Sometimes card can be created by pure chance. Circumstance can deflect you from your original goal and move you onto a new design. Some people call this ‘fiddling’, on this occasion, I call it luck.
When sitting at my desk thinking of ideas for blog posts I often catch a glimpse of my college portfolio sitting quietly in the corner and it hit me recently, why don’t I share this with you?!
This first collection is some of my first ‘official’ attempts at sketching and drawing, in particular those that would be grouped under “still life”.
I don’t often get the luxury of ‘play-time’ but when I do I like to try new things. Pan Pastels are fairly new to my craft room so when I had some spare time recently I thought I’d pop them out and have a go and, in the spirit of sharing ideas, I thought that I would create this post in order to share my findings.
First of all I’d better explain what Pan Pastels are…Read More »
Having made several attempts at wire wrapping in recent times I have to confess that it took me a while to get the hang of it. The events that I write about in this post were in fact my third attempt at this technique. You might say, ‘Well, you’ve just answered your own question there […]
In April of this year my dad sadly passed away and left a hole in the lives of the family and friends that he left behind.
I am therefore dedicating this post to those fathers that are no longer with us and those loved ones that continue to deal with their loss.
Some time ago I created three canvas panels with the look of battered leather or distressed wood (I’m not sure what I set out to do to be honest, but they turned out quite well).
In either case they were not supposed to end up sitting on the floor in a corner gathering dust so I decided to pick them up, dust them off, apply some finishing touches and get them on the wall where they belong!Read More »
During a recent appearance on Create and Craft TV I demonstrated a wax paper resist technique that appeared to inspire a lot of people.
I promised that I would write a quick blog post on the process and give some ideas for variation of this technique – so here it is!
In this post I will give you a quick overview of tools and materials I used, the basic technique and then share with you the variations that I tried.Read More »
Just before the Spellbinders Die D-Lites range was launched on Create and Craft TV I was asked if I would make up a few finished projects to serve as ideas of how to use them. I leapt at the chance!
Although the projects often appear on shows that feature these dies I thought that I would create this gallery to have them as a permanent reference to look at (and comment on if you wish).Read More »