2019 A Year of Opportunities

Hi all. It feels like I haven’t blogged for ages and its not for a lack of desire but I’ve been working on my painting and I started 2019 with a few orders for my handmade cards and another project for a German charity group, so busy busy! I’ve decided that 2019 will be a…

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Watercolour Christmas Wreath

Hi all! I’m back today for the first of three posts to inspire you to start making your Christmas cards if you haven’t started, or share more ideas if you’re running out of ways to make them! My first card is for our “Make Your Mark” challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, so get…

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Beautiful Magnolias

I stamped these beautiful Magnolias from The Ton almost 2 months ago, to watercolour them, but never found the right time and state of mind to do them till now. Then I was preparing a card for our “Anything Goes” challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, and I don’t know why, but knowing the…

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Shanah Tovah Umetukah

Hi all! It’s a “Holiday” theme at Addicted to Stamps and More and we would like to see any holiday theme card or images of your holidays in the link up.  As Rosh Hashanah is just in afew days, I though I’d make a Jewish New Year card to wish my Jewish friends and all…

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Learning to paint…everything!

I have had the wonderful chance of attending art classes in Madrid during our family visit here and I am learning so much. After 6 months of learning from books and YouTube videos, I felt so privileged to be able to paint under the guidance of professionals. I had 2 teachers who taught me in…

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Addicted to Stamps & More – Stamp Collage

Hi all, I’m back today with a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More and the theme is “Make Your Mark”. We look forward to seeing your creations using markers, watercolours, colour pencils… anything you use to make YOUR mark in the gallery. As we are just past the middle of Kathy’s “The Daily…

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Being a perfectionist

When I started this painting a month ago, I was obsessed about learning how to get movement in my leaves by using shading and tones. I also thought it was time I stopped copying from my guidebook or other people’s drawings and learn to paint from a “live” subject (well my plant is a a…

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Creative with Stamps & More – Mother’s Day card & origins

Hi all.  Its the 1st of the month so another challenge begins at Creative with Stamps and the theme this month is Mother as Mother’s Day in most parts of the world is on May 13th, except the UK where it was on the 11th of March. We have a generous sponsor MHK Designs who…

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The Sisterhood of Crafters – Leaves

I’m back again today with another card challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters and I’m really excited, as this will be the first time that I am hosting a challenge! I chose the theme of “Leaves” as Spring is finally here, and all those little shoots are appearing on trees and bushes. So I look…

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Altenew Rose flurries dies

I purchased these gorgeous 3D dies not so long ago and once I received them, I took them out and diecut them straight away! But once I saw how many pieces there were, they just sat on my side desk for quite a few weeks…until I finally had the time today to put them all…

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