Monday, 21 May 2018

Blog hop for Mixed up Mag

Hello everyone 
I hope you are enjoying meeting the Mixed Up Design Team! Welcome to my blog.
As you know, each of us is sharing our favourite makes for Mixed Up today, and the project I’ve chosen to share with you is this piece I painted with Brushos. I chose this piece as I just love to paint and every now and again inspiration flows and this was one of those times. Messing with colour is one of my favourite things to do and when it flows I find it most satisfying. 

I’m also showing a sneak peek of something else I’ve got coming up soon! As with the above you will get full step by step instructions on how to create your own simple painting that you can be proud of.

The Mixed Up website has tons of mixed media projects, including these and many more! If you want to know more pop on over to the mag 

Make sure you visit everyone’s blog and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning:

A ONE YEAR subscription to Mixed Up worth £40 PLUS 10 Mixed Up Printable resources of your choice!

Here’s the hop list! 


Mixed Up Magazine

Hop Rules:
Visit each designer and leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win a fabulous mixed media prize!
The draw is open internationally.
The draw closes 31st May 2018 at midnight GMT.
Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration by my teammates 
Take care 


Sunday, 20 May 2018

Something simple for Rubber Dance

Hello everyone, happy Sunday! Today I have a quick and simple card to share with you, that I created for the Rubber Dance blog. 

Here’s how I created it
Choose a flower stamp (I chose this from Flower Power), and stamp in a line diagonally down a piece of card which you have 
cut to fit your card.

Carefully cut around just one side of your flowers

Use your favourite colour to act as a mat for your card and attach. Using Alcohol inks, mine were Nuvo from Tonic Studio (which I am loving by the way, a really good set of pens which won’t break the bank) and colour your flowers. Once dry attach to your mat. 

Once you have finished your colouring in, with a very black pen carefully add a line to white area between flowers 
where you have cut,  as above. It gives a more finished look to the cut area.

Lastly add you sentiment mounted onto more coloured card and using dimensional tape fix to your card. 
Let’s have a last look


Stamps - Rubber Dance:
               Flower Power
               Beautiful You
               Think Again 
Alcohol Inks - Tonic Studio 

Black Ink - Tsukineko

And just a reminder, you can get free shipping from Rubber Dance when you spend over €15 with this code DWFreeShip

Take care everyone and I’ll see you soon, well tomorrow actually with something exciting! So don’t forget to pop back.



Saturday, 12 May 2018

Box for Paper Artsy

Hello everyone today I’m over on the Paper Artsy blog with my take on their current challenge theme which is boxes!

Why not pop over to the blog for more info!

Take Care
Hugs xxx


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Another journal page

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying spring if you are in the UK and wherever you are that you are peaceful and happy. Today I have another journal page for you, so sit back and relax while I take you through my process. It’s very similar to my last post if you missed it you can find here.

Lots of collage papers knocked back with Fresco chalk acrylic paint from Paper Artsy.

Elements on the background include Distress Crayons, Aqua Flow Pens for the stamping which is Vintage Script from Rubber Dance.

The gold in the corners is Corners no1 from ArtZone And the girl is painted with Media Fluids from DecoArt.

Using Acrylic ink in Burnt Umber and my dip pen I outlined the leaves from the stencil. More butterflies from the Crafter’s Companion papers and then to finish a die cut and textured butterfly from Tim Holtz.

A last look at the whole page.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all soon.



It’s been a while but I’m back

Hello everyone, I’ve been missing for a while from blog land due to a recent family bereavement. I’m sure you can imagine the impact of this on our family and will forgive my absence. It’s taken a while for me to get back into creating but I’m getting there.
So here is a journal page I created in my all new studio (you may remember I’ve just moved) which I’m learning to love. It’s still not completely sorted as I keep moving things around, which I guess I will do until I have everything where it feels right for it to be. I do love the afternoon sun though that floods in the big window and onto my desk. Yes my desk has moved, but it now feels right.

Here it is

So I started with lots of collage papers randomly stuck on the page with Modge Podge

I then used acrylic paint to knock back the paper and provide a tooth for the Distress Crayon and Scribble Sticks I used to add colour and visual texture

While in Yorkshire recently in a garden centre I picked up a pad of designer paper 
from Crafter’s Companion which had these lovely butterflies. So I cut them out and stuck them on as my focal point.

For more interest I added washi tape from Tim Holtz - Ranger and the sentiment is stickers from Marta Łapkowska- 13@rts

A close up

A simple journal page with lots of visual texture, I hope you like it



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