Monday 10 December 2018


My last batch of Christmas cards for 2018
Stamps by Hobbyart and Papers by MFT

Sharing over at:
Moo Mania 
Crafty Calendar Challenge 
Christmas Card Throwdown- November #21

Friday 7 December 2018

Grateful Heart

Some collage and washi tape on this double page spread.

Sharing over at:
Paint Party Friday 
A Bit more time to craft 

Sunday 2 December 2018


Really had fun with this journal page, sadly the last in my Gelli print journal...sniff! But that means I can make a new one...yeah! Mixed up quite a few Stampotique images for this double page.

Entering into the following challenges:
Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 312
Love 2 Create
More Mixed Media Challenge 

Friday 30 November 2018


I have done quite a bit of art journaling in 2018 and this is mostly aided by a word prompt challenge a small group of my craft pals have been setting each week. We made the pact in May at a craft retreat and I am pleased to say I have done at least one page each week since then. A recent prompt was ‘travel’ and here is the page I produced (I worked in my Gelli print journal).

Sharing over at Paint Party Friday 

Sunday 25 November 2018

Christmas Shenanigans

A few more cards today in the run up to Christmas and decided to go for a different kind of shape.
Used this quirky Stampotique card and found some cardstock with tradition festive colours in my stash.

Sharing them over at Cute Card Thursday, Aud Sentiments and Fab n Funky

Friday 23 November 2018

More Folktales

Insect prompt 

Sharing more of my journal pages using word prompts from a recent Instagram challenge challenge with a folktale theme. 

Witch prompt

Sharing over at Paint Party Friday  and Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Sunday 18 November 2018

Snow globes

Time to ramp up the Christmas card making. These stamps were a freebie from a magazine last year and I never used them. 

Entering my card into the following challenges:

Christmas Card Throwdown
Christmas at Sweet Stampin
ABC Christmas Challenge

Friday 16 November 2018


Over on Instagram at the moment there is a week long set of prompts linked with a folktale theme.
Here are my two art journaling pages using words ‘Forest and Magic’.

Paint Party Friday 

Friday 9 November 2018


Sketching using pencil, graphite stick and finished my journal page using some stamping plus of
 course some washi tape for her top!

Paint Party Friday 
Art Journal Journey 
Love to Craft 

Saturday 3 November 2018

The Two Ps

Created some clean and fresh Christmas cards using a Stampendous Partridge in a Pear Tree stamp.
Coloured using promarkers and used some decorative papers for a change.

Entering them into the following challenges
Passion for Promarkers
Cute Card Thursday
Happy Craft Challenge

Monday 29 October 2018

Merry and Bright

Made a couple of bright modern cards using Dylusions ink sprays, Stencils and some stamping.

Entering them into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky
Crimbo Crackers

Friday 26 October 2018


Rose was painted using Neo colours and coloured pencils. I worked on a wooden board for the first time and really loved the effect...prefered it to a canvas I think.

Sharing over at Paint Party Friday.

Friday 19 October 2018

Dotty the Art Doll

Taken about three week with drying the paperclay but pleased with how my art doll turned out.
I used Fresco paints and Pitt pens to decorate her. 

Love to create challenge

Friday 12 October 2018

Tiny but

Strong. 1” wooden cube and wooden flowers turned into a little assemblage.
It’s available to purchase in my Etsy shop now.

Sharing over at
Love to craft challenge
Paint Party Friday

Friday 5 October 2018

Little Deer

Art Journal page using Fresco paints.

Sharing over at Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey 

Friday 21 September 2018


Word prompt set by a crafting pal to help kick start our art journaling.
Used Gansai Tambi watercolours to create this double page in my Moleskine journal.
Added a sneaky bit of glitter to her tail.

Friday 14 September 2018


your mind. 
Been really enjoy working in my gelli print journal, added more stencilling and stamping to the pages. In the end decided to collage on a printed version of one of my girls.

Friday 7 September 2018

See the...

Wasn’t really sure where this page was heading but the panda worked out well in the end and I spotted some bird like shapes in the background which developed on the page sat in their little nests. Mainly used acrylic paints, but the added oil pastels and used stabilo all pencils in black/white.

Friday 31 August 2018

Damsel in distress...NOT!

Spread my watercolour painting over a double page in my Moleskine journal.

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Sun, Moon or Stars?

Sharing my last project as guest designer over at Stampotique Designer Challenge blog.

Found a double page in my Gelli print journal that had patterns that fitted the bill for the new challenge theme ‘Sun, Moon and/or Stars’.

Entering my journal page into Love to Create Challenge.

Friday 24 August 2018

Holiday Journaling

Sharing some  journal pages I created on a recent holiday using graphite stick and paper stump blending. Also took along some washi tape, alphabet stamps and a couple of inks/stamps.

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 20 July 2018


Sharing a double journal page inspired by Micki Wilde.

Friday 13 July 2018


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)

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


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: