Sunday, 13 October 2019

SPA - Trees

Good morning everyone, I  hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.
This week I’m very happy to be hosting the  Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme that I’ve chosen is Trees.


I used a Gelli print for the background and stamped the Impression Obsession large tree. I stamped the Crafty Individuals trees onto a piece of Gelli print, cut it out and glued it to the card, I stamped the quote (unknown stamp) onto the same print and glued it to the card, the last thing I did was to go round the edges with a yellow Posca pen.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy what’s left of the weekend. xxx

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Humorous Tag And ATC

Hi everyone, this week I’ve joined the Pick A Stick Facebook challenge group, they have monthly art journal, tag and ATC challenges, here are my tag and ATC for this month.

I’d like to enter my tag in the
Creative Artiste Challenge  - Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge  - Anything Goes + Optional Orange


The background was coloured with acrylic paint and stamped with Archival ink, I don’t know the make of stamps. I collaged some book pages and washi tape to the bottom of the tag although the washi tape took over. The main image and words (both Art Impression stamps) were stamped onto card, coloured with felt tips, cut out and glued to the tag. I added some white dots using a Posca pen.


The background was coloured with acrylic paint and I used Posca pens to do the swirls, the little birdie (Joggles stamp) was stamped onto card, coloured with felt tips, cut out and glued to the ATC. The words are a Riley and Company stamp.

Thank you for visiting, you’re all very welcome. xxx

Monday, 7 October 2019

SPA - The Moon

Good morning everyone, today I’m sharing with you the postcard that I’ve made for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme is The Moon.


I used gelli prints for the background and moon. I put some mushroom washi tape across the bottom of the card and stamped the mushroom silhouettes (stamp unknown) with black archival ink. The moon was stamped with an Aall & Create stamp. The mushrooms were printed from a drawing that I did, I cut them out and adhered them to the card, the fairy ( Caroline Stamps) was stamped onto card and cut out, the cat is a piece of washi tape. I wrote the words and doodled round the edges.

Thank you for visiting, you’re all very welcome. xxx

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Birthday card

Today I’m sharing with you a card that I made using gelli prints, during September I joined in with Bergit Koopsen’s Gelli plate challenge. I managed to follow the prompts everyday.


I used a couple of the prints for the background and I think the flowers are a Stampendous stamp, I coloured them with pencils, I added some thread and a die cut butterfly.

I won’t show all the prints as there are too many but I’ll show you three piles, now all I have to do is think of what to use them for.

112 x 5” x 3 1/2” prints.

107 6"x 6" prints

90 A4 prints

Thank you for visiting my blog, you are all very welcome. xxx

Sunday, 29 September 2019

A Dotty Landscape

Good morning everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend with lovely weather, it’s very wet where I am.

Before I share my piece with you I must apologise with you all for my lack of commenting on your blogs, I’d decided to have a break from blogging but it wasn’t meant to be as long as two months.

I made my dotty pages for a lesson at the Art Journal Summer School, the theme was inspired by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, she’s the queen of polka dots.

I think I still have time to enter it in the Art Journal Journey challenge - Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaids or Patterns.


I drew the image and coloured it with coloured pencils.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 28 July 2019

SPA - Butterfly Wings

Good morning everyone, I’m very happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme I’ve chosen is Butterfly Wings.


I stamped some script on the gelli print background and adhered the images. The green butterflies and fairy wings were cut from some patterned paper and the fairy was cut from a magazine.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely Sunday. xxx

Monday, 22 July 2019

SPA - Texture

  Texture is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art  challenge.


I used a stencil with some texture paste on the background and coloured it with watered Scribble Sticks, I let it dry and built up layers of colour drying each layer before adding more colour. I painted some tissue paper with white acrylic paint, when the paint was dry I stamped some Stampendous flowers on the side with no paint. I tore round the images and adhered them to the card. I coloured the flowers with Pitt pens and coloured pencils. I added some tissue tape for the Tim Holtz paper doll to stand on, I coloured her dress with pencil. I also splattered the card with silver paint, I’m glad it doesn’t show up on the photo as it looks like snow and I don’t like it,

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely week. xxx


Saturday, 20 July 2019

Rainbow Colours

Hi everyone, today I have an art journal page to share with you, I’ve made it for the latest challenge at Try It On Tuesday the theme is Colours Of The Rainbow.


I used Ecoline brush markers on the background and stamped some script and a postmark. I drew some stems and leaves and coloured them with Inktense pencils. The large flowers and leaves were stamped onto card, coloured with Inktense pencils, cut out and glued to the page, I used Art By Marlene stamps . I added an Art By Marlene word sticker.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely weekend. xxx



Tuesday, 16 July 2019

AJSS19 - Lesson One

The Art Journal Summer School 2019 started on July 1st, the course is run by Marieke Blokland at the Bloknote Academy
I have the work that I did for lesson one to share with you today.


For the first lesson we were looking at Art Nouveau and had to create a shell pattern. I used acrylic paint, coloured pencils, a white Posca marker and a fine black marker.


We also had to doodle a title page.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 14 July 2019

S P A - Days Gone By

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely summer.
Days Gone By is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I made a collage from papers and images from my stash and added a Tim Holtz paper doll that I'd coloured and a word sticker, I also added some distress ink splatters and edged the card with distress ink.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely week. xxx


Sunday, 30 June 2019

S P A - Collage

Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend, we’re having a very hot one where I am.
Collage is this weeks theme at the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I used a watercolour postcard that I'd previously coloured with brushos. All the images were cut out of a Flow magazine and I added some die cut flowers.


Thank you for visiting, have a lovely Sunday. xxx

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Busy Bees

Hi everyone, today I have a tag to share with you.

There are a couple of challenges that I’d like to enter
Tag Tuesday  - Wings
Country View Challenges  - It’s A Bugs Life.


I used distress ink and a Darkroom Door sunshine stamp on the background and stencilled a honeycomb pattern with archival ink. I stamped the Woodware beehive onto white card and coloured it with pencils, cut it out and adhered it to the tag, I stamped the small Woodware bees and added the large Sizzix bee.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

SPA - Hair

Hair is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I watercoloured the background and stamped some crackle, l stamped the large flowers and coloured them with pencils, I doodled the small flowers. I stamped the girl onto white card, coloured her with pencils and cut her out. I doodled lines round the edge and added some stickle dots, they don’t show up on the photo.
The stamps that I used for the flowers and girl are Wonky Tonk stamps.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

Monday, 10 June 2019

Tropical Juice

Good morning everyone, it's a very wet and chilly one here.
The challenge at Tag Tuesday is Beverages, so for my tag I imagined myself on a tropical island sitting in the sunshine drinking a lovely fruity cocktail.


I coloured the background with distress inks and stencilled it with a Craftascope stencil and black soot distress ink. I put some washi tape at the bottom. I stamped the Crafters Companion cocktail onto white card and coloured it with watercolour and coloured pencils, the flamingo, humming bird, flower and leaves are Daisy Trail images that I printed and for the sun and large flower at the bottom I used Leonie Pujol floral burst dies.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 9 June 2019

SPA - Dragonflies

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.
I’m very happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme I’ve chosen is dragonflies.


I coloured the background with dIstress ink and stamped some dragonflies with an Impression Obsession stamp. I tore flowers out of some napkins and adhered them too the card. I stamped the Carabelle Studio dragonfly onto card, coloured it, cut it out and adhered it to the card, I also put some stickles on the wings. The quote is an Artistic Stamper stamp.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend. xxx