Welcome to the world of Acid Drops & Whatnots

Welcome to the world of Acid Drops & Whatnots
A collection of wickedly witty stamps for the world we live in today inspired by the art of yesterday

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New Designs No Available Online

In True last minute style the new sets arrived just in time to code and price them before we set off for Alexandra Palace. 4 of the 5 new sets are now available on the website and the 5th new set should be with us very soon.
I'd like to say a big thank you to every one who stopped by our stand at the show it was great to meet and talk to you all and your enthusiasm makes sitting welded to my computer a lot easier. Any one who knows me, knows I hate technology, computers and anything electronic and escaping to the shows makes it all worthwhile. I also have to give a big thank you to Elaine who bravely volunteered to help me on the Saturday, (which turned out to be our busiest day ever), as Niki had only flown back from the Peruvian Jungle the day before. Elaine jumped in with both feet and took to it like a natural, hopefully we will be able to persuade her to come to more shows in the future.
Niki made it in on Sunday, jet lagged and tired but ready for action, I'm hopefully going to persuade her to write a piece about her jungle adventures and the very good work she is involved with there setting up school and medical facilities for village children in the rainforest.
Our next show will be in Bury St Edmunds, details can be found at the top of the page or on our events page. We should have the 5th new design with us in time for that. We also have new stocks of the Ornamental Frames set ADFB1 and AD38 Dressed to kill.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Class Project Wednesday April 10th Box Book With Secret Drawer

I got a little carried away this week with the box, book and bag class I promised, even though I missed out the bag! I saw the basis for this project in a magazine, a box book with a soft cover and a secret drawer for sweets inside and my mind started working. The end result is a Book style box with a hard chipboard cover and a windowed drawer that contains another hard cover accordion book inside and a photo frame on the opposite flap.

This is a very simple project although the finished result doesn't reflect that, the kit comes, as always, with a set of full colour instructions and all the templates needed. The covers of the book are made with pre covered chipboard which takes a lot of the donkey work out of it. In the class there should be time enough to finish the book box including cover, box, drawer and frame.

 There will be enough materials to complete the book at home if you don't finish in the class, or you may want to leave the drawer empty and use it a gift box for a very special present. There is also a choice of boards available  to choose from and a very good value kit. I really enjoyed making this project and after class it will be a gift to my mother as a memento of the day we went and flew owls and hawks.

As always the class is held at; The Old Fire Station in Hockley, Essex, it starts at 7pm and finishes around 9.30pm. The cost is still £10 and includes all materials need to make the box, full colour instructions, templates, use of our tools and of course refreshments. I will also bring some craft goodies for you to purchase. This class is an easy class and is suitable for all skill levels. If you fancy having coming along and meeting other like minded people in a fun and friendly environment just drop me an email at karenosborne99@gmail.com   we still have a few places left.