Friday, 20 April 2018

Journal page for Rubber Dance

Hello everyone, today I’m over at Rubber Dance with this journal page, for  CAS-Hal Friday. Keeping it as clean as I could for me, was a challenge so I hope you like it.

Don’t forget you can get free shipping using this code DWFreeship on orders over €15 

Take care


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Quick card tutorial

Hello everyone, today I’m over on the Rubber Dance blog with card a quick card. All the details can be found here

As always you can get free shipping using this code when you spend over €15 

Take care
Hugs xxx


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Just a reminder

Hello everyone, today I’m sharing a reminder of this months challenge over at Rubber Dance. Below is the theme, I love these little moodboards as I find them so inspirational. 

Here is my creation 

And here’s how I created it

Using an 8x8 kraft journal I covered the page in acrylic paint.

I then added more colours to create my background using Dina Wakley paints straight from the bottle.

I then stamped the flowers from Fav Flower 3 times. I heat dried this and then with Nuvo watercolour pens painted the flowers and once dry outlined them in white.

My sentiment is from Adore Me

All stamps are available from Rubber Dance 

And don’t forget there is free shipping over €15 with this code DWFreeShip

Hope you are inspired to play along with us, you could win €12 voucher to spend in the shop

Good luck!

Take care


Sunday, 11 March 2018

Another post card for Country View Crafts

Hello everyone, and Happy Mothers Day to all you mums out there. I’m a bit late with this post today, which I blame on my recent move. Doing it yourself moves sure do take it out of you, and I’m am extremely tired. However, we are in and the house is mostly sorted. I have some tidying to do in the studio but I’m nearly there. I’ve also been able to sort it out to allow videoing of my projects as this year I want to get my act together with better tutorials etc.

Anyway onto my card for today!

Here how it was created.

I created my background with those fabulous Distress Oxides, I do love these and cannot wait to get my hands on the new colours

Once they were dry I added some white ink, then in black I used Vintage Script from Rubber Dance.

Next I added some stencils from my collection sold at ArtZone which I painted with watercolours Gansai Tambi by Kuretake 

Lastly I added a whiteboard leaf again from my collection as well as some stars.

The sentiment is a handwritten one as I don’t have a stamp with that saying.

There is still time to enter this months challenge, so why not give it a go.

Take care
Hugs Xxx


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

... and now a card

Hello everyone, just a quick post to share I’m on the Paper Artsy blog with a pretty little card I made using some of the new stamps by Kay Carley.

All the details are on blog so why not pop over and have a look!

Take care and I’ll see you soon

Hugs xxx


Thursday, 1 March 2018

New Challenge for Country View Crafts

Hello everyone, well the snow has settled in well here in Westmorland, with several flurrys today and more predicted tomorrow. Stay safe where you are, and take care.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Country View Crafts and the theme chosen for us by our lovely Sue, is Anything Postcard size. As always you could win £20 to spend in store.

I was thrilled to make something for this, which was a while back now, as I was crafting in advance due to the move, and  I was on a roll. I had a few days leave over the Christmas holidays and the art was flowing lol. Anyway here is my card!

Here what I did

Lots of Distress Oxide spritz with water

Lots of that fabulous Gold from Gansai Tambi by Kuretake

I got so engrossed I forgot to take more pictures but I’ll walk you through

Background stencil and Archival Ink,  Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Paperie, the wings are leaves from MMM ArtZone stamped with Vintage Script from Rubber Dance, and I cannot remember where the sentiment came from.

I hope you can join us

That’s all for now 


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

A note set for Paper Artsy

Hello everyone, how are things where you are? It’s been cold and snowy here, which for many is a nuisance and obviously it can be dangerous, but also so very beautiful. I’m  fortunate to have moved into my new home and be able to enjoy a few days off from work to enjoy the spectacular views. Feeling very grateful!

Also with with gratitude in mind I’m sharing a little project that is on the Paper Artsy blog using some of Sara Naumann’s new stamps. I really loved this set of stamps, and new straight away what I wanted to create.

I am fascinated with writing sets, you know the kind? Folded card with a design on with a matching envelope all kept in a pretty box, well this project is my take on just that. I’ve brought it bang up to date using a journal style folding book which opens to reveal the cards and envelopes. It also has a ribbon closure which winds round to keep everything in place.

I used my favourite watercolours paints Gansai Tambi, by Kuretake, which are high pigmented gloss finish watercolours and come in some beautiful colours. I used a very simple technique of wet in wet, allowing the colours to mix and blend, finished off with a splash of gold. Theses backgrounds were perfect for Sara Stamps,  ESN, 23/24.

Here are some process shots and close ups

And there you have it!

I hope you like this set of cards and notelets and thanks for popping in.

Take care my crafty friends and I’ll see you all soon

Hugs Xxx


Sunday, 18 February 2018

How to - recycling into Art

Hello to you all, today I’m over on the Rubber Dance Blog with a fab little how to, using recycled packaging! 

Why not pop over,  and see how this came together to create this lovely wall art which can anywhere in your home.

Take care for now
Hugs xxx


Friday, 16 February 2018

How to - quick card

Hello everyone here’s another addition to my how to blog posts, and today I’m showing how to make your very own birthday card without stamps.

So I started with my background (I have limited supplies at this house, as most have gone to the new one) 

I taped a piece of mixed media card to my mat and blended some colour using Dyan Reaverly paints. Once this was dry with a Tim Holtz stencil and white paint I added to form my background.

I painted a piece of card white, dried it and then drew my flowers. This didn’t take me long as I’ve been drawing this style of flower since I was a child. Who knew 50 odd years later I’d still be using it to make a card. There are lots of tutorials on how to draw simple of flowers and I really encourage you to have a go.

I coloured them with my new Brush Pens from Fabre Castell, I have the big Brush Pens and love them so thought I’d invest in the smaller nibbed ones for the smaller projects. They work fabulously over any painted surface, as you have a couple of mins to blend but once dry they are permanent.

You can see that I didn’t mind going over the edges as I was going to cut them out (which wasnt the greatest cutting in the world as I had to use kitchen scissors)

Next I cut my sentiment using my cricut but a die cut or stamped one would work, or if you were really brave a hand written one would be perfect!
I covered mine with sparkles.

Some close ups

As previous stated the cutting was not good lol, but I tidied  up with a black pen as you can see on the finished card.

And another look at the finished card

I hope you are inspired to have a go yourself, how lovely to create something that you designed, this is going to my Mum who I know 
Will love that I drew and painted it. 

Hugs to you all xxx