Saturday 31 December 2016

My most popular...

And most viewed post of 2016 was this...My fabric twinchie which was created for a swap.

Friday 30 December 2016

In second place...

In my top 5 posts of 2016 is this little girlie face I created for a journal swap.

Thursday 29 December 2016

Top 3

Posts of 2016. One of my girl faces.

Friday 23 December 2016

StencilGirl and PaperArtsy Blog Hop!

Super excited to be part of the StencilGirl and PaperArtsy blog hop.
I got to play with 4 fab stencils designs. 
They have such a wide range of stencils with designs to suit all tastes and styles.
It was also chance for me to showcase my stamp designs for PaperArtsy. 
Find them HERE.

First up the Fresco paint colours I used in my project.

Worked with this large A4 stencil. Then covered with a layer of translucent paint.

Drip a few splodges of white paint onto the canvas sheet and rollered it out.

Once dry I went in with my second stencil working over the white patches using cut n dry foam.

Once trimmed down I inked edges and did stamping using some elements from my stamp sets. I use Black Archival and Neon Blue ink.

The girls were coloured with base layer of Promarkers and then shaded with coloured pencils.

 Time for my third stencil add some interest to embellishments and the girls dress.

My collections of finished cards. The quotes were created using a 4th stencil by StencilGirl 


One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
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Don't forget...

Thursday 22 December 2016


This is a second project that I made in October, again I typed up the post but never actually pressed the publish button!

Time to do some more upcycling. I took a journal tag that was created for the PaperArtsy blog a couple of years ago and I turned it into a card. The sentiment is by Hunkydory.

Enjoy your festivities over the coming few days everyone. X

Sharing over at Cute Card Thursday with their anything goes Challenge. 

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Bright Birthday

I am squeezing in a couple of blog posts projects that never got blogged...this one I typed into a post in August but never got posted.

Upcycled an old journal page which with sprayed with Dylusions inks and then stamped using Rainbow ink pad. Turned it into this birthday card and tied in the sewing by stitching it into card blank.

Saturday 17 December 2016

Red work

Christmas bag is done! Wanted to try out red work using one of my PaperArtsy girl stamps and it worked. So planning a large wall hanging in 2017 to celebrate the 10 stamp designs I created for PaperArtsy. I was so honoured to be asked to design for them but it is time to move on to pastures new...or in my case an empty pasture with no deadlines and freedom to be creative just for the pleasure of it. Though they have kindly left the door open if I wanted to return...Thank you all at PaperArtsy it has been a super creative adventure.

Sharing over at Show Off Saturday.

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Christmas Lights

This blank light up star was just blank Kraft card product by docrafts. I bought it several months ago when the Christmas ranges first came out. So thought it was time to get it decorates! I covered the whole thing with a base coast of Nougat Fresco paint. Then stamps the Emma Godfrey stars using an old Brown staz on ink pad for a more faded look. Finally I stencilled through with some Mermaid Fresco paint to create the dotty snowflakes. It looks really lovely light up at night

I am going to enter my project into the following challenges:
Allsorts: Christmas Lights 
Chrimbo Crackers: Non-traditional
Stamps and Stencils: Christmas 

Friday 9 December 2016


is where the heart is. A mixed media fabric house about 6" tall.
I even parted with a handful of buttons on this project! 

Sharing this project over at Paint Party Friday and Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

Sunday 4 December 2016


A pair of CAS Christmas cards, think I have enough now for 2016!

Entering them into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas I used 4 in these cards! 
Allsorts: CAS
Fab n Funky: Christmas 

Saturday 3 December 2016

New Launch...

of more Hunkydory stamp sets and even something brand new...stencils!

See the all new designs, along with lots of inspiration on Create and Craft TV.

Friday 2 December 2016

Festive Fabric

project completed and ready to hang up somewhere.

Sharing over at Fabric Frenzy Friday 
Allsorts: Anything Christmas 

Friday 25 November 2016


After much pondering and faffing about she is finally done!

Paint Party Friday

Friday 18 November 2016

Coming to life

Here is a new girl I have been working on over the past week or so.
I am pretty sure I am going to cut her out and collage her onto a this space!

Sharing her over at Paint Party Friday

Friday 11 November 2016

A background

But I still haven't decided what to do with it yet?

Created using Fresco paints and acrylic inks, using Stencilgirl stencil and The Crafters Workshop dotty stencil.

Sharing over at Paint Party Friday.

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Sewing Update #5

Made a cushion using an embroidery machine file by designs at juju.

Continuing my mini Christmas quilt sewalong over at Pretty Fabrics and Trims with these little Xmas stocking.

Sharing over at WOW and Lets Bee Social

Monday 7 November 2016

Out Now!

Two free digital images by me in December's issue of Craft Stamper Magazine.
There is a little sneak peak of two projects I made using them.

Saturday 5 November 2016

Everything is...

Hunkydory! Pleased to be part of their 'For the Love of Stamps' design team. New stamp launch today over on Create and Craft TV. Hoping to see some of my creations on screen for the first time!

Here are some of my favourite samples:

I am entering my mixed media dream catcher into the Cute Card Thursday 'anything but a card' challenge. 

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Lots of layers

Of paint, stencilling and stamping were used to create this card.
Stamps by: Stampotique and PaperArtsy

They look like moons in the background hence why I am entering the card into the Stampotique outer space challenge and all my mixed media layers into Addicted to stamps 

Friday 28 October 2016

Build a Tag

Over at the Mini Marvels Facebook group Chris has been setting us a Build a Tag challenge with a new instruction each week. Here is how my tags are developing:

Week Two

Week Three

Week Six

Sharing over at Paint Party Friday

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Sewing Update #4

 Here are some of my recent sewing projects and works in progress:

A cushion using a Jacquelynne Steves block

Janet Clare Quilt Along

My Work In Progress is
Pretty Fabric and Trim
Mini Christmas quilt sew along
Sharing over at this weeks WOW