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

28 November 2017

A little festive sharing...

(photo Chris Dark, at PaperArtsy)

The current theme over on the PaperArtsy blog is 'Torn, Ripped, Burnt'... and Chris Dark has create a couple of gorgeous projects using JOFY58 - I thought they were so clever and lovely I wanted to bring them to your attention.... they made me feel all festive and I hope they do the same for you!

Click on the photo above to visit the blog post.

Ho ho ho...


14 November 2017

#365Challenge.... August

aaaah yes.. August... back when it was lovely, hot and sunny - and I created these pages for my Flow365 project ...

I'm not going to beat around the bush - I a 'little' behind schedule - but I WILL finish this project!! lol   so without further waffle.. I give you ...AUGUST!!


I really like the layering on this page - a painted background with layers of tape and papers sewn on, finished with a die-cut and self-adhesive letters.


I have a  sheet of this background paper for aaaaages - paper created by layering up tissue dress making patterns and instructions.. seemed appropriate to sew elements on to this page..

Stencilling white paint onto kraft card- what's not to like! lol

Pink and green - one of my favourite colour schemes... here I've cut up gelli printed flowers to mix with die cut flowers.. and more self-adhesive letters (I seem to have quite a lot of those to use up..)

Another lovely gelli print from a stack that needs using - anyone who gelli prints will have a stack (probably an ever increasing stack! lol) of these to use up!






The dates in the page corners have been created using a circle doodle from JOFY36 and the numbers are 'garamouche' by Purple Onion Designs...

There it is - August!! coming soon - but probably not too soon - will be September and October.


7 November 2017

Christmas is coming!! ....

Last saturday I went to Loobi Crafts in Leighton Buzzard and taught my Christmas Blocks workshop... (it was a lovely, fun day - thanks to everyone who came along and created beautiful festive blocks!)

The class was overbooked and so its running again on the 18th November - with only a couple of places remaining - so if you'd like to come to this workshop and create this lovely (in my humble opinion) triptych of christmas blocks then call Lisa at Loobi Crafts (01525 838535) to book your place.

Look forward to seeing you!

ho ho ho

16 October 2017

#365Challenge.... July!

I know I shouldn't have 'favourites' in this 365Challenge but I really like July's book.... its one of the books where I planned it beforehand:
*  I sat and stamped all the date tags (front and back because I didn't know which way they would lay so both sides needed to be printed).
*  I laid out the pages so they ran in order:  a 'signature' of kraft,+blue+white+blue+kraft; followed by a 'signature' of white+kraft+blue+kraft+white and these repeated until the month was filled... 
*  printed out the questions ready for answering (or not as the case may be! lol)

these little things help give the process focus and almost helped me finish quicker... 
(nb sometimes I write the answer on the back of the page.. a sort of 'note to self' )

The stamps I've used this month for date numbers are 'Lizziebelle' from Purple Onion Designs. They have all sorts of interesting alphabets.

(question: what can you live without?)

(aaaah, Mr Garton!  He taught us well and made us laugh at the same time... great teacher! )

Sometimes when I'm editing and adding the photos of pages I have to go back and see what the question was to the answer given on the page... 27 July was one such page! lol  The question was 'Do you hold onto something you should have let go of a long time ago?' ... I obviously couldn't think of something specific but this phrase I'd cut from a book seemed a great response! lol

One of the things I like most about these book is that they don't close - and bits stick out of the edges of the pages, artfully scruffy....

Woohoo!! I am past the halfway mark!!  (doing a happy dance!!)

153 days to go!!   (does it seem less if I say 5 months?!)

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