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About bubblemunch

I live in the historic city of York. I enjoy most things arty and crafty and am greatly inspired by nature.
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Day 28 Tagtastic

I can’t believe that it will be the 1st of March tomorrow. For my final TAD, I used the pre-installed tag shapes on the Brother ScanNCut and gellied some. I used the 6×6 Gelli Plate with a mixture of embossed

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Day 28 Tagtastic

I can’t believe that it will be the 1st of March tomorrow. For my final TAD, I used the pre-installed tag shapes on the Brother ScanNCut and gellied some. I used the 6×6 Gelli Plate with a mixture of embossed

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Day 26

I’m typing this at five minutes to midnight … So just in time. My creativity this evening has involved painting my face, putting on my glad rags and going to see a tribute band named “Rumours of Fleetwood Mac” (no

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Day 26

I’m typing this at five minutes to midnight … So just in time. My creativity this evening has involved painting my face, putting on my glad rags and going to see a tribute band named “Rumours of Fleetwood Mac” (no

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More Fonts Day 25

I made these this evening using iFontMaker. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to upload them as true fonts to my computer so these are just screen shots from my phone.

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More Fonts Day 25

I made these this evening using iFontMaker. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to upload them as true fonts to my computer so these are just screen shots from my phone.

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The Other Side

I have some beautiful cotton rag paper from the Tate Gallery shop. I broke it out and got my Derwent Inktense pencils & bars out. I’ve smudged already. I’ll turn over and start again.

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The Other Side

I have some beautiful cotton rag paper from the Tate Gallery shop. I broke it out and got my Derwent Inktense pencils & bars out. I’ve smudged already. I’ll turn over and start again.

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Nowt much Day 22

Strange day. Body Balance class didn’t give me my much needed jolt. An unexciting walk to the pharmacy allowed me to breathe in some Spring. Mabes took a nap on me on our return.

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Nowt much Day 22

Strange day. Body Balance class didn’t give me my much needed jolt. An unexciting walk to the pharmacy allowed me to breathe in some Spring. Mabes took a nap on me on our return.

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Scribble Day 21

To be really honest, today’s thing wasn’t created today but I remembered it today. I have an app on my iPad called iFontMaker which is rather super. You can create any font and then download it to use it. These

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Scribble Day 21

To be really honest, today’s thing wasn’t created today but I remembered it today. I have an app on my iPad called iFontMaker which is rather super. You can create any font and then download it to use it. These

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A little bit more Day 20

As all of my stuff was out everywhere, rather than tidy it up, I thought I’d do some more gelli printing. I used my 6×6 plate and just grabbed stencils & texture tools. They’ll be sliced to go straight in

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A little bit more Day 20

As all of my stuff was out everywhere, rather than tidy it up, I thought I’d do some more gelli printing. I used my 6×6 plate and just grabbed stencils & texture tools. They’ll be sliced to go straight in

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Getting messy Day 19

Got my large gelli plate out and made some background papers for putting in the Allotment journal. The prints are larger than the journal size so I can cut em up/collage etc as well. Most are double sided.

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Getting messy Day 19

Got my large gelli plate out and made some background papers for putting in the Allotment journal. The prints are larger than the journal size so I can cut em up/collage etc as well. Most are double sided.

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Prep and lavendar Day 18

For my birthday in December my friend got me a LUSH gift voucher. I finally spent it today and one of the items I bought was a lavender bubble bar. I doodled a quick watercolour bloom for a thank you

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Prep and lavendar Day 18

For my birthday in December my friend got me a LUSH gift voucher. I finally spent it today and one of the items I bought was a lavender bubble bar. I doodled a quick watercolour bloom for a thank you

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Empty Day 17

Grey, dull and drizzly today but still a good enough day to enjoy the snowdrops. Nothing else to offer than a couple of quick phone pics.

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Empty Day 17

Grey, dull and drizzly today but still a good enough day to enjoy the snowdrops. Nothing else to offer than a couple of quick phone pics.

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Spring? Day 16

My village has huge clumps of bulbs coming through and there are masses of snowdrops in full bloom. This is completely at odds with the South of England. Villages and towns are heavily flooded – some since before Christmas and

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Spring? Day 16

My village has huge clumps of bulbs coming through and there are masses of snowdrops in full bloom. This is completely at odds with the South of England. Villages and towns are heavily flooded – some since before Christmas and

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Carved stamps Day 15

Two overlays for the Japanese fan I made yesterday.

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Carved stamps Day 15

Two overlays for the Japanese fan I made yesterday.

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Carved fan Day 14

A Japanese fan design. This is different Lino than I have previously used. It’s really slippy to carve. It’s called softcut but I found the good old grey stuff better. The edges of the leaf overlay need tidying but that’ll

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Carved fan Day 14

A Japanese fan design. This is different Lino than I have previously used. It’s really slippy to carve. It’s called softcut but I found the good old grey stuff better. The edges of the leaf overlay need tidying but that’ll

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K.I.S.S. Day 13

Keep it simple Sarah. Two ridiculously simple carved stamps. Still void of imagination :/

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K.I.S.S. Day 13

Keep it simple Sarah. Two ridiculously simple carved stamps. Still void of imagination :/

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Quick and Simple Day 12

Blerg. No creative juices at all. So, stamped my little stamps in versa color and highlighted with a little clear embossing powder. Might use it as a starting point for a card background at some point.

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Quick and Simple Day 12

Blerg. No creative juices at all. So, stamped my little stamps in versa color and highlighted with a little clear embossing powder. Might use it as a starting point for a card background at some point.

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Lino Carving Day 11

A background/texture stamp. Approx 9cm x 14cm Hand pulled using water based block printing ink (and off registration!)

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Lino Carving Day 11

A background/texture stamp. Approx 9cm x 14cm Hand pulled using water based block printing ink (and off registration!)

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Carving AND Cutting Day 10

Flower themed again. I drew some flowers and scanned ’em in. My magical machine has saved them and will be able to draw them for me in any size (well, when I buy the pens that fit it will!) I

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Carving AND Cutting Day 10

Flower themed again. I drew some flowers and scanned ’em in. My magical machine has saved them and will be able to draw them for me in any size (well, when I buy the pens that fit it will!) I

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Cutting not carving Day 9

There’s a new electric cutting machine called The CutNScan. Mine arrived yesterday so I’ve had a little play today. I’ve made 2 stencils and trial cut them on thick paper. (I will try and cut using grafix .007 or acetate

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Cutting not carving Day 9

There’s a new electric cutting machine called The CutNScan. Mine arrived yesterday so I’ve had a little play today. I’ve made 2 stencils and trial cut them on thick paper. (I will try and cut using grafix .007 or acetate

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Stamp carving (gone wrong!) Day 8

Aaaargh Hand not happy. Two botched stamps carved. Firstly, dancer’s pose and secondly, tree pose. My hand wouldn’t let me carve any more so I drew a flower!! Hey ho.

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Stamp carving (gone wrong!) Day 8

Aaaargh Hand not happy. Two botched stamps carved. Firstly, dancer’s pose and secondly, tree pose. My hand wouldn’t let me carve any more so I drew a flower!! Hey ho.

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Stamp Carving Day 7

A really quick post today. I’ve had a lovely Hatha Yoga session this evening so have carved an Om symbol. (Speedy-carve)

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Stamp Carving Day 7

A really quick post today. I’ve had a lovely Hatha Yoga session this evening so have carved an Om symbol. (Speedy-carve)

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Stamp carving Day 6

Speedy-Carve. Based on a japanese continuous cloud pattern. Motif from Pattern Sourcebook: Nature Shigeki Nakamura. It needs some refining and is only printed using a pigment ink pad. (Needs printing ink but that’s it for today!)

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Stamp carving Day 6

Speedy-Carve. Based on a japanese continuous cloud pattern. Motif from Pattern Sourcebook: Nature Shigeki Nakamura. It needs some refining and is only printed using a pigment ink pad. (Needs printing ink but that’s it for today!)

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Stamp Carving Day 5

A simple flower carved on “Speedy-Carve”

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Stamp Carving Day 5

A simple flower carved on “Speedy-Carve”

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Stamp carving Day 4

This is a Lino carving of a design based on a Japanese wave pattern. 6x8cm.

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Stamp carving Day 4

This is a Lino carving of a design based on a Japanese wave pattern. 6x8cm.

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Stamp Carving Day 3

Another flower cut in linoleum. 6x6cm

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Stamp Carving Day 3

Another flower cut in linoleum. 6x6cm

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Stamp carving Day 2

Today I carved a quick daisy on Lino. The images show the Lino stamped using a crimson pigment ink pad and dark blue block printing ink. It wasn’t very well planned or thought out – lots of random gouging around

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Stamp carving Day 2

Today I carved a quick daisy on Lino. The images show the Lino stamped using a crimson pigment ink pad and dark blue block printing ink. It wasn’t very well planned or thought out – lots of random gouging around

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Stamp carving flowers Day 1 2014

I have Geninne D. Zlatkis’ book Making an Impression so delved in today to do some stamp carving. I used one of her templates (nowhere near as well rendered as the author’s!) to base my bell drop flower on and

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Stamp carving flowers Day 1 2014

I have Geninne D. Zlatkis’ book Making an Impression so delved in today to do some stamp carving. I used one of her templates (nowhere near as well rendered as the author’s!) to base my bell drop flower on and

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Preparing for Feb ’14

I’ve been gathering together materials to get going for TAD2014. I have had a stampmaker for a few years now and only attempted to use it once (with a ready prepared template) so I’d like to try and make a

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Preparing for Feb ’14

I’ve been gathering together materials to get going for TAD2014. I have had a stampmaker for a few years now and only attempted to use it once (with a ready prepared template) so I’d like to try and make a

Bipolar

1. Going dotty 2. Leaf me alone 3. Cracking up 4. Blocked 5. Please… 6. Darkness and light 7. Time out 8. Mask 9. Stamping out 10. Black 11. Unpredictable 12. Washed out 13. Veil 14. Love 15. Not happy

Bipolar

1. Going dotty 2. Leaf me alone 3. Cracking up 4. Blocked 5. Please… 6. Darkness and light 7. Time out 8. Mask 9. Stamping out 10. Black 11. Unpredictable 12. Washed out 13. Veil 14. Love 15. Not happy

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Recover

Today I wanted to start to create an album of all the prints that I have made during TAD 2013. It turns out that I have too many for one album! … But that aside, I cut an 8.2″ square

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Recover

Today I wanted to start to create an album of all the prints that I have made during TAD 2013. It turns out that I have too many for one album! … But that aside, I cut an 8.2″ square

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Trying to stay positive

I’ll try to keep this brief. The good news was that I found the button I lost. The bad news is that somehow I’ve managed to lose the silver bead I made with it. I can’t say how upset that

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Trying to stay positive

I’ll try to keep this brief. The good news was that I found the button I lost. The bad news is that somehow I’ve managed to lose the silver bead I made with it. I can’t say how upset that

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Flying

Gelli plate printing again. The prints were achieved by using just one peacock feather and dragging it down the plate. These are just 5 of them … the fifth showing the silver birdie. He’s been fired and roughly brushed but

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Flying

Gelli plate printing again. The prints were achieved by using just one peacock feather and dragging it down the plate. These are just 5 of them … the fifth showing the silver birdie. He’s been fired and roughly brushed but

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Old and new Aquaintances

This evening I went to a jewellery class. I attended last autumn for 10 weeks. Today a short 5 week course started. It was lovely to catch up with Sam, the tutor, and a couple of participants from last year.

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Old and new Aquaintances

This evening I went to a jewellery class. I attended last autumn for 10 weeks. Today a short 5 week course started. It was lovely to catch up with Sam, the tutor, and a couple of participants from last year.

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Mum and Dad

  On the way out today I noticed that my neighbour had been busy. Sue takes care of our shared garden and this morning she must have been busy again preparing for spring as this planter was outside my door.

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Mum and Dad

  On the way out today I noticed that my neighbour had been busy. Sue takes care of our shared garden and this morning she must have been busy again preparing for spring as this planter was outside my door.

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Resist

  Using acrylic stamps, I stamped with versamark and clear embossing powder. Using this as a resist, I used Derwent Artbars and water on my Gelli plate. When dry, I washed over with watercolour. For images 1,2 and 3 I

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Resist

  Using acrylic stamps, I stamped with versamark and clear embossing powder. Using this as a resist, I used Derwent Artbars and water on my Gelli plate. When dry, I washed over with watercolour. For images 1,2 and 3 I

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Thank You

I have so many good, loving, caring and helpful people in my life that I can never have too many cards or notelets to say thank you. Today I sliced up some A4 felt textured card to make some A6

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Thank You

I have so many good, loving, caring and helpful people in my life that I can never have too many cards or notelets to say thank you. Today I sliced up some A4 felt textured card to make some A6

Relaxing

Today has been another family day. I went to lunch with my sister Julie and the littlies. Then went back to theirs for a roast hickey dinner (yum) and sisterly chatting. Julie is loving getting back into card making. This

Relaxing

Today has been another family day. I went to lunch with my sister Julie and the littlies. Then went back to theirs for a roast hickey dinner (yum) and sisterly chatting. Julie is loving getting back into card making. This

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Crumpled

Today I used crumpled cling film on my Gelli plate. It gives fantastic textural results. Below I’ve put 4 photos of different prints (out of many). I particularly like the 1st print as it reminds me of ice fractals. Again,

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Crumpled

Today I used crumpled cling film on my Gelli plate. It gives fantastic textural results. Below I’ve put 4 photos of different prints (out of many). I particularly like the 1st print as it reminds me of ice fractals. Again,

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Family

After moving further and further South West for 20 years it was quite a shock when I returned to live back in York. I missed a lot of my older niece’s and nephews’ growing years. Now I have the joy

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Family

After moving further and further South West for 20 years it was quite a shock when I returned to live back in York. I missed a lot of my older niece’s and nephews’ growing years. Now I have the joy