Looking For Advice PLUS VIDEO: Art Slice Round-Up April 2017

So I have been a little bit quieter than usual on social media recently for a few reasons. One fun reason is that I am trying to redesign my blog and perhaps even my whole career at this point. But…

VIDEO: Easy Flower Painting Technique

Do you like getting your fingers covered in paint? Well if you do then I am sharing the perfect easy flower painting technique for your art journaling today in my video this week. Yep it is all finger painting this…

7 Art and Craft Books To Read This Month

I love books, obviously I love the internet too, but I still love the physicality of books and I love being able to flick through art and craft books for reference, knowledge and inspiration. So back in January I shared…

VIDEO: Stylised Paint Pen Feather Art Journal Page

What are your art journal themes at the moment? Have you got any themes, techniques, motifs that are featuring a lot at the moment? I’ve been drawing and painting a lot recently so drawing has been featuring in many of…

More Fun With Drawing With Ink Pads

Have you tried drawing with your ink pads yet? I have! I’ve been making some more art journal pages using ink pads since I posted the Drawing With Ink Pads Video last week. You can see I’ve gone very much…

New Projects With Old DIY Carved Stamps

I’m in the middle of a major craft room reorganisation and I’ve been going through my magazine collection and cutting out the articles I have written to archive them. I love magazines and am in awe at the amazing people…

Ever Wondered Who Designs The Free Gifts On Your Favourite Craft Magazines?

I am really lucky as I often get to play with the free gifts that come with magazine titles such as Die-cutting Essentials, Papercraft Essentials, Simply Cards & Papercraft and Creative Stamping several weeks before they hit the shelves. It…

VIDEO: Drawing With Ink Pads

Are you a stamper? Do you have ink pads? I would not quite call myself a stamper, although I have stamped a lot in the last few years, but I have still managed to collect quite a few ink pads!…

Free Project With Papercraft Essentials 145

[Photo credit: Practical Publishing International] Are you looking for a project to do this this week? Or perhaps it is a Bank Holiday where you are so you have a beautiful Monday to fill with some creativity? If so then…

Using Pencils With Your Stencils

Today I am using pencils with my stencils again! Ok, that kind of rhymes doesn’t it? Pencils with my stencils, it makes me think of bananas in pyjamas coming down the stairs for some reason! Any ho, moving rapidly on,…

VIDEO: Stencil Rubbing Art Journal Project

Don’t adjust your screen! You aren’t having a weird déjà vu and you haven’t suddenly realised that you are in the Matrix and seeing a repeat of the same thing! This is an entirely different blog post to the one…