Wednesday, 6 December 2017

PAPERARTSY TOPIC 18: Torn, Ripped, Burnt

I have a blog post over on the PaperArtsy Blog tonight. I've been using one of my favourite stamp sets by ScrapCosy (aka Raquel Burrillo) pulled together with some of Alison Bombers wonderful quotes stamps.

Why not pop over and take a look.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

SHINE TODAY - A Blog Post for Stencil Girl

Hi everyone. I'm over at the Stencil Girl Blog today with a journal spread using two of my MOST favourite Stencil Girl Stencils (L147 and L317), some gorgeous PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints and those fabulous Tracy Scott Feathers. Check it out here at the Stencil Girl Blog.

A BIG thank you to Stencil Girl for having me over to play. I absolutely loved it.


Sunday, 25 June 2017


 Check out these amazing new releases from the lovely ElenaZinski Art for PaperArtsy here on the PaperArtsy Blog

{Zinski Art: Set 13}

{Zinski Art: Set 14}

{Zinski Art: Set 15}

Zinski Minis (we call them Zinis)
{ 8 credit card sized stamps: ZN09, ZN10, ZN11, ZN12, ZN13, ZN14, ZN15, ZN16 }

Elena is sharing her artwork this evening and very kindly allowed me to make something for her post. I had in my mind a journal page that looked a bit like a photograph. Say Cheese!

I do hope you'll nip along to the PaperArtsy blog and leave Elena a comment.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017


Oh happy day! It's time for some new releases at PaperArtsy. Kay Carley is kicking things off with some gorgeous new additions to her collection. I am so excited I got to play with them. They are an absolute delight.

Here's a sneak peek of what I made. You will have to head over to The PaperArtsy Blog to see the rest.

Don't forget to check out Kay's own projects using the new stamps here. Wanda Hentges put an amazing spin on the stamps too. You can see her brilliant ideas here. Honestly, they will knock your socks off! 


Friday, 19 May 2017


Well hello there. It's been a while hasn't it. I am thrilled to bits to have a project for the current topic at PaperArtsy, which is Assemblage.  Assemblage just happens to be one of my most favourite things so head over to the PaperArtsy blog and check out what I made.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

We'd love it if you felt inspired to enter something for our Assemblage challenge. There is even a prize on offer for one lucky person.


Friday, 7 April 2017

PaperArtsy Topic#5 BLUE AND OCHRE

Evening all. Well it's been a while hasn't it. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun! It's been so busy at PAHQ, but with new releases under our belts and Ally Pally this weekend, we are looking forward to being able to share some of the exciting things we've been working on at last.  Honestly, we have SO MUCH GREAT STUFF!

Tonight, I'm pleased to have a project to share on the PaperArtsy Blog for our current topic, which is Blue and Ochre.

Spring is HERE! Time, then, for something bright and cheerful... Here is my ODE TO OCHRE... I hope you'll enjoy it.

There have been so many fabulous projects on the blog for this topic already. I really have found them all so inspiring. I hope you'll drop by and check them out. Find them here on the PaperArtsy Blog.

We are packed and ready for the show at Ally Pally this weekend. SO MUCH GREAT STUFF to share. My wish list is a mile long and I'm really looking forward to seeing everybody there.  Have a great weekend whatever you are doing. If you're going to Ally Pally I hope you'll swing by and say hello.


Friday, 24 February 2017

NEW from PaperArtsy {Zinski Art - Part 2} February 2017

Evening all. It's been a while hasn't it. Behind the scenes we've been racing to get ready for all sorts of exciting events coming up in the PaperArtsy calendar.

New releases are always one of the most exciting things for me, and what a week it's been hasn't it.

You'll be pleased to know it's not quite over just yet....

Drum roll please...........

It's time for another release from the amazing Elena Guzinska (ElenaZinski Art) for PaperArtsy and we've had an absolute ball making samples to introduce you to Elena's amazing fun filled world of FABULOUS.

Here, without further ado, is the video from Leandra to explain a bit about it

It's been an honour and a privilege to be part of Elena's team for this release. She is at least twice as much fun as her designs and we've had the deliciously wicked Wendy Mallas along for the ride too. Believe me when I say we have laughed and LAUGHED behind the scenes. Poor Leandra has had quite a job to keep us all under control (snigger!)

I found it very difficult to stop when it came to making my samples for this release. The designs really to lend themselves to so many different styles and genres AND they team beautifully with all the lovely Zinski Monsters from last year's release. They are just fun, fun, FUN, and I love that about them.  To paraphrase a well known children's story by AA Milne "You can't be un-cheered by these wonderful stamps". They are just a joy.

Here are my samples. I hope you like them. On the whole I've wanted to pull the characters off the page and I used a lot of paper puffing and PaperArtsy Gloss Glaze to achieve that effect along with some Grunge Paste, Fresco Paint and good old fashioned Love....

Naughty but Nice

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Fussy Cutting Fiesta

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I do love a bit of fiddly fussy cutting and I do LOVE a bit of repeat stamping. This gorgeous flower is such a good strong design that it stands up beautifully to the bold repeat stamped background using a sentiment from the January release (ZA08). Added to that, there is a wealth of opportunity for layering it up to add dimension.  I love it!

Bright and Beautiful using ZA09 by Lauren Hatwell

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You will have seen on the video that I also broke out my long suffering sewing machine to make some little Zinski softees and a cushion. There WILL be more, when I have a bit more time....

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and here's one of PaperArtsy's fab mini apertures, which I've Zinskified

Well, thats all from me everybody.  Thanks so much for dropping by. 

If you haven't done so already, please do drop by the PaperArtsy Blog for a peek at some gorgeous samples from Elena and Wendy, together with links to their websites and information about where you can buy your PaperArtsy essentials.

See you again soon.