Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eat, Drink and Be Scary…..Edited


While I have been touring the States, Jay, the Resident Bit of Glamour, at Reaveley Towers has been whipping up a Halloween treat for you all. All made with Dylusions inks and stamps.Hasn't she done a fantabulous job?

Does your Halloween party look as inviting as this one??




First of all, some fabulous tags




Loving the bat costume and shoes!!




Garlands galore !!





Boney Maloney looks fabulous just hanging around!!




Treats only in this household…



Oooooh fancy a chocolate cake…??


Blown away by these cake toppers!!



Its not often I could say I was happy to find a centipede in my food !!



I bet these didn't last long! Fabulously modelled by THE Most Beautiful Grand daughter in the World!!!


Hope there's some left for me when I get home…



Enjoy your Halloween xx

EDIT… Almost forgot my favourite !!!


Enjoy xx

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Teaching in Connecticut.

I spent last weekend teaching in the beautiful town of Westbrook, Connecticut, at the Beautiful Impressions store.

As it wasn't too far from Ranger Headquarters I was met half way and escorted by the owners stepdaughter Kim and her gorgeous babies Kylie May and Maci (hope that is spelt correctly!). There's nothing like a good old Frozen singalong to get you in the mood is there?

There followed 2 full days of inky goodness with some fabulous students.










I squeezed a couple of extra peeps into the class, and these two lovelies volunteered to sit at my desk. Sounds good in theory, but not in practise. Thank you Lori and Sue for putting up with me pinching all the equipment !!


Mary, the store owner, had tried to keep her birthday quiet, to no avail and a resounding chorus of Happy Birthday soon rang out.


6am Monday morning it was back to Ranger, accompanied once again by the two adorable babies. I spent the day trying to finish all loose ends and fit all my belongings and Christmas presses into my luggage …think quart into a pint pot and you get the idea. Luckily I got a first class upgrade and sneaked an extra suitcase in…Gotta love frequent flyer status.!!!

Whilst out and about I came across THE best ever Halloween garden decoration.

How frikkin cool is this?



Then it was an early start (again!!) to the airport. I keep wondering where the rock and roll life is going to appear, lol.


I was met at the airport by my Ethel, the gorgeous Tanya, and we immediately spent hours putting the world to rights.


On the way to the store look what popped up !!

Made me homesick for my gorgeous grumpy feline !


And how about this for a chair!!!
It matches my skull dress !



I have spent today holed up in my hotel room, catching up on emails, etc. Unfortunately whilst I am busy on tour my non existent PA fails to answer things for me . How ruuude!!!

Last week also saw the launch of mine and the fabulous Dina Wakleys online course Back2back.

Not joined?

What are you waiting for??

Click HERE for details

Tomorrow will be spent looking for Halloween costumes, report back later

Enjoy xx

Monday, October 20, 2014

Whoop whoop…finally…!!!

Someday is here! 

Time for Back2Back with Dyan Reaveley and Dina Wakley

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Back2Back: Collage

an online class
and Dina Wakley
 $75.00 
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What is Back 2 Back?

One topic.
Two artists.
Two perspectives.
Many techniques.
Lots of inspiration.
Artistic conversation about the process of art making. 
Join Dyan and Dina for a collage adventure!
We start class by showing you some of our most beloved background techniques. We each make two similar backgrounds, so that we can trade with each other. Watch us squirm as we take on the challenge to create on each other's work. The result is lots of laughs and lots of artistic inspiration!

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What you get:

  • Two background techniques, one Dyan style, one Dina style.
  • Two collage methods, one Dyan style, one Dina style.
  • A lively conversation about collage and art-making.
  • FOUR art journal pages created in front of your eyes in over three hours of narrated video. The content is equivalent to a 3-hour class with Dyan and a 3-hour class with Dina.
  • PDF supply list.
  • PDFs of Dyan's and Dina's finished pages.
  • Digital downloads of the backgrounds Dyan and Dina created so that you can work on them, too.
  • Permanent access to class materials.
  • Facebook group in which you can share your work and chat with other students. (Look for Back2Back on Facebook.)

Who We Are

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Dyan Reaveley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. Her eclectic style comes through in her vibrant color combinations of inks and paints, using text as an insightful design element. She is known for her creativity with layering color, images and thought-provoking collages.
As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dyan designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes books, inks, stamps, stencils, journals, and more. Look for the Dylusions Line by Ranger at a store near you. 
Dyan owns a teaching and design studio, Art from the Heart, in Harrogate, in the north of England. Dyan's mission is to introduce everyone to the fabulous therapy that is art journaling and creating mixed-media art.
You can visit Dyan at

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Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it.
Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art.
As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you. 
You can visit Dina at http://www.dinawakley.com

 

Ready to join us?

How to buy Back2Back:

Create an account, if you don't already have one.
Click on "Back2Back: Collage."
Put the class in your cart.
Check out with PayPal.

How to access your class:

Log into your account. Click on "My Classes," which will appear near the top left. You will see your class.

How to access the Facebook group:

Search for Back2Back on Facebook or go to

What are you waiting for? Go, Go, Goooooooooooo!!

Enjoy xx

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Playing in the playground...

…Scrappers Playground, Long Island to be exact.

Fabulous day teaching with lovely peeps, topped off with THEE bestest ever margarita…

















Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century


"You are an extraordinary woman.


How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"


Louisa May Alcott