Designer Series Paper

Dogs with glasses

I am back from my weekend away and will be editing pics etc of whatvi made in the next couple of days and sharing them… but for now a post I had preparws… I found these fabulous images of dogs with glasses on in the stash of Making Cards magazine and needed to use them. I am currently trying to work through the backlog of the magazine stash and some of my patterned papers as I really have far too many!

Had of course to add glossy accents to the lens’ of the glasses to give them shine and dimension.

Aren’t these the cutest ever? Love the knitwear on two of them… they just look so cuddly!

So here we go four more cards for the stash and some more stash worked through!

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Burlap, Dylusions paints, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, PATWITS circle journal, YouTube video

Circle journal for Wanda

Today I am sharing the last layout I have for this round of circle journals… And it is Wandas fab envelope journal that I get to work in. Her envelopes were a fab texture and purple colour and I didn’t want to cover that up entirely so I decided on a paint scraped background. When I was half way through applying gesso i remembered to put the camera on to record the process. So if you want to see that… here is the link.

Now the final pictures…

I decided to use the lovely Darcy stamps as I love this character so much and wanted her in a magical land of fun flowers and lollipop trees.

So I used lots of layers of colour and mediums to create these interesting flora and had the watercoloured girl with her heart in her hands in amongst them all.

I added lots of sparkly and shiny finishes and I hope Wanda enjoys this whimsical page in her journal.

This weekend I am at a class with some of the other circle journal participants so we will no doubt be spending some time pouring over the finished journals that make their way to the retreat along with creating new art of course!

I’ll share what we are up to here on the blog when I get a chance.

Happy crafting!



Little girl ATCs

Today I have the three ATCs made from the masterboard I shared yesterday… it’s been a bit of a month of this techique!

I finished off the ATCs with lots of doodles and marks and then some printed vintage photo girls I had bought. The sentiments were cut from book print. And finally added some pearl accents for dimension.

Super happy with this…

Loved making these with no reason to make them.

Will probably post these on a swap group on Facebook to see if anyone fancies them!

Happy crafting!


Masks/Stencils, YouTube video

Travel themed AT Coins

Another set of coins made… and another video… yes I’ve been full on video making recently!

So here they are…

I used the Creative Stamping magazine stamps to create the feature images and to add some patterns to the masterboard backgrounds.

Love all the white pen details and the texture of the embossing.

These are being entered in the UK stampers forum swap.

And a quick version of the video for those pushed for time…

Happy crafting!


Designer Series Paper

Mixing up magazine papers

Still working with those Making Cards magazine images but this time teaming them with very different papers… these are from my stash but I know I originally got them from a magazine too… just can’t remember which one!

I love the soft finish to these… completely different from the bright rainbow papers that the images actually came with. As with all these images I added Wink of Stella for shimmer and glossy accents for shine and dimension on parts of the images.

Happy crafting!


AJSS, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Spectrum noir pencils

AJSS lesson 2 with Marieke

Today I have more #ajss2018 to share. I’m already a little behind on lessons with having had a busy weekend away without supplies as I knew I wouldn’t have done anything … so this is from last week.

Marieke’s lesson was about journaling on the road and had lots of doodles and odd faces. So I wasn’t on the road to do this but still it was fun just seeing where the doodles took me and the oddities I came up with!

Whilst I hadn’t been on a road trip I still included some symbols from my weekend … it included bike buying, England winning a football match and the child camping… wonder if you can spot how I symbolised these?

My page is very different from Marieke’s and I used a lot of black paint and perhaps a larger brush to apply it. But still I had fun adding marks and doodling.

I used papers I had put into my bag for the AJSS but Marieke included some lovely papers as a download so need to get these printed for using at another time.

This was outside of my comfort zone in terms of journaling but really enjoyed the playtime and may try this again at some point.

Happy crafting!


Designer Series Paper

Birds of a feather cards

Today I’ve got three cards to share… all of which were made with papers from Making Cards magazine.

All three feature the cute bird illustrations and kraft coloured card blanks. I also used my gold sharpie to edge some elements to add some shine and metallic finish.

I added card candi for embellishment and Craftwork Cards die cut sentiment labels to finish.

Love these earthy natural finish cards.

Happy crafting!