Monday, 5 March 2018

Chichester- you were brill!

Thank you so much to the lovely ladies who joined myself and Mandy at the weekend in Chichester. The venue was a smashing find by Mandy. Really airy and light, perfect.
Mandy set our little shop up, whilst I got covered in Powertex, ink, know the score!

We worked on our journal page, using a variety of products to give it a real mixed media look. We incorporated Stamperia rice paper, the super cool Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, paints, ink spritzers, stencils, Pentart fibre paste....and the kitchen sink!!

I love projects like this, as everyone produced something completely different.

We also covered our Happy Cow book with Powertex, and created a cool book cover. I’m happy to say folk joined in and felt the Powertex under their nails!! (It washes off....environmentally friendly, water soluable and non toxic...boom, got it ladies!).

I always let folk choose their own colour palette, so each piece is unique and interesting. I’m really chuft with the results.

We will be repeating this workshop, next stop is going to be 22nd April in Hastings. All materials are provided, along with brews and biscuits...we hope you can join us xx

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Block printing 

I loved seeing Jamie for the Colouricious shows recently. I adore Block Printing. It’s easy, addictive and the blocks are so beautiful. The blocks are the things that enticed me. The craftsmanship that goes into making these is fantastic.....and I’m going seeing how it’s done! Soooo excited. And tickets to join me on this adventure are almost sold out. I can’t wait to see everyone. We are going to have such a fantastic time.  I’m going to share some photos from the show, but if you would like more info on the actual holiday, the please follow this link:

Thursday, 22 February 2018

The workshops return!

The workshops have begun In earnest. We began the year near our lovely home town of Brighton, in Rottingdean. We have found a great hall there, which has plenty of space, and a great kitchen for biscuits and brews.
I’ve got to say a massive thank you to the ladies who joined us. It was such a great group. We played with Powertex, which everyone really got into. We also worked on a art journal page using distress oxides. As usual I didn’t manage to get through everything I had planned, but we managed to squeeze in a good number of techniques.
I wanted to share some photos of the work the ladies produced.
The next workshop is going to be on the 4th March in Chichester, if you would like to join us, please ring or email Mandy, who will sort everything out for you: 07517047611, or

My plan of action!

Stunning art journal page by Sandra

Our lovely Alex joined us!

Laura adding some finishing touches.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA 😁

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Monday, 5 February 2018

A little Carabelle and life

Morning crafters. Thought I’d do a quick post....that was days ago, I’m finally managing to actually write the thing, and get it scheduled for tomorrow. That’s the plan. I may fall asleep before I finish typing however, so if you get lots of snuadjffjdfjioewdjfosifadj know what’s happened!

I have been spending a lot of time up north recently, I’ve forgotten what my little house looks like in Brighton. My mum isn’t very well, so I have been trying to help my step dad, and also spend time with mum. Im sure people have noticed that quite a few of my let loose shows have changed, or not quite been up to scratch. It has been quite tricky trying to juggle everything, but we have changed the days I will be working, so hopefully this will make the Wednesday show easier. Fingers crossed.

Whilst I was up north this time we did grab a weekend in Hebden Bridge. It was lovely. We found a cute little cottage which allowed dogs, and they loved it! Below, Dylan meets one of the farm goats.

From the wilds of Hebden Bridge back to the lovely Carabelle. Almost all then backgrounds are made with Brushos...gotta love the magic of brushos

This ones actually using a print made from rice paper!

Love this stamp, the wiggle and swish...who knew I needed it, but I do!

This is an embossing powder technique, used to get that speck
Ed effect, which then acts as a great resist

I love using rice paper, it allows me to layer and create some really cool effects, especially when combined with stamping