Thursday 27 February 2020

edding Textile Pens

I have used edding Textile pens and Funtastics on 2 different cotton bags to add a lot of colour!

You will need - Mermaid bag Product Code: 499653
Pirate bag Product Code: 499651
 edding 10 Textile Pens (1mm) art. 4-4600-10
edding 5 Textile Fun Funtastics art. 4-17-5

 The bags were pre printed with the outlines so I coloured and added some shading :)

Tonic Studios Nuvo Markers

Having a little play today with Nuvo markers. I drew the roses, coloured them with Nuvo markers and used the Bee Hive Layering Floral Frame die set, Coral card (Craft Perfect) and Strawberry Coulis Jewel Drops on a Craft Perfect 7x7 card - all from Tonic Studios

Thursday 20 February 2020

Demo - Jervis St, Dublin, Sat 29th Feb

A couple of hens which will be coming to the Art and Hobby Shop,Jervis St, Dublin with me on Feb 29th  I'll be demoing the PĆ©bĆ©o products used on these šŸ”


If you'd like to keep up with Nicco, you can see lots of photos on his new Instagram page -
I take lots of photos as you know(!)..some because he's just so cute and some because I love drawing from them, so I thought it would be a good idea to have them all in one place so others who love dogs too could have a look now and then. At the moment I'm just getting up to date over there with photos from when he came to live with us.

Bloom and Wonder Aperture Pocket Card - Trimcraft

 Another pocket card I made with the beautiful new Bloom and Wonder papers from Trimcraft. I used 2 Dovecraft 5x7 oval window cards together for the base. I'm loving these florals 

With Love - Bloom and Wonder (Trimcraft)

This is another card I made with the new Trimcraft Bloom and Wonder papers. I've added some elements which I cut from the pads along with some Dovecraft stickers and ribbon. The colours and patterns of these paper pads combine traditional florals seamlessly with modern patterns.

Monday 17 February 2020

Some Demo Dates

I have some demo dates coming up if any of you are free :)

Art & Hobby Shop, Jervis Street, Dublin, Sat Feb 29th 11-4
Art & Hobby Shop,Swords Sat March 21st 11-4
Art & Hobby Shop,Liffey Valley, Sat April 18th 11-4
Really looking forward to seeing some of you if you are able to come along on any of these dates.

Tuesday 4 February 2020

Bloom and Wonder - Aperture and Insert card tutorial (Trimcraft)

I've used a Dovecraft 5x7 window card and added an pocket with a pull out insert with the new Trimcraft First Edition "Bloom & Wonder" paper pads from Trimcraft. These papers have modern florals and some coordinating toppers. I have added a couple of Dovecraft Butterfly Stickers and ribbon with some Simply Creative pearls to finish off.

You will need:
Trimcraft First Edition "Bloom and Wonder" 8x8 paper pad
white card
Dovecraft 5x7 window card DCCE011
Dovecraft Rainbow Ribbon DCBS202
Dovecraft Butterfly Sticker Book DCSTB001
Simply Creative 6mm silver pearls

 To make the card and insert

 1. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 12cm x 17cm and glue to the front of the card.

2. Open the card and use a craft knife to follow the line of the aperture and remove the circle of patterned paper.

 3. The front will now look like this.

 4. Cut a piece of white card measuring 12cm x 17cm and a piece of patterned paper measuring 11.5cm x 16.5cm. Glue the paper onto the card.

 5. Add hi tack tape down both sides and the bottom on the back.

 6. Punch/ die cut a semi circle from the centre at the top and then adhere the pocket to the inside of the card.

7. Cut a piece of white card measuring 9.5cm x 14cm and glue a piece of patterned paper measuring 9cm x 13.5cm on top. Punch a hole and add ribbon at the top. Add a fine black line around the paper.

8. On the reverse side of the insert, draw a fine black line around the edges and add a butterfly sticker at the bottom right.

 9. Cut out the LOVE topper from the paper pad and glue to the inside pocket, in the centre of the aperture. Add 2 butterflies from the sticker book at the top and cut a moth from the paper pad. Gently shape the wings with a bone folder and glue the centre of the moth to the card. Add a little foam tape under each wing to help keep their shape.

 10. Wrap a 15cm length of ribbon around a 12.5cm x2cm piece of patterned paper and glue to the bottom of the card. Tie a small length of ribbon in a knot to the strip of ribbon.
Add silver pearls to the foliage.

 10. Add detail with a fine liner pen around the aperture and the patterned paper.