What an amazingly day!

Hello Everyone, I just couldn’t let this evening go by without sharing the fabulous journal pages my ladies created at Handmade at Helen’s earlier today.
The original sample which we used for inspiration was created with lots of layers of collage, paint, sprays and use of stencils. For the feature I drew and painted some simple flowers.


To demonstrate the techniques I was teaching I created this page.


And just look what these talented ladies did!

If you have ever been to one of my classes you will know that I encourage you to find yourself  through creation. I teach you the techniques you need to make your own journal page and you come away with something unique to you. You do not end up with same as everyone else as you do in traditional classes. You will learn about colour theory and how to use colour to express yourself.  One lady today said she isn’t creative, and cannot draw. Well, she now knows she is creative and she can definitely draw. 

Here we go in no particular order!






















Aren’t they all fabulous!

If you want to learn to create beautiful journal pages then speak to your local craft shop. Maybe I can come to a shop near you, to show you how anyone  can create pages to be proud of, unique to yourselves. 

Take care for now
Hugsxx


Hello Everyone, I just couldn’t let this evening go by without sharing the fabulous journal pages my ladies created at Handmade at Helen’s e...

This evening I’m over at Paper Artsy

Hi everyone and welcome to my second post post today, this time for Paper Artsy.

For all the details please pop to the blog!


Take care
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Hi everyone and welcome to my second post post today, this time for Paper Artsy. For all the details please pop to the  blog ! Ta...

Butterflies for Rubber Dance

Hello Everyone, welcome to my first post today. I’m over at Rubber Dance with a simple birthday card, which is quick and simple to make.


Above is a peep, but to see how I created it,  please visit the Blog 

Also please pop back this evening as I have a second post for you. 

Take care hugs xxx


Hello Everyone, welcome to my first post today. I’m over at Rubber Dance with a simple birthday card, which is quick and simple to make. ...

It’s Autumn! No it’s Jane! Okay it’s Autumnal Jane!

Morning everyone, I hope my title didn’t confuse you too much lol. Today I’m over  at one of my other homes on the net, CountryView Crafts with my second inspiration for Rachel’s Autumnal Colours. I used one my stencils Boho Jane from ArtZone to create this journal page.


First I used VersaMark  through the stencil, applying it via wet and dry foam. I then sprinkled sparkle embossing powder by Ranger and heated it until it had done its magic.

Once cold I began to paint Jane with Sennelier Watercolours blending out to the background. I used mark making to add visual texture to the piece. I added some doodles for interest and Page done! 
A simple but satisfying creation which was fun to make. 
Don’t forget by entering the challenge you are in the draw to win a voucher to spend in the shop.

Stay creative and I’ll see you soon.
Hugs xxx



Morning everyone, I hope my title didn’t confuse you too much lol. Today I’m over  at one of my other homes on the net,  CountryView Crafts...

Challenge reminder

Morning everyone, today I have a little inspiration for you, to remind you of the colour theme currently running over at Rubber Dance.

The inspiration photo shows the beautiful colours





And my inspiration 




I am in love with this stamp from Rubber Dance 






You can also get free shipping if you spend over €15
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Stay creative 
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Morning everyone, today I have a little inspiration for you, to remind you of the colour theme currently running over at Rubber Dance. ...

And the winner is...

Hi everyone, sorry this post is late, I thought I’d scheduled it but obviously not as it didn’t post but read on...

Hello everyone we have a winner! 



60 of you lovely peeps entered so a big thank you for that. I’m always blown away by you guys and the support you have shown me, both here and on my social network pages.

And so onto who has won

Is Jean from Pages in Time

Congratulations Jean please send me your address and I’ll get these out to you.

Thank you all once again 
Take care and I’ll see you soon.

Hugs Xxx



Hi everyone, sorry this post is late, I thought I’d scheduled it but obviously not as it didn’t post but read on... Hello everyone we have a...

New challenge for Country View Crafts -Mixed Media with Autumn colours

Morning everyone today sees the new challenge at CVC chosen for us by the lovely Rachel. All the details as usual are over on the blog and don’t forget if you enter the challenge you could win £20 to spend in the shop.

Here is my first inspiration of the month




This was a very quick card using handmade paper, some empowers watercolours and wooden pieces.

I was so in the flow I forget to take photos along the way but I’ll talk you through it.

I started by tearing my paper to fit my card and then stuck down some flowers. Shown with black pen to highlight



I then used Sennellier Watercolours in Autumn Tones onto the paper. I also painted my wooden pieces. I then stuck it to my card.

Once it was dry I added the wooden flowers and leaves.

Then stamped a sentiment Voila! 

Take care and I’ll see you later

Hugs xx


Morning everyone today sees the new challenge at CVC chosen for us by the lovely Rachel. All the details as usual are over on the blog and d...

How to...

Hello everyone today I’m over at Rubber Dance with  how to create a still life from your stamps. All the details are on blog here




Take care everyone 
Hugs xx



Hello everyone today I’m over at Rubber Dance with  how to create a still life from your stamps. All the details are on blog  here ...

Mini Garden Book

Hi everyone I'm back with another little project, this time for Paper Artsy's new Challenge, Mettallic.  I've used EKD 01,02 for this little project which were Kim's first stamps she designed for Paper Artsy, of course she has designed many more.


Here are some close up but you can see more, and how I have decorated this little book on the blog.












I hope I have inspired you to enter the challenge as you could win a £50 voucher! 
Good luck

HugsXxx


Hi everyone I'm back with another little project, this time for  Paper Artsy's  new Challenge, Mettallic.  I've used EKD 01,02 ...

A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well on this pretty Autumn day. I'm sharing a peep of a post I have on the Rubber Dance blog today.




All the details are here 

Don't forget free shipping with this code.

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Take care everyone 
See you all soon 

Hugs xxx


Hello everyone, I hope you are all well on this pretty Autumn day. I'm sharing a peep of a post I have on the Rubber Dance blog today....

Shine on

Hi everyone, today I'm over at Country View Crafts with my second inspiration for this months challenge. The lovely Miriam chose Metal for us this month and I've been doing my best not to go for something rusty. Those of you that know me, know I love Rust, but it's my go to, so I was determined to do something different.



I stamped the girl from Your Beautiful by Rubber Dance designed by Moi, I drew her a cloak and surrounded her with flowers. I used a piece of handmade paper I had saved from our wedding stationery. 

I first painted her with Mermaid Markers, watering down the ink to lighten the colour. Once these layers were dry I added areas of metallic paint 
to catch the light. In the image above the shimmer is hard to see as I was using artificial light. 

Once completely dry I stuck the paper onto Bronze Mettalic Paper and then mounted it onto the white card

I intend to make myself a little stash of cards as I'm not good at remembering to look at my calendar.  I either keep forgetting or struggle to make them  when my muse goes walk about. This way I'll have a few to dip into as a back up. 

Take care all
Hugs 



Hi everyone, today I'm over at Country View Crafts with my second inspiration for this months challenge. The lovely Miriam chose Metal ...

New Challenge today!

Morning everyone today starts a new challenge at Rubber Dance and it's an easy one 'use your favourite Stamp'! Well I have so many gorgeous stamps that I love,  including those I designed myself,  but for today I chose one of my old crafty teammates Donna  We have found ourselves on 3 Design Teams together, over the last few years and so I'm proud to use one of her recent designs for Rubber Dance.


I love this cutie! Bonnie Bunny 

So I started fixing the stamp to the stamp platform and the sprinkled some Bistre in a Brown over the stamp and spritzed with water.
This gave the stamp a very arty look. Then using Mermaid Markers I filled in the grassy areas and the sky. I used the spray bottle first, all around the rabbit then the markers. I then spritzed and flicked the water, (Tim Holtz method) until my background was as arty looking as the rabbit. 


I then restamped with Stazon in Black to give the details 


I then added some grass and flowers 


It was then mounted onto the card and Sentiment added.


A simple but I think effective background and a beautiful stamp!

I hope you are inspired to play along, all the details are here
Don't forget you can get free shipping by using this code over €15
DWFreeShip.

Take care everyone 
Hugsxxx 




Morning everyone today starts a new challenge at  Rubber Dance  and it's an easy one 'use your favourite Stamp'! Well I have so ...

It's Christmas!

Well not really, but it is time to think about all the those crafty makes for the festive time, whatever you celebrate. Hello everyone I hope this post find you well. I was thinking how fortunate so many of us are. We have our problems true, but if you are reading this, I guess you are basically okay. I've been Thinking about all the people affected by the storms of late...

On a lighter note, tonight sees me over on the Paper Artsy blog  with a little project using the lovely Kay Carly's  new stamps and Stencils, which is a fab set that all mix and match. So why not pop over and have a look.

I knew straight away what I wanted to make but as I hadn't used these stamps and Stencils I needed a play first. I took photos as I thought it would be useful and have kept my little samples as a reference for future projects. I mainly used Infusions and watercolours for these practice pieces samples below. These aren't finished pieces and I kept them as a reference but I could use them in future projects. 









And here's what's on the blog



Take care everyone 

Hugs xxx





Well not really, but it is time to think about all the those crafty makes for the festive time, whatever you celebrate. Hello everyone I hop...

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