Flowered Journal

Recently I discovered that my sweet friend Erin has a hidden talent for writing. Her powerful and tender words were perfect at just the time we needed them, so I decided to embellish a journal where she can keep those beautiful words flowing.

I started with a bright and cheerful journal with a window cutout in…  |  read more »

Mixed Media

Hi everyone !
Today I’m sharing with you a mixed media cover for an Art Journal.
For my background I played with inks, gesso and fabrics. I used Mini Alpha – small BOX and stars from Deck the Halls.
To built the flower :
I stamped on an a piece of cardstock a flower from Abundant Blossoms and cut out.
Stamped, cut…  |  read more »

New Year, New Journal

I love a new journal and for Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a new Moleskin which I was just itching to use. Following on from the card I made for New Year, I adopted the same 3d stamping technique to my page as I had on the card.
After spraying and dribbling inks…  |  read more »

Simply playing

Sometimes there are projects which simply evolve as you go along and this is one of those projects.
My starting point was the house shaped card and background created with my Gelato’s by Faber Castell.  I wanted to add some collage to the pages and thought I’d use a couple of book pages which were already…  |  read more »

Junk Journal

I’ve been thinking for quite some time now about making a journal totally from junk.  Junk mail, envelopes, packaging, just about anything goes and as most of us know there’s alot of very pretty packaging out there.  I have a chest of drawers in my craft room full of it.  In fact I’ve become so…  |  read more »

New from CHA: Lovely Houses & Pixel Perfect

Welcome to our second day of Winter CHA new stamp designs. During the show we’ll be sharing our new stamp sets here on the blog and highlighting projects made by our design team. Be sure to leave a comment on each post – we’ll be choosing one winner for each stamp set we debut. Tell…  |  read more »

Christmas Book Cover

My 5th day of Christmas project is a simple book cover using 5 different stamps that I pick from Pennants and Lines of Life stamp sets.

The images were stamped on firm patterned paper using distress ink and positioned in a manner to resemble a Christmas tree. I then added some pearls, chipboard flower, and wooden…  |  read more »

Team project by Jaine and Birgit

Birgit and I share a couple of  interests  in common when it comes to crafting. We both like art journaling and like to use  old book pages in our work.  For our team project we decided therefore  to work with these two ideas as our inspiration. Our styles are quite different so I’m hoping you’ll find lots…  |  read more »


School’s out today in Toronto! Summer can finally start and tomorrow is Canada Day. On Monday is 4th of July. A big weekend for all of us.
We’d like to celebrate with a big Summer Showcase showing you our favourite summery projects. Although we tend to craft a bit less during the summer months, you might…  |  read more »

Just because….

Whenever I have some free time the first thing I reach for is my art journal.  I love  art journaling  as it’s the best place to play and try out new techniques or materials with no restrictions, rules or deadlines. I can truly feel free to create.
Here I’d like to show you a few of…  |  read more »