the shop so I got my work space tidied which then ment I had the need to treat myself with a bit of canvas work :D I so adore this process as there are no wrong way to do this process & it's such great fun!!
I may regret it but I've agreed to teach the kids at Cullen Youth Cafe in this process so they can create their own works of art to be displayed in the Town Hall, I think it will be stunning and be a fantastic thing to greet visitors.
I even managed to set up the new website for the greeting cards Canvas Creation you can check it out here

Decided To get such in to some art to clear the cobwebs :) below is a couple of stages in the process, its great fun & no wrong way just the fun way!!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

I will come clean ....

.....My recent Do Crafts obsession I can finally confess was down to being asked to join the wonderful Do Crafts brand as a demonstrator :D
As you can imagine I was chuffed to bits and jumped at the chance!! Don't panic I am still very much Cullen Crafts 100% but will hopefully be demoing around the North at a craft shop near you!
Today I was at the lovely Howdens Garden Centre in Inverness they day was split up with morning & afternoon and it was standing room only. Both groups where fantastic and really loved the samples I made which was a great relief, they where also up for interacting which was brill. It was a long day but great & couldn't have happened without the help of my fantastic Mum & wonderful Hubby :D

Right down to business below is a canvas I created for showing at the demo and it was made entirely from Do Craft products & a little doodling from myself, I can see this be turned into another card!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

And There Are More

I've been getting my groove on again, it's fantastic getting to play with some lush products :D

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

On A Roll

My craft groove is still kickin in I am delighted to say & today I managed a scrapbook page, I think it's been about 3 years since my last, I know slapped wrist!!!
I've started a real simple canvas as well with some lush butterfly's hopefully ill be able to how you tomorrow if I finish :D

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pastures New

I'm not giving away to much at the mo but I still wanted to show some of the 2012 craftiness so far.
I have the lush new Portobello Road stash and I know I would have loved them to bring out a Scottish range but with the Olympics & Queen Jubilee around the corner I understand why.
The ribbons and papers are über lush and I know I am going to play lots with this range :D
I also had fun with more of Do Crafts goodies!!

Tri Fold Bookmark
A little 4x4 card/gift box decorated for a 21st

I am loving the feminine & masculine look to this card, hope hubby doesn't see my blog as I'm thinking this will be his Valentine card lol

Monday, January 09, 2012

Raiders Of The Lost Art!!!

I have no idea how but during the madness over the holiday season I have lost a finished piece of work :( Normally I wouldn't have bothered but this canvas was heading to the States to an amazing artist called Amy for an art swap!!!
I will have to get my tidy groove on and find this baby!

Monday, January 02, 2012

New For 2012!!!

Our wonderful new wool department :D Stocked with lush wools including sock, 4ply, chunky, Arron, DK,Fancy scarf wools and loads still to come.
We have also increased the button with plenty of room for heaps more and added to the knitting accessories come and see for yourself!