Poppies: Weeping Window

Today we visited the Weeping Window display of poppies that is touring the UK. Recognising 100 years since the end of WW1, this amazing installation of ceramic poppies is a colourful yet poignant tribute to those who gave their lives for their country. I’m not…

Friends Forever Canvas

I have another mixed media project over on the Artful Days blog today. This time I am using some of the amazing new MDF products. Here is a sneak peek: Hop over to the Artful Days blog for more pictures and a walkthrough of how…

Winner of the Artful Days Blog Candy

Thanks to all who took the time to comment for a chance to win my Travel themed prize from Artful Days. I used a Random Number generator to pick my winner: Comment # 3 was from Millie Moss – congratulations Millie, Jules from Artful Days…

Autumn Colours – Layered Journal for Colourcraft

I am thrilled to be guesting on the Colourcraft blog today with an Autumn Colours project. I love autumn, it’s a beautiful season here in the UK with the changing colours of the trees. I wanted to capture the feel of that through the use…

Artful Days Blog Candy

This week, the Artful Days DT are hosting blog candy giveaways, giving you the chance to win a mini embellishment pack and a discount code for the Artful Days store. We have each made a mini shadow box on a different theme, and you can…

Dare To Swim

It’s time for my second post for the Sun, Sea and Sand challenge at Country View Challenges. This time my project is a simple canvas with an abstract interpretation of the sea. I painted my canvas with shades of white and blue acrylic paints to…

Treasures of the Sea for Artful Days

I couldn’t resist using some more of the fantastic summer products that I had from Artful Days, and had the idea to create this richly textured Altered Bottle: Hop over to the Artful Days blog for more pictures and a walkthrough of how I created…

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!!

I can’t believe that we are in August already!! It’s time for another challenge on the Country View Challenge blog, and the theme is Sun, Sea and Sand. Here in the UK we have been having a prolonged spell of very hot weather, so it…

Mixed Media Tag – Country View Challenges

Here is my second project for our ‘In the Summer Garden’ challenge over at Country View Challenges: I began by spritzing my tag with Cosmic Shimmer mica sprays. I added some splatters of gold mica over the top. I added some die cut foliage using…

All Squared Up

This new stencil from Skull and Cross Buns is really fun to use. Geometric shapes are always a versatile addition to your stash. I created two cards with it today using elements from various stamp sets (Retro Sweeties, Dinosaur Gang, Lightbox Love). Decreasing Squares Stencil…