Monday, 6 July 2015

Just in case......




Hi everyone,

Just letting you know now that I'm having huge problems with my 
Internet at the moment so if there is no post in the morning, I'm sorry,
it will appear at sometime, just depends when I can get it sorted. 
Engineer been called but who knows?? 
Huge apologies, 

Jane x

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Weekly Challenge


Morning all,


Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

I can't believe it is Sunday again already.
And time to announce the new Weekly Challenge.

So what is it going to be this time?

I'm trying to think of something that we featured in
our projects for Alice In Wonderland.
What about something to do with a pack of cards?
You can use cards, if you have them but if
not, hearts, clubs, spades or clubs.
You can use stamps, die cuts, masks or stencils
(there is a nice diamond stencil that springs to mind).

Ok, it's over to you.....

You must know the rules by now....

as many entries as you like, via the link below
if possible or if not, email me your pictures to
janecraftbarn@gmail.com

The link will close in one week, midnight Sunday 
12th July.
Mr Random Generator will pick the winner and they will be
announced on Tuesday 14th July.

Good luck to you all!

Jane x



Saturday, 4 July 2015

Alice in Wonderland - Dawn Heald


Happy Weekend everyone,

So, what have you got planned for this one?

Think it's going to be warm so stay safe in the heat, be 
careful in the sun!

Today is Dawn's turn to show you what
Alice in Wonderland has inspired her to make.....


Take cleaned glass bottle, paint with Matte Medium
 leave to dry.
Stamp script stamp randomly over bottle with jet black
 Stazon ink. Allow to dry.
Paint bottle all over with a thick coating of Rock Candy 
Crackle Paint. Leave to dry.
Then apply light colour alcohol inks all over bottle. 
 Be careful when using the felt applicator as if you repeatedly
 ink over an area a few times the felt will start to stick to
 the crackle paint.

Wrap some wire around the length of bottle.


Make some embellishments to decorate the bottle. 


Using a mixture of paper clay and hot glue with molds
 and handmade paper clay pieces like the toadstools,
 teacup and mad hatter hat.


 Colour with paints and gilding wax.


The clocks are made with Kaisercraft stamp, stamped into the
 clay and cut around with scissors.


When happy glue them to your bottle arranged as you like.

 Job done x

And what a fabulous job it is too!!!!
An amazing project, I'd love to know what
you think.

This is what Dawn used - 

Alcohol Inks - Cloudy Blue, Juniper

There is a lot you can do with clay, hot glue and molds,
do have a go!

Ok, well I guess I shall be back tomorrow with a 
new Weekly Challenge.
Haven't got a clue what I'm going to say this time....
.....any ideas??

Oh and don't forget I am in the shop with Mrs Tando
herself, Di and Helen Chilton, today,
please come and see us....oh and the shop is
air conditioned so luverly and cool....yay!!

Jane x