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Maria Lawton
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“You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive.to too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.” ~Frederick Terral
“You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive.to too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.” ~Frederick Terral

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# SDC273 - For The Boys It's Raining Men I have based this weeks challenge piece around the theme of that well known 80's classic  'It's Raining Men' The 'men' are stamped onto shrink plastic, which I coloured with blue pencil, then cut into raindrop shapes...

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#SDC271 BLING IT ON
How cool is the new Stampotique challenge 'Bling it On', I have so much blingy media, it was difficult to know what to chose. I decided that I would use 'Safina' by Karen Hayselden for this fab challenge, but I wanted to give her a body, so combined it with...

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#SDC270 TEXT BACKGROUND WEEK 2
I made this card for my friends' son for his 17th birthday. The background was made using my gelli plate ages ago, when I had a mass background making session! I used a mixture of copper and green acrylic paint, with stencilled through sequin waste and prin...

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#SDC270 TEXT BACKGROUND
I have been wanting to use my 'Take Your Time' stamps by Daniel Torrente for ages and this challenge was perfect for their first outing. My text background was created from some old maps, which I used to make a card background and a matching envelope. I sta...

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#SDC270 TEXT BACKGROUND
I have been wanting to use my 'Take Your Time' stamps by Daniel Torrente for ages and this challenge was perfect for their first outing. My text background was created from some old maps, which I used to make a card background and a matching envelope. I sta...

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Quick Card
A quick card to use for posting my ATCs. I LOVE my 'Wally' Stamp by Karen Hayselden and he looks so cute popping out of the torn hole stamp by Stampendous....hope my swap partners like him too.

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#SDC269 - Tag It 'Cogs' Maria Lawton
'COGS' #SDC269 -TAG IT. I decided to go industrial this week with the fabulous cog stamp by Arwen McCullen and Bunny Boy by Kate Crane. I started off stamping Bunny Boy onto my tag, then masked it off to stamp the cogs in the background. I then used masking...

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My Daughter's 8th Birthday Card. Using the gorgeous unicorn stamp by Magda Polakow, I created this 'girly' card for my daughter's 8th Birthday. The background was created using acrylic paint on shaving foam, to produce a marbled effect. I then stamped and e...

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#SDC268 Add Lace or Ribbon Week 2.
This week, I have decorated a little note book, using Magda Polakow Pajama Party.   The notebook cover is made from Kraft card, so I used white gesso first, with matt chalk paint on top. I used my dream stamp, with distress ink, then I stamped 'Pajama Party...

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#SDC268 'Add ribbon or lace'
I was so excited about this challenge and thought it was a great opportunity to revisit a past love of machine embroidery. This piece is mounted on a large wooden tag, perfect for hanging. I have used Karen Hayselden's Flossie Fairy, with Daniel Torrent's L...
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