Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Back to Basics....

Hi folks.. One of this week’s lessons here at Pinnacles is taking us all back to basics.. I say "one" of the lessons, as we have 9 lessons running this week, covering 3 different topics and techniques! Jeeze!!!

So, our back to basics is all about matt and layering... I think we are all a little bit guilty of sticking to our normal style of matt and layering, me included!!

For me, I prefer a traditional "proportionate" style where all the layers are pretty much the same distance apart...
But, every now and then I feel the need to ring the changes just a little bit and trying something a little bit different!!

Disproportionate Matt & Layering,

Slightly to one side

or even on the wonk!! Not it's technical term, but I think you catch my drift?

As you can no doubt see, all pretty much the same design, but completely different in their own right!!!
Go on, be brave and change things up a bit on your next project!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Andy.

Tonic Studios - 644e Wreath Bauble
Sizzix - Holiday Greens (658759)





Saturday, 18 October 2014

Falling Snowflakes....

Hi folks, from a positively "Tropical" Essex!!!
Just been out taking Hollister for her morning stroll, and to be honest, you'd think it was the middle of June out there, not the middle of October!!
Enjoy it while it lasts I say...

Something to cool us down with todays offering though...

Christmas is on it's way folks....

Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Andy.

Sentimentally Yours Stamp Set - Festive Borders
Do Not Open Tag Die - XCU503929
White Coarse Pearl Medium for Pan Pastels
Black Course Pearl Medium for Pan Pastels
JustRite Holly Swirl Cling Background Stamp (02068)
Ranger Archival Ink - Cornflower, Jet Black
Ranger Stickles - Crystal

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Centre Piece....

Hi folks... Well, the best laid plan and all that!! Back to court today!! Still not finished!!!
Thank goodness I managed to get a project completed over the weekend to share with you...

We recently had a candle lesson here at Pinnacles, decorating em, not making em I might add! And we had a few left over undecorated!
So, thought I'd try and put them to good use...

Decorating them with a few pre made gem embellishments

and fitting them in and around some die cut Poinsettias and greenery.

Thinks that's livened em up a bit!?
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Andy.

Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions CED3008 Classic Poinsettia
Sizzix - 658759 Holiday Greens

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A little bit of news....

Morning each... So, the Jury Service saga continues!! Entering it's third week now!! Hopefully it should all finish today and I can get back to some normality and then normal service che Pinnacles can resume!!
In the meantime, I have some wonderful news to share with you all....

I have been accepted as a Design Team Member for Creative Expressions. Yes, 'THAT' Creative Expressions! I'm delighted to be working with such crafting talent in my Design Team colleagues and look forward to seeing what Creative Expressions have planned for us in the coming Months... Watch this space folks...
Have a great Tuesday.... It is Tuesday right? all the days are merging into one at the moment!!
See you soon.
Andy.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Feeling a little bit austere....

Hi folks.. Just starting to prepare some samples for our upcoming Demonstration Day on the 01st November...
Felling in quite an austere mood, so thought these would tie in quite nicely...

They really do have that "homemade/handmade" feel about them!

And that's because they were!! Handmade that is, not homemade! I literally have NO craft stuff at home; I struggle to find a pair of scissors!!!

I've admired this Kraft Card/country look from a far over the years, but never really got round to doing anything myself, until now..

I guess in the right setting, it should look pretty good?!
Back to Jury Service tomorrow, so not sure when our next offering will be, but I'll try and make it a goodie!! Thanks for bearing with us...
See you soon.
Andy.

Tonic Studios Square Cracker Die 622e
Tonic Studios Pillow Box Die 370e
XCut Do not open Tag XCU 503929
Bottle of Jack Daniels... Andy's own private supply!!!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Going crackers!!!....

..... but I think we all knew that anyway!!
Hi folks.. So, not much crafting has been going on I'm afraid as I have been on Jury Service this week!
I doubt "His Honour" would be too impressed with me taking my Grand Calibur into court! All I can say is thank God the ipad was invented!! So much waiting around!! zzzzzzzzz

I have however managed to churn out a few of these in my down time when I have been released for the day!!

And no, they don't go BANG!, YET!

I'm working on that one...
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.
Andy.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Lantern Box....

Hi folks, Just a quick reminder from us that Pinnacle Crafts Club Members Discount Weekend starts in store Today.. Doors open at 9am Today...

Lots of goodies delivered this week, including Graphic45, New Tim Holtz Distress Ink Sprays and lots more Tonic Dies,

including these little beauties!! (Lantern Boxes)..

Didn't realise how easy they were to make, can't put the blooming things down now!!

We look forward to seeing you over the weekend if you are popping along...
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Andy.