Friday, 18 August 2017

Inside of book box

Had fun finishing off the inside of box today. It would maybe make a nice box to keep hold off happy memories and notes. Or a diary, or even your favourite book.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

In my beautiful garden

Hi got this wooden box that looks like a book from my local charity shop and I soon got to work using dylusions paints, distress oxides that I used for the background.. I also did some stenciling and some stamping with some mini flowers from Indigo blu . I then used cut outs from a napkin that my friend Chris gave me for my beautiful birds, thank you. Some of My die cut outs for the flowers and feather,that I think I had used brusho when I was doing backgrounds one day. I think I will be brave and enter this into Try it on Tuesday. Love the weather today think I will go for a nice walk, get the teenagers out and get some more inspiration. Have a fab day whatever you do x 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Make a wish upon a star

I was lucky enough to see the shooting stars last night and my daughter and I watched them lying down looking up and making wishes. Its motivated me again in my craft room, I've been a bit flat lately and unsure about things, but maybe my wish came true.

So using the only scrap piece of card I could find I got to work using Distress oxides for the star sky. Indigo Blu stamps for the stars and trees. Finger painting the water using dylusions paints and then I added Indigo blu unicorn sparkle for -well just because it felt magical and I love glitter! This cute little mouse is my daughters stamp who is only 11 but I love it too! Stampendous house mouse designs.
Hope you get to make a wish too x 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Daphne's Diary

I recently got introduced to this beautiful magazine called Daphne's Diary by my friend Sharon. I absolutely love it! Its beautiful, pretty and has all sorts featured in it by very talented people. Plus poems, art work and craft ideas. There is gorgeous paper in the magazine to use as well. I've been making cards with the paper. I feel very happy.

The canvas with the couple on the beach I bought this weekend from a very talented lady at an art festival local to where I live. It was lots of fun and nice to be involved with the community.

Friday, 4 August 2017


Hi, back from a beautiful holiday in Southport with my family, here is my holiday page in my Dyan's Dyary. These are my own flowers I've drawn and I feel the flowers and colours represent the lovely weather we had. I'm going to add in some inserts as I ran out of space! We made lots of memories and I feel very lucky to have such an amazing supportive family.
I did look all over for a craft shop but as I don't drive it's difficult on foot. I did find one, that was sadly empty. I don't know if they've relocated or just closed down, but it made my heart sink a little as lots of small shops seem to be closing down, as they struggle to keep up with the online competition and larger stores. I love my local craft shop and would feel lost without it.
If you are off on your holidays or get a day or 2 off work, I hope its relaxing and you get to be a bit creative and have fun!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Art journals big or small

I have only recently discovered the joy of art journaling and I've almost completed one art journal book, that you can put together yourself with not too many pages, which is great for a beginner not to overwhelming. I can't wait to get another and I'm already thinking of some ideas! Here are just a few photos of my playtime, I'm hooked!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Looking To The Future.

Just thought I would share one of my favourite items at the moment. Its a dyary /art journal. Its by a lady called Dyan Reaveley who  has a huge range of paints,inks, stamps and stencils. I really like her stuff. You can start the dyary any time of the year, decorate it how you want and do some art journaling on the opposite page. This week has been very emotional as my youngest child finished primary school. We've been very fortunate that our children went to a great primary school, where they had lots of lovely teachers and great friends. The parents have also become good friends. You go through a lot together from mum and baby groups to the end of primary school, often relying on each other to help with childcare.  We will really miss everyone but we will see them around. Onwards and upwards for new adventures and fun times ahead, as the children go into their new surroundings, want to grow up too quickly and turn our hair grey with worry! For the record though, I will miss all those little magic moments where even a walk to the shop can be an adventure! Or to blow a dandelion on the way up to playgroup and they'd be absolutely fascinated. Wishing you lots of luck and joy to all those facing new challenges x