Friday 29 January 2016

WOW! Design Team 2016

Hi lovelies!

Sharing some exciting news with you today which I have been holding onto for a few weeks...

Woooo! I am very honoured and chuffed to have been chosen to represent WOW in 2016.

Please hop over to the WOW blog to meet the rest of the talented design team and read a few random facts on yours truly! 

I can't wait to start inspring you  on how to use these fab WOW products!

Hugs x

Thursday 28 January 2016

Workshops + Update

Hello people!

Hope you are well and having a good week. Just a quick update on some live class dates for Spring 2016;

Saturday 20th February - Pink Tulip Creations - Studley info
Saturday 12th March - Pink Tulip Creations - Studley info
Saturday 19th March -The Artistic Stamper - Faversham info
Saturday 9th April - Daisy's Jewels & Crafts - Coventry info
Saturday May 21st - Craftstation - Kirkby-in-Ashfield info

And a peek of some new 2016 class projects...

I am busily beavering away on projects and samples I hope to pop my head above my desk by the end of the month! My workspace is shrinking down by the day with layers and layers of paper and products everywhere lol. Aside from that I will have exciting news to share with you very soon...

Happy crafting

Tuesday 19 January 2016

CHA Roundup: Prima Vintage Emporium

And finally we have a banner created with the Vintage Emporium line. This range is so versitile and would work well with so many different designs and occaisions.

The new alphabet playing cards from this range are so fun to use and generally awesome! I used them to create this Prima banner with a playing cards theme of diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades.

Give me a P...

an R...

 an I...

an M...

and an A

And there we have a fun banner

Alphabet cards 584283
Noted flowers 586645
Geo Shapes - Ombre Dreams - 584535
Memory Hardware - Villeneuve Antique Rings 990336
Glass Glitter - Crimson Red 962746
Vintage Emporium -12x12- Florence 847609
Tales of You & Me - Ephemera 583675
Tales of You & Me - 3"x 4" Clear Stamps 990961
Salvage District - Wooden shapes 583774
Salvage District - Royal Court 586461
Salvage District - 12x12 - Louis XIII 847562
Salvage District - 3"x4" Cling Stamps 584719
Salvage District - 3"x4" Cling Stamp 584726
Watercolor Pencils - The Basics 576714
Watercolor Brush Pens 580421
French Riviera - 3"x4" Cling Stamp 990947


CHA Roundup: Prima Memory Hardware

Hello again!

CHA roundup project #2 features the Explore Evermore tag book created using Vintage Emporium papers and Memory Hardware Artisan Powder.

This tag technique book shows how you can use your stencils in a variety of different ways; on material with 3D Gel, with Modeling Paste, gold Color Bloom and Artisan Powder for an aged look, inks and oil pastels.  They work particularly well on top of surfaces primed with gesso and don't forget you can stamp on  top of art gels and pastes when dry to add detailing to your stencilling.

Using inks, Artisan Powder, oil pastels over the steciling and suface of the tag to create a worn vintage feel.

The Artisan Powder really brings out all the details on this tag giving great depth of detail.

Stencil - Woven 584559
Stencil - Tile 584566
Noted flowers 586645
Sweet Vintage flowers 586706
Rose Gold Kiss flowers 586737
Memory Hardware - Montmartre latches 990336
Memory Hardware - Artisan Powder - Vausseraux 991210
Mica Flakes - Henna 961732
Tales of You & Me - 12x12 - Tales of Us  586317
Soft Matte Gel 961428
French Riviera - Wooden shapes 583781
French Riviera - Ephemera 583668
French Riviera - 12x12 - Au Bord de la Mer 990756
French Riviera - Stencil - Anchor & Shell 585037
Salvage District - Royal Court 586461
Art Basics - Modeling Paste (16 fl. oz.) 961350
Art Basics - 3D Gloss Gel (8 fl. oz.) 961381
Art Ingredients-Micro Beads: Bronze 57g 962586
Salvage District - Ephemera 583637
Salvage District -  3"x4" Cling Stamp 584726
Color Bloom - Empress Gold 580315
Color Bloom - Vintage Metal Worn Leather 573829


CHA Roundup: Prima French Riviera

Hello all!

I hope all is well with you. Today I am sharing some new samples I created for the Prima booth at last week's CHA show. First up we have the new nautical French Riviera range. The papers and flowers from this line are divine!

French Riviera is a combination of vintage nautical and serene images from the French coast. Navy blues, floral patterns, and vintage maps make this collection perfect for all your travel and beach memories.

This nautical hanging wooden star has been embellished with rope, flowers, brads, shells and pieces from the French Riviera ephemera pack. I picked out Mr Crab (again from the ephemera pack) as the main feature and mixed seaside blues with hints of orange. Isn't he just fun?!

I used a shell stencil from the range along with an old Finnabair bubble stencil on the star with Light Paste then spritzed over some Color Bloom to highlight.  

The star is finished off with a hanging anchor which was been created using die cut and wooden elements layered up and attached with Memory Hardware rope chain.

French Riviera - 6x6 Collection Kit 584405
French Riviera - Brads 583866
French Riviera - Ephemera 583668
French Riviera - Stencil - Anchor & Shell 584801
French Riviera - Deep Blue Sea - 586188
French Riviera - Vieille Ville 586225
French Riviera - Saint Tropez 586133
French Riviera - SIIC 584801
French Riviera - Wooden Shapes 583781
Sweet Vintage 586706
Memory Hardware - Cote d'Azur Antique Rope Chain - Antique Brass 990695
Art Basics - Light Paste (8 fl. oz.) 961404
Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White (8.5 fl. oz.) 961442
Art Ingredients-Micro Beads: Splash 57g 962630
Color Bloom - Deep Teal 580322
Color Bloom - Sultry Shimmer Glistening Waves 573942 


Tuesday 12 January 2016

Tuesday Tutorials Featured Artist

Hello lovelies!

Today I am very honoured and excited to be a featured artist on Marjie Kemper's Tuesday Tutorials blog series today. The concept is she features tutorials from various artists from around the world ach week and it's a great source of inspiration.

 Click here to see my featured project and enjoy!



Saturday 9 January 2016


Hello friends!

I would like to start off by wishing you all health and happiness for 2016 and hope you had a good festive break. My first project of the new year sees me getting my fingers very inky with this art journal cover for Mixed Media Place.

A new year is upon us and it's that time of the year for fresh starts and resolutions. Starting a journal at the beginning of the year is a great way to file and all those ideas, plans and thoughts don't you think?  And I think the word "freedom" is one of the most imprortant when it comes to creativity.

My journal cover has been inspired by the freedom of nature and outdoors. I've chosen warm oranges, greens and a hot red to spark things up. I have used Black Heavy Gesso as a base paint for the cover and added torn pieces of book pages adhered onto the surface with Soft Matte Gel. 3D Gel and stencils have been used to add dimension and details around the adges of the book.

 I created texture by layering fabric off cuts, tree bark from a birch tree along with other natural elements and bringing them all together with inks and spray mist.

The spine of the album has stenciling details, scraps of fabric and a feather tied onto a metal ring pull.

I hope this has inspired you to get your journaling fired up :) Have a great weekend!

Warm hugs