Mosaic Madness

Designer – Annette Smyth Hello Everyone, this month’s theme of Ancient Rome has got me really excited. Why I hear you ask?…….Well, my Dad was born in the village of North Leigh in Oxfordshire.  It is here that the remains of one of the largest Roman villas can be found.  At its height, around the […]

Star dreaming inspiration

Hello everyone. I wonder, is there such a thing as star dreaming? I hope you are having lots of adventures in this lovely weather we are currently experiencing. One of the things I love at this time of year is being able to sit out in the warm evenings under clear skies and let my […]

Clown Fish

Hello everyone and welcome to my latest article.   I love anything connected with the ocean.  So much so that I think I could have been a mermaid in another lifetime. In fact my dream home is next to the sea with an airy, light cliff top studio looking over the waves and beach – […]

Where do you find inspiration?

Do you find that sometimes your head can be so full of ideas that you have trouble choosing which one to start first. Then there are those times when you just cannot get going no matter what and it is easy to sit in that void. Just think how much more fun it would be […]

Art Dolls

Loving the Art Dolls There are times in your life when you get so excited about starting a new art project that everything else just gets put on the back boiler. That’s exactly what happened when I got my hands on one of the new Powertex small art doll Template. These three new projects are launched […]

Japanese Cranes

Hello there and firstly may I wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and Santa brought you everything you need. So here we go with a whole new year of creative adventures and to kick it off , I got to use these beautiful bird templates. They have […]

Top Ten Tips for Christmas Crafting

Hello Everyone I don’t know about you but I just love this time of year.  I have Christmas movies and music playing in the background from the beginning of November!! So in the spirit of the season,  I wanted to share some ideas with you on how to get a wintery festive feel into your […]

Penguin mini makes for you and the little ones

Hi Everyone Well we at that time of year again where time just flies by and everything you wanted to get done somehow doesn’t.  So I thought I’d show you a nice easy make that you can do on your own, with friends and with the little ones. We are going to make penguins and […]

Warwick Poppies and Powertex

Hello there As many of you are aware, in November this year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the the First World War (The Great War). Our county church, St Mary’s Warwick, has a history of involvement with the military and is home to the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Chapel and so they […]

How to build an alternative statue with an armature

  Hello everyone, Annette here…… I hoped you’ve all had a stunning Summer and are ready for an awesome Autumn. My challenge this month was to create a statue representing the star sign Virgo……mmm that certainly made the old brain cells fizz.  SO……Virgo is represented by the virgin carrying wheat and she is an Earth […]