A Fun Sketching Exercise To Turn Into A Habit For 2017

One thing that I've been really working on this year is developing my own art. I have a few goals with my artwork, such as to improve my sketching, to build up a portfolio of motifs and designs and to develop my own signature style. Do you recognise some or all of these goals as ones that you hold dear too? If…

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Craft Stamper Magazine And Free Stamp

It is Friday...I've got two articles made and ready to post off to my editors...the weekend is stretched out in front of us...I've got a day of fun arting planned with my cousin this weekend...lots of reasons to be cheerful. But wait a minute, it is FRIDAY, that means Craft Stamper is out in the newsagents with my free retro camera stamp…

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Retro Camera Stamp For Craft Stamper

Retro camera stamping fans you might want to keep your eye out for March issue of Craft Stamper... Hold on a minute...what is that? Is that my name? Yep! I designed the free cover stamp for Craft Stamper this month! No way? Way! I might be a bit excited about having one of my designs made into physical form, what a rush.…

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Travel Sketching Saturday

What? No La-La Land Crafts Monday Inspiration post today? No, but if you drop by tomorrow I'm sure you will see some La-La Land Crafts! Well actually I know you will! The CHA in the USA starts tomorrow and I've been busy making samples.  So my samples are there even if I'm not! But you haven't dropped by my blog for nothing, I…

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All In The Illustration

I love experimenting as you know and I love trying my hand to different things, again this won't be too much of a shock to those of you who regularly pop by my blog.  Well today I have one of my own illustrations to show. I've been doing a lot of work with watercolours and I just love how watercolour effects look…

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Rumble In The Jungle

Been playing about with my punches. To be precise, I've been making background papers using the positive and negatives from a leaf punch as a stencil. What do you think? I thought this worked quite well with this fab digital stamp from Louise Bridgen's Holly and Madison's World Tour set at Charmed Crafts. Told you I was getting into the digi-stamps at…

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Christening Card

It is my OH's nephew's christening this weekend and I've been racking my brain for the card all this week. This is what I finally went for, perhaps inspired by my wedding card earlier this week :) Materials: Papers - Kaboodle Doodle Blossom Berry Bright Image - doodled by me Colouring - watercolour pencils Other - Shades of purple cardstock

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Initially…

A card for the Funky Fairy Challenge, which this fortnight is all about initials. A friend's young son is having his birthday at the end of this month and his name begins with 'A' so: Edit: Ooops - I've just re-read the Funky Fairy challenge blog rules and there is a new one that you have to use something from Funky Fairy…

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Making my own background papers

I love all the wonderful background papers that you can buy. There are some beautiful works of art in paper that I often find them hard to cut up, I'm sure you know what I mean. But I also love making my own background paper. This was one of those 'I wonder what would happen if I...' occasions and I was really…

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