17 June 2018

Family Tree

When I saw the newest stamp sets from Darcy (sets 22 and 23) I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them first! So, one quick order to Country View Crafts and they arrived before I knew it!
The background is layers of Caribbean Sea and Snowflake Frescos (the grass is Granny Smith). The images are coloured using Prismacolors.
All of the images are from the 23rd set, but the arrow is on the 22nd set.
You might have spotted a date in the bottom right corner. I bought a fancy new date stamp yesterday at a garden centre (yes, really!) because I couldn't resist the fancy handle (!) and this was it's first outing! If you'd like one too I have done a little research and found it on Amazon - link here
Thank you, as always, for popping by.

10 June 2018

Paper Dolls as Journal Prompts

I am beyond thrilled to have been featured on the PaperArtsy blog last night - if you haven't seen it then please pop over here and see the whole project!

1 January 2018

Creative Dyary Update

I hope 2018 brings you much joy and is kind to you and yours!
I thought I ought to update my Creative Dyary posts (here) as it's a new year and I have a new Dyary! October looked like this:
The first page in my brand new 2018 Creative Dyary looks like this... 
Happy New Year!

31 December 2017

My Notebook

Hello. I hope you have a wonderful festive period and that, if you celebrate Christmas, you had some crafty goodies! I'm so sorry I've been absent for such a long time - I've had such a busy non-crafty life over the last few weeks that I hardly been able to craft, let alone blog.
I thought I'd share my altered work notebook. I use an A4 page a day diary - that way I make notes on meetings on the date it happened so it's easier for me to refer back to my notes. The cover was very textured (with a plastic coating) so I sanded it before adding paint. I used white and then blue paint before adding the stencilled green leaves and then stamping over.
The cover has a mixture of stencils as well as stamps with the stamped images stamped on old book paper as it's very thin - this was important as I have covered the diary with sticky back plastic to preserve it and thicker card would create bumps!
You can still see the black background of the diary through the paint - I like that effect!
I love the birds (which is why there are loads!) and this Wendy Vecchi pencil stamp. I use it such a lot!
Thank you, as always for popping by and for understanding me being absent these last few weeks - I'll try and be more active next year!

1 November 2017

Stencils rule!

I am fortunate to have been asked to choose this month's theme at Country View Crafts Challenges and it's... stencils!
I LOVE stencils. They are incredibly versatile and enable you to create fabulous backgrounds and foreground elements. This journal page has six stencils - two different numbers, arrowsspecklestracks (under the leaves) and plus symbols. 
The bottom has the same stencils:
Thank you for popping by - I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make this month!