Friday 4 August 2023

ICAD 2023

 I took part in my 3rd year of Index-Card-A-Day 

I found it so much easier this year because I've stopped overthinking the prompts. It has made a huge difference in creativity. 

Here is a photo of them all.

Wednesday 2 August 2023

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Creative Update

 I began this year with the intention of keeping my blog up to date. However, I also began creating art daily by taking part in various challenges.

To date, I have created for the following challenges;

Junk Journal January,  Februllage, 100 day project, Messy May,  ICAD,  Junk Journal July and also a 15 day Ugly Art Club mini challenge. 

I also made & filled the mini matchbox journal. 

I'm quite proud of my achievements and while I'm currently taking a few days break, I have another art plan up my sleeve.

Thursday 13 April 2023

New Journals

 Here are some new journals I've been working on.

The tiny matchbox journals are cute, but perfect for mini watercolour. The matchboxes are made using a die set by Mama Elephant. 

There are two still needing covers, but I've not decided on them yet. I love sewing pages.

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Monday 13 February 2023

More Februllage Art

 Here are more collaged playing cards.

If I'd thought about it, I wouldn't have begun with the joker. 
That way, the card number would have matched the daily word prompt!

Tuesday 7 February 2023


 I have surprised myself this year, because I have created art every day since 1st January!

I don't generally get my nose out of books until April. But, I wanted to create and Junk Journal January gave me the kick up the backside, I needed.

Once it was finished, I searched for something else to carry on the momentum,  enter Februllage.

Here are the first few entries, all created on extra large playing cards.

Thursday 2 February 2023

Poor neglected blog!

 I feel so guilty that I have neglected my blog.

Life is so full on and fast these days.

I plan to make more of an effort to post this year. Most of my art is just added straight to Instagram. 

Here is a selection of pages I have created this month during Junk Journal January.

Saturday 12 March 2022

Dad's birthday card

 Dad turned 80 on Wednesday (9th March)

He wanted no fuss & so I made this special card using the fantastic Platform pop up die. 

This is from the brand new Spring release from Lawn Fawn. All dies are from the older 

Build A House collection of dies & add on sets. Cardstock is a mix of manufacturers, 

Lawn Fawn, Heffy Doodle & Gina K Designs.

I also used dies from the Pumpkin House die set, Lawn Fawn.

My trellis are fence pieces from the Spring add on with the points clipped off. The foliage and flowers are from the Pumpkin House set. I added black centres to the flowers to make them look like Black Eyed Susan, one of Dad's favourites. The house was cut short to create a bungalow & for my card on the back, I decided to create it to look like the rear of the property with tiny windows, also from the Pumpkin set. I ink blended the sections on the ground to look like earth, grass & paving. I used the mail box upsidedown to look like a spade. I used distress ink on Bristol smooth for the main mechanism & dragged colour with a cotton bud to look like grass. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent creating all these layers and flowers.

Sunday 30 January 2022

Recent things

 Here are some recent creations.

A Christmas Day birthday and two Thank You cards. The first one, Lawn Fawn I like you (A lotl) I made four of, to thank my teachers for the Christmas gifts & the Lawn Fawn mouse card was for my sister. She got me organic bread flour & vouchers. One for Sevenhills Crafts & the other so I could buy more flour. 


Monday 1 November 2021

More about the book..

This is a list of everything I used & a picture of

how I wrapped it for my friend.

And the pictures are the right way round 🙄 

This was a real labour of love.

I have written two more stories featuring, Jake so more books may just appear!

Gingerbread Story Book

 I just can't believe that this time last year,

I was almost finished making this book!

I wrote the story & then made it come to life using my stamps.

As usual, the pictures have appeared in reverse order!!