16 Sep 2019

In a world where you can be anything be kind


Another card featuring one of my favourite sentiment stamps, “In a world where you can be anything be Kind” I love swans, they are so elegant and majestic. We have a pair of beautiful swans  living on our local pond.

I used water colours to create my background, and various stamps. I added some brown fun flock to the reeds, to give them some texture. 

Thank you for visiitng, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges. 

12 Sep 2019

Courage Dear Heart



“But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, "Courage, dear heart," and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.”

 C.S. Lewis,  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 

 I used watercolours  to create my background and versafine black ink to stamp over the top.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Penny Black Animals

26 Aug 2019

Golden Wings


Well the sunny weather has certainly returned with us here, with temperatures up to 31c !

I have been relaxing doing some drawing and painting. I used the Paperbabe template for my face and neck, I altered it a little and then drew the rest. I discovered that I am not too good at drawing fairy wings! I used a gold pen to draw in lots of little details on the wings to try and improve them !

I would like to enter her into this months Paperbabe Challenge “Gold” her earrings and hair pin thingy are also gold.

Let’s hope this lovely weather lasts, thank you for visiitng me today xx

11 Aug 2019

Follow the Yellow Brick Road


I’m following the Yellow Brick Road today with this mixed media canvas. 

I would like to enter “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” into the following challenges. 
Lost Coast Portal Anything Goes

Thank you for visiitng xx

5 Aug 2019

Love the simple things



The weather outside doesn’t exactly look like beach weather today. So I thought I would share a beach themed card, and we can pretend that we are there!

I created my background with watercolours, and I  also used them to colour my little girl too.



To create the sand, I used acrylic paints in raw umber and white and mixed them together with some coarse marble dust.

I would like to enter Love the Simple Things into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours Anything Goes optional Ocean
Lost Coast Portal Anything Goes

Thank you for visiitng xx

Artist Trading Coins



I have been creating a lot of artist trading coins recently, they can be quite addictive! Artist trading coins are 2.5 “ circles, which are decorated in any way imaginable. They can be made from mdf, chipboard or thick card. I have been using the mdf ones, but I have recently ordered some blank chipboard at coins for a change. You write your usual artist details on the back as you would for the more traditional artist trading cards. You then of course swap them with other  artists.

I thought I would share some of my coins and ideas.

I edged the coins above with pearls.


I heat embossed these Classic Pooh stamps. These stamps were some of the very first stamps I owned.


I edged them with some bead gel.


I heat embossed these flowers, and added little pearls to them, and edged them  in more white pearls.



I created the background for these coins by making a lace design on my gelli plate, and laying the coins down onto it.

I covered these coins with some vintage pages from an Alice In Wonderland book.


Heat embossing various stamps to create a little scene.


Back to Classic Pooh to conclude.Thank you for visiitng xx












1 Aug 2019

Golden Tammy



Hello how are you? It’s August already, I  hope you are enjoying a happy summer time.

I am thrilled that this month I have a card in Craft Stamper magazine. I used a gorgeous stamp set by Phyllis Harris, who is one of my most favourite artists. 


There are lots of fabulous summery projects in Craft Stamper this month!  You can buy single print copies,  and digital copies from www.pocketmags.comor to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.comOverseas subscriptions are available too!

Take care xx

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