Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fairy Door

I started working on this fairy door which was given to me by a crafting pal at a craft getaway.
Here’s how it turned out after some more work and a rummage through my stash once I got home.


Crafty Calendar Challenge: Spots and/or Stripes

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Number It



It is the second week of the ‘Number it’ challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge.
I used a plethora of Stampotique images on this card.
Available HERE.


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Guest Designer


So excited to be asked by Stampotique to be Guest Designer for August.

Here is a card I made for the first challenge of the new month and the theme is ‘Number it!’

For further details head over to the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog.



Friday, 13 July 2018

Swallow



Saw my swallow’s wings in the mark making on my journal page and that is how this art developed.
Used acrylic paints and the oil pastels for shading.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A gaggle of girls


Made these gaggle of ATC cards using my own girlie stamps from PaperArtsy and also used frame stamps by Emma Godfrey. Coloured using Promarkers, Copics and coloured pencils.


Sunday, 8 July 2018

In the Garden



Journal page using texture paste, lots of stamping and started with a base coat of black gesso.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Artist Trading Coins



Inked up a never been used stamp for these coins and then created my own little bodies by sketching and using washi tape for the dress. Used some neon pink smudges which has to be one of my favourite colours and dribbled some acrylic inks in a nice vibrant blue. My coins were layered together with some tuille fabric and I whizzed around with my sewing machine.


Friday, 22 June 2018

Storytelling Owl

Been a while since  I have painted in my art journal and this page is inspired by the animal art created by Micki Wilde in her The StoryTellers class. I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints, Big brush Pitt pens and a black watercolour pencil.




Saturday, 16 June 2018

Tiny Houses

I have had these dies for a while and planned this project for a crafting getaway with some likeminded friends. I used a Gelli print technique by Birgit Koopsen using Distress Oxides.


Entering them into the following challenges:
Allsorts (3 dies tiny houses using and two flower dies) 
Fab n Funky (sunshine colours)






Monday, 11 June 2018

Summer

Created these summery scene cards using Distress Oxide Gelli prints, stamping and some die cuts.


Entering them into the following challenges:



Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Special Birthday

Been making a card for someone with a very special birthday.


You can buy my stamps and stencils from PaperArtsy HERE

Entering it into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky- birthday with number 
Crafty Calendar - 3 of something 
(I use three different stencils to create the background)


Friday, 25 May 2018

Stars

A couple more Christmas cards for my stash, pacing myself throughout the year works well for me and saves on the last minute madness!



Entering my cards into the following challenges:

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Been busy making some of the latest thing that seems to appear on craft social media ‘Artist Trading Coins’

Had real fun layering up all the mixed media elements to make mine.


Entering them into the That’s Crafty and More Mixed media challenge.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Upcycled Heart


Upcycled an old box from some body shop goodies I was given at Christmas.
Images by Stampotique and Emma Godfrey at PaperArtsy.



Entering it into the following challenges:



Sunday, 15 April 2018

Journals


Been making some journals using Gelli prints inspired by Birgit Koopsen 31 days of Gelli prints challenge. As you can see I made lots out of my prints and they will make some nice craft gifts.



These mini journals which are just 7cm by 5 cm were inspired by a YouTube video by Teresa Morgan went slightly off piste and have used them for my 2018 gratitudes rather than just jotting them down on scraps and dropping them into a box. Will need to make more of these.



Friday, 6 April 2018

Cats and Dogs

Well a cat and a dog to be precise!
My latest journal pages. 
My little cat is in a Gelli print journal I have been making. 


The dog was painted into a ledger journal.


Sharing over at Paint Party Friday and Cute Card Thursday 



Sunday, 18 March 2018

Snowy Day Cardmaking


On this snowy Sunday nothing else to do but craft so made these Christmas cards using a PaperArtsy Hot Picks stamp, plus a mixed media background using Fresco paints, ink, stencils and some stamping.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown ‘Santa’

Friday, 16 March 2018

Little Fishy



I created this little fish for a swap using paperclay. 
Once dried I painted it with Fresco paints and coloured Pitt pens.

Paint Party Friday 

Friday, 9 March 2018

First Page


This is my first art journal page for 2018.
Mixed media page using Fresco paints and Pitt Pens.




Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February Review

Well February seems to have gone with a blink of an eye and I didn’t think I had achieved much what with life getting in the way but I have done more than I thought!


My first drawing of an animal...a hare.


A couple of birthday cards....colouring is therapeutic!


And even managed to sew a new toy basket for my dog!

Friday, 23 February 2018

Nurture Girl







It took three weeks to make but was well worth the time. My nurture girl was made with paperclay, then painted mainly with Fresco paints and the details/shading added with Pitt Pens.







Saturday, 10 February 2018

Flowery Layers


I am really pleased with how this fresh and modern card turned out using a freebie stamp for Craft Stamper magazine. I coloured them and layered them up with alcohol pens.

I am going to enter it into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge: 2 or more layers

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

January Review


As we are on the last day of the month thought it was time to share some of my January projects here on my blog.

First up at the very start of the month I made some art journaling dice to help when you mojo fails you and you need a kickstart to your creativity.

I rolled just one of the dice and it landed on bird so here is what I decided to draw.


I have been working in both these journals for well over a year and thought it was high time I decorated the covers. They look much nicer on my shelf and I will definitely be decorating more of my journals as the year progresses.


And finally I share a sewing project I worked on throughout 2017 and put the finishing touches to it in the first week of January. I just love how many mindfulness quilt turned out...all my own design and very cosy. Been much used already!


How are everyone else’s January creative projects shaping up? 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Rudolph Day!


The first Rudolph day of 2018 so time to start making some Christmas cards for my stash. I like to pace myself throughout the year and I do enjoy making them! 

First up a card using a fabulous image by HobbyArt stamps. 
I made the above card for the ABC Christmas challenge: B for birds 


A new image by Stampendous called Santa Paws (bought it in The Stamp Man sale!] 
This is a never been inked image which I bought last year! 
Again I made this card for the ABC Christmas challenge: A for Antlers


And finally my favourite snowman image for the Anything Goes challenges over at:


Friday, 5 January 2018

Grey


Started off my journal page with a based on grey Fresco paint for a change.
A large face in my 12” x 12” ledger book.