Thursday, 31 March 2011


Quick heads up folks!

SEE TATTY BUTTON on CREATE and CRAFT tv channel TODAY Thursday 31st March

Next shows 11am and 4pm

(with Jo Channon)


Friday 1st April 9am and 1pm

(with Sue Wilson)


Saturday 2nd April 11am and 3pm

(with Jo Channon)

(please note time and content could be subject to change)

SKY 671 FREEVIEW 36 (8am-1pm only) FREESAT 813 or watch live on

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Calling all you Crafty Paper Detectives out there...

Do you recognise these papers?

A number of years ago I found a nice bargain in Costco....a lovely zipped folder type bag with 300 12"x12" sheets of double sided printed heavyweight paper (I'd guess 250gm..ish). 75 designs...4 sheets of each in gorgeous earthy lush colours and distressed type patterns which have proved to be the main staple of my card and papercrafting...and even 3 years on I still have plenty left. They match a number of the Ranger/Tim Holtz colour palette perfectly which is why they proved such a big hit to me.

I've been asked a number of times who they are made by...and I'm ashamed to say I can't remember...only that it was an American company (hence stocked by Costco). I blogged about it at the time of purchase but didn't give the name. I vaguely remember looking up their website but discovering a site and trade company I hadn't heard of...and one I couldn't buy from. For some reason I never made or kept note of the company details...and now I want them GRRRRR! MY BAD LOL!

At £2oish the price worked out at about 7p per sheet...not including the carrier which I have seen lesser quality versions on sale at around £10-£15 so not long after I went back to greedily buy more (gotta stock up a bargain when you see one!) but sadly they had sold out and I never saw them in stock again. It's some of the best quality paper for the price that I've ever used and would love to get more...and also let others know where to get it from too. I took these photos of the packaging back in 2008 but unfortunately not of any company details and this packaging is now long gone.


Please let me know...

Ta muchly!

Monday, 28 March 2011

A quick post....

Just to show you what I've been up to inbetween doing commission work, rugby, home decorating and general life stuff...

I've been having a bit of a play with making some Tatty Button 'Bags for Life' lightweight cotton canvas shopping bags. The bags have been transfer printed with the original Tatty Button pencil sketch. I'm really pleased how it turned out and now thinking that some further dimensional embellishments may be called for.....real wood buttons and a bag charm perhaps?
They've had a fair bit of positive feedback from friends and family.

This is the original artwork (below) that the image was taken from....with additional Tatty button flowers added.

As many of you are aware, this is one of a range of images that have been adapted and made into craft rubber stamps, and an interactive cd (with colour images), by Creative Expressions and they can be purchased from a number of Craft and Art retail stores.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Hi everyone,

I just need to clear this up with people again...

I'm delighted with the response from the recent launch of Tatty Button stamps and CD and thank you and appreciate all the wonderful feedback (keep it coming!)...

...but I need to make it clear again that I am NOT an employee of Creative Expressions. I'm a freelance illustrator and artist who just created the Tatty images for them to use.

If you seek details or advice on Creative Expressions products incl Tatty Button then you must contact them directly....not me, as I am going to be of very little help.

I am in no position to advise on Creative Expressions (or related) products and I cannot and will not give out details on ANY past or upcoming products and certainly cannot authorise use of any of their images. I urge you, to avoid any unnecessary time wasting, confusion or embarrassment, to use the appropriate links on their websites to find the details/contact you require. I'm afraid I'm not the right person to contact.

Once again, thanks for your wonderful support and ta muchly for your understanding.