Author Archive: juliewheatman

The Craft Room 13th August 2016 – Parchment shades revisited

Oh Wow, just loving watching the Olympics, not just because GB doing so well but also so many countries are winning their first ever medals. This is what the Olympics is all the about. These smaller  countries send athletes to the games every 4 years but dont have the money to invest in training programmes …

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The Craft Room 16th July 2016 – Playing with the Groovi Pricking border plates

I think we can say that there is definitely a Groovi addiction in Scarborough and its spreading lol. Last week We had the lovely Susan Moran (a Clarity DT member and an experienced parcher) here in Scarborough to teach us parchment novices a thing or two and this she certainly did. Our motley crew consisted …

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The Craft Room 18th June 2016 = Emboss resist backgrounds

Time to get back to our background basics stamping techniques this week. A couple of months ago we started getting back to basics with brayered backgrounds using various over stamping techniques Now we are going to have a play with an embossed resist technique I treated the group (me) to some new stamps from Creative …

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The Craft Room 11th June 2016 – Groovi tea lights

Its has been a while since my last post and I do apologise, but sometimes life  throws a curve ball and it takes a while to get back into things. In my case although  I kept the craft room active with our Saturday crafty aftys it has just taken a while  longer to get back …

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The Craft Room 17th April 2016 – playing with Clarity’s Groovi Grids

Oops, has it really been a month since my last post?  If I remember rightly Easter was in there somewhere lol and now its time for our Groovi® session again. We are a week late (normally the 2nd Saturday of the month) this time due too “having” to attend Sam Crowe’s first Clarity Mixed Media …

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The Craft Room 19th March 2016 = Parchment Coasters

Not only is our Groovi® parchment session a week late ( due to the Great Northern Craft Extravaganza being at York last Saturday) but I am a day late with my blog post too as I was enjoying one of my Christmas presents yesterday – learning how to make a leaded stained glass plaque at …

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The Craft Room 5th March 2016 – Back to basics stamping – brayered backgraounds part two

Its time to get inky again this week in the craft room so, as the group loved the brayered backgrounds we did two weeks ago, I thought I would give them a bit more brayer practice but take the stamping a step further and add  a little depth using just one colour ink pad and …

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The Craft Room 27th February 2016 – Book folding with spring flowers

Its the last Saturday of the month so its book folding time again. Spring is definitely in the air with Mother’s Day next week and Easter not no far away either so to get the ladies into the mood, I re jigged  a vase pattern I designed last year By insetting the word MUM into …

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The Craft Room 20th February 2016 – Back to basics stamping with brayered backgrounds

Hello again, if you have been following my blog posts you will know that this year we have gone back to the basics with stamping techniques. For some in our group it is a case of refreshing the memories of techniques tried long ago and forgotten and for others its is introducing techniques they have …

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The Craft Room 13th February 2016 – Groovi® pick and mix

Its the second Tuesday of the month (already?) which means it Groovi® time again. If you saw last months Groovi post you will know that the ladies  were limited to using just 2 plates – 1 nested shape plate and one character border plate to produce a lovely framed piece of work inspired by Maria …

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