Monday, 8 March 2010


I was so tired yesterday after a really exciting and most enjoyable day on Saturday. I met my friend, Sonia at the train station and we 'whisked' our way over to Dawn's for a workshop with the ever so talented, Lindsay Mason.

The theme for this class was 'Fairy Doors'. Lindsay had made some gorgeous examples all of which were different and quite intriguing. The beauty of these little doors is that they can be adapted to suit any occasion and can either be used 'whole' on a card or scrap page, or, made as the card itself. Mine is going to a pal for her birthday in a few days. Hope she likes it.

We began by choosing a shape and then cutting some grungeboard to match. We then used crackle paint on the grunge which we 'tweeked' to resemble wood. Some of us left space around our door to add some rocks whilst others made their door fit exactly. We added hinges, locks, keys, windows, owls, flower soft and allsorts of bits and pieces. It was great fun and again, I learnt new crafty techniques.

I also had a wonderful time nattering and laughing with Sonia and a lovely lady next to me who had come all the way from Nottingham.


Lindsay Mason said...

Glad you enjoyed it Joanne, and Sonia was a real hoot (no owl puns intended!). David and I certainly had fun. Thank you for the CD which we will take a look at today. I've posted pics of yesterday over on my blog btw.
Lindsay x x

Hels Sheridan said...

What an adorable Fairy Door Joanne...tis lovely...and I would never have thought of using Grungeboard to make one...can't help you with the lady who was sat next to you from Nottingham...wasn't me...cos I am in Luton...oh, yeah, and I wasn't on the class ROFL

Hugs x

JillythePink said...

Hooray! I'm here posting a comment on your fabulous blog. Not sure whether my profile pic will appear (my beloved Jake's paw), but, hey, it's a start! Your fairy door looks simply magical. Love Jilly x

Scrapmumur said...

Your creation is very stunning!!!
Great work.
Hugs, Mumur

Gez said...

Hi Joanne

It was a lovely afternoon wasn't it! I love the colours of your door. :) Would love to know what colours you used? Your owl is just adorable.

My door is Here. Hope you get chance to pop by.xx

Happy crafting.

Artyjen said...

Love your door...I'd love to step through it and see what is on the other side ;)

chris said...

This is stunning work I love the idea.
hugs chris xx