Wednesday, 20 September 2023

New Stamps Coming Soon!


Yay! It's almost time for the new Autumn release at Carabelle Studio :-)

Is it too early to mention the 'C' word?? Nooooo, this timing is perfect. The nights are drawing in and at the time of writing this post it is just 95 days till Christmas. So, now you know.

I am NOT one of those people who starts making their Christmas crafts in July, absolutely not, although I know some of you do! But it is feeling distinctly autumnal around here, it's getting colder, the nights are drawing in, and I even lit my stove one night! So, that means you can start thinking about Christmas now.

With that in mind I designed a few Christmassy things including lots of trees, a snowman and some particularly goofy reindeer. Personally the silly reindeer is my favourite.

But to balance things out a bit, I also designed some hearts ... so maybe you can get ready for Valentine's Day too ;-)

Lots of fab new designs coming from the other designers too so watch this space or keep your eyes peeled on social media.

Lots more samples coming from me soon!

Find out more information and see lots of samples and inspiration *here*, or visit Carabelle Studio *here* (look for the translate button!)

Friday, 15 September 2023

Art journaling with Carabelle Studio

'Tweeters' by me! for Carabelle Studio 

I love a bit of art journaling, but I really REALLY love it in my junk journal.  

I often have a few bits lying around leftover from other projects and in this case this is exactly what happened. I had this crazy cross little bird from Tweeters already coloured, a bit of old ledger paper which I had added some inky marks to, and a scrap of Grafix Matte Duralar with alcohol ink on. (Haven't tried alcohol ink on Matter DuraLAr? Oh, you must! Its fab!)

There was a lot of dense colour on the Duralar so I left a lot of the ledger paper untouched - I like the contrast. I added a few scribbles with some Distress Crayon to tie it all together, and a couple of toadstools (washi tape stickers) and then a few of my usual splats and scribbles. A bit of stitching and Ta-Da!

Oh, and the quote is my own. Makes me LOL! And it's true ;-)

P.S. New Carabelle coming tomorrow! Woop! Watch this space!

Monday, 11 September 2023

New Classes!


30th September

Guess what??! After a long, long break I'm going to be back teaching at Art from the Heart woop woop! It has been a while, and there have been some major changes at AFTH including a fantastic refurbishment and new teaching studio. Looking forward to seeing some of my ol' friends again 🙂
30th September - Epressive art journaling
14th October - Everything Carabelle
18th November - Everyday Sketching
Come and join me 🙂 **HERE**

P.S. Oh, and if you haven't seen the shop in it's new location, jam packed with goodies yet ... oh myyyyyyy!

14th October

18th November

Thursday, 7 September 2023

Grafix Journal on YouTube!

Well, it's no secret that I do love a bit of Grafix Arts products :-) Here's a little back-to-school journal I made using Clear and Matte Duralar, with a pocket on the front page for a little name badge magnet :-)

And here is a little step by step video I made for Grafix so you can play along! Come and join me :-)




Friday, 1 September 2023

Wanderlust 2024!

Click **HERE** for all the info!

Woohoo! The team of Teachers for Wanderlust 2024 has been announced, and oh yes! I am one of them :-)  I have been involved in Wanderlust from the early days, as a guest teacher and one year as a host teacher, and I have watched it grow and grow! So much creative goodness in one year.

Wanderlust 2024 is 49 mixed-media lessons, all downloadable and yours to keep forever. Plus handouts, a creative community, and a whole bunch of bonuses which are available as soon as you sign up. All this for only $99 US (making each lesson only $2!). 

It starts on the 5th of January, but it’s worth signing up now as we have this special price only for the first 2000 Adventurers. Head to the website to find out all about it **HERE**

And how about this for a line up?!

And just to give you a little taste of what it is all about, here are a few of my previous pages created for Wanderlust :-)

Come and join us! Hope to see you in the Wanderlust classroom next year!