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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, 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".
 
Materials
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
 
Method
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

 
HAPPY DOODLING/CARD MAKING
 
 
 

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.
 
HAPPY DOODLING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

FACEBOOK PAGE CHANGES

FACEBOOK PAGE CHANGES
 
 
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.
 
 
PLEASE LET OTHERS KNOW IF THEY ENQUIRE ABOUT WHERE I HAVE GONE.
 
 
HAPPY DOODLING

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. 
 
HAPPY DOODLING/CARD MAKING







 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Mandalas

Mandalas
 
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.
 
HAPPY DOODLING
 

 
 


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Alphabet Series Pattern M

Alphabet Series Patterns
 

This post is bought to you by the Letter M.
 
I have made and other card using the letter 'M' from my 3 Flower Alphabet in my book "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z".
 
I have used the letter M Pattern to doodle this letter. The paper I used was from Kaszazz  in the Terrace Garden Range. I also darkened the lines with a Sakura Pigma Micron after colouring.  The flowers were coloured with Kaszazz Markers. I have left the space after the M blank for now. I will add the rest of the name once I decide who will be the recipient.

 To make the card cut yellow card paper  15 x 21 cm/5 7/8" x 8 3/8" and fold in half to form the card.
 
I cut 4 pieces of paper or card to go under the letter M.
 
A. Green Card 15 x 8.7 cm/5 7/8" x 3 3/8" is glued to the front of the yellow card leaving equal distance top and bottom.
 
B. Blue Patterned Paper 15 x 8cm/5 7/8" x 3" is glued on top of the green leaving an even space top and bottom.
 
C. Pink Patterned Paper 15 x 7.3cm/5 7/8" x 2 7/8" is glued on top of the Blue leaving and even distance top and bottom.
 
D. Black Card Paper 14 x 6.7cm/5 1/2" x 2 5/8" is glued in the centre of the Pink Paper leaving and even space all the way around.
 
I placed mounting tape under the letter M and glued it to the left side of the Black Card leaving an even distance top and bottom.
 
I used a punch to cut out the Butterfly and folded the wings up. I glued to Butterfly to the top right corner of the letter M.
 
 
The Letter M Pattern used to decorate the 3 Flower M
 
                       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 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. 
 
HAPPY DOODLING/CARD MAKING

Thursday, 29 January 2015

NATIONAL DOODLE DAY UK 2015

NATIONAL DOODLE DAY
UK 2015
 
 I have been asked by the UK charity Epilepsy Action to let you all know about their charity event and competition National Doodle Day.
 
As we are heavily involved in Doodling as a pastime and some as a business, it would be great to put our respective skills into action and help a worthy cause.
 
 
 
We are a global community that interacts with people from all nations and so as an Australian I am happy to lend my support and contribution to this Doodle Day in the UK.
 
 
To check out the details and participate just click: HERE
 
 
HAPPY DOODLING