Sunday, 15 October 2017

It's Tree time...

We're making 3D trees in my class this week at The Craft Barn:

and Autumn:

If you'd like to join us, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 12 October 2017

A more vintage look...

These two cards use that lovely big floral stamp from Crafty Individuals CI-443 Floral Festival XL:

You can use it to make a background or, as I've done here cut out the flowers to make them the focal point.
I've worked on a kraft card background that's been coloured with Distress Oxides:

In this background you can see I've stencilled first in gesso using one of the new masks - a leaf

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 9 October 2017

Shrine number two...

My second shrine from That's Crafty! became a fairy garden:

with butterflies on top:

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 6 October 2017

It's time for a shrine...

That's Crafty! are on Hochanda today and they've got these lovely ATC size shrines as well as new greyboard, stencils etc.
The first one I made into a stage:

with a glittering ballerina:

and wings on the top with a clay flower in the middle:

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.........

Crafty Individuals have been on Hochanda this week (last Sunday) with some lovely seasonal stamp sets and some new background papers.
Here are a couple of the samples I made for them:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

One of a Kind...

Here's a door sign I made for the Craft Barn Blog using one of the Zinsky animals:

They're all a little bit mad, which suits me down to the ground!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 28 September 2017

A little bit of this....

Here's a post that was on The Craft Barn blog using up scraps of paper. Now I don't know about you but I have the scrap mountain here so any way of using it up is much appreciated.

I made some very easy Christmas decorations:

The really fun part was adding all the twiddly bits!

Have fun!

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 18 September 2017


I'm really excited by this stuff - it's Stampbord but in much bigger sizes.
In my class at The Craft Barn on Saturday, we're going to be decorating an 8x8 piece with some of the lovely PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stamps:

You can etch into it just as with Stampbord but we're working on a bigger scale.


So, if you fancy having a go, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Last two... for the Distress Oxide class tomorrow:

We'll be trying out a few techniques first before launching into the card making.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 11 September 2017

Distress Oxides on cards....

I've got a class at The Craft Barn on Thursday looking again at Distress Oxides. We'll be trying out various techniques and then, as this is the Card Club, we'll be making cards. Here are some of the ideas I've come up with:

We're using PaperArtsy Scrapcosy and Kay Carley stamps for something a little bit different.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Alice goes to Uni...

... well Alice in Wonderland that is!
My daughter Katie's off for her final year at uni this week and so I've made her a door sign as she likes Alice in Wonderland:

This uses the Deep Red Alice stamps that I got from That's Crafty!.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 28 August 2017

Distress Oxides, PaperArtsy and fabric...

I had great fun making this project for PaperArtsy trying out Distress Oxide reinkers on all sorts of fabric.

Hop on over to their blog to see the whole thing.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 18 August 2017

A Fairy House....

I love making things with tiny details so this Fairy House suited me down to the ground:

It's for a class at The Craft Barn next Saturday 26 August and uses some of the new Tim Holtz stamps and dies.
Here are some close ups of the details:

If you fancy coming along, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Teasels to tease...

This card uses a lovely collage stamp from Crafty Individuals coloured loosely with Distress inks and mounted on some of their background paper. The corners come from their Must Have section.

Crafty Individuals are going to be bringing out some more new stamps soon so keep an eye out on their website.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Dandelion clocks...

Here we've got two cards using the Dandelion Make a Wish stamp from Crafty Individuals.
On each one I've stencilled over the solid area on the girl. I've used a stamp positioner to stamp her so that I could stamp in colour and then add a shadowy outline.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 7 August 2017

Flaming Flamingos.... (and a wonky leg!)

Here are some cards I made with the Crafty Individuals Flamingos stamp and some of their papers. Before you say anything, I realised afterwards that I don't think flamingos can bend their legs that way! Oh well, he can always be a bit wonky!

This one is also the flamingo on a Distress Oxide background with the correct knee bend!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 27 July 2017


Thought I'd show you my cat themed cottage, using That's Crafty stamps, stencils and die cuts:

I coloured with wax crayons for a change. I just love this cat:

My roof is actually a pair of wings that I ran through an embossing folder:

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 24 July 2017

From Dark to Light...

...that's the theme over on the PaperArtsy Blog at the moment and I've used Distress Oxides in my project.
Here's a sneak peek:

Head on over there to see the rest.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 23 July 2017

The birds and the bees...

I've got a class on Saturday 29 July (next week) at The Craft Barn and we're making this canvas:

We'll be painting the background directly onto the reverse of the canvas and then building up detail over the top and on the frame:

Just follow the links if you fancy joining me.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Christmas again!

Hope you enjoyed Crafty Individuals shows on Hochanda. Thought I'd show you another of my makes, this time some Christmas tree decorations.
Here's the box:

And here are the decorations:

They all use the same stamp, CI-463, which also happens to be one of my favourites, and are made with curtain rings, which are great as they come with that hook thing already attached!

Thanks for looking!