Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Gnome one like you


Today I'm sharing a cheeky little chap from Creative Stamping magazine issue 94. Perfect for this time of year when the garden is springing to life with flowers and minibeasts.

I used a mixture of Distress Ink for the more translucent stamping, Distress Oxides for bolder images, Ranger Archival ink for the black and Inktense pencils for colouring.

 I added some speckles with paint pen and Promarkers to give a bit of texture and create some 'movement' in the background.

Finally a little shading of shadows with the pencils to give a bit of depth. Gnomes are not really my thing but I think this little fellow is quite charming.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. It's always appreciated xx

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Spring hare


Today I'm sharing this lovely hare from Woodware. I used dye based markers on the stamp and a stamping platform to get the image in the same place each time.

The first one I only used one colour on the hare but then I had an experiment building up different colours for a bit more depth.

Think I like the second one better. What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day xxx

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

End of the March printing challenge


Just a quick one to share the last three prints for the @Gelliarts #marchprintingchallenge. It's definitely kept me occupied when we haven't been able to go out much and helped to keep the spirits up. As if to herald the end we have changed the clocks to British summer time, the days are bright and warm and the trees are looking lovely. Very fitting that the last prompt is signs of spring.

29. favourite animal

30. botanicals

31. signs of spring

If you've been following my progress I'd love to know which you liked the best. I think 'letters' was my favourite.

Take care and happy dreams xx


Monday, 29 March 2021

March printing challenge - week 4


Today I'm sharing the prints from the fourth week of the @Gelliarts #marchprintingchallenge on Instagram. Timewise and inspiration-wise it's been a bit more of a challenge but glad I have persevered.

Here's week 4:

22. sunshine

23. rain

24. moon

25.sparkle - hope you can see the sparkle and iridescence

26. fruits

27. vegetables - really struggled with this and resorted to printing with veggies onto the plate

28. favourite colour - turquoise, red and white is my favourite colour combination

 ...and so just a few days to go. It's been fun and pushed my creativity a little at times, but that's what it's all about...isn't it?

Thank you for taking the time to look. Have a lovely week xxx

Monday, 22 March 2021

March printing challenge - week 3



Today I'm sharing the prints from the third week of the @Gelliarts #marchprintingchallenge on Instagram. It's been a bit harder to find time this week, but sometimes the ones you do quickly turn out to be the best.

Here's week 3:

15. black and white

16. splash of colour

17. shamrock

18. dots

19. triangles

20. pattern

21. love is...

Really not sure which is my favourite this week. Maybe the gecko or maybe the little triangular yachts. Which is your favourite?

Thank you for visiting. Hope you have a lovely week xxx

Friday, 19 March 2021



Just a quick one today to say hello. It's been a busy work week with no time (or energy) for evening crafting. I've joined the CraftWorld community and last week there was a competition to show a 'before and after' using gel prints. 

You might remember this from day 1 of the GelliArts March printing challenge...

Which I used to make this...

 It's been a while since I had the ribbons out!

Just need a few more ideas now for the dozens and dozens of prints I have.

Hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you for stopping by xxx

Monday, 15 March 2021

March printing challenge - week 2


Today I'm sharing the prints from the second week of the @Gelliarts #marchprintingchallenge on Instagram. I'm really enjoying it as it's getting me to delve into my stencil stash and be a bit creative.

Here's week 2:

8. water

9. desert

10. mountains

 11. beach

12. sky

 13. galaxy

14. happiness is...


My favourite this week? Has to be the galaxy. Which is yours? It's never too late to join in.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a lovely week xx