Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Scrapbook class reminder - this Saturday!

Just a quick reminder that we're doing scrapbooking this Saturday at Blade Rubber!

This class is going to be a romantic, over-the-top one with loads of lace, vintage touches, ephemera etc, and will be 2 hours of totally self-indulgent FUN!

So bring a photo or two (selfies, vintage pix, baby pix or whatever) and be prepared to enjoy yourself.

More details here!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Fun tangle - easy to do!

Copyright Tiffany Lovering
Do you love doodling and colouring in?

Here's a fabulous video by Tiffany Lovering - really easy to follow, in case you are feeling nervous - showing step by step.

I'm always fascinated by zentangling and doodling, and this is actually so easy (although you wouldn't think so....)
So get out your Sharpies, ProMarkers, Copics, Spectrum Noirs - or your coloured pencils - and have fun.
Here's the link to Tiffany's blog, if you want to see more. I can't believe I've only just discovered her!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015



Just a little reminder - if you want to book Freyja's fabulous Transparent Art masterclass, you'd better be quick, because it's this Saturday! (28 March).

If you want to know all about transparencies, windows etc - then this is for you! More details here.

Friday, 6 March 2015

INKED SUNSET by Jenny from PaperCraft Inspirations magazine

Copyright Jenny for PaperCraft Inspirations magazine
Here's a great card, featured in PaperCraft Inspirations magazine (issue No 134) showing how to blend Distress inks to create a sunset effect.

Here's a quick video showing Jenny using Jo Austin's technique. The video is really short, the technique is really easy - so why not give it a go?

Have fun...

Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Do you remember the old riddle: What's black and white, and red all over?

The answer then was: a book. This time, it's this card - which is pure black and white with an accent of white lace and dark red ribbon.

I've used the smaller poppy, inking the flower only, and repeat-stamped it. I then added the lace and ribbon, and a small die cut cartouche in black.

Finally, I stamped the large poppy onto a scrap of white card, and cut it out. I mounted this to the black cartouche using foam dots to add a bit of height. Voila!

All I've used is IndigoBlu's set of poppy stamps (available in the shop) and a black Brilliance ink pad.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Jo's JOFY class sample for March 21

Jo Firth-Young

Don't you just love this? This is what you'll be making, if you are lucky enough to be one of the six people going to Jo Firth-Young's JOFY class on March 21st!

You'll make a mini box canvas, and you'll also be using Jo's new range of stamps for PaperArtsy!

Total fabulousness... you'll be buzzing!

Monday, 2 March 2015


Well folks, we're into March so I think it's now officially Spring... Here's another card from my Beautiful Backgrounds class, which I think is very Spring-like - lots of turquoise and repeat stamping using Tim Holtz's Nature's Moments stamp set.

I've also used some Prima-style flowers and leaves as an embellishment.

I've used Brilliance Pearlescent Olive ink (the green is a lovely greeny gold) plus a turquoise and a deeper blue, stamping the same stamp over and over.

Finally, I stamped the bird (from the Nature's Moments set) and added an expoxy resin circle over the head - this emphasises it, and also magnifies it slightly. Next, the quote in the same olive ink, layered to a piece of torn turquoise paper. I hole-punched this top and bottom, threaded dark olive green ribbon through and layered to a dark brown folded card. THEN I added all the flowers.

Hope you like it!