Thursday, 12 May 2022

Two for one!

Martians (stamp)
Little Strips (stencil)

I love a bit of alcohol, don't you? I'm talking INK of course ;-) 

Alcohol ink on the PVC American Tags by Carabelle is a dream combo. I used my *new* Little Strips stencil:

Along with my favourite go-to pink/orange combo, and then added the tag to a card.

But of course, when you are left with alcohol ink on your stencil it would be a BIG SHAME to waste it, so I added a contrast layer of Cloudy Blue alcohol ink on my Gel Press, placed the stencil face down to transfer the ink, and then did a pick up print with acrylic paint. Two for one! I like the more grungy look you get when you do this:

A Woolly Jumper and a few added threads later .... ta-da!

(Also, notice how the jumper stripes make a good little journaling space!)

Woolly Jumpers
Little Strips

And here they are side by side - two for one!


Saturday, 7 May 2022

National Scrapbooking day!


Well, as promised here is a little video tutorial as Carabelle Studio are celebrating National Scrapbook Day.

I began by gel printing with Copic Markers (such an easy and cool technique!) to produce some papers:

An then I prepped lots of mini pages using collage and stamping to go inside a little mini journal :-)


It's all happening over on the Les Cara (friends) facebook page ... all the designers and DT are sharing videos and projects, as well as special offers and prizes. See you there!

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

National Scrapbooking Day!

Just a heads up .... National Scrapbooking day coming soon .... save the date and keep an eye on the Les Cara Friends page on facebook. (And I'll be sharing my offering for the occasion here too of course!)


Wednesday, 13 April 2022

New Class Alert!

A mixed Media Art Journaling class
using the Mixed Media journal by Grafix

A mixed media art journaling class, celebrating the wonderful Dura-Lar mixed media journal by Grafix. The Grafix journal contains various unique pages - Clear, Matte, and Wet Media Dura-Lar, White Opaque and Black Opaque Dura-Bright. All fabulous for mixed media techniques!

*  6 Videos
*  7 pages
*  Clear step-by-step instruction


I have been promising this class for ages and I finally got round to it so woohoo! And to those who have been waiting, thank you for your patience :-)

This is a pre-recorded class, held on Vimeo (free to join!), where you can view the videos and/or download them to your own device.

Here's a very short little preview ...

**DISCLAIMER: This class has been filmed independently and I have not received payment or royalties from Grafix**

For more info, please read full description *here*

And if you are wondering what the feedback is like for my classes, please have a look at the reviews on Etsy here :-)))) Ooh, it's enough to make a girl blush ;-)


Wednesday, 6 April 2022


Ooh look! This is a first for me ... mini stamps! These are great as they work alongside your existing stamps. 

You can put someone or something in the frame ... you can even put them on TV! 

(The frames are being sold as individual mini stamps and the internal aperture measures approx 3 x 4 cm)

Here's a few ideas for using the minis ...

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As ever, thanks so much for your enthusiasm and support.