A little Watercolour pink flowers


Here’s a little water colour flower painting of mine.

I created this using Pink Ecoline water colour ink for the flowers and black for the flower centres.

The light coloured flower petals around the background were created using the water I had been cleaning my brush in 😁

The pink ink had made the water a pink wash and so I used a little water to create the background petals. 😄

The paper used is cold pressed Watercolour paper, in white.

I enjoyed doing this piece as I did the flowers free hand and enjoyed playing with the ink and water to create depth to the petals.

Thank you for reading and Happy Crafting!

My Instagram craft inspirations


I’ve always been quite ‘arty’ in that I make cards, sew, crochet etc. but over the last year I feel as though my crafts have developed further.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I want to take my crafting on to the next step now, get my name out there, maybe even a craft fair or getting commissioned to do a project.

This past year I have been using social media a lot more with Twitter  & my blog.

One platform I particularly like/appreciate is Instagram.

I realised yesterday that I have been using Instagram for 7 months now. In that time I have been so inspired by all of the wonderful work I have seen that I have:

1) Taken up Watercolour colour painting


2) Tried my hand at galaxy painting 

My favourite of my galaxy paintings

3) Started flower drawing

4) And my biggest accomplishment over the last 7 months is teaching myself Calligraphy 

Instagram has been such a source of inspiration over the last 7 months. I hope that some of my posts have inspired people to try crafts too.

I would also like to achieve this with my blog, so I hope I can share crafty techniques for people to use to create their own beautiful projects. My blog is now 3 months old and I so I hope to develop this further too.

 Over on my Instagram post from today I have also posted links to a few of the many artists who have inspired me so far.

Do you have social media accounts where you find inspiration? Or maybe a different medium?

I’d love to know if you’d be happy to share, feel free to leave a comment.

Thank you for reading and happy crafting!

A Christmas tree galaxy – Watercolour & Christmas.


I have recently been experimenting with water colour inks to make galaxy paintings. I have shared a few of my recent pieces in my posts; Two pieces I’m really proud of and A watercolour galaxy not so far away

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I just wanted to share these two, as I’m really proud of them

Hand painted galaxy balloon and hand painted flower and leaves  using:

• Royal talens Ecoline inks

• uniball_uk white roller ball pen (for galaxy stars)

• unipin fine liner 0.05 (for flower and leaves drawings)

• Calligraphy lettering using my pointed pen with Leondart ‘general’ nib

• Manuscriptpenco Black acrylic ink. 

• Paper is Winsor and Newton cold pressed watercolour paper. 

Sometimes the projects work 😀 

Thank you for reading and Happy crafting!

Don’t forget to celebrate the work you do!

Hello there.

As you may have seen in some of my previous posts I’ve been practicing my calligraphy recently. I really enjoy doing it (most days! – see last post before this one 😁) and am starting to feel like it’s sinking in.

I’ve also been teaching myself Watercolour painting with Watercolour inks and really enjoy doing paintings to, especially galaxies and trees.

I plan to use both of these new crafts in my card making as I develop them. 

So….getting to my point, sometimes we forget why we craft.

For me card making is a hobby I enjoy and can be creative with. I love seeing the finished project all coming together. I also enjoy sharing my work on social media, and I’ll be honest, it’s a lovely feeling when people like my work.

But we should celebrate our work ourselves too. Especially if there are pieces we are particularly proud of. 

Below is a picture of 3 pieces I’ve created recently that I’m really proud of and so I have framed them.

And to me, that’s celebrating them, rather than putting them in a folder and forgetting I’d done them 😁 (which I also do)

Don’t forget to celebrate your own work! 

If you have posted a piece on your blog or your Instagram that you are really proud of please send me the link in comments, I’d love to see. 

Thank you for reading and happy crafting!