Welcome to my blog!

From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Very belated Happy Christmas

Hope everyone had a lovely time. I had family staying with me so didn't manage to get near my laptop. This is what Santa brought me..

Another gift from Santa

Hope you all managed to squeeze some crafting in!

Monday, 8 December 2014

A Year of Gratitude

I did enjoy making my own journal and decorating it - I must try and find time to make another one before January but I need to decorate the outside of this one first!

What are you grateful for today?

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Merry and Bright

More Christmas cards inspired by my workshop with Jo Firth-Young! I created a masterboard using fresco bora-bora and stamped the jofy snowflakes with pearl medium acrylic paint.

They look different colours but honestly they are the same page!

I used some turquoise paint on the jofy stars (as you can see on the first pic) and cut them out.

I cut out a section with my nesties, added a silver snowflake and on the middle star, added gems and raised it up on foam pads.

Hope you have been crafty today :)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Bah Humbug!

After a very festive workshop with Jo Firth-Young at the Stamp Attic in Wantage I came home with new stamps and inspiration! One of the cards we made had white paint on kraft so I decided to use that as a background for my snowman!

I used a pearl medium acrylic paint for shading on him and pastel paints for the rest of his outfit.  I also added some card candy to match the colours of the card.

Have you finished all your Christmas cards yet?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


new stamps!! and crimble cards in progress!!

Hope your week is going well!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

JOFY Workshop

I was lucky enough to attend a Jo Firth-Young workshop yesterday to make Christmas cards. It was very festive with crackers on the table, Christmas trees, santa hats and Michael Buble crooning in the background. Jo was lovely and it was a great workshop. The Stamp Attic is a fabulous shop with lots of stuff that is normally only available on line (PaperArtsy, Dina Wakely, Dyan Reaveley, Octopode).

We made 5 cards altogether.

The first card has a bauble on foam pads and some green wire around the top of the bauble. The second is gilding flakes,

The first card is a die cut snowflake on patterned acetate and the second picture is the stamping inside. The second card we painted the baubles and raised them on 3d foam.

As lovely as this die cut is - it took 3 attempts to cut it out so all the pieces came out - I have used stickles on this card but you can't really make them out.

My stash

I went around the shop first and put some things to one side - I didn't realise until I got home that I had bought the stars stamp twice!

These are the first Christmas cards I have made this year but hopefully it is the inspiration I need to make more!!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Moonshine - September Moon in Libra

hmm if only - a decent work/home balance ;)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Moonshine - September Full Moon

I left the face on my goddess to last but after I painted her I decided I didn't want to add a face -I liked her she-art look and as my faces aren't great I didn't want to ruin her.

Effy added apples and leaves but I decided to just add leaves with my punch.

I'm not sure I'm happy with the head piece but ho-hum

Hope you have been crafty this week!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

November Gratitude Journal Page

Dylusions ink sprays , stencils and gold paint. 

What are you grateful for today?

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Moonshine time - August new moon in virgo

Christy Tomlinson coffee filter paper stuck down with matte medium.

painted over 

different colours scraped across with an old plastic card

molding paste through a stencil

dylusions fuschia sprayed through stencil and black paint to add shading around the hearts. White pen for the writing.

Hope you have had a creative weekend!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Moonshine - August Full Moon Sturgeon

I am so happy with this!! Even tho I smudged over the lines :) It's very different from Effy's mermaid  - I was meant to draw her with her eyes closed but I forgot and I was happy with the eyes so kept them. I also couldn't bring myself to paint her blue - but the whole point of the projects is you should draw/paint what you feel :)

I started off with coloursoft flesh shade pencils but ended up going over it with acrylic paint. I used gelatos for the background but forgot they don't blend especially way - you still get the harsh lines.

I took a picture before adding things in case I completely screwed it up!

I used magnolia stamps and added a silver pen for scales.

I LOVE this and I love mermaids - I have a Tam Laporte project that was a charity buy for a water charity that I still need to do.

Hope you have had a craft full weekend!!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Leo Crescent Moon

This is made with acrylic paint and I have put a layer of clear gesso over the top - the paint makes the pages stick together in my journal and has damaged a couple of them. I have some fixative but if you use certain ink pads it makes them run.

It reads 'let this moon signify change, rebirth and unity'.

Hope your weekend is going well