VIDEO: Mixed Media Mania Hop News and Magazine Articles Catch-Up

I thought I would just quickly put together a news catch-up video today. I will let you into a secret, I don't do a lot of these types of videos, the more vlog - style to camera videos, as I find them quite hard to do! But I want to practice and get better at them so here is a little announcement about the Mixed Media Mania hop winner results and also I just thought I would get you all caught up with some of the magazines that I…

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VIDEO: Using Embossing Powder With Stencils

  I'm back today with a technique for using embossing powder with stencils. But I am not just using one embossing powder, oh no, that would be too easy! I am going to use three and I've got the whole process for you in my video today. It is a great technique for your mixed media, art journaling and even your card making too so have fun trying out this embossing powder with stencils technique! Now, I'm using some lovely free gifts that I got from magazines for my make…

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Magazine And Sale News!

[Photo credit: Practical Publishing International]   I've a double shout-out for you today! First of all I thought I would let you know that I have a stash stretcher article out in this month's issue of Papercraft Essentials (Issue 153). It is full of ideas on how to make your own coloured card blanks, all you need is some white cardstock, some inks, like Distress Oxides or even some pencils and pens will do the job! And you will find all my favourite techniques plus tips on how to…

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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 who work hard to put them together, as you probably guessed if you visited my blog yesterday! When I last did a rough count of how many articles I have written it was over 320, so I think a re-sort is super long overdue! It's a work in progress…

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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 I've got a project step by step over on the Papercraft Magazines website that you might find interesting. It is an extra project for the DIY Create Your Own Foam Stamps article that I wrote for Papercraft Essentials issue 145. Have you got a copy yet? If you haven't…

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Published: DIY Stamped Washi Tape For Creative Stamping 32

I don't know about you but I am a bit of a pushover for Washi tape. I know! Still! I can't seem to get enough of the stuff. My draws are quite literally stuffed with Washi tape. I'm just a sucker for the cute little designs and fabulous colours, they attract me like a paper-hoarding magpie. Is that just me or do you have the same problem? Well in my article for this month's Creative Stamping magazine, issue 32, I've got some tips for making your own fabulous Washi…

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Published: PaperCrafter Magazine Issue 96 PaperArtsy Summer Stage

Do you get PaperCrafter Magazine from Aceville Publications Ltd? Well if you do and you are a regular then you might have spotted a couple of makes from me over the last few months. I started working for them at the end of last year and I have had makes in issues 92, 95 and now in the current issue - 96. So that is my article heads-up today - my project in PaperCrafter issue 96! [Photo credit: ©CliQQ Photography] For this article I made a cute sunshine and…

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Published: Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Tutorial In Simply Cards And Papercraft 151

Hey guys, I am pretty excited about my share with you today! It is my latest article from the new issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 151. If you have ever wondered why I struggle to post regularly to my blog, and why sometimes it can be a little quiet around here, you pop on other and you can almost see the tumbleweed running across my blog! Well most of the time it is because I am making things for clients that I just can't share. But now, thanks…

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Learn How To Draw And Paint Mixed Media Faces

You all know that I'm pretty much obsessed with drawing and painting faces don't you? If you are a regular to my blog then you can't have helped but notice the weekly community art share link up that I host called Show Your Face. Well if you are fan too of drawing and painting faces on your mixed media projects and in your art journal then you are going to love this new Creating Faces video from the people who bring you Craft Stamper Magazine. Trish Latimer, editor of…

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Behind The Scenes Tips From Wonderful Wall Art Creative Stamping

Have you seen the wonderful Summer Collection stamps that come with the current issue of Creative Stamping yet? When I first saw these stamps I was immediately transported to summer holidays and bright colours. I don't know if I am allowed to have favourites from the set but I really love the flamingo stamp (flamingos are SO hot right now!) and the bird of paradise. I mean the rest of the stamps are pretty gorgeous too but those popped out first for me. My article was all mixed media…

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Papercraft Essentials Thursday!

Wahoo! Look at me with my issue of Papercraft Essentials before it went on sale! Yay! Ok so I woke up this morning super-pumped and motivated, so I'm sorry if I get too over excited! But I am excited 'coz issue 121 of Papercraft Essentials is in the shops today and I've already got my issue so I can share with you one of my favourite projects so far this year. Wot Kim? Another favourite project? I know, I say it a lot but it is true. So this…

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