Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Time for a spring clean....

Previously, #CraftBlogClub has run a Spring clean Swap challenge but we have decided to make this years #CraftBlogClub Spring Clean a little bit different. This year we will be hosting the #CraftBlogClub Spring Clean during our chat on Tuesday 4th April. 

During the chat we want you to post a pic of any unwanted/unused crafty materials that you want to get rid of. Make sure you use the two hashtags #CraftBlogClub and #SpringClean. Then if someone thinks they could make use of whats in the photo, they tweet you back.

Privately you then share contact details and post the item. You get to have a clear out and someone else can make something fabulous with your unwanted materials.

If you have signed up for a #CraftBlogClub Spring Clean challenge before we would have arranged for you to receive a surprise package in the post and given you the details of someone to send a crafty parcel to.  This year we thought we would give this a go, it might work, it might not, but either way it will be a bit of fun.

All we ask is that you don't charge for the items. We suggest that the person sending the items covers the postal cost unless it is overseas or for large items, in which case you can agree who will cover this between you. 

This isn't an opportunity to sell items but to encourage us to look at your unused stash, have a spring clean and encourage one another to reuse and recycle. What might have been gathering dust in your stock might be just what another crafter is looking for. It's all just a bit of Spring Cleaning fun!

This has come at a perfect time for me as I desperately need to have a clear out so I can be more organised and get new storage for the craft den.  

If you have never joined us for a chat or it's been a while, it doesn't matter, everyone is welcome.  We hope to see you for the #CraftBlogClub 2017 Spring Clean on Tuesday 4th April 2017 from 7pm GMT.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show Ticket Winners!....

Winners of ticket giveaway

Drum roll please, and the winners are.....
  • @PoppyTinkerbell
  • Sharon @PaddingtonsPlace
  • Elaine @The Hungry Caterpillar
  • Lindsey @MissObleas
  • Sophie @onetenzeroseven

Please email me your postal address so I can send you your tickets.

You can check out all the details and plan your visit on the show's website.

Thank you to everyone who entered, Sorry if you didn't win. I wish I had enough tickets for you all.  You can still buy tickets if you would like to go, read on to find out more.... 


The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show takes place at ExCeL London, on 20th -22nd April 2017.
Opening times 10am - 4.30pm (5pm Saturday)
Tickets are priced....
Adult £12.00 (£10.00 Advance Price*)
Senior £11.00 (£9.00 Advance Price*)
Children are free if accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket, otherwise £6.00
*Complete your order before 5:00pm on 17 April 2017 to receive discounted prices.

Monday, 6 March 2017

New Mother's Day cards now available....

Don't forget Mother's day is on 26th March 2017 and I've a selection of new designs available in my shop.....

New for 2017! 

Last year I tried my hand at calligraphy and I'm so excited to be able to introduce this into my range of cards. I've designed variations of a pretty, floral design as a contrast to the funny quote....

Mum you are great Funny handmade Mother's Day Card

The following two cards were created using watercolour and stamping techniques....

Mum you are great funny handmade Mother's Day Card

Mum you are great funny handmade Mother's Day card

I have also restocked this popular design....

Happy Mother's Day from your favourite child card

What do you think?

To see the full available range visit my shop.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Stitching, Sewing & HobbyCrafts Show Ticket Giveaway....

Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts returns to the ExCeL in London for three days from 20th - 22nd April 2017 and I have teamed up with ICHF Events to offer five lucky winners a pair of tickets to this fantastic show!

There will be over 100 exhibitors bringing the latest craft supplies for sewing, knitting, crochet, papercraft, jewellery making and more! The show is being described as a "Crafter's Paradise". I know I can't wait to stock up!

The show is the perfect place to find the very latest ideas, innovations and products from the world of creative craft.  There will also be demonstrations, inspirational advice from the experts, special features and Make & Take workshops giving plenty of inspiration and new ideas. You can find all the details of the show on their website here.

How to enter....

There are a number of ways to enter the Stitching,Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show ticket giveaway, and each one will be counted as one entry, so do all four and you will be entered four times!
  • Tell me why you want to win in the comments below. 
  • Follow me on Twitter and tell me why you want to win. Please use the hashtag #StitchHobbyfizzi and tag me @fizzijayne otherwise I can't count it.
  • Give fizzi~jayne makes.... Facebook page a like and share the giveaway post.
  • Head over to the fizzijayne Instagram, follow and give the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts post a like and let me know why you would love to win the tickets. (You'll also find a bonus entry over there too!).
The deadline for entries is 8pm (GMT) on 9th March 2017. The giveaway is only open to UK entrants, sorry my international chums!

The five winners will be picked at random and announced on 10th March 2017.

Good luck!

Read on for full T&C's and info about the show....

The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show takes place at ExCeL London, on 20th -22nd April 2017.
Opening times are 10am - 4.30pm (5pm Saturday). Tickets are priced....
Adult £12.00 (£10.00 Advance Price*)
Senior £11.00 (£9.00 Advance Price*)
Children are free if accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket, otherwise £6.00
*Complete your order before 5:00pm on 17 April 2017 to receive discounted prices

Terms and Conditions 
The giveaway is open to UK entrants only . The tickets are valid for entry to the show at the ExCeL, London on one of these dates - 20th, 21st OR 22nd April 2017. Deadline for entries is 8pm (GMT) on 9th March 2017. The five lucky winners will be picked at random using random.org and announced on 10th March 2017 on this blog. This competition is for a pair of tickets ONLY and does not include any expenses.

Visit www.ichfevents.co.uk for more details and all the latest information.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Day Out at the Tate Modern....

The other week I felt the need to venture out of the craft den in search of inspiration.  I went to the Tate Modern to see their extension, the Switch House which opened in June 2016. It's simply amazing and the day I went was beautiful, look how blue that sky is! Perfect conditions for photos.

The design is really impressive with 
latticed brickwork and folded surfaces. 

I went to the viewing gallery first and I couldn't have picked a better day to view London in its glory. 

I spent a while up there taking in the views as well as taking these photos.

View of St Paul's

The Shard with the city skyline in the background

Patterns in the brickwork with the sunlight beaming through. I'm still seeing patterns everywhere after the #100DaysofPatternCBC challenge.

Blackfriars rail bridge over the Thames

I went around the galleries scribbling ideas in my sketchbook. In one room I 

spent time just doodling and didn't worry about the end result of my sketch, as you can tell!

In this sketch there are 4 pieces of art represented, the backs of 3 people and a hat!

I was inspired by the Gerhard Richter collection 'Cage' on display.  He worked on these paintings whilst listening to the music of John Cage.  This got me thinking of how music can influence your work. I'm going to play around with this idea and with a paintbrush in hand I will listen to different music and see what happens.  It may be one big mess but it will be fun to see what happens.

A souvenir for the craft den wall.