Tuesday, 6 December 2011

merry christmas everyone

Now I know its a little early, but if I don't do it while I think about it, I'll never do it. So happy birthday to everybody
Lets all have a good new year

Monday, 12 September 2011

Random Ramblings #2

Hi Guys,
             Is it just me or do you find all people who talk in jargon patronising well maybe not all but most .I tend to think that these people although very knowledgeable in their chosen field are a bit limited in there people skills ( or maybe its a superioraty complex ) and so therefore have to retreat into something they feel comfort in, id be interested in your views
so until we next facilitate an interface i'll pre-determine the dynamics of our conflab for a mix -combination of pre-disposed parameters.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

new weekly posting

Hi Guys
I am hoping to post weekly an opinion or view of something that grinds my gears or it may simply be a piece of prose or song lyrics that I feel embody the spirit of mixed media/altered art
It must therefore be stressed that these are solely my opinions and do not reflect the views of  any person or body of people of which I am an associate

Which brings us to my first "Random Rambling"

Random Rambling #1:-

Why do people ask you for your opinion when you know that there complete disregard is a pre-requisite
Is it that they are hoping that you'll agree with their views , or is it their get out of jail card if it all goes pear shaped ?? My random rambling is based soley on personal experience and would be interested on your opinion ( which i'll disregard of course) lol

regards K


Hi Guys,
              Don't forget this technique can be used to make a great faux frosted glass

web embossing powder technique tips

Hi Guys ,
            I know webbing technique looks real the  easy when you see it demonstrated  but it took me a while to master it there are two ways to do it

1, build your sandwich as follows applying gentle heat between layers


then apply the heat to small areas at a time to melt the powder and burn away the web

too much heat and your powder will turn to liquid and go completely flat losing all dimension

2,   melt the powder completely between layers this technique is better if you are using multi -coloured layers

hope this helps i will try and get some step by step pictures done or maybe even a you tube stream for you ( yeah right )

regards K

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

embossing powder techniques

Hi Guys,
             I am currently experimenting with techniques using embossing powder and wondered if anybody had any
techniques that are a bit different????

Reams demo Friday 15th of July

If anyone is interested I'm in Derby on Friday demonstrating at Reams come along we usually have a really good day


Hi Guys
           Its been a while I know but there has been lots going on at this end what with work commitments and family breaks and rock festivals,but from now on I will try and be a bit more attentive to you there is some great blog candy coming up , tomorrow I am hoping to start listing photos yep thats right at last.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Katz & Co Demo Derby

Thank you to Kate and the ladies at Katz & Co for a great day and making me feel so welcome , hope to see you all soon
regards K

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Ackworth Garden Centre Workshops

Thanks to everybody who turned up on Saturday to the two distress teqniques workshops that we did I had a really enjoyable day , once we got started all the finished articles were great
regaards K

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Katz & Co Saturday the 25th of June

Hi Guys ,
             Saturday the 25th of june I am in Derby at Katz & Co Crafts doing a half day demo in the morning and an half day workshop in the afternoon I think the workshop is full but feel free to pop in for the demo
regards Kaos

Ackworth Garden Centre Saturday 18th of June

Hi Guys ,
              This weekend I am at Ackworth Garden Centre doing two half day distress technique workshops I don't know if there are any places left but from past experience this is a nice friendly Venue Fiona and Julie usually look after me

Cranswick Garden Centre

Hi Guys,
              Thank you to the ladies at Cranswick Garden Centre for making me feel so welcome we had a great day once we got rid of the bumbly bee
regards K

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Saturday the 11th of June at Cranswick Garden Centre

Just a quick note to let anybody who is interested that I am at Cranswick Garden Centre this Saturday with Hazel from Designs by Tabbykat
Maybe I'll see you there/

WHAT NO TRIFLE !!!!!!!!!

Hi guys,
               had a great day at cleethorpes on Saturday the crowd there are always welcoming but sadly there was no trifle. Happy 1st birthday to Rosie ,
Can i just take this opportunity to say how great the projects turned out, they were all done in different colours and every single one was great . I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did

Friday, 3 June 2011

Demo at M B Cafts

Hi Guys off to demo and teach at MB Crafts tomorrow (Saturday the 4th) I've been working on some Faux Ceramic tile techniques camera is working now so will post pictures over the weekend if I get chance i'll do some step by steps its very simple but very effective
regards Kaos

new craft shop at Wentworth Garden Centre

Hi Guys ,
               Check out Jenny's new craft shop Craftique at The Wentworth Garden Centre all your local craft shops need all the support they can get

Thursday, 2 June 2011


Hi Guys,
             Sorry for the lack of posts lately been really busy with work hope to get some posts on soon just picked up the latest Sam Poole Steampunk stamps and the seven accompanying background stamps

Monday, 4 April 2011

A Great day at Paper n Card Barnsley

Hi and thank you to all the ladies who made me feel so welcome in Barnsley on Saturday ( 02/04/11) I hope you all found it educational . I sure did there is always something you can learn no matter what the circumstances . I hope you liked the tip for colouring and decorating Brads . I am interested in any comments and am happy to answer ant questions if I can
regards Kaos

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Saturday the 2nd of April

Hi Guys if anybody is interested i'm doing a DEMO at Paper n Card in Barnsley on Saturday come and join us and check out their great coffee shop

Last weeks busy Weekend

Hi Guys,
            Had a busy weekend last weekend had a great demo day at Reams on Saturday thanks to Jill and Charlotte for keeping me well lubricated with coffee
I also had a great day sunday with the ladies at Pennyholme Crafts in Eckington Thanks again to Carol and Geoff for looking after me again

Project pictures to follow

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Finally a Blog Challenge !!

Hi Guys,
             Finally a blog challenge for you to get your teeth into. The title for the piece is " The Wizard ", now I don't know how other people do this but here are the stipulations for my blog challenge . You can use whatever products or mediums you want to use providing it is no bigger than 6" x 6" x 3" it can be in the form of a card, a mini scrapbook page a piece of textiles or a written piece of text . The more unusual the better the piece will be judged by your peers i.e. my blog followers and i'm sure i'll come up with a prize. Obviously I am not allowed to win but would be interested in any feedback good or bad the deadline for images is April 23rd votes can be cast upto 29th of April the winner will then be announced on the 30th of April and the next blog challenge set
Hope this all makes sense
in anticipation Kaos

Reams Derby

Hi Guys ,
             Just to let you know that this weekend I am demonstrating at Reams in Derby on Saturday and doing two halfday workshops at Pennyholme Crafts on Sunday It would be good to see you there .Not sure if there are places left Sunday I think its booked up

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

First Blog Challenge

Hi Guys I've been thinking about my first blog challenge which I am hoping to set on Monday I have  afew ideas but not sure which one to use, however I am always open to suggestions

Saturday Demo at Embsay mills Skipton

Hi all,
         This Saturday I am at Samuel Taylors at Embsay Mills Demonstrating techniques using Eco-paint products and eco stamps join us if you can I'm sure it will be a great day

JLT Crafts in Lutterworth OH HOW WE LAUGHED !!

Please beware exploding paint tubes !! we had an incident on Sunday that kept us laughing all afternoon one of the ladies managed to turn a tube of acrylic paint into a deadly weapon, decorating the ceiling ,the carpet and funniest of all ( sorry ) her friends hair , I hear green streaks are in this year.pictures to follow

Kim's crafts Wigston

A big thankyou to everybody who attended the two workshops I did at Kim's on Saturday I hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I did and I look forward to the next one . Has of yet there is no date booked but watch this space.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Kim's Craft Wigston

Saturday the 12th of March and i'm teaching a couple of  workshops at Kim's Crafts in Wigston
Sunday the 13th of March I'll be Teaching a couple of workshops at JLT Craft Supplies in Lutterworth
I think these are all booked up but no doubt i'll be back at these venues again i'll post some pictures after the weekend

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Please Apply Patience

Hi there I am slowly coming to grips with the fact that I have to have a blog. The problem is I have no-one to blog to at the moment I'm just blogging to the ether. No Problem tho I suppose it allows me to ramble ( like i am at the moment ) My intention going forward I suppose is to use this blog as a portal to share ideas I love altered art,mixed media and all crafts tactile I will therefore be setting up a monthly challenge , which you can either take part in or if you don't have the time just check back and see what those of us that did have the time,did

I will also put on here my demo schedule and where I am teaching workshops so that anybody who wants to come and say hello can do , or maybe even book on one of the workshops

bye for now .

Monday, 7 March 2011


Sunday, 6 March 2011

Crafting in Cleethorpes

I would just like to say a big thank you to Mary and the ladies at M B Crafts in Cleethorpe this past Saturday. I had a great time as ever and I think all the ladies enjoyed it i.ll get photos of the two projects we did up as soon as I figure out what I'm doing