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GESSO: Primed Creatives blogging challenge

Back at the end of May this year I saw an announcement for a new creative community targeted at arty, creative types who blog. And I must have had my brave trousers on that day because I filled in the form and applied to join. I know that doesn't sound like a particularly brave thing… Continue reading GESSO: Primed Creatives blogging challenge

mixed media


Another art journal page. This one was inspired by the June challenge over at That's Crafty; this month's theme is "a summer's day" and so I got out the bright tropical colours and butterflies. The base layer for this page was made from torn pieces of patterned paper. That was followed by some stencilling: lines… Continue reading Bright

art cards

Pink, fabric and floss

Another challenge from That's Crafty; this time the requirement is to add stitching ā€” either real or faux ā€” to a project. I decided almost immediately that I wanted my stitching to be real and I even contemplated getting my sewing machine out. Machine stitching is on my list of things to play with, but… Continue reading Pink, fabric and floss


White tiger

Every month the IG Crafty Crew sets one easy and one hard just-for-fun challenge over on Instagram. I normally forget to join in, but I had no excuse for February as I was already doing the 30-day colouring challenge and this month's easy challenge was to use the Copic colour of the month ā€” ultraviolet.… Continue reading White tiger


Love you sew much bunny

The obvious thing would have been to make a Valentine card with this bunny and its big heart, but it didn't really feel like the sort of image I'd use for a card for my other half (see this year's Deadpool Valentine). So I decided to leave it without a sentiment because my card stash… Continue reading Love you sew much bunny