Monday, 21 September 2015

I just can't get enough


My name is Naomi and I am addicted to ATB's  (Artist Trading Blocks)

I blame a fellow crafter who introduced me to them and the possibilities that exist from playing with them.

After our chat and a bit (okay a lot)  of pinning on Pinterest, I just had to give it a try.

This is the first one that I made.  I will add the video to the My Fernli Designs page so that you can get a better view.  This is actually 4 ATB's stacked together.

As soon as Fernli Designs showed the new 4 inch ATBs with cutouts I knew exactly what I was going to make.  The two inch ATB inside spins.  Again, I will add a video to the My Fernli Designs page for you to get a better view.

And that brings me to my latest make.

Fernli Designs is running a Halloween competition. All you need to do to enter is to create something that is halloweeny (yes that is a word)  that includes at least three Fernli Designs pieces on.

You can enter by joining  Facebook page and then joining the Halloween Challenge

Check out the My Fernli Designs page to see this one all lit up.

Thanks for stopping by.  


Naomi x

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Ally Pally Fun

Any one who has been to Ally Pally with me knows that it takes me all day to spend my budget. Not today. I made a B line for the MDF man and was walking back out the door to the coat store so that I could drop off those bags till later. Then back I went. 

This is what I got from them. They are quite big.

Then I went back in for some bargain hunting.  I was disappointed as pinflair and decoart were not there.  Decoart was one of my main reasons for going after the MDF man.

I love sprays and gilding wax.  I haven't got any blue or brown spray so that had to be done and the gilding waxes are antique green and the other one is teal.

I now have all of the 2015 colours of distress inks in mini form.  I didn't have any of the new colours until today.

I love mixed media as you know so I got black gesso (never had that before) and white gesso and my first ever pot of multi medium in matte.  I need to learn how to use that properly.

This was a bargain and too good to pass on, so there is a mini album in  my near future.

It was a good show, there were loads of sellers  there, just not the ones I specifically went to see.  I will probably again next year, but I also want to branch out and try some new shows.

Catch up with you soon hopefully with what I do with this lot.


Naomi x

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Back in my onesie

I have given the blog a fresh new look in the hopes that I will finally get blogging again.

A lot has happened over the last few months.  Nyron Designs is closed after a year of trading and I am going it alone with a new venture called Xanderous Creations.

I am still making DT projects for Fernli Designs and here is a video of my latest DT make for them.

I have so many ideas in my head.  My biggest hurdles are time and being able to stick to a project long enough to finish it instead of jumping on the next idea I have come up with.

There are still too many unfinished pieces on my table, but I am getting there.

Hopefully I will be blogging at least once a week from now on.  That is the plan  any way.



Naomi x