Saturday 20 July 2024


This card is made from leftovers from other projects. Yes, you guessed it, the background was one of the last pulls from the alcohol ink session, hence lots of white paint. The flowers – some of my favourites of Melina’s – were meant for something else and the scallop border, using texture paste, is cut out from one of Melina’s frame stencils. To bring it all together, I’ve coloured the scallops with watercolour pencils and added touches of the same to the background. The foiling just finishes it off perfectly.

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Saturday 13 July 2024

Floral birthday


This card uses one of the alcohol ink Gel Press backgrounds again – I’m trying to remember how I made it! After the first print through the stencil was pulled, I spritzed the stencil itself with blending fluid/rubbing alcohol and turned it over and stamped with it then spritzed again and stamped again – so this is the second impression which is why it’s paler. I then replaced the stencil and lightly coloured through some of it with Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina inkpad. 

I didn’t want to cover too much of the background so just added a gold foiled flower by Art by Marlene.

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'Til next week!



Saturday 6 July 2024

Gorgeous greens


This is the one of shelf tags I made for the launch last week using one of Melina’s fabulous new leaf masks which are lovely and big. I actually crackled the background (which didn’t work brilliantly as I am notoriously bad with crackle) but the funny thing was it crackled the texture paste that I used for the leaves on top as well - a happy accident! I added extra colour to my leaves using Distress Watercolor pencils and added shading to give them dimension. The bottles were in my stash. First of all I painted them then rolled them over some pattern stamps then rubbed them back a bit to give a shabby feel.

Hope you've enjoyed this project. These tags are so much fun to work with.


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Saturday 29 June 2024

Under the Sea


I’ve used another of my alcohol ink Gel Press prints this week to make this project. Different colourway this time and it just fitted in with a mermaid from Stamperia Songs of the Sea Collection and a cog or two from Sir Vagabond in Fantasy World – I like mixing up the collections a bit just for variety. I’ve used some Glaze from Pentart for the stencilling – fallen in love with these.

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Saturday 22 June 2024

Alcohol inks and Gel Press


I’ve seen a lot of this about lately so thought I’d give it a go. I’ve kept it fairly simple as a process. Lay the stencil (this is a new one from Melina coming out next week) on the Gel Press, sprinkle the inks over the top and then use a brayer to roll them out. 

I then removed the stencil and brayered a light layer of white paint over the top and pulled the print.

Look at those colours! You'll get a different result each time.

 Not wanting to waste the inks I then spritzed the stencil with blending fluid and pulled another print.

I’ve made mine into some ATCs and stencilled on a bit of gold Glaze. Add some lightbulbs from the acetate I used a couple of weeks ago to finish off.

Hope you've enjoyed this project!


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Saturday 8 June 2024

Choo choo!


My card this week uses some scraps from the Stamperia Sir Vagabond in Fantasy World Collection. I’ve been using it for another project (which you’ll see soon) so thought I’d layer up some papers and images to make something for Fathers’ Day. I like creating depth with these papers. I’ve finished it off with a little foiling.

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Saturday 1 June 2024

3 cards, 1 stamp…

I thought I’d use one stamp this week to make three different looking cards that you could use for various occasions. I’ve coloured one in brights, one in pastels and one monochrome. I’ve used watercolour pens, but you could use anything – inks, coloured pencils etc. They’re all layered up onto another piece of card and then are going on a square white card.. By changing the embellishments, you can get a very different look for each card.


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Saturday 25 May 2024



It’s a card this week using some Katzelkraft stamps and a Gel Press background in lovely bright colours. The chess pieces on this stamp are beautifully drawn and I’ve teamed them up with a chequerboard stencil. You could make this in any colours – I’ve gone for a bit of a bright mixture but you can always tone it down or make it more masculine.

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Saturday 18 May 2024

Travels in the Round

 I was looking through my stash the other day and found this 13Arts transparency that I’d forgotten I had. I love working with transparencies (printed acetates) as you can create so many layers. I started by working out which bit of the 12x12 sheet I wanted and then cut it to fit my round which had already been sprayed with some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Burst. 

Then I oversprayed Flat Matte Bluebell through a cog stencil. That’s 2 layers done. 

Then I added the acetate and used Posca pens to draw on some doodles using the design as a guide. The text is done with black texture paste.

Finally I painted some cogs and added silver foiling to give it a bit of oomph! 

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Saturday 27 April 2024

Layer upon layer upon layer…

 This panel is built up in layers starting with a background from the Stamperia Songs of the Sea set and adding die cuts, cut outs and lots of embellishments. I added stencilling to the background plus drew on extra crackle and then got to work with the embellishments. Thinking of putting this in a journal, so at some point will show you the other side of the double page spread.

I've tucked the corner of the mermaid image under the cogs - first interlinking layer.

Stencil on some seaweed with Distress Oxide inkpad.

Here you can see the different depths.

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