‘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

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

Traditional ‘Christmas Cheer’ plaque

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Christmas Cheer mixed media plaque

This year I’m going for a traditional/vintage theme, with somewhat of a contemporary twist, to decorate my home. To start with, I made a hanging plaque to kick off my Christmas crafting! I chose chipboard as my base for the plaque as didn’t want it to be too weighty. I … Read More

A more masculine geometric card – Greens, blues and yellows

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Men need inspirational cards too. Its not very often I make men’s cards but I had a geometric stencil in my stash which I hadn’t used yet. I got out my distress inks and blended away. I built up the background using Indigoblu texture stamps then matted and layered with … Read More