Wednesday, 29 October 2014


It's so much more dreary at night now so here is another sneaky peek at the sketch books in progress.
and the 6th with a bit of colour
Well I've probably bored you all to bits these last few posts so I will show you them all in my next post. BTW, I'm not even at home so no going round to mine in the hopes of seeing them. My little house sitter won't let you in!!!

Saturday, 25 October 2014


Here are a few more close up views
sourcing the embellishments is such fun
one more for good luck

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


If you are following this reveal you may possibly be wondering whether one of the 6 books is going to head your way. I thought I would tempt you a little more with a few photos.
This is the front and back of one of the books
here are all 6. That's all for today......

Sunday, 19 October 2014


There's a first time for everything and I've decided this is it. I'm going to show you what I'm up to in my craft room and it involves Christmas presents for some of my crafty pals. You may guess if I am making one of these for you but although you will see how I progress with each one, you won't get the 'feel' of it until it arrives at yours through the post. By the way, I am only making 6!!!!!!! Here is a similar one in the raw so to speak.
Note books, but not any old note book, these are sketch books so you can draw, paint, write, in fact, do anything on the pages as they are watercolour paper pages. Next step was to do this
I then picked the lightest quality papers I had which all turned out to be Tim Holtz designs and stuck them to the covers
once that was done I went over each one with a good lashing of Glue & Seal before adding a bit of texture through stencils. I used Art Basics Soft Matte Gel, transparent. It's an amazing and extremely versatile product that I can see me going through at a pace of knots.
They are drying off nicely after help from my heat gun so I've put six bags of embellishments together as well as deciding on which colours of Silks to paint each one whilst waiting for them to dry completely
That's it for now. Call back another day if you want to see more.