Monday, 31 March 2014


I bought a Traditional Narrow Boat painting book on Amazon before Christmas for the kingly price of 1p + P&P. An absolute bargain - Paint Roses & Castles by Anne Young.
My students have shown an interest in this style of strokework. I've been practicing on card and now I need to hunt through my stash for something more substantial to paint on! Somewhere I'm pretty sure I have some metal buckets .... just a case of finding out which corner of my stash they are lurking under .... if not maybe some plastic plant pots that are cheap to buy in the local supermarket .... mmmmm watch this space. But before then I'll show you my first creation.

Friday, 14 March 2014


Hi Everyone

 Project No 1 as a Member of the Cuddly Buddly Design Team

 Learn how to paint a faux marble background and a neat little feather on a tissue box cover.

Head over to the Cuddly Buddly Blog


where you will find the complete instructions to create this project.

Suitable for all levels of painters - includes paint along with me video

Plus lots of other crafty projects to tempt your craftiness :-)

  Lots of colour options. Which one will you paint?

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Season

Painted on water colour card - a design suitable for beginners.

Designed by Chris Thornton from her book "Count Your Blessings" Vol 2

Finding designs suitable for men are harder to find.
Ladies and children are well provided for.
This one painted for a neighbours 90th Birthday. I love the geese - they fly over every morning and evening, my Mum used to love watching them, such good memories.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Rembrandt Tulips

New Home Card

For my big sister and hubby, I hope you like the card.
Painted on a sheet of canvas and glued to a 20cm card blank.

This design has been sitting in my "I want to paint" pile for a year.
Rembrandt Tulips by Maureen McNaughton Gourzong
Where to find this delightful design?
Issue 1 2013 - The Decorative Painter.

Ah now to find a suitable blank within my stash to paint it again