Friday, 29 May 2015

posca blue

UNI Posca pens 
light blue light green ivory and metallic blue 
These versatile pens are water based so will look good when applied as a wash
Accuracy of a pen with a painted feel … love using them

Friday, 1 May 2015

life stuff

Toddlers stamp set from Hobby art Stamps

Well 25 years ago this weekend I was huffing and puffing bringing Libby into the world
As we sat working together in the studio yesterday I had a moment .. yep a mummy moment..
Where does time go?
Life is hard just now.. for a bunch of reasons  … but it starts & ends with Family doesn't it.

How ever this card is more a Sophie card …..  she did pink..something that Libs has never done .

The card is stamped with sepia ink and coloured in with water colour pens and a touch of POSCA for that vibrancy only they can offer

It needs metallic wire as ribbon ……. but it's hiding somewhere ;)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Fireplace Card

Sometimes it's great to have designs that are a little different & this fire place card is just that.
With warm Christmas colours and a cosy inside and snug feel it's something that I've 
really enjoyed putting together, 
It's a Digital Decoupage image that is for sale on my website.

I relise once it comes to the attention of big companies it will probs get nicked
But it's mine and totally original
take a peep link below

It is a shaped card and will require a stand for back , nothing to the season card maker ;)
It's a start and you can embellish and add what you like as you build up the layers.

hope you like 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

leaf scroll

Digital stamp of leafy scroll device , it's very useful and one I use for so many backgrounds.
With Autumn stretching on in the UK every where we turn theres leaves so plenty of reference around for colours.

NEC didn't seem as busy this year but when you are working it all becomes a blur anyway. I got to catch up with some lovely fellow designers and was really pleased to see Dorothy Wood very talented lady whom I have known for over 18 years. Snatched a quick shop of things I needed right at the end so ……. thats the wages then ;)

If  leaves are your thing & you want more I have designed a set of Leaf rubber stamps for Hobby Art which work very well alongside the Park scenic set. …. as seen on create and craft.

If you need bow ties for a function I have a few handmade samples in the run up to the festive period follow link …  @notjustbowties

happy crafting what ever medium your into =)

you can find me on the following

TWITTER          @notjustmum

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

UNI Posca penned book ends

These bookends have been decorated with pens UNI Posca pens, because they are water based they can be used as a wash . This painted look is so easy to achieve . The Uni Posca pen will draw onto any surface and this makes decorating items around the house just so much fun.

Friday, 18 July 2014

izty bitzy

I don't know if this is a useful motif to have for your card making or crafting , I used it together with 
a few other items on a splash party invite . So as we are enjoying a warm summer in uk I thought I'd share just incase.  happy crafting  digi peeps  =)

Sunday, 20 April 2014


Just back from last leg of a world cruise yet another group of wonderful craft ladies
wanted to bring them all home.
Gardening washing ironing in that order now back to work as new designs 
and orders to process.

Happy Easter world……… =)

Thursday, 6 March 2014

oh joy

This little fella is from my oh joy it's chocolate range. I'm looking forward to craft cruising again =)

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

love love

It doesn't have to be red pink and hearts time ………… your call =) this is my ILOVE stamp from

Friday, 6 September 2013

Uni ... corn

The unicorn - legendary mythical creatures.
Digital doodles 
so many ideas not enough time...

I have a new collection of stock images if any trade peeps are interested.
The new website is nearly completed
but items are still available as downloads or hard copies for purchase as always..

Tuesday, 30 July 2013


As in CraftBeautiful -September Issue . A gorgeous little Single Cupcake stand decorated with UNI Posca Pens. Amazing paint pens! project by yours truly................

Thursday, 14 March 2013

easter time

Easter has to be my most favourite Occasion to design for, I love the colours and imagery and here goes with the first of a few new designs I have ready to add to the blog. 

Had the most beautiful spring day today with sun and blue sky really was lovely but still freezing!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

come on spring hurry up!

Fed up with cold weather grey skies , rain, snow and craving the spring . Bought beautiful bunch of daffs this week and they have really inspire me to do a few watercolours.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New year !  crafters bloggers followers creatives trade publishers classmates x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Saturday, 8 December 2012

tree time

Time to get the tree and decorations down from loft for the annual airing.
The new white twig tree makes it's first appearance sporting iridescent white balls and white lights, 
very excited can't wait to put that up but don't think the girls would forgive me for not putting up the ol' fav- faithful. So both it will be then......