Monday 29 January 2018

New PaperArtsy EEG Stamp Sets

Hi everyone,

I'm delighted to be able to share with you two new stamp sets that I have designed for PaperArtsy.

As you can see, they are very different to my usual style and obviously influenced by the time that I have been spending in Portugal!

I find a lot of inspiration in the architecture (and nature) of the Algarve .. and the idea for these sets has been brewing for a while. I'm so happy that Leandra and Mark decided to take a chance with my idea.

Over on the PaperArtsy blog right now, you can see some more of the projects that I have made with these stamps. And as an extra bonus, in just 30 minutes there will be another PaperArtsy blog post, this time showing you what the awesomely talented Autumn Clark has made with them too.

What are you waiting for? Go and check them out...

I'd can't wait to hear what you think of them, and please share/tag me with any creations you make with them - I would love to see them.


Tuesday 12 December 2017

Craft Stamper Project ... Making Wishes On Stars

Hi everyone,

If you haven't already, make sure you get yourself a copy of the January 2018 issue of Craft Stamper. There's loads of gorgeous projects in it ... and this ...


Friday 25 August 2017

Workshops Update

Hi everyone,

Just a heads up that I will be teaching two workshops at The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin on Saturday 16th September. All the details are here, or you can contact Sharon Everett on 01702 547833.

And then I'm at That's Crafty on Saturday 28th October for an all day art journaling class.

Hope to see you there!

Friday 7 July 2017

Craft Stamper Project ... I'm a Believer

Hi everyone,

I'm so excited to tell you that you can find a mini book project from me in this months Craft Stamper magazine. There's loads of other lovely stuff in the magazine too ... so go and grab yourself a copy!


Wednesday 22 March 2017

PaperArtsy Blog Post - Topic 4: Architecture, Windows & Doors - Garden View

Hi everyone,

Tonight you will find me over on the PaperArtsy blog with a project using my brand new stamps. I'm just loving these flowers overstamped with a Mini, or coloured with Infusions and Fresco Finish paints. And the Metalline Violet WOW! Embossing Powder - is just gorgeous on the words. And don't get me started on the WOW! Celebration Sparkles!

Why not go and take a look...


Tuesday 21 February 2017

New PaperArtsy Stamp Sets & Mini Masks

Hi everyone,

I am super excited to announce that tonight is the release of my three new stamp sets and 10 (yes, 10!) mini masks with PaperArtsy.

Here's a peek at one of the projects I made using the stamps...

You can find all the details and more inspiration over on the PaperArtsy blog, where you'll also find the wonderful creativity of my two fabulous wingmen ... Claire Snowdon and Sue Carrington. The ideas that they came up with using the stamps just blew me away. Thank you so much ladies!

Anyway, here are the stamps and masks ... I hope you like them as much as we do ... and I can't wait to see what you make with them.


You can find details of all the shops that are stocking my stamps and masks at the bottom of the PaperArtsy blog post.


Saturday 24 December 2016

Stencil Girl & PaperArtsy Winter Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

Well I am so very very happy to be part of this fantastic blog hop between Stencil Girl and PaperArtsy.  It started on Wednesday - and if you haven't already seen all the other wonderful projects, then there's a list of links at the bottom of this post!  PLUS there's a...

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Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(just one comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be announced on Sunday 1 January onStencilGirl's Facebook page and PaperArtsy's blog

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And now onto my project. 

I created this art journal page, layering up paint, ink, embossing paste and of course stencils! And this is how I did it...

1) I used my Dylusions 8"x8" black journal for this page (I really like using dark backgrounds as a base at the moment). I stenciled Fresco Finish Snowflake paint through stencil S151 all over the page.

2) Once the paint was dry, I stenciled M071 using Archival Ink Vibrant Fuschia in several places, and then filled in the blank spaces with S331 using Archival Ink Paradise Teal and Vivid Chartreuse.

3) I added some dots using Fresco Finish Snowflake paint through stencil M080, and then went back over the top with Archival Ink Buttercup. I wasn't worried if they didn't match up.

4) I swiped some neon pink paint around the page, and also stenciled M071 again - in different places, and this time with Archival Ink Jet Black.

5) I used a black pen to doodle around the pattern made with M080, and a white extra fine Sharpie pen to add lots of dots.

6) I mixed up some Fresco Finish White Fire paint with some Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, and applied it through stencil L318. It adds a little bit of texture without being too bulky, and the mica in the paint adds a little sparkle when it dries.

7) To finish the page I added a quote from one of my stamp sets (EEG21) - stamped onto PaperArtsy Smoothy cardstock using Archival Ink Jet Black - and then outline the quote and the page with a black pen.

I hope you enjoyed my project - please leave a comment if you did (and that enters you into the GIVEAWAY too!).

The stencils I used are shown below:

Puddles Stencil by Rae Missigman

Nonsensical Bloom Stencil by Rae Missigman

Repetition Stencil by Rae Missigman

Wall of Words Stencil by Carolyn Dube

Tuesday 29 November 2016

WOW! Blog Post - Love Is All Around

Hi everyone,

Today I am delighted to be over on the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog with a gift idea using their fab products.

I created a piece of art to fit inside an IKEA frame – perfect for a personalised present. 

All the instructions are on the WOW! Blog, but in case you're wondering I used Archival Ink Watering Can for the stenciling and stamping the WOW! French Music Clear Stamp Set, and Archival Ink Sky Blue to stamp the triangle from the WOW! Let It Snow (by Marion Emberson) Clear Stamp Set.

The brayered background was created using PaperArtsy Amethyst, Haystack, Lake Wanaka, Chalk and Pumpkin Soup Fresco Finish Paints.

All WOW! products are available from their stockists, or on their website. If you haven't tried them yet, I promise you will {love} the new WOW! Sparkles.