Thursday, 28 November 2013

Winners, journaling and news!

A massive thank you to everyone who entered my give-away. I was blown away by your wonderful response! So, without further ado, here are the winners as chosen by

The first box set of DVDs goes to: Melanie of Scrapmel's ramblings, who wrote: 
Oh I would love to win any of these!

The second box set of DVDs goes to HeyJude of Jude's blog, who wrote:
Oh it would be nice to win something . If not I'm going to buy them anyways! Thanks for a chance!

The Journaling words stamp by The Artistic Stamper goes to: Mallrat of The Altered Journey blog who wrote:
Any of these prizes would be awesome to win .. I love your blog .. thanks for the chance to win. Have a great day !

The Birds of a feather stamp by The Artistic Stamper goes to: Jane Cullen of Doe's Notes blog
Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :)

The Our House stamp by The Artistic stamper goes to: Darcy UK, who wrote:
Fabulous giveaway, I would love to watch your dvds and have a play with your style. congratulations on the release and I hope they fly,fly,fly for you. x

And the gyro-cut stencil cutting tools go to: Debbie of Love Paper Crafting blog, who said:
Wow Kate, Thank you for the chance to win.
I have your other sets of DVD's and have just had an Email from Ben telling me your New ones are in stock at AFTH.
Cannot wait to see your fab instructions and how to do your fab work!
And also to: Hettie of Hettiecrafts blog, who wrote: 
Well done on your new DVDs. Would love a chance at winning in your giveaways, specially before Christmas.

Well done to the winners! Please contact by e-mail (my e-mail address is in my sidebar) and let me have your postal details so that I can get your winnings in the post.

OK, now onto a few other things ..... Lookie! I am delighted to say that I have had several journal pages published in the latest Somerset Studio Gallery magazine by Stampington. It is always a huge honour to be published in a Stampington magazine, so to say I am a little excited is an understatement. My journal was requested a while ago by Somerset Apprentice (for an article which hasn't been published yet) but I think journals must get handed round to different editors once they are there, so that's how I ended up in Somerset Studio Gallery! There are 9 of my pages published, some of them are quite recent but some of them I did back in 2009!!

Recently I have done quite a lot of teaching, which means a lot of packing and unpacking of arty stuff. EVERY time I try to start packing I get distracted by paint!! Every time! So, while I was supposed to packing I added a bit of paint to a mini journal page in my teeny-tiny moleskine, and added a couple of images ... the face was from a Sunday Supplement magazine, but the feet are by Nancy Baumiller (who does the most amazing funky collage downloads for your art).

And of course, I'm still playing with my gelli plate. LOve a bit of gelli! This page was looking a bit of a mess, so I doodled on it with a white gel pen and now I like it. It may be finished or I may add something .... time will tell ....

And finally .... a lovely GCSE art student called Moll got in touch with me recently to say that she has been using me as inspiration for her GCSE art. ME! Very chuffed about that :-) She made this inspiration board as part of her project, sent me a pic and gave me permission to share:

Wow, GCSE art has changed a lot since the days when I did my O'level art. I did a lot of still-life drawing of rubber plants! Good luck with your GCSE art Moll!

Right, that's it from me. Byeeeee....


  1. Hi Kate.
    Gorgeous Journal work, love the page with you on.
    Thank you so much for picking me as a winner for one of your items, I have e mailed you.
    Thanks again, Debbiex

  2. Moll's inspiration board look's fantastic! Well done and good luck to her in her GCSE. I love your gelli plate page Kate! It looks very "happy". Congratulations to all the winners!

  3. I love your work SO MUCH, Kate! I would be *forever* grateful if you would make a video some time of your process, and how you get the beautiful colors to look so wonderful, with no mud at all. I especially love your red/pink and blue/teal pages that you have been doing lately. *pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease* ;)

  4. Wahooooo . . .congrats to all your winners (one of whom is a friend of mine!). Fab give away.

    Congrats on having 9 pages published in Somerset Studio too.

    Sarn xxx

  5. Congrats to all winners, luckey you! Nice work again Kate! Especially the Gelli plate

  6. Congrats to the winners & congrats to you. Love your pages & Moll's inspiration board is fantastic.

  7. congrats to the winners, you are so lucky....but we are all equally lucky to have Kate in our lives with her wonderful sharing. Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Since your DVDs iam obsessed with backgrounds. It is not blank pages that send my muse off to a shopping mall but my backgrounds. The latest littlt devil whispers in my ear" it's not quite the right color ....." And so another background. Pleas Help!!!

  9. Such gorgeous pages, Kate! I know what you mean about getting distracted and starting to play with paint. Congratulations on these new publications and the DVDs!

  10. Oh. My. Gosh!!! Thank you isnt enough... I squealed so loud hubby about had a heart attack!

  11. congrats to all the winners
    Kate wonderrful projects again

  12. Woot Woot! Thank you Kate!!
    Just sent you email

  13. Wow thankyou Kate. Well done to all the winners. Congrats Kate on all your publications, very well deserved.

  14. I am so inspired every time I see your art work! I've had a page or two published in Stampington's Art Journal mag, but never 9 pages!!!! Big congrats to you! Your work just jumps off the page and screams at me to get painting!!! Love it!

  15. Your work is always so beautiful!!! You make things look so easy. PJ Taylor


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