Sunday, 28 August 2016

Christmas Classiques

Wow! These sold out so fast on Hochanda the other night!
Check out the website though as they have some available.

These are the samples I made.


Friday, 26 August 2016

Cupcake with Sparkles!

A recent project completed for Crafter's Companion using the fabulous Verity Rose - Cupcake, papers & Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.

Shame the photos don't do justice to the sparkle.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 21 August 2016

End of an Era - Merly Impressions.

I'm sad to say this is my last layout for Merly Impressions as my term is up.
I've had such a brilliant time and really enjoyed being part of the team.

Details can be found on the blog here.

Thank-you to everyone who has shared my journey

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Strawberry #5 - back with the elephants!

An extra layout I made for Merly Impressions this month as I couldn't make up my mind which photographs to use! using Bon Appetit collection from Kaisercraft.

Still lots of elephants to scrap so will hopefully do some more soon.

Thanks for taking a look

Friday, 19 August 2016

Diamond Press cards.

Fabulous Diamond Press Bundle from Crafters Companion on Hochanda last weekend, here are some of the cards I made

This one has a matching box too.

The papers are from the free CD in Crafters Inspiration 11 packed full of great products and ideas.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Bon Appetit by Kaisercraft for Merly Impressions

Something a little different this time for Merly Impressions.
I created a recipe box with matching greeting card and recipe tabs using Bon Appetit by Kaisercraft.

Details can be found on the blog here.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Wedding card for Arleta and Remco

This was another request by Lucy back in March for a July wedding.

The base is 8x8" with mats of white, gold mirri and Crafter's Companions Together Forever Luxury foiled card.

Flowers are a punch with pearls at the centre.

I also used the heart die from the Together Forever range.

Congratulations on your wedding

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Contemporary Christmas Collection by Sara Davies.

Yesterday saw the launch of Sara's latest collection - Contemporary Christmas.
I just loved this one and made the following samples.


Friday, 5 August 2016

Journalling with Leonie's Stencils for The Inspirers.

Well, they let me loose with Leonie's Stencil and Mask sets so I tried my first solo venture at art journalling..........directly into my journal!

It's an 8x8" double spread, and although they match colour wise I tried different techniques/styles on both.

For both pages, I used Pebeo Dyna paints set 3 and set 2, applied with my finger in a random pattern.
Over this I coloured through the largest Create with black Archival ink then decided it looked to heavy. My classes came in handy as I then "knocked it all back" with some watered down White Gesso and a credit card. I had also added some stamping behind with some of Leonie's stamps - Arrow to the Art and Doodle Drops.

I quite liked the shadow effect so added a smaller Create over the top by stencilling through with the paint. Once dried I scribbled around the edge with a black Tim Holtz pen. The flowers were then stamped and I exaggerated the loops with the same pen. White dots were added with a gel pen and the whole page "splatted" with some watered down paint.

The second page started life at the same time and was also coated with white gesso, then the Art stencil was placed and I drew around the edges with a Micron pen which was also used to zentangle patterns inside.

The fatter Tim Holtz pen was then used to outline the word.
I just loved Leonie's Everlasting Love daisies so stamped them onto Sheena's card, painted then cut out. The smaller blooms were stamped directly onto the page but also onto card and glued over to show the colours.

How sweet are the little bees?
Once all in place, more dots with a white gel pen to finish.

I really enjoyed playing with these, have you tried them yet?


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

More journalling................

Ok, so now I have caught the bug so back to That's Crafty for a class with Tracy Scott.

My new journal and a mixture of paints here........

Followed by this one with Dylusions and some 12x12 paper cut up.

Am liking this........

What comes next?

Monday, 1 August 2016

Art Journalling - the beginning..........

Earlier in the year I decided to "dabble" with Art Journalling so headed off to That's Crafty in Romford to take a class with the fabulous Emma Godfrey from Paperartsy.

These are the results.......

My first ever page on an A4 sheet as I didn't have a suitable journal, painted with Fresco paints using Paperartsy stencils and Emma's brilliant bloom stamps (among others)!

Next we played with infusions, clear paste and gilding wax........

Lastly, back to Fresco with the addition of Neon Pink.

I just loved this class so much!

They have now been trimmed and added to my 8x8 Dylusions journal :)

Thanks for taking a look