Stencils & Sprays & Embossing…Oh My!

You are seriously, literally, always AMAZING! I don’t know who needs to hear that right now, but someone does, and it’s true! This week I’ve been playing with some products from Catherine Pooler & Picket Fence Studios; all of which are available from The Little Paper Tree! If you use code natashapapertree you get 10%…

Creating a Patterned Paper Effect With Digital Stamps

This month we have all had the same image to work with, so you get a few different takes on how you can use the same image!! There are two ways to scale a digi stamp down without warping the image; either use the lower right corner which will shrink the image diagonally, meaning height…

Creating a Custom Coloured Copic Sentiment (Try Saying That 3x Fast!)

I’m here with another idea for this beautiful Geometric Sentiment from Lesia Zhgarda, available at The Little Paper Tree. I have recently had some new Copics, including these gorgeous turquoise shades.I measured out & coloured on some scrap Neenah 80lb starting with the lightest and working up to the darkest as I got further up…

‘You’re my Hero’ – Father’s Day – Polkadoodles Fri 19

Hello Crafty People! This week our challenge theme is ‘You’re my Hero’ and there is only one person in this world that I think of as my hero. (If you know me in ‘real life’ you’d be forgiven for thinking I am referring to one Miss Taylor Swift, but no, she is my Queen 👑😂🙈)…

Creating Handmade Card Gift Sets – AECP Level 1 Assessment

I’ve loved completing all of the AECP Level 1 classes and the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on my end of level assessment! The main brief for this is: Create a masculine leaning card gift set with 6 or more cards Create a feminine leaning card gift set with 6 or more cards…

Watercolour Practice & Succulents

Hello crafty people! Within this crazy, upside down world we are living in right now, I decided to carve out some calming time just my paints & I. It’s so easy to forget during all of this that we need to look after our mental health. It would be so easy to sink into a…

Ink Organisation & Blending – AECP Post 3

Hello Crafty People! Today is my 3rd AECP post and I want to tackle ink blending! I have a crafty confession to share; I had never tried ink blending with a dye based ink before I took this class. I started blending with Distress Oxides, because they are well known for being easy to blend…

Simple Watercolour Flowers

Hello Lovelies, Today I have a super quick watercolour floral card to share with you. This is actually a panel which I painted a while back and is another of the rescued pieces from my ‘not finished’ folder. I used my Daler Rowney travel palette and a Zen round 4 brush to create the super…

The difference a coloured card base makes…

Hello lovelies, If you’ve seen much of my Instagram you’ll know that I absolutely adore the Friendship Blooms set by Hero Arts x Gina K, for several reasons; firstly it is gorgeous, secondly it is so large that it fills a card so easily that creating with it has become effortless. Today I wanted to…