‘Everyone has a story’ – A little travel note book

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My attention span and memory are absolutely useless and (if you are anything like me), there is a need to keep some sort of record for the brain spill lol! I always like to jot things down if I’m out and about. Whether it’s an creative idea or a list … Read More

Birgit Koopsen 30-day printing-challenge with the Gelli Plate from Gelliarts

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Birgit Koopsen started a 30-day-printing-challenge this month of September. I’ve been having soo much fun with it so far, I nearly forgot to blog lol! I must admit, I hardly used my Gelliplate and it needed to come out to play. Taking part in this challenge has given me more … Read More

Altered mixed media soap bottle

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It had been a while since I did some 3D work, especially an altered art project! This mixed media soap bottle came together really nicely and something I would definitely use. So, as we are all aware, plastics are a big problem. If we can re-use, recycle or up-cycle something, … Read More

‘Fancy dress’ – Artist trading card set

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ATCs (artist trading cards) are making a bit of a come back. I have seen lots of gorgeous mini artworks over the years and had never made an ATC myself. It’s a brilliant idea because they’re small and you can keep lots of them as keepsakes – which doesn’t take … Read More

‘Embrace life’ – A paper-pieced dolphin card

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Greetings fellow crafters! Today I bring you a bright and cheerful paper-pieced, dolphin card I created for the ‘Craftascope‘ shows on Hochanda. I used the fantastic, dolphin scene die from ‘Craftascope‘. Truly stunning (and from what I heard, was supposed to be impossible to manufacture!) Firstly, I put a double-sided … Read More

I’m a ‘Craftascope’ design team member! Whoop!

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It has been a busy few weeks for me and completely forgot to tell you all my fantastic news! Nick Roberts had kindly asked me to be part of his new design team for his brand, ‘Craftascope‘. It is a privilege and pleasure to to make projects using his wonderful … Read More

‘Share a little love’ – simple card with rose petals

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The time of year has come for making Valentines crafts! I enjoy making cards with themes of love. They can be used all year round to tell someone you love them or even just to spread the love! I have a bag of dried rose petals which have been sat … Read More

‘Simple but cute’ – neutral tag and charm card

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‘Be Creative’ products: Luster card (pearl and bronze) Bird tag Charms Other products: 3D glue Extra wide natural linen ribbon and some natural string The ‘Be Creative’ luster card is lovely to work with and doesn’t crack when scored. The pack comes in a range of colours which are fantastic … Read More