Laughing Skull from Rosie McStone Studio

I was kindly asked if I would like to make a couple of projects with this amazing Laughing Skull stamp from Rosie McStone Studio. This is the first of what will hopefully be a larger range of products from a UK based designer. I love…

Joggles DT Project – Artist Trading Blocks

Good morning – it’s almost the weekend and I have a great step by step tutorial over on the Joggles Blog again today. This time I have been playing with the Joggles Precut Mat Board Artist Trading Blocks and show you a couple of ways…

Decoupage Pen Storage with DecoArt

A quick post today from me showing my latest upcycled project – a pen storage box. It only takes a few DecoArt products to totally transform a dull and outdated object into something bright and modern! It began life as a plain pine storage unit…

Time For….. a Zig Zag Book

So, how do you like the new stamps that were launched on Create and Craft? I love the time themed sets and have created a zig zag book to show off the wonderful words in the set. My pages and covers are coloured with Distress…

Live Life Now Artist Trading Blocks

I have another mixed media project to share with you all again this week using the fabulous Live Life Now set of stamps from Visible Image. I used my stamps to decorate a set of ATBs (artist trading blocks) from Calico Craft Parts. I was…

Box of Delights – Visible Image Stamps

Take a plain wooden box, some gelli printed papers and a set of amazing stamps, and what do you get? This amazing box of delights. I love how this turned out, the bright colours and striking eye design!! I had made the printed backgrounds previously…

Tall Town Mixed Media Canvas

This week sees another new release in the Vera Lane Studio shop. Tall Town is a fun set of buildings, quirky and original, just begging to be coloured up in bright cheerful colours: I had the perfect substrate – a 10 x 50 cm canvas, just…

Winged Frida – Vera Lane Studio

Welcome back for my ‘official’ DT post for our Winged Things week at VLS. I said I had something special lined up….so here is my glorious shrine to Frida: It all began with an old Christmas decoration that I was given. I knew that I…

Upcycled Vase using DecoArt Paints

I recently picked up this vase from a local project that sells second hand and scrap products that would otherwise go to landfill. I was attracted by the shape and thought it wuld be perfect for a makeover with some DecoArt paints. I gave the…

Upcycled Brush Storage with DecoArt

The lovely people at DecoArt sent me some products to try, and amongst them was some really cool Americana Chalkboard Paint. I decided to give an old mug a face-lift and create a fun holder for my paintbrushes. Here’s my mug (it’s quite large…and bright!) I gave…