Sunday, 12 November 2017

....and on the inside...

Here's the inside of my Fauxdori:

The inside front cover just uses some crumpled copy paper to cover up the fabric edges. Had to paint it a bright colour of course!
The first insert is for notes or whatever:

I've decorated them roughly with Carabelle Studio stamps and some very old Prima ones.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 11 November 2017

... Fauxdori continuing...

My second insert showcases some kitchen roll paper that was used in a class and I couldn't bear to throw it away!

I then made a pocket thing to put stuff in:

Here's the back:

The insert itself is made up of scrap paper that I've been leaning on and painted off on. I included it just to show that your inserts can be made of anything!

The class is next Wednesday if you're interested.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 10 November 2017


This is my first attempt at a Fauxdori journal - in fact I'd never heard of them before! - but I'm seriously hooked. It's like a never ending journal with removable inserts.
This one I made for a class at The Craft Barn:

The whole thing closes very neatly with the elastic loop. Here's the whole cover, front and back:

This is actually worked on calico, stretched over thick acetate.
If you fancy coming and making your own, then follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Kay Carley and a bit of rust!

Rust is not something you'd immediately think of with Kay, but that's what I'm doing over on the PaperArtsy blog today!

Head on over to see what I made!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Birthday greetings....

Here's the card I made for my youngest's birthday using PaperArtsy stamps and lots of colour!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 27 October 2017

Glossy card...

These cards for Crafty Individuals are all done on glossy card, one of my favourite surfaces:

Although they use similar stamps, you can make them look very different.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

And different again...

Here are two more glossy cards with Crafty Individuals stamps:

You can see how glossy the card is by the light shining in the middle!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 20 October 2017

Pearlescent PaperArtsy...

The theme over on the PaperArtsy blog is Pearlescent so I've gone to town on the pearly finish with this wooden frame glass picture using Pearl Glaze and Alison Bomber's stamps:

Head on over there and have a look!


Sunday, 15 October 2017

It's Tree time...

We're making 3D trees in my class this week at The Craft Barn:

and Autumn:

If you'd like to join us, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 12 October 2017

A more vintage look...

These two cards use that lovely big floral stamp from Crafty Individuals CI-443 Floral Festival XL:

You can use it to make a background or, as I've done here cut out the flowers to make them the focal point.
I've worked on a kraft card background that's been coloured with Distress Oxides:

In this background you can see I've stencilled first in gesso using one of the new masks - a leaf

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 9 October 2017

Shrine number two...

My second shrine from That's Crafty! became a fairy garden:

with butterflies on top:

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 6 October 2017

It's time for a shrine...

That's Crafty! are on Hochanda today and they've got these lovely ATC size shrines as well as new greyboard, stencils etc.
The first one I made into a stage:

with a glittering ballerina:

and wings on the top with a clay flower in the middle:

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.........

Crafty Individuals have been on Hochanda this week (last Sunday) with some lovely seasonal stamp sets and some new background papers.
Here are a couple of the samples I made for them:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

One of a Kind...

Here's a door sign I made for the Craft Barn Blog using one of the Zinsky animals:

They're all a little bit mad, which suits me down to the ground!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 28 September 2017

A little bit of this....

Here's a post that was on The Craft Barn blog using up scraps of paper. Now I don't know about you but I have the scrap mountain here so any way of using it up is much appreciated.

I made some very easy Christmas decorations:

The really fun part was adding all the twiddly bits!

Have fun!

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 18 September 2017


I'm really excited by this stuff - it's Stampbord but in much bigger sizes.
In my class at The Craft Barn on Saturday, we're going to be decorating an 8x8 piece with some of the lovely PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stamps:

You can etch into it just as with Stampbord but we're working on a bigger scale.


So, if you fancy having a go, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Last two... for the Distress Oxide class tomorrow:

We'll be trying out a few techniques first before launching into the card making.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 11 September 2017

Distress Oxides on cards....

I've got a class at The Craft Barn on Thursday looking again at Distress Oxides. We'll be trying out various techniques and then, as this is the Card Club, we'll be making cards. Here are some of the ideas I've come up with:

We're using PaperArtsy Scrapcosy and Kay Carley stamps for something a little bit different.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Alice goes to Uni...

... well Alice in Wonderland that is!
My daughter Katie's off for her final year at uni this week and so I've made her a door sign as she likes Alice in Wonderland:

This uses the Deep Red Alice stamps that I got from That's Crafty!.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 28 August 2017

Distress Oxides, PaperArtsy and fabric...

I had great fun making this project for PaperArtsy trying out Distress Oxide reinkers on all sorts of fabric.

Hop on over to their blog to see the whole thing.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 18 August 2017

A Fairy House....

I love making things with tiny details so this Fairy House suited me down to the ground:

It's for a class at The Craft Barn next Saturday 26 August and uses some of the new Tim Holtz stamps and dies.
Here are some close ups of the details:

If you fancy coming along, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!