Sunday 26 November 2023

Good bye Carabelle :-(

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Morning all. Well, I know some of you have already seen the sad news that Carabelle Studio is closing its doors for good at the end of December. I have known for a little while but today it has been made official.

I have had such a fun 5 years or so sharing my creations with you all, and it has been a real joy to work alongside such a talented team of designers, and design team who bring our creations to life in such a fabulous way.
Thanks to Alexis
Andrea Toups and the team at Carabelle, and also to Ana Bondu who has done such a huge amount behind the scenes to keep us all on track (not an easy job!) And my personal thanks to Katy Norgate for helping me and sharing her creative makes with us all 
And of course thanks to YOU for sharing your delightful makes, after all a stamp is just a stamp, a lifeless bit of rubber, until you breathe creative life into it. And you have all done a totally fabulous job of that 🙂 Please do feel free to keep sharing your makes.
So, what is next for me? I know some of you will be asking. I am actually going to take a break from designing for a bit, and just enjoy some creative time. Of course I will carry on creating but for now it will be ART FOR ART'S SAKE (sorry if you are now singing 10cc!) And classes and workshops will continue as usual so I will see some of you at classes 🙂
So, the end of an era and a few changes ahead.

Here's the official info from Carabelle:
Dear friends,
It is with great emotion that we announce the end of the Carabelle Studio adventure.
For nearly 12 years, we've been committed to offering you original, high-quality products, made by us in our workshop in the South of France.
Over the years, we've built a brand with a strong identity, and we've always been keen to offer you the best, with the desire to surprise you, satisfy you and share our common passion.
11 years have gone by and you've responded to our project. You have placed your trust in us and remained loyal.
We are extremely grateful for this, and we thank you sincerely.
We've grown for you, with you and thanks to you !
Carabelle Studio distributed in 47 countries.
Over the years, Carabelle Studio has established itself on the international scene, achieving (pre-Covid) brand distribution in 47 countries.
For several years now (post Covid), the global economy has been weakening, and our business sector (Creative Leisure, DIY, Mixed Media...) has been directly impacted.
Rising prices for raw materials and energy, strategic investments necessary for brand development, and the scourge of Chinese counterfeiting (which is having a major impact on all players in the sector), have forced us to take the decision to cease our activity by the end of the year.
Our exchanges, your smiles, your testimonials, your encouragement and the many anecdotes shared during our meetings at trade shows and in the field will remain forever engraved in our memories, and we hope they will do the same for you.
So it's with a smile (and a touch of nostalgia) that we bid you farewell.

And finally, here is a little trip done memory lane:

Thursday 23 November 2023


OOOh how about this for a nice little pre-Christmas sale?!

The 35% off sale runs from today, 23rd Nov - 29th Nov, off all courses at Everything Art (home of the fabulous Wanderlust amongst many other courses of course).
Just remember to enter code NOV35 at checkout.
Don't miss out, click here for all the details.



Tuesday 21 November 2023

Busy December coming up!


Lots and lots gf good things happening in the run up to the festive season, and here's a goodie! - Kasia's FREE mini course - Care December. This is always very inspirational and totally accessible and FREE! :-) A wonderful way to journal in the lead up to the festive season.

I'm not a part of this course but I have done it in the past and it's wonderful, so just wanted to share :-)

Sunday 1 October 2023

Gratitude Junk Journal 2023


Woohoo! I'm so excited to share I’m going to be teaching on Gratitude Junk Journal 2023 hosted by Tiare Smith! And registration is now open. Come join us for 30 days of creativity and JOY.
You can find out more here
Gratitude Junk Journal 2023 is bigger and better than ever. This year, myself, along with 12 awesome artist instructors are bringing you an AMAZING experience filled with JOY, creativity and gratitude, for 30 days, to jumpstart your gratitude practice! We'll open our hearts to gratitude and fill our lives with LOVE and JOY!
Gratitude Junk Journal 2023 is going to be amazing! Not only are we going to alter our own books but we are going to fill them with amazing mixed media art, JOY and gratitude! And right now you get 20% off with code HAPPY23
Grow positive feelings. relish good experiences. unlock JOY. Join us for an AMAZING, creative experience. Gratitude Junk Journal 2023 is sure to fill your heart and art with JOY! Enter code HAPPY23 to SAVE.
See you there! :-)

Monday 25 September 2023

Class give-away!

EDIT: Give-away now finished. Thanks for all the entries everyone, and hope to see you in the classroom!

Heyyyyy everyone. GUESS WHAT??! Just a heads up ... another fabulous on-line class coming right up!

I am super excited to share that I am teaching on Gratitude Junk Journal 2023 hosted by Tiare Smith This year it’s bigger and better than ever! Myself along with 12 other AMAZING artist instructors are bringing you a bit of joy, creativity and gratitude, for 30 days, to jumpstart your gratitude practice and your JOY! We'll open our hearts to gratitude and fill our lives with LOVE, JOY and CREATIVITY! And guess what? I am giving away a FREE spot in Gratitude Junk Journal 2023! Woohoo! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post right here, (or on facebook here, or instagram here)and I will select a winner at random. 

Plus you can get two additional chances to win right **here**

See you there! :-)