Coloring Challenge Day 7 Celtic Mandala #6

I was able to visit Scotland in 2001, and had a sketchbook with me everywhere I went to record ideas.  The display cases at the Culloden Museum were too dark for photos (this was before digital photography), so I drew small sketches of portions... [Read more...]

Day 5 Coloring Challenge – 8 Tips on papers for coloring

For Day 5 Coloring Challenge - I share 8 Tips on choosing papers for coloring These suggestions are included in my new Celtic Mandala Coloring Book, and these are all things I have tried and experienced. You can buy the PDF version of the book,... [Read more...]

Day 4 Coloring Challenge – Flowers ATCs

For Day 4 Coloring Challenge I share one of my combination rubber stamp designs, Celtic Flowers, on ATCs (Art Trading Card). My friend Susanne thought it would be wonderful to make 100 ATCs as gifts for Epiphany dinner guests. I loved the idea,... [Read more...]

Coloring Challenge Day 3 Celtic Hearts

Coloring Challenge Day 3 Love is always a great theme for art. In the Mandala of Celtic Hearts I used both the computer and hand drawing. The Knot-work Heart design I designed in 2001 for production as rubber stamps, Celtic Heart... [Read more...]

Coloring Challenge Day 2

Day 2 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge Celtic Mandalas are fun to color, there are so many possibilities. Today I am posting my Celtic Mandala of Crescent Spirals design, page 6 in my new coloring book. One of my personal challenges with this... [Read more...]

30 Day Coloring Challenge

Has the Coloring Bug Bitten You Yet? Coloring books and pages have taken the world by storm, and why not. Coloring is relaxing, fun, and another way to feel artistic easily. I’ve been coloring for, um, well, 59 years, and I haven’t tired... [Read more...]

Card Samples & where to find them

This post is simply about eye candy and ideas. Did you know that you can see LOTS of card samples on this site? It's easy: Go to the Shop Online area Click on the category that interests you Click on an image you would like to see... [Read more...]

Scottish Luckenbooth card ideas

Scottish Luckenbooth card ideas - for any LOVE-ly purpose. Build on any one of these ideas for your wedding set. In the first example, the dove stickers are from Jolee, are almost a perfect match to the stamp design, and add a bit of charming... [Read more...]

Muslin Bags DIY

Kathi, of Triskelt.com, created a 3 page DIY tutorial for you about stamping muslin bags. These handy little bags are great for lots of uses: jewelry - keep it protected jewelry - gift bags wedding favors - fill with Jordan almonds,... [Read more...]

Irish Wedding Stationery Claddagh

Irish Wedding Stationery Claddagh ideas We are continuing our theme of Celtic weddings, this time with the large Claddagh design for an Irish wedding. But of course, weddings are about love, and love is good all year long; so look at the card... [Read more...]

Paper Packs De-Stashing Sale

DE-STASHING SALE Reams and reams of heavy card stock and other wonderful papers are more than I need. It is time to DE-stash and give you a great deal! No flimsy card stock here, this is the best on the market. You can make postcards, sturdy... [Read more...]

Celtic Love Symbols for Weddings

Celtic Love Symbols for Weddings By Kathi Hennesey As wedding season gets into full swing, future brides and grooms, along with their families, are busy planning their special day and looking for ways to make it unique and memorable. One... [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cards or Stop Selling Carnations

Mother’s Day: Stop Selling Those Damn Carnations You’d think that something as sweet and innocuous as Mother’s Day wouldn’t generate any controversy. Well, you’ve probably heard umpteen things about the commercialization of Christmas... [Read more...]

Beltane in brief

The ancient Celtic seasonal festival of Beltane (or Beltain) is the halfway mark between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Beltane is associated with many important events in Irish mythology: For example, the Tuatha De Danann were... [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Rubber Stamped Tartan Paper

I have watched a few videos on ways to stamp your own Tartan Paper, but haven’t found any that do it my way, so I made a video. The rubber band technique shown in my video is really easy and versatile. I think you will discover and play with lots... [Read more...]