Friday, 4 August 2017

3 years later....

Wow, I can't believe it's 3 years since I last posted! Where does the time go!?!

I have had such a roller coaster of a ride with my health, that crafting at times has had to take a back seat, but after moving home and changing neurologists, I think I'm finally settling back into a routine.

Last Night I went to my first craft class in what feels like an eternity. It was a Stampin Up! class and yes....i couldn't resist.....I signed up to be a demonstrator again...ooops! So watch this space, as my starter pack order is in and shortly I will be using their products again for some of my creations 😁

Currently I am 'playing' with my inks and promarkers to get back into the full swing of things. I am looking for a new venue to run classes out of (as Dad rudely sold my tables and chairs, so I can't use the old Pink Pig space!!) and will be posting details soon.

In the meantime, here is a colouring class I'm doing for a few friends....

I've tried to do something a little different and hopefully it'll inspire us all to get back together and create some fabulous cards.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Good Evening everyone. It's been a crazy few months, which is why I haven't posted for a while. I have now closed the shop, which was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make, but now, 3 weeks on, I think it was for the best. The stresses of running your own business were definitely impacting on my health, so now I'm back working for someone else, everything seems calmer and happier!

I have been spending more time crafting with Niamh at home and today we decided to have a play with a stamp from Saturated Canary called Honey. We stamped the image twice, one on white card, the other on Neenah kraft card, but used the same coloured promarkers on each:

 On Neenah Kraft Card

 On White Card

The colours used are as follows:

Hair & Boots:
Burnt Sienna
Raw Sienna


Burnt Sienna
Raw Sienna



Heart on T-Shirt
Burnt Sienna

Pastel Beige

Pastel Beige


We're off to make a colour wheel chart now, so I'll post a pic once we're done.

Happy Crafting

Friday, 7 February 2014

Everything's just Gorjuss

I know it's been a while, but it's been a big roller coaster of emotions the last few months, as I made the final decision to close the shop. It is currently being wound down and now that I have accepted a full time job working for the NHS Shared Business Services, I only get up there on a Saturday.

Still, the show must go on and my job will once again become my hobby, which means I can just sit and play because I want to, not because i have to (at least that's the positive spin I'm putting on it!!)

So, to cheer myself up, I popped round to Peppa's house for a spot of colouring. We decided to play with one of the Gorjuss stamps. I've been promising myself for ages that I would experiment with my colours more to find the perfect Brunette, Blonde and Dark hairs, so this is what I came up with:

Dark Hair
Black, Cool Grey 5,4,3,2,1

Umber, Burnt Umber, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Sandstone

To colour these two pictures took us about 2 hours, but that was mainly due to being undecided if we liked the end result or not. I made a start on a blonde, but have only coloured the hair so far, so it's always harder to tell if it's right without the skin being complete, but I'll show you anyway.....

Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Pastel Yellow, Vanilla, Ivory

I love all of them and am happy I now have a starting point for each colour hair. I'm sure I will play some more and develop this further, but for now, this will do!!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

We're turning 2!!

Today in the colouring workshop, I'll be counting the votes and dishing out the presents for the winners of this years pink pig birthday challenge.

If you'd be privy to some of the conversations around the entries, you'd have know that competition has been fierce! I love everybody's passion for their creations :-)

The shop closes at 3pm, so the winners will be announced just before I leave.

Good Luck everyone.

Friday, 8 November 2013

It's been a while....

I seriously don't know where the time is going! We're coming up on Pink Pigs 2nd Birthday already and it doesn't seem like 2 minutes since I was preparing for the 1st!!!

This month, the competition will revolve around our birthday. You have until 1st December to create a birthday card. You can choose everything except the colour. You've guessed has to be Pink ( not my favourite colour, but in keeping with the name!)

I have a number of prizes (presents) as it's a birthday competition. There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize this time, so get your creative heads on.

I look forward to your offerings :-)

Email or post your entry on facebook or here.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Competition Winner

Congratulations to Connie Evans for her winning entry into the Birthday Bear competition. 

It's been a hectic month and I do apologise for not getting on here as often as I would like to.

I go on holiday on Saturday and I have to say, it is very much needed. After a year filled with pain, both physically and mentally and now losing my Gran, a break is definitely going to be the best medicine.

I won't be setting a challenge for October, but they will be back for November. I am busy planning some Christmas Workshops, so watch this space for details.

See you on the 16th October!!

Friday, 6 September 2013

September Challenge

Hi Everyone, 

Yet again time has escaped me and I'm late posting this month's challenge....Sorry 

Karena won August's challenge with her 'Simple' pressed flower entry. Simple yet stylish. Karena wins one of the Molly Bloom Birthday Parade Magazines.

This month we are having a birthday bear theme. So to enter, all you need to do is create a birthday card/paper based project using bears. It can be any type of bear and you can use any colours you so desire. Here are a few to get you started:

The prize this month are 2 Personal Impressions Stamp Sets (with a bear theme!):

You can send your completed projects to, add them to facebook or the blog, whichever you find easiest.

Happy Crafting