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Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Spring Flowers
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With the snow here this morning and the dull grey skies, I thought we could all do with some spring flowers for today’s colour inspiration swatch! I just wish I could send you the gorgeous scent of the hyacinths over … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Peg Loom Weaving
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Happy New Year! I hope you had a peaceful festive season, and are all rested and ready to go into 2018! For some years now I’ve been doing stick weaving, which is a very simple and portable form of weaving, … Read More

Get Creative: Star shaped desk calendar project – with mini envelope printables and 2018 calendar printable!
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This is an old project of mine, but still useful every year! Follow the instructions in the video to make your own star shaped desk calendar for 2018. Here are the links to the files in the video. They are … Read More

New lino print for Beamish Christmas Evenings
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I’m back at Beamish Museum for their ever popular Christmas Evenings, showing visitors how to print up a festive lino print, which they can take home with them and have as a small souvenir of the evening. I like to … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Fungi
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Just a quick colour inspiration swatch today, of a tree stump in the wood behind our house, nestled in the leaves and covered in fungi. Taken on a walk today. Download the swatch and use in your Adobe software over … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Winter is Coming
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From the lovely autumn sunshine of the colour inspiration swatch the other week, to this snowy scene this week! Winter truely is coming! I have put my bright and bold Yuletide cards up in my Etsy shop if you are … Read More

Get Creative: Lino printed Christmas cards
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If you fancy making your own Christmas cards this year, then why not try making these simple lino printed cards? They are really easy and quick to make, a great weekend craft. Print them up on plain white card, or … Read More

Projects to join in with: Mail Art Call – What do you love about where you live?
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I received a mail art call from my good friend Miss MM today, telling me about a mail art exhibition that is being organised by a good friend of hers, and will be exhibited at one of her local museums. … Read More

Indie Friday – tomorrow!
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The Just A Card campaign aims to get the word out that by buying “just a card” people really help small independent businesses. From my own experience, I have spent many days standing at my craft stall, hearing lots of … Read More