9 February 2019

A couple of DT projects -

Dear Alice

Well, it's been a busy week and for once I've something to show for it!!  First up, my project for the PaperArtsy challenge of 'Mustard & ...' which I made while listening to Brubeck - you can tell, can't you? :D




And then, my second project for my stint as guest blogger for That's Crafty! - I really like working with these long tags, they seem have taken over from making cards these days! 
  

You get a whopping 18 pieces in a pack, and I'm already excited at the thought of a tag book with lots of lovely grungy-ness - will keep you posted ;D

~L~





2 February 2019

That's Crafty! - my first guest DT project

Dear Alice

I was over the moon when Laura of That's Crafty! asked me to be guest designer for February and March - I've long been a fan of their fab products and it's fun to share a little of what I do with them ;D  So, here's the link to the little Frida shrine I made, and a quick look as below:


~L~

21 January 2019

Bleeding Art January Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

Dear Alice

Over on Bleeding Art challenge blog, for January it's an 'Anything Goes' job, which is always great, as well as being much less scary for post xmas creating!!  As I'm now blogging for PaperArtsy, I got to play with the brand new Tracy Scott stamps and stencils.  And, oooooh, such excitement! - made me and Mandy Menopause even more flushed than usual!! So I've just been doodling about, different inks on different paints, pencil scribbles, tiny bits of dictionary pages - I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of this set, it lends itself well to putting your own stamp on things, as it were :D


The set I've used here is the ETS24, should you be tempted (evil grin)....

~L~

Art Journal Journey January - 'Geometric Shapes'

Dear Alice

Over on Art Journal Journey, the theme for January is 'Geometric Shapes', and as you know I'm very fond of circles (being somewhat round myself has prolly something to do with that!!) - so I got some of my Seth Apter stamps, stencils and dies out.  I've started working in an A5 journal, which is so much easier - filling a much smaller space is so much less intimidating, and you get finished that much faster ;D  So, here's the result - just a wee playtime, which is what my AJs are all about, trying out ideas and colours, and trying not to focus too much on the end result.  That concept even works sometimes!


Well, I hope this is the start of a really creative 2019 - I've not been doing art journalling for a while, and forgot quite how much I enjoy it :)

~L~



15 January 2019

My first blog post with PaperArtsy!

Dear Alice

Well, you know how I just totally *adore* PaperArtsy stamps and paints, and infusions, and Grunge Paste, and stencils, and..... so I'm overexcited at sharing my first blog post over on the PaperArtsy Blog using some of the brand new stamps from Sara Naumann.  I had so much fun making this project - wee sneak peek below.  There are just so many possibilities with these stamp sets (I used ESN34), and then you add the stencils into the mix, well, the world is your lobster!


Big thanks to Leandra for giving me this opportunity - means a lot 😉

~L~

7 January 2019

PaperArtsy sneak peek of new Sara Naumann stamps ~

Dear Alice

So, now that I'm on PaperArtsy's design team, I get to play with new stamps before anyone else!!  I'm all dizzy!!  Here's a sneak peek of the new Sara Naumann stamps and stencils - the full reveal won't be for another week:


I'm so excited to be part of the PaperArtsy DT - I've always looooooved their stamps, not to mention all the other goodies like Fresco Finish acrylic paints, Infusions, Grunge Paste etc etc.  What a great start to 2019 😊

~L~

4 January 2019

Mixed Up Creative - this week's fabulousness comes from ~

~ my fellow teamies Riikka Kovasin, Emma Williams and Erica Evans who have been putting on the glitz for some fabulous post-Christmas makes!  Don't forget that as a member you get weekly inspiration AS WELL as access to the entire backlog of 200+ tutorials, know-hows and projects - what's not to like?!  And on top of that, until 31 January 2019, you get £5 off with the voucher DREAMTEAM2019 when you sign up!  Go on, go see - you won't regret it!


~L~



7 December 2018

Published! ~ Mixed Up Creative

Dear Alice

It's Friday, and time for another dose of lush inspiration from Mixed Up Creative, that fabulous online resource which is a *must* for all mixed media fans.  Every week has new tutorials, plus you get access to ALL the other tutorials, know-hows, articles and vids - for just £5 a month!! What's not to like??!



And lookie-lookie - big ole me has got a wee project in there too!

~L~

NB! Membership of Mixed Up Creative is for a minimum of 3 months - which still works out at less than a latte a week!

3 December 2018

Published! - Craft Stamper January 2019

Dear Alice

In the Yule tide edition of Craft Stamper, I'm lucky enough to have two projects published - one about upcycling photo slide mounts from back in the day when people didn't have social media, and a rather funky rainbow coloured Christmas tree!


You can get your sub through www.craftstamper.com, or if you prefer to go digital, at www.pocketmags.com.  Go on, you know you want to!  OH YES, YOU DO!! (clutching sides in mirth and merriment)

~L~

28 November 2018

Upcycled Rubber Stamp Blocks

Dear Alice

It's always nice to upcycle thing, cos it makes you feel really righteous PLUS the money you save can go on other stash!!  I'm sure the purchasing of new stuff using my perosnal version of Craft Algorithms is somewhat skewed, but .....

Earlier in the year, I had an article in Craft Stamper Magazine about re-using some of the wooden stamp blocks left over from when I transferred most of those stamps onto EZ-Mount.  I thought they would make fun little Christmas tree decorations:



I used just the one stamp (PaperArtsy Ink & The Dog Mini 39) and added just a few simple embellishments and odd bits of ribbon, with twine for hanging.  And that's that!  Now I've just got to think of something to make with the remaining 574 blocks 😨

~L~