Friday, August 15, 2014

New Dylusions product launch

Yayy its finally here, the day my new products launch…

Boo Blogger won't let me upload pictures at the moment…

I am away teaching at the mo but will be back at Ranger Headquarters on Monday so hopefully will have it sorted by then.

In the meantime here is the link for the stencils on Rangers website

and HERE are the new stamps.

I have tons of samples all ready to show you as soon as Blogger works again.!!

If you want to pre order in the UK, here's the LINK

This is where I am spending my days at the moment.

In beautiful Pennsylvania

With the lovely Ame and her customers

 And as usual I am getting all inky and messy.

I fly home on Wednesday and have sneaked in a class for my regular art journalers especially to show them and let them play with all my new stuff. I am having to combine my Friday and Sunday class all in one so spaces are limited, don't leave it too late to book. Can't wait to see you all, I've missed you mad bunch lol 

Enjoy xx

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Take one of my journals...

Tims Idea ology Letter Press, some multi medium and a handful of Posca paint markers. Mix them all together and what do you get?

This little beauty that's what…

Start by adding the letters in a random fashion to the journal cover using the Multi Medium to stick them down. I placed a heavy book on the top and left them to dry for about 30 minutes.

Now they good even like this, but you know me… I neeeeeeed to add colour.

So out came my paint markers and I began colouring in.

I used the orange and colour one letter on each line.

Then swapped to a green and continued.

Then blue..

Until I had covered all of the letters. I then doodled the letters and their bases.

How frikkin cool is that. My journal is now truly a work of art and I get questions wherever I go with it. Now before you start Letter Press are not the cheapest product and it took 4 packs, but omg it is a fabulous result and I love it.

If four packets sounds too much, how about decorating one of my smaller journals? I made this one yesterday for the lovely Ted, aka Mr Stampers Anonymous, whilst demoing at Stampaway in Cincinnati. This was made exactly the same way and took me an hour to complete. Plus it only takes just less than 2 packs of letters.

Have you spotted the words I put in there??

Ted loved it and I feel the need to make another for myself lol.

I'll blog all about the show and the fabulous people I met there, tomorrow.

Enjoy xx

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The hills are alive……..

with the sound of Dyan……he he he …

Oh yes indeedy wait till you hear what I am up to now..

A red head, an Irishman, a singing nun, and some of our favourite things…!!!!

I'm only hosting a land tour with workshops to Germany, Austria and Bavaria…

Yup you heard me correct me and the lovely Jim West will be your hosts/guides/partners in crime as we travel round these beautiful countries.

I'm thinking this will be the campiest tour you have ever been on. Can you imagine?? he he 

Me and Jim will just have to have some matching outfits as we channel the Von Trapp family. I absolutely adore the film, the Sound of Music and so there will be no stopping me with the singing and the excitement.

Round trip airfare , most meals, accommodations in a family owned lodge in Bavaria and first class hotel accommodations in Munich, private motor coach and driver, special art journaling workshop shopping opportunities in Salzburg, Austria and Munich, a boat ride on Lake Chiemsee, visiting special Sound of Music movie locations, and much more

One of my favourite bits will be visiting the fountain from the film and singing Do Re Me…he he so easily pleased.

Amidst all the laughter and the frolics I will be fitting in some art journaling techniques for you to learn, and you will have a fabulous goody bag of specially designed products to boot.

Can you really afford to miss out on all this frivolity??? No I thought not… I am not taking a massive group as I wanted to get to know you all so spaces are limited.

So when is this adventure happening you ask yourselves….May 23rd to the 31st 2015. They do payment plans so you have plenty of time to save your pennies. 
I'm not sure I can actually go that long without bursting with excitement but we'll see.

For the full itinerary and more details go HERE

Here's some of the highlights…

Oberammer…home of passion plays

Salzberg..the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang 
Amadeus Mozart


Neuschwanstein Castle...The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard 
Wagner. If I remember rightly it was also used as the inspiration for the Disney princess castle.

There is also the option to finish the trip with a visit to Dachau, a must for me personally.

I really can't wait for this to come around and hope you are excited to join me.

Enjoy xx

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Congratulations to the winners...

Here are the winners for the Dylusions couture Hat stamps. If you could send me your addresses and I will get them sent out to you. Enjoy using them xx

 Helen said...
I always love seeing your journal pages, finished or not... and the work from Jay and Sandy is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win goodies

Artsy Guy said…    As always, Great colors and textures!

 A Visual Journey of Grace said...Fantabulous sneak peeks, can't wait to see the new releases! xWow! I love your work! I can't wait to meet you when I take your class next

Lesley Macgillivray…Fantabulous sneak peeks, can't wait to see the new releases! x

At the moment I am in Arizona with my wonderful friend the one and only Dina Wakely…

Yesterday we set off up the hills to see the lovely Mr Tim Holtz

 Once we got our work out of the way we decided to have a bit of fun and teach each other some of our techniques.

I went first and introduced them to the delights of sprays and quirky collage. I kept it quite toned down lol.

Then it was Tims turn, as you can see he found it hilarious to give me brown, brown and brown to work with!!

I'm not so good with adding 3d embellishments but soon got the hang of it. They are laughing because in this photo my boobs are most certainly 3d!!!

Then came Dina who was determined to teach us both to draw, despite our reservations.

 I'm sure we'll improve, lol

As usual you can guess who was the messy one!!

She got it everywhere...

It was really fun for us all to get out of our comfort zones and do stuff we normally don't.

Enjoy xx

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rain in Dallas..??

This was the scene from the plane window at 6am this morning, a torrential storm…we had to sit on the runway for a while but we made it through.

I have just spent a fabulous weekend teaching some lovely ladies at Scrapbook n Such, Wichita Falls.

Almost my name in lights, lol.

First day ready to go..

Gayle behaved herself this year but still managed to make a mess

Its not a proper weekend without a cheeky Margarita, is it.??

Day 2 ready to go..

Loving the Dylusioned aprons of Marie and Christine 

I made some new friends…

and packed it all up ready for Guadeloupe's next week in Santa Fe.

I'm currently sat in Dallas airport waiting for a flight to Phoenix to see my favourite creative genius Dina Wakely. We will be spending a few days working our fingers to the bone, nonstop…oh ok we may spare a few minutes for a wee bit of frivolity and a visit to the Mothership. I'll keep you posted.

Enjoy xx

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