Monday 25 April 2022

African beauty

Hi there

Today I'm sharing a card using the GiogioCraft African beauty and tribal frenzy stencils. I've had them a few months but not had a chance to play yet.


I've used DecoArt and PaperArtsy chalk finish paints on bronze paper, with some Posca paint pen dots.

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

Friday 22 April 2022

Art journal - April


Today I'm sharing an art journal spread for a #tagalongaj challenge  If you want to know more you can see the details at Isa.C Art&Craft. The theme for this month is black and white flowers.

I started with Brusho on wet watercolour paper.

 Next some stamping from PaperArtsy sets ETS06 and ETS09, with some embossed in white.

I added a little colour to the ovals with Posca paint pens and stencilled the honeycomb using a GiogioCraft stencil.


I stamped and embossed flowers from the stamp sets, cut them out and added them to the pages. I added a little stamped script in a few places.


A few bees from a Sentimentally Yours stamp set finished it off.

The bees are starting to visit the pots on my balcony as the weather warms up. Just waiting for the swifts to arrive now.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely week.

Tuesday 19 April 2022

A touch of Klimt


I managed an afternoon in the craft room on the bonus bank holiday. Perfect for trying out some of my new Klimt inspired stencils from GiogioCraft.

I started with yellow chalk paint on black card and then added red, blue, green and gold translucent paints over the top. I masked off the lady and stencilled the background with Distress Oxide ink.

The second try I coloured in the skin with pencil...not sure I like it...

The third go was with black paint on white card, overlaid with the colours and gold again, and gold stencilling in the bacground.

It's such a gorgeous stencil I'm sure it will make another appearance in due course. Which do you like best?

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely creative week xxx

Sunday 17 April 2022

Spring is sprung


This last week has been a bit challenging with family members seemingly on a revolving door in and out of hospital...and back in again! There's been no time for crafting but I have been appreciating how pretty spring is. I'm really keen to have a play with lots of new crafting goodies but sadly no time, and no energy, at the moment.

Fortunately I have already made a few Easter/Spring cards for friends and family...mostly because I enjoy it.

The background started with a Brusho mop up sheet, with a few additional splodges added, before some stencilling with Distress Oxide through a GiogioCraft stencil. The rabbit is a Nellie's Choice stamp, the birds and twigs are from Card-io and the leaves from Lavinia. I added a few dots with Posca paint pens for blossom.

If I'm honest the twigs are actually a tree roots stamp, but turned sideways they reminded me of catkins hanging down.

I hope wherever you are, you can find a little bit of nature to bring comfort and hope.

Happy Easter xx

Friday 8 April 2022

Party mouse


Today I'm sharing a quick card inspired by @Katarinas_crafts designs for Lavinia.

I've left space for a sentiment but still can't decide if it needs one. I think there's a scope to be a lot more ambitious with these little mice when I have a bit more time.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day xx

Sunday 3 April 2022

April Tagalong


I've been joining in with challenges set by Isa. This month the tag challenge is on the theme of shimmer and wings. There is also a colour challenge which is analagous. As time is at a bit of a premium at the moment I have tried to combine them.

The background has plenty of shimmer using Cosmic Shimmer pixie powders and Pentart glitter paste. The stamp set is from Angela Poole and comes with co-ordinating stencils as well.

If you are interested you need to ask to join the tagalong group

Not long now until the swifts, swallows and martins are back, hopefully bringing a bit of sunshine with them.

Have a lovely week xxx