Thursday, July 12, 2018

Stencilfied journal week 6

The challenge for week 6 of the Stencilfied journal challenge from StencilGirl is to stencil a page and then poke holes in it.

This was quite a fun one to do. Here is my page.

Not sure if I like it, I love the quote but......... ? Perhaps it will grow on me.

All the stencils used are from StencilGirl. 

I poked holes in the star bursts and have placed silver paper behind them, which doesn’t show up on the photo.

You can join in the challenge too, all the pages from all the people playing along can be found at 

#stencilfiedjournal and #StencilGirl

Monday, July 02, 2018

Stencilfied journal week 5

This week, is week 5 of the StencilGirl Stencilfied journal challenge. Each week we get a new challenge to create a journal page using StencilGirl stencils.

   This weeks challenge is - 

Here is the page I created

StencilGirl stencil are not that easy to come by here in the U.K. but as soon as I saw this one I knew I had to have it.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Decopatch Hare

I found this wonderful plastic Hare in the pound shop, he was originally painted bronze and looked really convincing from afar but with a little bit of crafting magic the looked even better!

I covered him with the Craft Consortium English Garden decoupage papers available from The Fruit Pixie -

The way you work with these papers is to tear them into pieces and then using a wet glue that dries clear, like the IndigoBlu Slap it on glue here-

Glue the torn pieces to your project, also covering the surface of the paper as you go.

To finish my hare off I used a brown pastel pencil to add some shadows and then rubbed in a pearl paint to seal in the pastel pencil and add a little shimmer. 

I then couldn’t help but add a die cut bow tie!
What do you think ?

Monday, June 25, 2018

Stencilfied journal week 4

The challenge for week four in the Stencilfied journal challenge from Stencil girl was to use your least favourite colour and write about the things you love. 

    After a lot of thinking I decided on black as my least favourite colour in the end. I never wear black or have anything in my home in black. I do use it in my art work but only really for lettering. I wouldn’t say I hated it but it is just not a colour I naturally reach for. So that was the colour I chose.

Here is my page

Which colour would you choose?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

StencilGirl Stencilfied journal

I am taking part in the StencilGirl Stencilfied journal challenge this summer. 16 challenges, one each week using StencilGirl stencils.

 We are up to week 3

I decided to cut a leaf out on my Silhouette Cameo and used my Gelli plate to print onto it

I think I might add it to the inside cover of my journal which I made for the challenge.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Mini nature journal

I have been battling with the blog app I have been using for a while now and lost, so I am a little behind with my blog posts. Now though I have a new app so, cross fingers, I can get back on track with my blog posts.
    So to begin with my blog post for May for Tangie and Co Art Journal Emporium. Using the beautiful artist pages that comes as a small part of your monthly subscription and a piece of folded card I made this sweet little journal


  The background was made using watercolours and outlines were made with Bower watercolour brushes.

You can find my full blog post with my tutorial on the Tangie and CO blog here -

   You can find out more about the Tangie and Co Art Journal Emporium subscription here

Bower watercolour pens here -


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Busy as a bee altered custard powder tin

   Today I have an altered custard powder tin to show you that I made for The Fruit Pixie, who I design for. I covered the tin with the wonderful Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” papers and then stamped some of their wonderful bee stamps onto scraps of the paper and cut them out. Then glued them to the outside of the tin. 
The letters for Busy as a Bee were cut on my Silhouette Cameo.
I stuck some of the ribbon from the collection around the top and bottom.
I also added some of the collection sequins to add a bit of sparkle!
You can find the Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” collection in the Fruit Pixie shop here -