Mixed-media paper crafter; stamper, freelance craft tutor, designer of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps

28 September 2007

Butterfly mask

This is a sample I made with one of my new favourite things... Heidi Swapp masks - this is the butterfly one.
I was just doing a really quick 'thing' to see how it came out ... so I stuck the mask onto a sketchbook page that was laying on the desk (there's a lot of those), stippled lettuce and denim (love that colour combo) inks over it and then - 'cos I was on a 'what happens if I do this...' roll by then - peeled it off and stamped over the top of what was left... I really liked it (mmmm could also combine with sequin waste (gotta love that sequin waste!!).
I like that you can see the pencil notes behind the image.

27 September 2007

Interior Design Eye Candy!!

The new colours, fabrics and wallpapers from Designers Guild are fantastic - I got loads of inspiration from this ad - so gorgous!!
Love the colour combinations - fuscia & lime, teal/turquoise and chocolate.... LUSH!!!

Birds have flown..... to ArtyATCs

I made a simple set of ATCs for this months theme of Birds......, and here is one of them with the matching card - I always put the ATCs in a co-ordinating card when sending them to to the swap hostess...

its a simple card but I really like it - taking the 'less is more' approach (nb. after I'd taken this photo I penned a silver centre to each flower)

(and I was ahead of the deadline!. . . yeay for me!)

(the bird stamps are from a set of 4 from Hero Arts, branch stamp is Great Impressions)


23 September 2007


Summer's gone - and over at Art-o-matic we're getting ready for the Festive Season! (!!)

* mixed media class : christmas cards & decorations *
4 week course, £35.00

Tuesdays . . 7.30-9.30pm . . 30/Oct/07 - 20/Nov/07

(sample class kit (actual will be differ slightly) but will include wire, gilding, )

If you're interested in attending please email

ho ho ho

19 September 2007


recent card commission....

Piccy on left features gilding with the new staz-on glue pad - really good product - can be used with bronzing powders AND gold leaf!

17 September 2007


eeeek! my blog went down over the weekend - don't know what happened but its OK now - phew!

Someone has taped this notice on the door of an empty shop in Leigh - I thought that was very resourseful of them! - If you want a certain type of shop in your town - ask! If you don't ask you don't get.
(though the person should maybe take a quick walk around the town - there is a haberdashers and two shops that sell art equipment, just around the corner from where the sign was!)

I'll let you know if they get their request!!

14 September 2007

** I'M GOING TO SEE PRINCE IN CONCERT **!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The purple wonderfullness (is that even a word? - I don't know, don't care!!) that is Prince at the O2 Stadium in London, in the round !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and we're sitting (well, probably jumping up & down & dancing :o)) 5 rows from the front!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Thank you sooooo much Matt!!) (and sorry M, in advance - this is going to cause me to be singing lots of Prince tracks for a while (before and after the event!) .........)

Now, please excuse me while I go off and dance like a person possessed around the flat for a while - probably 'til I have to go to college at 12.00!! (and I may start again when I get back!!!)

Will post something more creative and sensible later!

Did I mention that I'm going to see Prince!!??

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