Monday, July 28, 2014

Rain in Dallas..??

This was the scene from the plane window at 6am this morning, a torrential storm…we had to sit on the runway for a while but we made it through.

I have just spent a fabulous weekend teaching some lovely ladies at Scrapbook n Such, Wichita Falls.

Almost my name in lights, lol.

First day ready to go..

Gayle behaved herself this year but still managed to make a mess

Its not a proper weekend without a cheeky Margarita, is it.??

Day 2 ready to go..

Loving the Dylusioned aprons of Marie and Christine 

I made some new friends…

and packed it all up ready for Guadeloupe's next week in Santa Fe.

I'm currently sat in Dallas airport waiting for a flight to Phoenix to see my favourite creative genius Dina Wakely. We will be spending a few days working our fingers to the bone, nonstop…oh ok we may spare a few minutes for a wee bit of frivolity and a visit to the Mothership. I'll keep you posted.

Enjoy xx

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The only way to fly...

is with your journal…

15 hours into my journey and this is what I have been up to.

3 more hrs to go and I'll be there…

You can catch me this weekend at Scrapbook n Such, Wichita Falls

Enjoy xx

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Too many heads...

not enough hats…

Well that can't be said around here. I was just prepping a few pages in one of my small Dylusions journals ready for my epic 23hr journey on Thursday. I take ready prepared backgrounds and add ready cut out images. Sometimes for collage and sometimes from left over samples. I found a few of my ladies heads from the sets With the Right Hat and So many Hats , part of my Couture line, that were simply stamped onto ready inked backgrounds, and added them, ready to be doodled whilst in the air.

So I thought I would show you some examples of the gorgeous stamps in action.

These below were made by the Resident Bit of Glamour, Our Jay.

and these were made by the gorgeous Sandy Poppins

These tags I made for a book class

an unfinished journal page

a finished journal page

and a haven't quite decided yet page.

Two more from Jay just waiting to be used

and a couple of sneaks of some Christmas samples I am working on

I have two of each set as give aways. If you fancy winning one leave me a blog comment below.

Enjoy xx

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recharging the batteries.

Sometimes you've just got to take yourself away and recharge the batteries. I get the most inspiration on a beach, a hot beach lol. So myself and the resident bit of glamour snuck in a last minute break to Tunisia.
I spent my days listening to audio books and art journaling...

I came home fully inspired  to be greeted by some of my new products…

I would tell you what they are but I won't lol…

But heres some sneaks of works in progress….

Enjoy xx

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fabulous weekend at Art from the Heart Headquarters...

What a great time we had…

I'm sat in bed with a beer whilst posting this and recovering from a packed mixed media weekend. I was too busy to take photos of the classes, but managed to remember to round up everyone for a final finish.

Still managed to miss 4 people out though, not quite sure how lol

People come to the weekends from far and wide, we had visitors from, Southampton, Birmingham, Scotland, London and also Norway. Yes 3 people came all the way from Norway.
Heres the lovely Wibeke and Nina.

And this is the lovely Siv who was on her second visit to us here in the UK

Siv spent last night doing her homework with the aid of the local waters.!!

And most of the day looking like this, lol

And the fabulous double act Yvonne and Jennifer provided us with much needed light relief, especially when we discovered that Yvonne was a Magnum virgin !!! Not any more, we soon sorted that out with ice creams all round!!

We all made a mahoosive 2 inch thick book, full of mixed media techniques, interspersed with patterned paper.

I don't half make them work.!!

We used
Dylusions inks
Dina Wakely paints and mediums
Amsterdam paints
Dylusions spray ink pad
Adirondack Dabbers
Tim Holtz Distress paint
Distress stains
Inktense blocks
Pan Pastels
Portfolio oil pastels
Wendy Vecchi studio 490 embossing pastes
and others I have no doubt forgotten about.!!

The book has 138 pages in total.!! Can't wait to see them as they are being filled with tons of arty goodness.

I started the weekend with no voice after having laryngitis for the last week, but amazingly it held up. I'm not holding out much hope for tomorrow and if anyone needs me I will be in my blanket fort colouring in!

Ooooh btw look out tomorrow for the update of the nun and the Irishman ……

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott