Friday, 22 March 2013

Gelli plate video tutorial plus alternatives to use

Hi all

I have a new video for you today - using my new Gelli plate.  Iv'e had great fun playing with this new crafty item and can't wait to try out even more new techniques.

These new plates are quite expensive. Mine is a 6" x 6" plate which is quite adequate for what I needed but you can get larger ones if you wish.  Iv'e given you a few alternatives that you may be able to use if you don't want to buy a plate that will give you similar effects. Watch thru' to the end for the alternatives that you can use.

More videos to come in the near future, meanwhile, enjoy the video and let me know what you think by leaving a comment. Happy crafting.

Monday, 18 March 2013

"You lift me up" card

Hi all and in particular Dianne.  Thanks for your lovely comments.

For Dianne and anyone else who want to see more of my craftiness - you can find me at the following locations -  my Pinterest is  - click on the link and you should be taken straight to the relevant pages.  You can also find me on the DoCrafts website as I'm one of their Designers at  -also take a look at the WoW blog at as I'm one of their Designers too. Busy girl at the moment.

This card today is called "You lift me up"  It's a monochrome card and when you lift the tab it becomes a colour picture instead of black and white.
(Sorry but I can't find my colour reveal picture for you to see) Must have taken it off my computer and the card is long gone unfortunately. Still I hope you like it.

Back soon with more craftiness.Happy crafting to all.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Altered Booklet with my own Hand-made Silk Papers

Altered Book and Silk Paintings. 

Hi all - something a bit different today.......

I thought I would show you this Altered Booklet I made a while ago using my own hand-made Silk papers.

I love making paper as you can add all sorts of bits and pieces which you can incorporate into the paper to add interest and dimension.  Iv'e used different fibres here but you can also add sequins, threads and even leaves from your garden into the papers. Much more to come in future on this subject I think.
I have lots of ideas I want to put into place. Lots to create and so little time......

Iv'e also been playing around with Silk Paints too. I love the effects that you can get if you add salt or even sugar to the piece when it's wet.  I can see lots more creations in the pipe-line coming your way very soon using silk paints and other crafty things.

I want to incorporate free-hand and machine stitching into the silk paintings to make something unique and useable for the house or to wear. I think scraves would be great using the silk painted technique and Iv'e got an Embellisher now so can't wait to get crafting with that. .

Talking of Embellishers, another hobby I have is making felt - take a look at my Pinterest Boards under "Nature's Beauty" here for a full range of my crafty creations.

I love felting and have made a few Wall Hangings for around the house using the wet felt method. You can also dry felt and make 3D objects. See my felted lady on my Pinterest Board  ( link above). No it's not a self- portrait.

Felted beads are on my list to make too. Iv'e already made a few felt necklaces and bracelets but I'll save them for another post. Hope you like what you see.

Happy crafting all.......

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

FREE Digi-Stamp -Landscape Scene.

Hi again - as promised here is you FREE Digi-stamp for March and this time Iv'e drawn a Landscape for you........

All you need to do is right click the image and copy it, then paste it into a suitable programme on your computer ready to print out and colour in with whatever medium you choose.

This scene can be used as a background and/or features added such as animal stamps or flowers etc., or you can just colour it in and use it as the main feature on your card or scrapbook page if you wish too.

Try using 4 images all on one card, all coloured differently for each season of the year. Cut it up into three to make a tiled triptych card. Colour it with Pro-Markers or watercolour pencils and see the different looks that you can achieve.

There will be another Digi-stamp on here again soon so keep coming back and you will be able to add to your collection. .

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Love to design using my own stamps.

Landscapes and Scenic Views.

Iv'e been having a sort out of all my craft stash lately and it always inspires me to get crafting and use up some of the "stuff" I have lying around.

I have a few projects on the go at the moment and am busy using  my stamps (which are quickly selling out) and paints to create something a little unusual.  This landscape is made up of a variety of my stamps and embossed with WoW Embossing Powders..

My website is being re-vamped - I'm planning more tutorials on You Tube and here on my blog so it's all happening at the moment.

Iv'e posted a couple of cards here made up of my own stamps for you to see. Love designing stamps, painting, playing, creating with all sorts of things including fibres. More to come and of course your FREE Digi Stamp coming soon.........