Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy Christmas to all.......

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year and many, many thanks for all the lovely comments - they are much appreciated.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 19 December 2016


I had a lot of fun making a tag using some of the PaperArtsy Zinski Art stamps for the Craft Barn Blog:

Head on over there to see how I made it.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 5 December 2016

A Little bit chalky.......

For Inky Fingers this week we're using VersaMagic inkpads and Cardio stamps. I don't do much with chalk inkpads but now I've had a go, I'm a bit hooked - you can create such beautiful, softly blended backgrounds.
Here's what we'll be making if you fancy coming along:

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Lots of Infusions and lots of alcohol inks and just lots!

I'm running a class for someone's birthday this Saturday and we're going to try out Infusions. Every time I play with these they just create wonderful backgrounds:




On Yupo:

And then alcohol inks on Yupo:

You can see I've had a lot of fun!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 17 November 2016

It's snowing at PaperArtsy...

Over on the PA blog I've got a JOFY snowman card using alcohol inks and Yupo paper.
Here's a sneak peek:

These backgrounds are incredibly easy to make and very addictive - also exciting as you're never too sure what's going to happen.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 11 November 2016

Christmas with JOFY, Yupo,Infusions and alcohol inks....

That's the theme of my class next Saturday 19 November, at The Craft Barn.
We're going to be trying out the new alcohol ink colours from Ranger and various techniques using Infusions on Yupo to make a selection of Christmas cards.
Here's a sneak peek:

So, if you want to make some different looking cards and learn new techniques at the same time, come and join us!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Old book design....

I've been having a little play with some old books for my next Inky Fingers Class at The Craft Barn and this is what I came up with: the first is a tree with cover as a background:

and the second is a freestanding angel:

I've never tried this before but the folding is very easy and surprisingly quick.
I thought I'd post it here as the group weren't at all sure about this project (don't think they could visualize what I was on about!) Obviously the colours are all variable - it'd be nice to make a sort of woodland tree as well - getting carried away now!

If you fancy joining us and having a go follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

21 today......................................

No, not me, but my youngest daughter. Well actually it's next week, but I've already done the card and present opening as she's doing an Erasmus year in Berlin and we went over to see her at the weekend.
We had a great time and walked our socks off!
Here's the card I made for her:

Note the pineapple charm - she loves pineapples!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Squares and Grids.....

that's the new challenge theme over on the PaperArtsy blog.
Here's a sneak peek of what I made:

Lots of bright colours using Kay Carley's stamps.
Go on over to the PA Blog to see the whole project.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Christmas is coming......

Believe it or not I'm doing an Advent Calendar class on Saturday at The Craft Barn. We're using JOFY stamps, Prima Colorbloom sprays and lots of sparkle.
Here are a couple of pics to give you the idea:

and some close ups of some of the bags (there are obviously 24 in all!):

If you fancy joining in the fun then follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 3 October 2016

The launch date is here....

The first issue of the new digital magazine 


is here.

You can follow the link to sign up for the mag - it's well worth it.

Here's a sneak peek of what I've got in there:

It involves Yupo and alcohol inks.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 26 September 2016

Ally Pally been and gone....

Lovely to see so many people and I thoroughly enjoyed demoing and the make n take.
Here are a few more pics of the samples, all using That's Crafty stamps and Pebeo Iridescent paints:

Thanks for looking.


Friday, 16 September 2016

Ally Pally here I come...

I'm up at Ally Pally tomorrow demoing for That's Crafty. I'm working with the Pebeo Iridescent paints and also the Metallics (gorgeous colours). There are also some new bases that I'll be using and a new product for doing quick transfers, the operative word being 'quick'. And, very exciting, I'll be using That's Crafty's new stamps.

Here are some sneak peeks:

I'm also doing a Make n Take using one of the new acrylic Uprights:

There are fantastic demos and Makes n Takes going on all day on both days, so if you can't bear to see all my mess, come and watch someone else - Lauren Hatwell, Carol Fox, Alison Hall - you've got plenty to choose from!

We're all on Stand B10.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

More JOFY as promised....

Here are some more pages of my tag book for my class next week:

If you want to come along, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 11 September 2016


I've had a lovely time creating a card and acrylic tag book for the Inky Fingers group on Wednesday 21 September at The Craft Barn.These stamps - JOFY 45 and 46 - are just so lovely to work with and colour:

The idea is that the acrylic pages can stand alone or overlay the page behind:

I'll show you some more later in the week.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Exciting news...

There's a new digital mixed media magazine coming out very soon called:

Katy Leitch (previously editor of Craft Stamper and Scrap 365) is the owner, editor, chief, boss, gopher etc etc - it's her brilliant idea in other words and I can't wait to see the first issue.
Head on over to the facebook page for more info.

Thanks for looking!