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The final all day event for 2012

Here are the dates for 2012 Experience days that Sharon & myself have organised.

Now Booking

Saturday 1st December at Hethersett Village Hall for the last all day event of 2012 & a Christmas Card & gift event
Theme - A whole day crafting
Cost - £25

Future Dates:

Saturday 1st December ~ Christmas gift event

And don't forget for every event you attend you will receive a FREE raffle ticket which could win you a

(Draw to take place during December's Event)


Do you fancy a catalogue party?

Did you know that you can qualify for hostess benefits without having to hold a party?

Just by showing your catalogue around to your family, friends or craft group, If you collect together orders totalling over £150 you will qualify for a free hostess benefits.

If your interested please contact me for further details.

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Thursday, 31 January 2008

What is decoupage?

Decoupage is a popular craft, which can be used to create many beautiful projects.

The word originates from the French 'Decouper' - to cut out. Decoupage work can be flat, for example cutting and pasting images to decorate scrapbooks or flat surfaces such as a tray, wooden box etc or 3D effect.

3D decoupage

3D effect decoupage involves cutting out several copies of the same image, and layering them to produce a 3D effect, using either tiny double sided adhesive foam pads, glue dots or silicone glue to stick the layers in place. Each successive layer is smaller than the one before it. Foam pads and glue dots are very easy to use, particularly for beginners, whilst silicone glue can give a more natural effect to your project.

If you are a beginner, it is probably best to start with 'step by step' decoupage. This means that each layer of the design is printed separately with only the detail needed for each individual layer, making it easy for you to cut out and assemble your project.

You start with the largest design as the base for your project, and then add the next largest layer and so on until you have assembled the complete project. It is usually very straightforward to identify the order of the layers, but if you are a complete beginner, you may prefer to start with a sheet where each individual layer is numbered, so it is absolutely clear in what order they should be assembled.

Projects can also be created from several identical images - this requires a little more experience, as you will need to judge how many layers are required and which elements of the image to remove from each successive layer.

Finishing touches

You can achieve a more rounded and natural effect for, for example petals, by curling the edges of the top layer (using a shaping tool, the back of your scissors or your fingers) before assembling your project. You may also like to varnish the finished project. Some papers already have a glossy finish.


In order to decoupage, you will need a sharp, small pair of scissors and / or a craft knife and self-healing mat. Which you decide to use is down to personal preference, there are many scissors on the market designed specifically for decoupage so it is a matter of finding what is most comfortable for you. You may also wish to use a pair of tweezers for assembling your project.

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Crafts are here

Crafts are here, crafts are there,

My craft supplies are everywhere.

I really should clean this mess,

but I like it I confess.

Floor is littered, chairs are piled,

Kitchen's looking pretty wild.

On the table, counter too,

Seems that any place will do.

Hall is stacked with cartons high,

filled with things folks like to buy.

Garage is full, but so far....

there's still room to park the car.

I never have an idle day,

New ideas come my way.

Don't know yet what I'll create,

but my imagination's great.

My family smiles, they don't complain,

although at times I am a pain.

but when all is said and done,

I really am a crafty one!

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