Wildflowers Booklet with Pouch @ That’s Crafty!

Sharing a large blog post over at That’s Crafty! today as I share a booklet constructed from stained sheet of watercolour paper with a pouch formed from stained teabag paper.  The post is filled with photos and wee videos.  This photo is only a small snippet of the actual project.  It can all be viewed HERE.

To view a video of staining teabag paper (teabag paper is included in the That’s Crafty Journal Kit) click HERE.
Have a lovely day and thank you for the warm support for the recent Lynne’s Affirmations and Wildflowers stamps.


Wildflowers Set 1 – A Booklet @ That’s Crafty!

Monday had many new releases of That’s Crafty! products including more Lynne’s Affirmations, two new floral sets Lynne’s Wildflowers, Affirmations stencils which is very exciting and more stencils, Flat Matte Sprays and a stunning Journal Kit.
Incorporated some of the above into my project today, over at the That’s Crafty Blog.
If you would like to see more of the booklet, there is a wee video over at the Blog along with instructions, etc.

All new releases can be viewed, for the moment at the What’s New? section at That’s Crafty on-line store.
Have a lovely day!

Seeking Stillness @ StencilGirl

Unusual for me to have a Friday blog post but today I have a special post, over at StencilGirl.  What a complete surprise to have an invitation to be a Guest for StencilGirl, I was in such shock because I have a huge journey ahead of me regarding working with stencils, compared to so many I am very much a beginner with a capital “B”.  To have them invite me, I couldn’t imagine they would even know me.
This is only one photograph of the project and really does not give very much away because all the photos and inspiration, etc, if you are interested, is HERE

Heartfelt Gratitude to Mary Beth Shaw and Mary Nasser for this invitation. It was wonderful to work with the stunning trio of StencilGirl stencils, a privilege to appear on the StencilGirl blog.

A Sense of Time: A Handmade Book/Journal @ PaperArtsy Topic #3 Watercolours

I am thrilled, this evening, to be appearing over at the PaperArtsy Blog, with a project for their Topic #3 Watercolours.
My project became a bit of a labour of love, a project which I enjoyed from the moments of painting re-cycled/found papers, all the way through to the assembling/binding of the book.
This is only a very small peek at it.  I am trying to organise a wee video to share, as it would be an easier way to show the book and the various pages but for the moment, if you would like to view more of my project, inspiration, etc, then please visit HERE and of course, there are the others who have gone before me, who have already shared their Watercolour projects at the PaperArtsy blog.

Have a lovely evening.

Muse Journals (Greencraft)

This trio of journals were made in 2016, with one being made as a DT project for Darkroom Door.  I enjoyed making the journal so I set about making two more.
The resin paper journals article appears in the summer issue of Greencraft magazine.  Greencraft is focused on re-cycling, re-purposing, etc, a fabulous magazine from Stampington & Co.  The re-purposed elements on my journals were old book pages, transformed into resin paper and found packaging, which I stamped the Darkroom Door stamps onto.
I have to thank my lovely friend Dorthe as she gifted that lovely copper and ivory fabric to me and it has been something I have reached for time and again for projects, the colours and the textures are perfectly suited for me.
The details for the journals are all within the Greencraft article but I’m not giving anything away by saying that each journal features a Relics & Artifacts.  They seemed so suited to team up with the Darkroom Door stamps, particularly the Word Block stamp.
The found paper/card was made grungy before stamping.
I like how the hand appears to be reaching for a pencil.
This is a detail of the resin paper.  It is so addictive to make, in fact I really need to be making some more, must do so before winter sets in as I prefer as much ventilation as possible.
Thank you always for your visits. I feel distanced from on-line activity so when I do manage to up-date my blog and read your comments, it means a great deal to me.

That’s Crafty @ HOCHANDA- Sneaky Peek III

This is the front cover of the journal sample made for That’s Crafty’s shows for HOCHANDA.  It is an early start for Neil Burley who will be demoing That’s Crafty products at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The journal, featuring  Lynne’s Affirmations stamps, stencil and acrylic shape, will be available for purchase on HOCHANDA.  They are available now, HERE. This journal size is 6″x6″ with tabs.
Thank you so much for your visits and your kind words about the sneaky peeks I’ve shared. It seemed such a big step to work on this journal and yet I enjoyed every minute of it and my regret is that time wasn’t on my side to have actually added some journaling which will be a huge step for me but one I am prepared to now challenge myself with.
I also appreciate that recent posts have been very much focused on new product launches and so I am even more grateful for your visits because hard sells can sometimes be too much!!!

That’s Crafty @ HOCHANDA, A Sneaky Peek!

With permission from Laura Holland, the DT for That’s Crafty are allowed to share sneaky peeks of the journals we worked on for the upcoming That’s Crafty appearance on HOCHANDA, Friday 17th March, two shows which are 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
Many of you will know, That’s Crafty are continually adding to their own ranges of stamps, stencils, substrates and more.  The HOCHANDA shows will see some new products on HOCHANDA  with demos from Neil Burley, who always does incredible work in showcasing That’s Crafty products.
This was an exciting and personal project for me to work on. The first time I’ve completed a journal, a great challenge in itself and one I am keen to re-visit.  It was also another first but maybe that is still a secret for the moment!
A tiny peek at one of the double page spreads from my journal.  I will be sharing a sneaky peek, each day up until Friday.
Psst…. here is a link to HOCHANDA to view the That’s Crafty products available…. maybe my secret is not such a secret after all!!!!!
Thank you so much for all your visits. I have a great deal of catching-up to do with all of you, I have either had enforced time away from on-line activities or when I am here, trying to keep up with as much as I can in a short space of time.
Thank you for being so understanding.

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