Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dylusions Very Own Little Apprentice!

So as you all know we have been awfully busy at the Reaveley Studios over the Christmas period, We have had a little apprentice on the team during the school holidays!
Here's Maisie Moo (Dyans eldest Granddaughter)

Maisie is 10years old and this was her first ever go at stencilling.... & boy did she have fun!!!
Mais was extremely giddy when Mama (Dyan) said she would show her online followers what Mais has created! 

How proud does she look here?!

She has been learning all about primary and secondary colours at school which was the inspiration to her Journal cover, 

If you have been inspired by Maisie's creation here is a list of the products she has used;

Dylusions Stencils - Skulls Raindrops, Direction, Stars Squares

Dylusions - Small Creative Journal 

Love, Jay & Maisie x

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Where I've been and where I'm going !!!!

Happy New Year my lovely Dylusionists.

Apologies for my long blogging break!!!

I came home for the birth of this little one....

Miss Martha Reaveley

And between you, me and the gatepost I am besotted. I now have two beautiful granddaughters. Maisie is growing into quite a little lady now and will be 11 years old this spring. Where did the time go??

Another secret that I have been bursting to tell... is there's another grandchild on the way !!!!

Oh yes, Our Jay, The Resident Bit of Glamour is with child!!!!
whoop whoop!!!! She has had a really rough pregnancy so far, but seems to be finally turning a corner.

And it wouldn't be right without showing you Our Emmi's baby, Henley!!

As you can imagine, life has been pretty hectic while I've been home, I haven't had a minute to blogging, no instagram, no videos...and I've frikkin loved it lol

Yes I know its bad but I really really needed to spend time with my family as I have been away so much this year.

But!!!!!! its now time to get back to business. I have taken myself away to my fave seaside hotel so I can get my work done without interruptions!

well as much as I can do with MY baby around lol

So we will kick off with a list of workshops and appearances planned, so far, for this year. I will add more dates as soon as they are confirmed and you will be able to find them on my home page, under the heading "where will be appearing".

Jan 18th                 Crafters Home Event (retailer event)

Jan 20th                 CHA Education Day (retailer event)

Jan 21-23rd           CHA Demo (retailer event)

Jan 28-29th           The Island Creative Escape, Los Gatos        

Feb 4-5th              Scrapbook N Memories, Harrisonville, MO 

Feb 11-12th          The Queens Ink, Savage, MD 

Feb 19-20th          Stitches Demo (retailer event)

Mar 1st                  Art from the Heart, Harrogate, (UK)

Mar 4th                 Art from the Heart, Harrogate, UK    

Mar  5th                Art from the Heart, Harrogate (UK)

Mar 10-12th         Back to Back retreat in Florida

Mar 18-19th         Scrappin in The City, Knoxville, TN 

Mar 25-26th         Croppin Bug Scrapbooking, La Marque, TX 

April 7-9th            Art from the Heart, Harrogate, (UK)

April 12th             Art from the Heart, Harrogate, (UK)

April 15th             Art from the Heart, Harrogate, (UK)  

April 16th             Art from the Heart, Harrogate, (UK)

April 22-24th       Collins Show, Framingham, MA (retailer                event)

April 29-30th       Whimsodoodle, St Petersburg, FL 

Hope to see some of you soon, old friends and new are welcome in my Dylusional world.

Enjoy xx

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Last chance to take a class in the US with me this year!!!

Yes thats right I will be at Betty's Creative Studio , Greensboro  NC, on Fri/Sat/Sun  21/22/23rd October and  have sneaked in an extra class on the Friday!

I'm sorry I'm late posting this but I haven't been well for the past two days and so I have been hiding in a hotel room :-(.

The extra class is especially for Betty, my surrogate Jewish Mother!!!
You will leave with a massive 24 x 30 in piece to hang on your wall.

Come and join in the fun.

To book a place go HERE

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Jays been a busy little Santas helper

So Jay has been having great fun with the stencil from the Dear Santa stamp and stencil combo.
She has prepared a few journal backgrounds ready to go and we thought you might like to see.

Using the Dylusions paint colours Fresh Lime, Bubblegum Pink,Melted Chocolate and Pure Sunshine she blocked onto two pages in the square Dylusions journal.

Using the tree part of the stencil and a blending tool, she added Fresh Lime to the Melted Chocolate areas.

Bubblegum Pink to the Lime. Pure Sunshine to the Pink and Melted Chocolate to the Pure Sunshine.

Wait a few hours for the paint to cure and then add doodling with the Dylusions Black Marble and White Linen Paint pens.

The same technique was used here in the large Dylusions journal with the colours, Fresh Lime, Cut Grass and Post Box Red. This time she also added in the border part of the stencil. 

Ready for doodling


And one more in the large Dylusions journal, using Fresh Lime, Cut Grass, Postbox Red and Calypso Teal

Added doodling

I can't wait to see what she does next, can you?

Enjoy xx

Friday, September 23, 2016

Product Highlight Part Two...

...The Dear Santa stamp and stencil set

Again, the lovely Sandra has highlighted them on her blog as well. Go take a peek HERE

Enjoy xx

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Product Highlight Part One

Last week saw the release of my seasonal offerings in the Dylusions line.

First up was the pad of colouring sheets

You can colour in the whole sheet, if you like. I did these on the plane!

Or you can cut the images out to use on cards or tags

This is my favourite way to make cards. I just fold one of my size 10 or size 12 mixed media tags in half and decorate.

Here I made them into tags.

Tomorrow I'll highlight the stamp and stencil set Dear Santa for you.

The lovely Sandra has highlighted them on her blog as well, go give her some love. See it HERE

Enjoy xx

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How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

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