6 Sept 2022

My wish for you is every good thing

Hello, how are you? Today I am playing with a new stamp which I received as a birthday gift from a friend - MFT Fairy Best Friend Stamp. It is a lovely set with little fairies and flowers, and the most lovely sentiment. As they are small I immediately thought of using them on artist trading coins, as I make a lot of coins to swap. 

If anyone is new to the coins, I thought I would write the details on how to make them, or at least how I make them!

Artist trading coins are always a 2.5 inch circle. You can choose what to cut it from, a lot of people recycle  food packaging which is a wonderful idea. I usually like to watercolour mine so I cut them from watercolour  paper. I am hopeless at keeping the backs clean so I use regular card to cut another circle to go on the back. 

On the back of the stamps you write your name, date, the title of your coin and the number of how many you have made. If you made 3 you would write 1 of 3, 2 of 3 etc. There are several stamps available which are made especially to stamp on the back of coins, but you can easily write all the information  yourself.

I began by water colouring a background, but of course you could use any medium. I love the sentiment “My Wish For You Is Every Good Thing” I stamped and then embossed it. 

I then stamped some of the flowers from the set around the edges of the coin, and used glitter gelly pens to colour them. 

After stamping and water colouring, I fussy cut the cute fairies, not forgetting to add magical glitter their wings. I adhered them to the coins using  3D sticky pads.You can use any theme to create your coins, the possibilities are endless. 

They are now all ready for me to swap, I have made some inchies using this stamp set too.

I hope these little details have been helpful to anyone new to making coins. 
Thank you so much for visiitng. Take care and stay safe xx

I would like to enter my My Wish For You is Every Good Things into the following challenges. 

13 Aug 2022

In Memory of Raymond Briggs

 I don’t think anyone could imagine Christmas without The Snowman, he is an intrinsic part of Christmas. Raymond Briggs gave the world The Snowman, Snowdog, The Bear, Fungus the Bogey Man, When the Wind Blows, and Ethel and Ernest. We are all so grateful for his talent and imagination. 

I have made these two tags in his memory.

Thank you for visiting, take care it is very hot here at the moment xx


4 Aug 2022

Mini book Soul Whispers

I recently took part in a Facebook swap to create a mini book which would fit into the palm of your hand. I don’t think I’ve ever made a book that tiny before! I used water colour paper for the cover and, pages and also scraps of patterned paper for pages. 

I die cut some hearts to make into balloons.

A little pocket holds a mini tag 

I used one of my bubble backgrounds for a page

All of my images were stamped and watercoloured.

I included a little pocket in the centre pages to hold a little surprise 

There are lots of fun swaps and challenges on Facebook. 

My pages were 5cm x5 cm 

The recipient of my little book thankfully loved it, and the one I received in return was just brilliant too. 

The final page. 

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day xx

8 Jul 2022

Classic Pooh Card

Hello I hope you are doing well. I have always loved the Classic Pooh stories written by A.A.Milne, and wonderfully illustrated by E.H Shepard. So I am thrilled to be creating with these gorgeous Classic  Pooh stamps. 
I water coloured the background and the images, I also used some sparkly pens on some of Pooh’s stash of honey pots! 

Thank you for visiting, stay safe xx
I would like to enter my Classic Pooh card into the following challenges.

3 Jul 2022

Alice Day 2022

Hello, I hope all is ok with you today. It is July already, and in the UK the first Saturday of July is always Alice day when fans of Alice celebrate. In July 1862 Lewis Carol was boating on a lake with Alice Liddel and her sisters when he told them a story, which of course became Alice in Wonderland. 

I began by watercolouring a background, and while that was drying I started a lot of fussy cutting of little Alice characters from one of the gorgeous Graphic 45 Alice papers. I scribbled  some quick toadstools on some copy paper and coloured them before adhering to the page. My little Alice characters then jumped on to the page. There were some disagreements about who wanted to go where  but they soon all agreed and settled down 

I stamped the quotation, “ How long is forever, sometimes just one second”  which is one of my favourites. 

Our Alice Tea 

Thank you so much for visiting, take care Covid numbers are very, very high xx

I would like to enter my Alice Day art journal page into the following challenges. 

More Than Words Wonderful
Wonderland is certainly wonderful! 

21 Jun 2022

Playing Poohsticks

Hello how are you? Isn’t this sunny weather just lovely. A perfect day to play Poohsticks ! As everyone knows I love Classic Pooh so I am thrilled to be sharing this Poohsticks card today. I watercoloured the image, and even managed to use up some of my pile of patterned  papers as a mount. A light green organza ribbon tie around in a bow added the finishing touch. 

Last time I mentioned we were going to attempt  to make the new Jubilee pudding.So I thought I would post a picture of the result. It was delicious.

Thank you so much for visiting, let’s hope this sunny weather continues for the rest of the summer.

I would like to enter my Playing Poohsticks card into the following challenges

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