Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Weekly Challenge Winner

Hi everyone,

It's Tuesday which means it is 
Weekly challenge Winner day......yay!!

You really are a fantastic group of followers,
every week have lots of superb entries and this week
was no different 18 beautiful projects!
I hope you all enjoy seeing them as much as I do.
A huge thank you to all who take the time to
enter....it means a lot to us here at The Barn!!

So, let's get to the exciting bit.....
who will it be today.....

Mr Random Generator has picked ......

.....no 7.....

Christine  Smith

Congratulations Christine.....please contact me at

Ok, that,s it for today, don't forget to get
your entries in for the July Calendar Challenge,
August starts on Saturday.

And don't forget it is inspiration day on Saturday
at The Craft Barn....
Come and see Kay Carley, Heidi Green
Carol Cockbain and myself.

Lots of inspiration for you, I'll let you know in the week 
what we will all be doing!

See you soon,

Jane x

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Weekly Challenge

Morning everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.....

Here we are again for another Challenge.....
So what is it going to be today?

I think you can probably guess.....

Clean and Simple

Had to be didn't it....haha!!

I think it is a great challenge for you, can't 
wait to see what you come up with.

The only rules are it has to be clean and simple,
I shall leave everything else to you!
Stamping, diecutting, inks, Brushos, whatever
you like!

You have one week to enter, as many times as you like,
via the link if possible which will close at midnight
on Sunday 2nd August.
If you can't use the link email your picture to me at

There will be a £10 Voucher up for grabs and the winner
will be picked by Mr Random Generator and announced
on Tuesday 4th August.

Good luck everyone.

Don't forget you have until Friday to get your July
Calendar Challenge pics uploaded.  August starts next 

See you soon,

Jane x

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Clean and Simple - Neil Walker

Morning all,

Welcome to yet another weekend, hope it is not going to be
 a wet one!
As I write this, it has been raining all day, not so
good for the school holidays.

Today, we are featuring another clean and simple 
project, this time by Neil.

Neil says ......

I have to confess, I don't think I am very good at this but
 hey, I try.....

Trim a piece of white card to 7 x 7".
Use a scrap of card to mask off approx two thirds of
 the piece.
Lay the mask onto the card and use Twisted Citron
 Distress ink to colour.

Ink over this with Hickory Smoke Distress ink.
Remove the mask and scrap card.
Run a thin strip of double sided tape. along the inked edge
 and add a piece of white ribbon.
Add to the card blank with double sided tape.

Die cut a small heart from thin card using the Primitive heart die.

Paint with white crackle paint.
When dry, cover with Patina Green Antiquing cream and rub off. 
Add to the card as seen.

Ink up the sentiment with Watering Can Archival ink.

Mask off the area you don't want to use with tape and stamp.

Well I think you've nailed it Neil, brilliant!!
I really like the clean and simple look.

So if you want to use the same as Neil, this is 
what you'll need.....

Don't forget to let us know what you think, we always 
like to hear your comments!

OK, I'll be back tomorrow with a new Challenge, 
don't forget it is the last few days of July if 
you are following the Calendar Challenge, get 
your entries in!!

Have a great weekend,

Jane x