Monday, 27 June 2011

Another Beach Scene using my own Stamp Designs

Beach Scene using my Own Stamp Designs
Iv'e been busy designing more Landscape Scenic stamps - his one I particularly like as it's simple but gives the impression of depth (aerial perspective).
Iv'e designed lots of new images which are ready to be made into Stamps and Digi-images too.
Keep a look out for new cards etc on this blog. The sky and foreground for this card were created using dye inks and a soft brush. The shells,  driftwood  and background landscapes were coloured with Pro-markers and Zig Alcohol pens.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Beach Scene using my own Designs.

I've made a few more cards using my Build a Landscape Stamps and Digi-Stamps - This card is a scene using only 4 Stamps. 
Beach Scene using 4 Stamps

I coloured the background with inks using blue for the sky and sand colour for the dunes. I kept the background landscape stamps in a soft blue colour to create an aerial perspective look and stamped the grasses in the forground in deep brown. This brings the grasses to the foreground making you look into the picture.   I also went round the card with ink to create a darker edge, again leading your eye into the picture.

Tree Landscape on Watercolour paper. 

For this next scene I have used Watercolour Paper 140lb Not Pressed. I painted the background with blue paint and used a soft tissue to take off some of the colour whilst the paint was still wet.   This created the cloud effect that you can see here. For the tree stamp I used a brown ink pad. I also used the grass stamp in the foreground to create depth after painting the foreground using the paint on a dry brush.  The whole scene was then mounted onto brown cardstock to finish.

Designs by Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith another DoCrafts Designer and good friend of mine made  this lovely card using my "Build a Landscape" stamps (the Coast Path  Scene and Brick Wall) and a Daffodil Flower Frame
Digi - Stamp.

Nikki, a very talented lady used her design skills to come up with this lovely card. It's good to see how other Designers use my Stamps as we all have different ideas and unusual ways of putting the stamp images together to create something new.  Thanks Nikki. 

Friday, 3 June 2011

One of my new Digi-Stamp Frames made into a Card

Landscape Scene with Digi-Stamp
This card was made using my own designs of new Digi-Stamp Frames. I also used my own Build a Landscape set of stamps to create the scene inside.

The card itself was coloured with inks, spritzed onto a Glass mat and watered down. I then added mica ink and placed the cardstock on top to soak in the colours.
The image itself is coloured with Zig Markers and Pro Markers. Hope you like it.

For more Digi-Stamp images go to my website at
More to come in the very near future so watch this space.

Thursday, 2 June 2011


At last, my  first batch of Digi-Stamps are now on my website and ready to purchase. The first Designs to go onto the site are Digi-Stamps of Corner Frames with Flowers and Ivy Leaves which can be used on Cards or Scrapbook pages.                                                                         
You can use the images in a variety of ways for example: - increase the size of the images on your computer so that they will match your main theme, colour them in with paints, markers or inks, add foils to the images - the list goes on and on.... .

Get creative and see what you can come up with. I would love to see your Designs so put them on your Blogs or send them to me via my website (email addy on the last page) 

I love framing pictures with flowers so watch this space for some Cards that I have made using the images themselves. There will be more to come in future so watch this space for even more new Designs - I now need to get busy making Cards for my next few Demo's for DoCrafts but also can't wait to start Designing even more Digi -Stamps.   I'm planning a Christmas theme perhaps?  Sorry to mention Christmas in June but us Card-Makers prepare early.

I hope you like the images....

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


Hi again

COMING SOON on my website at - New Digi-Stamps - a new range of Frames and Corner Borders will soon be available on my website BUT - just  for you Iv'e decided to give a FREE Digi-Stamp each month for my Blog readers. 

The first of these images is a Corner Ivy Image which you can colour in  or just leave black and white to add to your Cards and Scrapbook pages.
Print the image off onto the cardstock that you intend to use. Next month will be another image for you to use on your crafting projects.    

(Right-click onto the image on the right with your mouse and press "copy" then go to your chosen programme e.g. a Word Document and Click on "paste")                                

I hope you enjoy using the image and watch this space for more to come in future months.  Go to for more  ideas on crafting and new images for you to use.


Demo at Homefayre in Crewkerne

My Demo for DoCrafts this week is at Homefayre in Crewkerne on Saturday 4th June. I'll be playing with the Artiste Acrylic Paints again to create all different kinds of backgrounds for your Toppers or Decoupage and also using inks, pens and foils etc.,

I hope to see you there for new ideas, designs and more............ using the DoCrafts range of products.

The shop have crafty bargains galore so come along and don't miss out. Hope to see you there.