October shows

October is gonna be busy, busy, busy !!!!  as we have a number of Papercraft shows, the first is the popular Happy Stampers NW Festival in Port Sunlight, Wirral on Saturday 6th October (ticket must be pre-booked) where you’re sure to find a bargain on our stand with lots of reduced priced stamps, dies etc.  Plus all our normal range of products from Copic markers, stamps (including popular Altenew, Continue reading..

NEW COPIC Class

      The NEW Intensive Copic Colouring Class has replaced my previously offered Copic Certification Class.  As the name suggests it is an intensive one day class which covers everything you need to know to get started with Copic including - Three common mistakes and how to identify, test and use your materials Four blending techniques How to create texture and Continue reading..

New Foxglove stamps – back in stock

Our friend Kay Carley has recently launched her beautiful Foxglove stamps ( http://www.stampsandmemories.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=400_413&products_id=5295), and they promptly sold out!!!  I'm delighted to say that they are now back in stock!  If you were lucky enough to buy the stamp set I thought you might like some inspiration? Did you spot the cute bumble bee?!! Continue reading..

Feathering Technique

There are lots of different mediums that you can use with Copics and lots of different colouring techniques. Today I want to tell you about the Feathering Technique, which works great for flowers, clothing etc.  It is a method where you can blend two different colour families together, but works best for light colours where the colour value is 2 or less ie G02, YG41, RV000, V20 etc... To feather Continue reading..

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to Joy my sister in law!!  The dogwood card has been coloured with Yellow-Green colour family, using the feathering technique (more on the technique shortly) Colours used:- Y11, YG11, YG21, YG23, B000, YG93, YG95, G40, G43 and G46. Stamp the dogwood stamp using Rich Cocoa Memento inkpad. Start feathering (details to follow in future post) with YG21 from the centre of Continue reading..