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From School Teaching to Art and Craft Representative I have learned that I love to teach Art & Craft and see the joy that discovering their creativity brings to people's faces. I live in Queensland Australia & love the laid back lifestyle and the crazy Aussie sense of humour.

I share my art and craft adventures, products and knowledge on my blogs creativedoodlingwithjudy.blogspot.com & celticknotswithjudy.blogspot.com

My favourite trend? Teaching those who think they have no artistic or creative ability to discover they have.

Friday, 10 April 2015


'Ornation Creation' Facebook Group
Ben Kwok is a very talented artist. He generously uploads one beautiful outlined design to doodle into every Monday in his Facebook Group 'Ornation Creation'.
This group is a public group open to anyone who likes to doodle/zentangle/zendoodle or what ever you want to call your repeat pattern decorating. 
Below is a Ben Kwok Outline that I have coloured and Doodled.
There are lots of beautiful outlines for you to download in his files, for those looking for more inspiration. The members are also a great group of people who you can enjoy and share your love of doodling with.
Here is the link to this facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171809746345318/


Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Doodling Patterned Paper
Have you ever considered Doodling Patterned Paper. If you are a Scrapbooker, Card Maker or into Journalling, then this could be a way to have original Patterned Paper for your projects.
I started playing with this idea on some scraps of paper and here are some of the patterns I have done so far.
The last one I did a long time ago. I drew a Celtic Knot Frame onto patterned paper, and then decorated the frame with doodle patterns and used the pattern inside the frame as part of the doodling as well.
If you would like a challenge. Find some decorative paper that inspires you and doodle over it, either to make a new doodle repeat pattern or to doodle a picture.
Post your finished works in the Mr Linky below for us all to be inspired. Thank you.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Alphabet Series Pattern - O

Alphabet Series Patterns


This post is bought to you by the Letter 'O'.
I have made a card using the letter 'O' from my 3 Flower Alphabet in my book "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z".
Turquoise Card Paper - 20.5cm x 15cm (8 3/16" x 5 7/8") - for the card
                                      13.5cm x2.3cm (5 5/16" x 7/8") - for the decorative strip on the front
                                       7cm x 6xm (2 3/4" x 2 1/2") - for under the letter O
White Embossed Card - 13.5cm x 9.2cm (5 5/16" x 3 5/8") - for the front of the card
1.5cm (1/2") Pink Growgrain Ribbon - 16.5cm (6 9/16")
White Daisy Chain - 13.5cm (5 5/16")
Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Mounting Tape
1. Fold the Card in half.
2. Glue the Turquoise strip to the White Embossed Card 1.5cm (1/2") from the bottom.
3. Glue the Ribbon to the centre of the Turquoise Strip and fold and glue the ends underneath.
4. Glue the White Embossed Piece to the Front of the card leaving an even amount of Turquoise showing on all 4 sides.
5. Glue one of the Daisies to the centre of the Ribbon on the left side.
6. Use mounting tape to adhere the letter 'O' to the Card as seen on the picture above.
7. Glue the remainder of the Daisies to the centre of the ribbon on the other side of the letter 'O'.
The Letter 'O' Pattern used to decorate the 3 Flower 'O'
STEP                                1                    2                     3

If you wish to purchase my book which is full of decorative alphabets, numerals, words, frames and borders that match each other or see other Items I have for sale click: HERE


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

120 Celtic Knots for Artists & Craftsmen by Judy West

120 Celtic Knots
for Artists & Craftsmen
                                           by Judy West
My book is now available for sale.
Here are just a few examples of what you will find inside:

You can purchase my book as a Digital Download on
Etsy: HERE
I will also be offering it as a Book for those who want something to hold. It will be available for sale as soon as it returns from the printer. I will announce when it is available.
If you purchase my book, check my other blog site: celticknotswithjudy.blogspot.com in future for projects and ideas I will be posting on how to use and decorate the designs in this book.
I will also be giving those who have purchased this book an opportunity to post some of their work on that site and give them the chance to win some exclusive designs.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015


For reasons unknown to me my Judy's CreativeDoodling Facebook Account is not accessable. I was using it yesterday and today I cannot access it and am finding out just how hard it is to contact Facebook on a personal level.
You can now friend me on Judy Lorraine West Facebook Account.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Alphabet Series Pattern - N

Alphabet Series Patterns

This post is bought to you by the Letter N.
I have made another card using the letter 'N' from my 3 Flower Alphabet in my book "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z".
I decorated the letter N with a letter N pattern which I will show the instructions for below. I used Kaszazz Card Paper for the white card, the pink and the black decoration.  Kaisercraft decorate paper  in pink was used also. I used Sakura Pigma Microns to do the drawing and Kaszazz Alcohol Markers to colour.
I left a space beside the N to add the rest of the name when I am ready to use the card.
To make the card cut White card paper  15 x 21 cm/5 7/8" x 8 3/8" and fold in half to form the card.
A.  Pink decorative paper 15 x 10.5 cm/5 7/8" x 4 1/8" is glued to the front of the White card..

B.  Black Card 15 x 6.7 cm/5 7/8" x 2 5/8" is glued on top of the Pink Decorative Paper leaving an even space top and bottom.
C. Pink Card 15 x 4 cm/5 7/8" x 1 5/8" is glued on top of the Black Card leaving and even distance top and bottom.
I placed mounting tape under the letter N and glued it to the left side of the Pink Card leaving an even distance top and bottom.
The Letter N Pattern used to decorate the 3 Flower N
STEP                    1                    2              3                          4

If you wish to purchase my book which is full of decorative alphabets, numerals, words, frames and borders that match each other or see other Items I have for sale click: HERE
If you live in Brisbane, Beaudesert or the Gold Coast and do not want to pay postage on this book you can purchase my book from any of the shops listed on my Classes page as they have stock on hand or can get it in for you. 


Monday, 9 February 2015


The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony.
Some people draw them digitally as they want exact precision. Other people use composes, rulers etc. to get that precision by hand. The first Mandala I drew used no equipment whatsoever and I was very surprised at the outcome. It is pictured below.
The Mandala at the top of the page I drew using guide lines to get accurate portions. I used Alcholol Ink Markers to colour, and Sakura Pigma Micron Pens in sizes 01 & 05 to draw the black lines. I shaded in pencil.
The pattern I drew in the centre of the mandala is a variation of a pattern I saw on Pinterest. I followed the source and found it on www.tanglepatterns.com and it is called Yew Dee, and was designed by Peg Farmer a CZT. I just had 12 sections to Yew Dee instead of 4 to fit with the segments I had in my Mandala. All the other doodle patterns on the design are very simple and from my imagination.
If you would like to show us examples of some mandalas you have drawn please add to the Mr Linky below. We would love to see them.