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Mother of 4 boys, Grandmother to 11 grandchildren and Greatgrandmother to 6 greatgrandchildren. I have been involved in art and craft all my life. Have worked in the craft industry over 25 years and with a Diploma of Teaching I find it easy to teach anything I know how to do. I have taught many crafts including, Folk Art, Fabric Painting, Stretch Sewing, Jewelry Making, Napkin Art, and recently Creative Doodling.
I am a full time carer for my husband and in my spare time I am now teaching Creative Doodling. It is not very well known in Australia as yet and so I am getting some very interesting reactions to the concept of turning a common doodle into art.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Applique & Cards with Letters

Handmade Cards & Applique
I have been making cards with the letters and the Christmas Lights from my book. I thought those who bought my book and others who are into card making may be interested in the designs.
You are welcome to use these ideas in your own craft projects.
I have a wonderful machine called the Scan N Cut. I scanned my letters and lights from my book, then printed the ones I wanted onto nice watercolour paper and put it through the Scan N Cut. This machines then scans the outline and cut a 2 mm outline around the images. Saves me all that fussy cutting.

If you have not purchased my book called "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z",  it is full of Letters, Numbers, Borders and Frame Outlines ready to colour or doodling inside of. It can be used for all sorts of crafts.
If you wish to purchase my book you can follow this link to my Etsy Store https://www.etsy.com/listing/192886008/creative-doodling-with-judy-west-a-2-z?
In my Scan N Cut Classes we have been using my book designs to create some applique pieces. Below are pictures of some of the pieces we produced.
I scanned these images from my book,  with my Scan N Cut and enlarged them, separated the sections I wanted in different colours and them cut each piece of fabric, with the Scan N Cut.
If you are interested in doing these Scan N Cut Classes check out my blog in the new year for dates and class info.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Celtic Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas everyone. I have posted this for you. You are welcome to download and use however you like or just look at for ideas of your own.
I am still playing with this image, and will post more as I get time to draw.
My wrist strain from toooooooo much drawing is improving as long as I don't draw for too long.
Hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Celtic Challenge 36

Celtic Challenge 36
Hi all, I have another challenge for you this month. It is not a large design but it is chunky, so you have plenty of room to doodle.
Colour or shade if you wish. Just have fun with it.

As most of you know I am developing a New Toy to help us all draw Celtic Designs more easily. This design was drawn that way in just a couple of minutes.
I have been looking into having this Toy produced and will be meeting with someone this week to discuss the details. So I will keep you all up to date with the progress.
I am also teaching a Celtic Knot Class at Stamper's Wonderland this Thursday night and also the following week. These people will get to play with the toy first. Sorry Guys, but I need to test my skills at instructing people on its use. Once I am happy that people can easily understand I will do a youtube video for those who cannot get to my classes but want to play.
Hope you all enjoy this months Celtic Challenge.
Please leave your designs in the Mr Linky below so we can all enjoy what you have done.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Alphabet Letter Patterns

I have been so busy I have not posted these for a while, so I have three for you today, "H, I & J."
                                       STEP 1                                     STEP 2                            STEP 3
                                      STEP 1                   STEP 2                   STEP 3                STEP 4
                                           STEP 1                STEP 2               STEP 3                  STEP 4
I am still working on the Celtic Pattern Toy, trying to arrange for it to be made at a reasonable cost, as I believe craft should be affordable for every one. Also I am drawing lots of samples and writing out easy instructions that I can continue to post for those not confident in coming up with their own designs. I have never made a youtube video before, and believe it will be the best way to show how to make the Celtic Knot Designs, so I am learning to do that also. I would like to have this ready before Christmas, but I am not promising.
Hope you enjoy these patterns.


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Celtic Pattern Maker

Celtic Pattern Maker

I have made myself a new toy that makes it easier for me to draw Celtic Designs. I have done 16 since yesterday with a minimum of fuss. I have posted a few of them below. The first designs are in pencil and the scanner makes them look blotchy but you get the idea.

These ones below I have inked in the outlines and cleaned them up a bit more.

What do you think?

Hope you like them. I think I am on a roll. I will post some more when I have finished playing,


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Flower Outline 3


Well I do not know what is happening but my Wacom Pen decided it would play nice today. I have not been able to calibrate it for a few weeks now and all of a sudden it is all lined up without me doing anything so I give up. If anyone knows about these pens I would love some advice.

Here is a flower outline for you to play with. Colour, doodle, zentangle or whatever you like, just enjoy. You have my permission to use your finished works however you please, but if you want to use my outlines only, please direct people back to my site or ask permission.

My book has just been reprinted and I now have plenty of stock, so if you would like some alphabet, numeral, word, border or frame outlines that mix and match, just follow the Etsy link to the right of this post.


Monday, 10 November 2014

Mandala 2

Hi all. I am having computer issues at present. My Wacom pen is not co-operating and I cannot get it to calibrate. If there is anyone out there who knows what the problem is when the pen will not calibrate please let me know.
I usually post these designs in light blue so you can do whatever colour you like over the top but until my Wacom pen plays nice I am afraid you get it in black.
Hope you like the outline.
I hope to post 2 new Alphabet Patterns this Thursday as I did not get to post one last week.
Have a great week everyone.