Sunday, 25 December 2016

Festive Beauty

Merry Christmas!!

Yep, still posting, even on Christmas Day! I'm over on 49 and Market blog today with a little festive creativity.

Here is the sneak... 

Okay, not so sneaky but I do hope you will pop over and take a look if you have the time. 

I want to say a huge thank you to all you wonderful friends who offer so much support throughout the year. Your comments make me smile and so happy, and I realise just how wonderful our arty community can be. I wish each of you a super Christmas and a fabulous New Year! Plus a boat load of arty creativity and mixed media mojo in 2017!



Sunday, 18 December 2016

Guesting for 13arts!


I'm guesting over today for 13arts and here is a sneak peek of a layout using their yummy products!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the lead up to Christmas



Sunday, 11 December 2016

Winter Wonderland Tags


Over on the Mixed Media World blog, we're starting a fresh new challenge!

The theme this month is:

Winter Wonderland

This is my inspirational piece for this month. Two light, bright, christmassy tags. 

Lots of mixed media from Prima Marketing and Scrapiniec. The papers are from Salvage District, along with the title, lots sparkling Snowflake Paste run through Finnabar's Star stencil, as well as generously loaded here and there for further texture.

Cheesecloth (always seems a must for me) and Burlap from 49 and Market to give a texture base. 

See the sparkle coming through from the Snowflake Paste - yummers!!

Quick spritz of Prima Color Bloom Empress Gold.

And of course not forgetting some gorgeous chips from Scrapiniec. I love their pieces, so delicate and intricate, and where the colour is such a soft natural wood colour you can use straight out the pack as they are!

Seasonal hugs,

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Prima CAT December Challenge:

Noor Design - Sparkle

Country View Challenges - Christmas

Frilly and Funkie - Home for the holidays

A Vintage Journey - Winter Magic

Emerald Creek - Winter Wishes


Friday, 25 November 2016

'Wild' Layout


My turn over on the 49 and Market blog today and I have for you my 'Wild' layout to share.

The colours for this was inspired by the palette from Lindy's Stamp Gang this month. I fell in love with them and knew I had to create this layout based on that colour scheme.

Using beautiful papers, flowers and stamps from 49 and Market, I created this layout. I love foxes and it felt perfect to do this whilst we're on the cusp of Autumn falling into Winter. Very fortunate to live the English countryside where foxes live too.  

My little piece from R&A :) Something just felt quite right about him sitting here. Symbolic?!!
Also, some Scrapiniec chippies - yum!!

                                                Some more close ups....

I'd like to enter this over at Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge for November:

I used the following sprays:

Embossing Powder:

Thanks so much for popping over to see me here today!


Sunday, 20 November 2016

Test Your Limits

New challenge up on Mixed Media Place today and the moodboard this month is stunning, do pop across and check it out. 

Here is my inspirational piece for y'all.

And here is a snapshot of the mood board itself...



Monday, 7 November 2016

Mixed Media Place sneak peek

Hi guys!! :)

I'm over on Mixed Media Place today. Just small set of something something, but if you have time please head over an take a look.

With that thought I will leave you with the obligatory sneak peek...



Thursday, 27 October 2016

'The Place'

Hi There!

I know I do short and sweet posts with not a lot of writing but warning alert, a little moany-groan coming up... skip ahead to the photos if you like, promise I won't mind lol xx

I've not had much of an online presence recently and I apologise for that. I'm finding that the mojo is still seriously lacking. At first I thought it was because it took up so much time, it was like having  full time job without the pay (and it shouldn't feel like that), then I was missing out out rushing my son's bedtime so I could get downstairs to carry on. In the end enough was enough, that really was my last straw. I only get one son, one child. I'm making this time with him count. So I cut back on commitments, which helped but then summer came and I just wanted to be outside with the family... How do others do it? I see them with the glorious family snapshots, amazing artwork and on about six DTs.. ahh pipe dream. 

Anyway, slowly building up my arty buzz again. I thought I'd start with entering a challenge, and where better than Prima. I adore all of their products and a good chance to use up my stash which seems to grow.

So I'm throwing my hat in for the CAT challenge:

I will keep this part short and sweet :) and just give you the close ups. They're always my favourite part! As always texture and mixed media play a wonderfully happy role when I create.

Here is the sketch for Prima's CAT for October:

As always thank you stopping by and I'm planning on making some time over the next week to catch up on all my wonderful artsy friends blogs - I've missed you all!



Friday, 14 October 2016

'Fillis Maris' - Ancient Journal

Hi everyone!!

Some exciting news... I'm up on Sandra Everton's Relics and Artifacts 'Muse' blog today as their Guest Ambassador!!

Crazy.. right??

So excited to be there and such a huge honour to say the least.. But without further ado, please see my sneaky sneak peek using their fabulous pieces and as always if you have time please go and check it out!!



Sunday, 25 September 2016

'Remember' Layout for 49 and Market


I'm up over on 49 and Market today, with another dark, Autumn inspired layout - please check it out if you have the time!!

Also... you may have seen... so excited :) I have some stamp designs out... 

Here they are...

I have an extra set so if you would like the chance to win and have a play please just leave a comment below and I will randomly select a lucky winner to send them to!! Happy to send world wide!!! And you don't have to be a follower but it would sure be nice :)

Hugs Everyone


Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Rook


Mixed Media World have a new challenge up and running today! The theme this month is:


So come over and play along with our theme, we love seeing entries from everyone :)

Here is my inspirational piece for this month:

I created an old magical secret book-box. I used an embossing folder from Spellbinders, which I got ages a go but haven't got round to using yet and this was just the most perfect opportunity to try it out. It's one of their M-Bossabilities called Noble Rook. 

I covered everything in black gesso and then added various applications of 'gilding' to it. Putting further pressure on areas I wanted to stand out more, but overall gave the whole piece a light layer to show wear.

The hidden depths... Gave the inside a simple coat of black gesso. This book was made for my mum to give to friend to put a layer of chocolates in as a present. Just hope they like!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Thursday, 8 September 2016

Bliss - Layout

Hi lovely peeps!

I'm up on the Mixed Media Place blog with a layout!

My layout has lots of lovely goodies from the 7 Dots Homegrown collection!

I love the photo and chose the challenge from More Than Words for my inspiration. I have included 

Tags and Die Cuts

And I may have over garnished with creativity ;)

Gorgeous Prima Flower from the Purity range. I used Izinks to colour it. The trick is to wet the flower first then just add a small drop of colour and let it fan out. 

7 Dots Flair button, metal embellishments and some of those gorgeous red glass beads by Finnabair.

 Used the 7 Dots Tags but added metal eyelets for extra interest. Some gems from Prima Marketing.

Lots of textures, with 3D Matte Gel through a stencil, Glitter Glass and thread. The Izinks and Art Alchemy paints helped make the gorgeous warm background, I wondered how they would work together, but they are stunning!

Mechanicals hidden amongst the layers, peeping out to say 'hi' :)

I LOVED creating this, thinking about the challenge by More Than Words, thinking about what recipes I love (fave by the way is Lemon Drizzle Fairy Cakes with Poppy Seeds and White Chocolate Chips) and like cooking and baking, I love doing 'mash ups' with my art. All those things are my 'Delight'. When you're so in the moment with a task everything falls away and you're left with the process.

I'd like to enter this at More Than Words Challenges

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
All your bloody love really does make me smile. 


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