Saturday, 3 November 2018

A reminder

Hi everyone, I’m like bus this week, you wait for ages and then they all come at once, lol. For my second Artist Trading Coin inspiration for the current challenge at Country View Crafts I created a Journal Page.

                     First the background- lots of layers.Craft paste through essential 1 stencil (ArtZone) then lots of of chalk paint (DecoArt)

I then added silk fabric beads and string and cotton adhered with heavy bodied Matt Medium

Once all that was dry I added Baked Texture (Emerald Creek) then lots of gold splats

The Coins were created by first a crackle layer
Then lots of washy tape and lace

Distress Oxides for colour

To finish I added the Tim Holtz paper Dolls and chit chat stickers.

I completed 4 but only used 3

Hope you are inspired to have a go
Take care
Hugs xx


Thursday, 1 November 2018

New challenge for Country View Crafts

Hello everyone, it’s been a while. I took a break to give myself some time to settle into my new home and just play for myself. Sometimes I find creating for a deadline can affect my creativity so its good to just play for yourself at times. Anyway I’m back with my inspiration for this month’s theme over at Country Views Crafts which is the on trend Artist Trading Coins. Yes they are everywhere!

So to be in with a chance of winning £20 to spend in the shop let’s see what you come up with.

My large tag

 Created a crackle background with weather wood and tinting base from DecoArt 

Then coloured the crackle with Distress Oxides from Ranger

I painted the Coins with the tinting base and applied the same colours of Oxide

I edged the Coins and tag with gold paint. Then built my layers, first old teabags then the coins.

To finish I die cut some flowers from Tim Holts Wild flowers and used the Oxides for colour. I used old book page from Rubber Dance 
To add more interest.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial 
I cannot wait to see what you create 
Take care
Hugs xxx


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tyvec fabric beads

Hello everyone I have something different today, we’ll different for me. Tyvec beads inspired by my friend Kim, who makes these all the time. She is a fabulous textile artist, who showed me how to make these little beauties.

There are two types of bead, some plain and some with more going on. First I painted the fabric with metallic paint, blue and purple with gold splashes on the front side and gold green on the backside.

I cut the beads into about 3inch strips which were also cut to a point

Roll them up onto a skewer or knitting needle and pin in place and then using your heat gun melt the fabric. To add more texture make  tiny cuts on the two outside edges forming a fringe. As this melts it make fabulous texture along the length of the bead. You can make them as large or as tiny a you like.

I love these little gems and cannot wait to make more. I will use them in my art, craft projects and jewellery, how versatile is that?

Take care


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

A reminder

Hello everyone I’m sharing a reminder of my new stamp designs for Rubber Dance

And here are a few more samples

All the details can be found here

Take care



Saturday, 4 August 2018

New release for Rubber Dance

Hello everyone, I’m really excited to share my new stamp designs for Rubber Dance - Tropical Summer which are on sale today! Also more releases from Susanne all the details can be found here 

And here are a few samples I made

All stamps are in the shop 

And they come with free worldwide shipping between 4th-11th August

Take care and I’ll be back soon




Sunday, 29 July 2018

Cup of tea for Paper Artsy

Hello friends and followers, there are changes afoot, ‘oh what’s she up to now I hear you ask?’ Well I’m bored with the format of my blog and was seriously thinking that I might close it. The repetition of making something and then sharing it here, is so last year! But I do enjoy sharing what I make so I have decided to change things and see how it goes.

What to expect - I want the blog to be more personal, more chatty and not just be about my makes so I will be sharing more of me and less tutorials (more about those later) I still share what I make but it will be just be a photo. The more detailed stuff will be shared in a different format but I tell you more about all  that at a later date. 

Today I’m sharing a journal page I made for the Paper Artsy blog - all the details can be found here  there are some new tips on achieving a great background so worth a visit.

Bye for now xxx


Sunday, 22 July 2018

Simple tag

Hi everyone today I’m over at the Rubber Dance blog with this simple tag.

Why not pop on over and take a look


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Challenge reminder

Happy Sunday everyone, today I’m sharing a beautiful Dream Catcher designed by Melina for Rubber Dance and I’ve used it in this post to remind you of the current challenge, which runs to end of the month, so still plenty of time to enter.

So I started with a wet in wet technique by wetting my watercolour card and then dropping colour onto the wet card.
The water travels across the page randomly, or as I like to think it goes to where it wants to be lol.

I dried the page  thoroughly and then with blue gold added lots of splashes, I load my brush with lots of colour and then tap the brush on my other hand over the areas I want the paint. The bigger the brush the larger the splashes. ( sorry for the focal point being out of focus, I was trying to show the gold)

Then I stamped the focal point and the little elements randomly round the page. I mounted this onto gold card before adding it to a card 

Hope you like it 
Hugs xxx


Thursday, 12 July 2018

A tutorial for Rubber Dance

Hello everyone, today I have a tutorial for you over at Rubber Dance on how to build some quick layers in your journal page. 

Why not pop on over to see what I got up to