March catch up with Emma Jewell
I’m sure I started my February Diary in the same way, but hasn’t the end of March come around quickly?
I kicked this month off with my show on Hochanda. I’m still skyping in from my craft room until lockdown restrictions lift. The shows focused on Infusible Ink and Cricut Joy, so I was in my element creating Infusible Ink coasters and tote bags for the show’s demonstrations.
I’ll be back on Hochanda (recently renamed The Craft Store) on the 9th of April, with two shows, both demonstrating paper crafting with your machine!
International Women’s Day
I celebrated International Women’s Day at the start of March, with this Make-up bag DIY. Click here to see the video.
Did you know you can layer Iron-on on top of Infusible Ink? It gives a really cool effect!
Offset feature in Design Space
I’ve also been loving the new offset feature in Design Space. This new tool allows us to outline or add a shadow layer to images and text. I used it to create this fun jumper, layering Iron-on on the sleeves to create a retro vibe.
I can’t stop using it, it’s such a perfect tool for making stickers and cake toppers too!
Illustrations in Design Space
The BIG news this month is that I now have my illustrations in the Design Space Image library. When I first opened Design Space all those years ago, I thought about how cool it would be to have my own designs in Design Space and that dream came true this month!
I’ve been keeping this a secret for quite some time, technically over a year, but it’s been a couple of months of drawing everything, usually in the evenings sat on the sofa watching TV!
I currently have my first Image Set – Girl Gang – in the Design Space image library. This one is inspired by girl power and my own sassy style. Then, launching soon, is the British food Image Set. This collection is full of some British favourites, from scones and English breakfasts to sausage rolls and pasties! The easiest way to find them is by searching my name in the Images Sets section of the image library. They are all part of the Cricut Access subscription too!
It feels so surreal to go and make something on my machines and be able to make my own designs and even more surreal to know that you are all cutting them too!
I have loved seeing your makes so far. Please do tag me in anything you make with them I would love to see! You can tag me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/emmajewellcrafts/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/emmajewellcrafts).
I’m excited to add more images soon with a British vibe, we have some really exciting themes planned!
I was featured in the March copy of The Procrastination Paper talking about how I became a full-time crafter. (Spoiler alert: Lots of glitter, blood, sweat and tears!)
This is a fabulous monthly magazine that encourages you to take time away from your phone and enjoy a slice of life offline! This Arts and Crafts themed issue also featured some of my fave crafty friends Nerrisa Pratt and Mike, the Crafty Gentleman!
I’m also excited to announce that I am going to be hosting 12 workshops for Hobbycraft in April.
I’ll be teaching you how to use and apply Vinyl to personalise your home. There are available to book through Hobbycraft’s event pages here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hobbycraft-14689461450
See you in April!