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Snow days

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Well, I have been off work for the past three days, due to the snow we have all just experienced.



As I only normally get to go in Mum's Shed in my spare time, I thought I would make the most of it.
I ended up finishing off a few projects.


This is a polystyrene egg as a base and I have created the egg look with Powertex and the dragon I have made from Polymer clay. I do love a bit of fantasy and whimsical things and I love dragons.

I have had this little table for a while and it was always on my to-do list, to do something with it. So I decided to add Powertex to it and see where my creativity took me.
And this is what my muse decided to create

It has taken on a bit of a Gothic-chic look. Powertex is a very versatile medium and one of my fave mediums to use for all my creative projects.




Powertex Design Team

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I have had the honour of being asked to join the POWERTEX UK Design Team. So here is my second blog I did for them. I hope you enjoy it. 

First I set about placing, so I had an idea of what I was going to achieve. I painted the fairy house in black Powertex. 
I then chose some material from my stash and dipped in the BlackPowertex and laid over my roof and then dried it.

I then decided to add some texture to the base of the Fairy house, using the 3D Sand balls.

I then decided to use the Powertex ,Paperdecoration for my main texture. This is a really lovely texture as once saturated with the Powertex it stretches and makes a really nice texture. 

I next set about making some texture for my Fairy door and I used the same method as above with the 3D sand and Black Powertex, only I added more to make a kind of paste. I then used a palette knife to smooth it on the door and ran a crochet hook in lines to give it a wood effect, let it dry. I also added some of the lace from the kit, to und…

Learning new tricks

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Well, it is looking like 2018 is a year for learning new things.
I have signed up for Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jinnyholt/
And I am teaching myself to display photos of my artwork, in a more flattering way with the help of an app on my laptop. Funny as I have had this laptop a couple of years and this year, have only just discovered I can do so much more with it, who knew? But have to say, all this techie learning is very time-consuming!!

Here are a few collage pics I have done so far.


Well, I must get to bed now as it is very late and one needs her beauty sleep!! 
Night all :) xx

Some time away

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Well, it has been a while since I have seen my eldest and my two Grandsons but this week, we are visiting them.
My oldest Grandson, normally always asks me if I can bring some stuff from "Nanny's shed" so not wanting to disappoint him, I packed some stuff for us to play with. 
I packed a couple of birdhouses and some photo frames, paint and some #Powertex. Up to now, we have decorated the birdhouses and tomorrow, we shall set about decorating the photo frames.
 This is my youngest Grandson 

 Here is the birdhouse, that Joe decorated


And this is the one Nanny did.
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Happy new year everyone.
Well, Christmas came and went, way too fast and now we are into a new year.
I got to make lot's of things for Christmas in my day job and at home.
Here are some of the things made over the Christmas period.
Enjoy.
 Made this one at home.

 Made these #Powertex baubles at work.



 I also had a go at making some wreaths, here are two of them.




Official exciting news

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I am super excited about this honour of being asked to be on the Powertex Design Team for next year. I have some big shoes to fill as the 2017 Design Team have done an awesome job. I would like to thank Tracey, Anna and all the team at Tex towers. So bloggers, watch this space for new Powertex products, tips and ideas and tutorials from the Design team. Did I mention that I was super excited?
https://www.powertex.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/powertexaddicts/ https://www.facebook.com/MumsShed/

Christmas and Powertex

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I have been recently making Christmas wreaths to keep my creativeness flowing and had been racking my brains how to incorporate Powertex into the mix. Then it hit me that I could. The frame for the Christmas trees are plastic cheap tinsel trees and I pulled off the tinsel and used the frame, then  I added red Powertex burlap squares to a plastic frame, added some mini baubles and Christmas embellishments. I have added some battery LED lights to under the frame and it really does look lovely.  My Daughter did the brown Christmas tree and thoroughly enjoyed making it. Sometimes if you just think outside the box, it comes to you.