Tuesday 31 October 2017

All things spooky

Hello Everyone today I’m sharing a scary woman I created for Halloween and a special post over on The Mixed Up Mag blog where some of the team share their fiendish makes to get you in the mood. To be honest though I’m a little scared myself, as I’m trying to write this post in my normal app and it’s doing some really weird things, like opening and closing it’s self for no reason. I’d best get it finished!

Here is my spooky woman

I first drew then painted her and once she was finished I took a photo then took her into an app on my IPad called Distress FX. Here I gave her the vintage look. Below are the different steps.

Wishing you all a spooky Halloween 
Keep safe
Hugs xxx


Sunday 29 October 2017

Write your own story

Morning everyone, today I’m over on the Mixed Up Mag blog with more from our sponsor this month, Sin City Stamps and our fabulous leader Katy who designed this gorgeous set called Correspondence.  You can see all the details over on the blog here but for now here is the journal page I created.

Hope you enjoy reading how I created this page 
Take care
Hugs Xxx


Friday 27 October 2017

Simple tag with beautiful flowers

Hello Everyone, today I’m over at Rubber Dance with a simple tag using brand New stamps just released! 

All the details can be found over on the blog 

 the stamps can be purchased 

and if you spend over  €15 you can get free shipping using this code

How amazing is that!

See you all soon



Saturday 21 October 2017

What an amazingly day!

Hello Everyone, I just couldn’t let this evening go by without sharing the fabulous journal pages my ladies created at Handmade at Helen’s earlier today.
The original sample which we used for inspiration was created with lots of layers of collage, paint, sprays and use of stencils. For the feature I drew and painted some simple flowers.

To demonstrate the techniques I was teaching I created this page.

And just look what these talented ladies did!

If you have ever been to one of my classes you will know that I encourage you to find yourself  through creation. I teach you the techniques you need to make your own journal page and you come away with something unique to you. You do not end up with same as everyone else as you do in traditional classes. You will learn about colour theory and how to use colour to express yourself.  One lady today said she isn’t creative, and cannot draw. Well, she now knows she is creative and she can definitely draw. 

Here we go in no particular order!

Aren’t they all fabulous!

If you want to learn to create beautiful journal pages then speak to your local craft shop. Maybe I can come to a shop near you, to show you how anyone  can create pages to be proud of, unique to yourselves. 

Take care for now


Saturday 14 October 2017

This evening I’m over at Paper Artsy

Hi everyone and welcome to my second post post today, this time for Paper Artsy.

For all the details please pop to the blog!

Take care
Hugs xxx


Butterflies for Rubber Dance

Hello Everyone, welcome to my first post today. I’m over at Rubber Dance with a simple birthday card, which is quick and simple to make.

Above is a peep, but to see how I created it,  please visit the Blog 

Also please pop back this evening as I have a second post for you. 

Take care hugs xxx


Wednesday 11 October 2017

It’s Autumn! No it’s Jane! Okay it’s Autumnal Jane!

Morning everyone, I hope my title didn’t confuse you too much lol. Today I’m over  at one of my other homes on the net, CountryView Crafts with my second inspiration for Rachel’s Autumnal Colours. I used one my stencils Boho Jane from ArtZone to create this journal page.

First I used VersaMark  through the stencil, applying it via wet and dry foam. I then sprinkled sparkle embossing powder by Ranger and heated it until it had done its magic.

Once cold I began to paint Jane with Sennelier Watercolours blending out to the background. I used mark making to add visual texture to the piece. I added some doodles for interest and Page done! 
A simple but satisfying creation which was fun to make. 
Don’t forget by entering the challenge you are in the draw to win a voucher to spend in the shop.

Stay creative and I’ll see you soon.
Hugs xxx


Saturday 7 October 2017

Challenge reminder

Morning everyone, today I have a little inspiration for you, to remind you of the colour theme currently running over at Rubber Dance.

The inspiration photo shows the beautiful colours

And my inspiration 

I am in love with this stamp from Rubber Dance 

You can also get free shipping if you spend over €15
With this code

Stay creative 
Hugs xx


Friday 6 October 2017

And the winner is...

Hi everyone, sorry this post is late, I thought I’d scheduled it but obviously not as it didn’t post but read on...

Hello everyone we have a winner! 

60 of you lovely peeps entered so a big thank you for that. I’m always blown away by you guys and the support you have shown me, both here and on my social network pages.

And so onto who has won

Is Jean from Pages in Time

Congratulations Jean please send me your address and I’ll get these out to you.

Thank you all once again 
Take care and I’ll see you soon.

Hugs Xxx


Sunday 1 October 2017

New challenge for Country View Crafts -Mixed Media with Autumn colours

Morning everyone today sees the new challenge at CVC chosen for us by the lovely Rachel. All the details as usual are over on the blog and don’t forget if you enter the challenge you could win £20 to spend in the shop.

Here is my first inspiration of the month

This was a very quick card using handmade paper, some empowers watercolours and wooden pieces.

I was so in the flow I forget to take photos along the way but I’ll talk you through it.

I started by tearing my paper to fit my card and then stuck down some flowers. Shown with black pen to highlight

I then used Sennellier Watercolours in Autumn Tones onto the paper. I also painted my wooden pieces. I then stuck it to my card.

Once it was dry I added the wooden flowers and leaves.

Then stamped a sentiment Voila! 

Take care and I’ll see you later

Hugs xx