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Saturday 29 December 2012


  Good evening Lovelies! Well there certainly had better not be a hosepipe ban next summer! 
Tonight I have made a tag! Blending bundled sage and peeled paint DI and dropping water onto it and blotting to create a distressed effect! Then using a variety of greens and a Tim Holtz stamp set, I masked and stamped over with the water droplets stamp from designs by Ryn check out her designs they are fab! Sorry for such a quick post, little one is having a bad night! 
Thank you for visiting I really appreciate your comments xxx 

Thursday 27 December 2012

A card for a man!

  Good Evening Lovelies! Well it seems ages since I blogged! I hope everyone had a lovely Cjristmas? We had a lovely quiet Christmas, I love Christmas, but I look forward to everything getting back to normal! 
I have made a card for a friend of ours, his birthday is in Feb But wer'e going to be on holiday then so needed to get all my cards sorted! 
It's 6x6 Kraft card the topper is Pan Pastels, the stamps are a combination of Indigoblu and Visible Image! I hope you like it? Thank you for taking the time to visit xx

Sunday 23 December 2012

To all my lovely Facebook friends!

  Good evening Lovelies! Well I'm all ready for the big event! I hope you all are?
 As a little thank you and a Merry Christmas I have made a card tonight especially for my lovely Facebook friends!

So thank you all for being there and wishing you all a lovely lovely Christmas and a happy and more importantly healthy 2013! 

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Christmas trees!

  Good evening lovelies!
It's 8x8 gatefold, I matted dark green and dark red onto one side of gate, the topper was created  using a Dylusions stencil which I first inked through with a festive green DI then skimmed over with texture paste to create dimension, the flowers were ready made which I added stickles glitter glue to. Just a short blog tonight, feeling really tired, thank you for visiting xxx

Sunday 16 December 2012


  Good evening Lovelies, a little late posting tonight, was too busy watch the Sports awards! Not into sports at all, but it was special! 
So onto my card which I'm entering
6x6 white card matted with Navy blue, I scored three lines either side of an approx 3 inch gap, I masked either side with some low ack masking tape, I used pan pastels in a random fashion, sealed with cheap hairspray, then I repeat stamped my Mistletoe by Lavinia Stamps in black, added liquid pearls and a very simple sentiment! A very quick and easy card! Thank you for visiting xx 

Saturday 15 December 2012

Zoe challenge #12 "Let it snow"

  Good morning Lovelies! So here we are our final challenge for 2012! I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone for the support we've had in our first year! Please note that this challenge ends on the 4th of January and the new challenge on the 5th of every month! So only once a month, this will give everyone more time to make some beautiful 2x2 inch square pieces of art!
Our theme this time is of course "Let it snow" a fitting theme to end to the year! Here are my samples! 
I made some cards earlier using this background, which was an A4 sheet of white paper, I splodged blue DI can't remember which now? I think it was two shades? Onto my SplodgeAway mat and spritzed with water and swooshed the paper through it and heat dried! The snowflake is the large Visible Image snowflake, offset using Flitterglu and silver gilding flakes, penguin was a little £1 stamp from Hobbycraft coloured with Promarkers, i added some Polar White flowersoft to his hat then I mounted it onto a piece of navy blue card!
This time using the same background, The little reindeer was a freebie from a mag, stamped in brown ink and masked the little snowflakes for the background are Lavinia stamps, using white brilliance ink!
Very simple! Another freebie from mag, heat embossed useing a sparkly white EP and again the  Lavinia snow flakes in versamark for watermark effect in the corners, and a mauve gem!
And my final one, which I think is my favourite? Again same background, the skates and flourish were From the same freebie set as the reindeer, flourish embossed with white sparkly EP, the skates I coloured with pro markers added glitter and decoupaged, and added some gems to the corners.
 I hope you like my samples? I've really enjoyed making these, please pop along to the challenge blog and take a look and the other wonderful creations Barbara and Eileen have created and of course have a go! Besides who wouldn't pass up the chance to win our fabulous super duper Winners badge? Thank you for visiting xxx Merry Christmas every one and a very happy and healthy New Year xxx 

Friday 14 December 2012

Fairy Tag!

  Good evening Lovelies, hope everyone is keeping dry and safe? Wow this freaky weather doesn't seem to want to do one! 
Tonight I thought I'd post a couple of things I've created challenges, one the theme was make it "round" so I altered a CD, I've never done it before and can't say I like it that much! I created it with Distress stains on white paper, the cd itself I gesso'd it first then blobbed Distress stain over it and heat dried it, it took ages! The stamps are Prickly Pear, I stuck black lace around the edge with some redline on the back.
And then my tag, I made tonight, with Pan Pastels, Turquoise tint, turquoise and turquoise shade and Hansa yellow, the foliage is a stampers anonymous Tim Holtz set, the rest is Lavinia Stamps,  and added glitter! 
Thank you so much for visiting xxx 

Tuesday 11 December 2012

A funky card!

  Good Evening Lovelies! Now this is going to be interesting? How many of you are going to like this? And how many of you are going to be honest enough to tell me they don't like it? Lol, I won't be offended, was just playing with my distress stains , just love doing the splats so rewarding, lol the stamps are Dylusions, added some liquid pearls to centres of flowers and accent beads to some of the leaves!
Thanks for visiting xxx

Monday 10 December 2012

Just a crazy little card!

  Good evening Lovelies! How's your Christmas prep getting on? I think I'm almost there, I've done some wrapping tonight, I've still got my little table boxes to make, but not too worried yet! 
So I wanted to do something non Christmas we have a few birthdays in January so thought I'd kick off with one tonight! 
6x6 scalloped edge white card, I used linen texture card, pan pastels magenta tint blending to magenta shade and all the others in between, the stamps are by Dylusions, the sentiment is Paperartsie, I used an eraser to make the flowers bird and stems white, then stamped again and decoupaged the flowers, a very quick and simple card, thank you for visiting xxx 

Saturday 8 December 2012


  Good morning Lovelies and a very warm welcome to my new followers! Thank you so much for spending the time to visit my little cyber space, I love to hear what you think of my creations it really makes my day!
I have some fabulous news I'd like to share with you! I'm very excited, that I have been invited to join the design team for Cards Galore!
So onto my card, my Mum asked me to make a card for a very lovely Friend of hers, she is South African and just loves animals and Christmas, this is what I made, using paper from stash, my SplodgeAway snowflake mask which i ran through my GC to emboss on the white card also used SplodgeAway mat for inking, spellbinders oval and snowflakes the stamp of the reindeer I think is Kanban? Not sure? Unfortunately  I forgot to photograph it in my craft room and did it in my bedroom, hence the poor lighting and you can't really see the embossing on the second layer! 
There is an opportunity to win a prize over on Lones blog why done you hop over and join in?

Monday 3 December 2012

Vintage Christmas tag!

  Good morning lovelies! And early post or me! I have a busy day today, playgroup this morning then putting decs up this after! Whoo hoo! Although I hate actually putting them up! All that mess :( but I love it once its done :)! 
So my make is one I made the other day, I have decided to enter it into 
Very simple tag made out of craft card, just rounded the corners punched a hole, inked with vintage photo DI dropped some water on it and blotted, I'm sorry I can't remember who the stamp's are by but they are part of a lovely set of Vintagey stamps, I stamped with walnut stain DI, added some red glitter glue to berries, bit of pearly swirls and threaded gold cord through some lace, and voila, hope you like it? Thanks for your continued support! I love reading what you think of my projects it makes my day xxx 

Sunday 2 December 2012

5 Gold Rings!

  Good evening Lovelies! Well it's certainly been cold today! Beautiful sunshine though! Have you got your decs up yet? We're doing ours tomorrow hopefully, hubby is off work until Thursday so he can get up in that loft! 
Tonight I have made a little tag for the SplodgeAway challenge, the theme is 12 days of Christmas, now I struggled with this as I didn't have anything I could think of to use, then I thought of 5 go-ld ringgggggs la la la la lol jump rings sitting in a bag for a long time not getting used!
So I used craft card and cut a tag 3.5 x 5.5 inch and rounded corners and punched a hole, I inked the edges using my SplodgeAway mat and vintage photo DI and heat dried then stamped with a music stamp with walnut stain DI all over to create a background and lightly brushed with irredescent mica powder to create a subtle shimmer, I then mixed 2 greens of distress stains and some maimeri texture paste together and using part of the Holly SplodgeAway mask, just before it was completely dry I added some red gems for berries, randomly stuck on the jump rings added the sentiment and a lovely velvet ribbon and gold bells, voila! Thank you for taking a look today xx 

Saturday 1 December 2012

Zoe Challenge #11, traditional christmas colours!

  Hello Lovelies, I can't believe it's nearly Christmas again! And Twinchie time again of course! So here we are with a whopping 7 yes 7 samples lol! Do ya think I like em? Hahaha! So as you can see its traditional Christmas colours, no shortage if ideas for this one! 
So onto my samples, my first one I embossed using Fran-tage then added green fragments while still molten, the baubles are from Dylusions set which I colours with pro markers and decoupaged! 
Second I used Dylusions stencil/mask to crate border with red DI. Stamped mistletoe in green added liquid pearls, very simple!
Number 3 is some paper from stash and die cut holly with felt added buttons from stash!
Inked with DI stamped with another Dylusions stamp and added glitter glue to berries and white gel pen for some faux stitching and highlights!
Just a very old stamp I've never used had it years, I coloured with a metallic pen and Whisper brush markers!

I created this one with texture paste through a bit of mask and sprinkled mica flakes onto it, not my favourite I have to say but thought I'd add it anyway!

So my last one which I really like, I stamped poinsettia three times coloured with Spectrum Noirs and layered up added some gold glitter to centre, using red ink I randomly stamped the pointsettia and used water brush to colour it slightly off the dark green card and added a sentiment, pointsettia is from Creative Ex set!

I hope you like my twinchies, I really enjoy making them! I hope you will join in they are such fun! You can join in using this link give it a visit and look what our wonderfully talented other DT members have produced, you won't be disappointed! Thank you x

Zoe Challenge #6 "Frosty Winter"

  Good morning Lovelies! Well another month has past! And another new challenge over on The Cupboard Trilogy I do hope you will join in? The theme is: Frosty winter! So wer'e looking for projects in icey shades: blues, lilacs, pinks, greys etc!
So onto my DT sample, 8x8 white base, I layered with white card I embossed with a swirly snowflake M-Bossability, next layer I clear heat embossed using a swirly Justrite background stamp then inked over with lilac DI from the spring set, I used Spellbinders for all the die cutting the fancy lattice I extended and ran through twice, the baubles I used the same technique as the second background whilst still in the die, added the extras and voila! I hope you like it? I really am pleased with how this turned out, this is going to be my Mums Christmas card!
Please visit the blog to see all the other wonderful DT samples and get inspired to join in, just click here :
My second card is also 8x8 I pierced the first white layer then a navy blue layer then embossed using Spellbinder M-Bossabiliy folder, more navy then the topper was various DI splodged onto craft mat and spritzed with water, then the paper swooshed through it, the stamps are all fro Indigoblu, the flakes at the top I did using their fabulous FlitterGlu and winter gilding flakes, some old brads I've had years just to finish off! This card I'm entering into

Friday 30 November 2012


  Good evening Lovelies! Hope everyone is well, warm and dry?
Tonight I've made a card to enter into these challenges; 
So here's a very simple card, 6x6 scalloped edge white card, I matted with white paper I'd inked with festive berries DI then embossed the next layer with spellbinders M-Bossability the topper is the fabulous vintage Santa by Visible Image, I think he's lovely his beard is amazing! I stamped him with Walnut stain DI and just added a bit of the FB DI to his hat using a cotton bud, i masked him and stamped using iced spruce DI the crackle background by Indigoblu and inked around with the FB DI again, then i glittered the hair and beard with a quickie glue pen, added a bow and some bling! Thank you for visiting! Xxx 

Thursday 29 November 2012

Autumn tag!

  Good evening Lovelies! From a very cold South East Kent coast, but a lovely day, just freezing! Lucky compared to a lot of you though! Hope your all keeping warm and dry?
So here's a tag I've made I'm entering into the theme is Autumn!
So I started with pan pastels in autumnal colours all over a piece of paper and sealed with cheap hairspray, then stamped with leaves from a lovely stamp set by Justrite, and cut them out, then using versamark I stamped randomly a few of the words from the set, then swiped over with autumnal colours pan pastels then sealed with hair spray, the printed paper is from stampin up which I tore and pan pasteled, the cobweb spider and leaves on the right hand side are by Dylusions which I highlighted with white gel pen and little blobs of glitter glue on web to create a dewy effect, the sentiment is also from the Justrite stamp set. I hope you like it? Thank you for visiting xxx 

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Two for the men!

  Good evening Lovelies, there's no let up in the weather so far , it's been raining all day today it's now windy too! However not as bad as a lot of places!
So tonight I've made two male cards for two challenges my first I'm entering into and and the second is also for craftymess! The theme is a Country! Ladybug is monochromatic!
Both cards are on 6x6 craft card base, my first card I have used cream card and aged mahogany DI, the stamps are from Creative Expressions the background I used a script stamp and postcard then embossed and inked to create lots of texture, the rosette is by Tim Holtz!
My second card I used the map background from Indigoblu in chipped sapphire DI the inked edges, the topper is Portabello road stamps which I masked and stamped with crackle background also Indigoblu, I coloured with Spectrum noirs, I have to say my colouring in is not great! Thank you for visiting xxx 

Sunday 25 November 2012


Good evening Lovelies! Looks like some of you will be having some more awful weather, hope you are all managing to keep warm and safe?
Tonight's card is one of a batch I've made! A very quick and simple card, just takes a long time to dry! I'm entering this card into the theme is Frosty and bright!
5x5 white base matted with navy card, the top layer I have stamped using Visible image Christmas Eve poem stamp with Versamark, I then swiped over with pan pastels then sprayed with cheap hairspray to seal, the snowflakes I've created using a Dylusions mask with iridescent texture paste, then while still wet added some gems for a bit of bling, left over night to dry! Voila! Hope you like it? Thank you so much for taking the time to visit xxx 

Saturday 24 November 2012

Dylusions Christmas Cards

  Good morning Lovelies! I hope everyone has managed the weather the storms ok? We really were very lucky here, thank goodness but I know many of you had a rough time!
I have made a couple of different Christmas cards using a combination of Dylusions stamps and stencils with DI and stains! Now I know they aren't particularly pretty and are nt going to appeal to everyone, and to be honest I'm not really sure I like them that much? But it's fun to play! And if you let loose once in a while and go for something different then it gets boring! Thank you for spending the time to visit! Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you "Really" think xxx 

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Holly wreath card

  Good evening Lovelies! Well it's been a rough day for a lot of you, I hope everyone has managed to stay safe and dry? We've not had it so bad here! 
I made this card the other day, a very quick and simple card, the hardest part was sticking 58 gems on, luckily they were self adhesive lol! It's a 6x6 craft card base matted with red card, the top layer I just drew around my double sided tape and using the lovely Lavinia stamps holly stamp in Adirondack Lettuce ink, just stamped around then added the gems, the sentiment is from a creative expressions set! Hope you like it? Thank you for visiting xxx

Monday 19 November 2012

Something very different for me!

  Good evening Lovelies! Brrrr! Certainly starting feel like winter! How's everyone's Christmas shopping going? Mines rubbish this year I've normally finished by now but I've hardly started :(, must get going!
So tonight for a daily challenge the theme was altered puzzle piece! A new one on me? Never heard of it? But with some research it appears to be quite popular! So here's what I came up with!
The puzzle piece I traced off net and cut out of cereal pkt, I covered the reverse side with some Vintagey Xmas paper, I inked the front with peeled paint stamped using Christmas berries DI the smaller pointsettia stamp from a creative expressions set, and masked and stamped using forest moss DI a Justrite harlequin and text background stamp,  I then water brushed to just shade the pointsettias a bit and dotted some gold pen on the centre, I stamped and heat embossed in black EP the large pointsettia from the set 3 times and coloured with Spectrum Noir's and decoupaged off set slightly for more dimension. I must say I'm pretty pleased with it! Thank you for visiting xxx 

Sunday 18 November 2012

Purple delight!

  Good evening Lovelies! Well that's another weekend gone lol! Mmmmmm! Nice hot cuppa tea and biscuits, don't mind if I do! Here's a card I made tonight!
6x6 white base matted with purple satin card, then linen texture which I masked and used pan pastels, the stamps are stampin up, had a bit of ink tranferal :( ive tried to cover it but in the photo i can see it :( . I added some mauve glitter glue and white gel pen here and there! A very simple but I think pretty card! Thanks for stopping by xxx 

Saturday 17 November 2012

CAS Christmas card!

  Good evening Lovelies! Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend?
I've managed to make 3 cards this evening plus a page for my Altered Art Dictionary, don't worry I'm only posting the page and 1 card, don't want to bore you all lol!
My page I created using a Dylusions stencil and iridescent texture paste, I used pan pastels to give a bit of colour to the background!
My card is 6x6 white base matted with dark red the dark green card, the topper is linen texture card, I masked either side with torn paper and used season colours DI, the stamp is by Lavinia stamps, I had a little hiccup with my liquid pearls! They've gone a bit runny? :/ hope you like tonight's post, thank you so much for visiting xxx I'm entering this card into

Friday 16 November 2012

Free your imagination!

  Good morning Lovelies, a second post so early in the morning, I'm on a roll and not even out of bed yet lol!
I made this card using another Visible Image set, this time Free your imagination! 
I used 6x6 craft are base, matted with a dark brown card then again with text paper from Stampinup, loving this paper at the moment, which I stamped the feathers onto using versamark and perfect pearls, the topper matted again with the DB card stamped with coffee archival the splats around the edges, birds and splodgy bird, I added some speckles using another stamp TH stampers anonymous to create a more grungy effect, inked more text paper and cut my rosette using TH die by sizzix, added some blue Fran-tage EE and fragments to the centre of the rosette for some texture, voila a great mans card I think? Thank you again for spending your time to visit! I'm entering this card into


  Good morning Lovelies! A very early one for me today!
I have made this card for the challenge over at Visible Image using one of their new sets: 
Immortal love! It's a 6x6 base, matted with white glitter card, I used linen texture card and masked the edges, then with versamark ink I randomly stamped the small rose and swiped magenta tint Pan pastel over it and sealed with hairspray, then removed the mask and did the same with the barbedwire border stamp, I stamped the large rosé with versamark on linen card and heat embossed with a fuchsia sparkle EP, the banner was same process as background, and a heart dazzler to make it sparkle! Thank you for visiting! 

Thursday 15 November 2012

Zoe challenge #10 use only 2 colours!

  It's Twinchie time! Can you believe another fortnight has gone? O my Christmas is upon us! So here are my DT samples for this fortnight over on Show us your Twinchies! 
Created using Spellbinder dies the background was stamped with versamark and pan pastels.
Inked with DI stamped with versamark and embossed with Fran-tage embossing enamel the stamp was a freebie from mag.

Inked with mustard seed DI heat embossed with clear EP a swirly background stamp from Justrite, then inked over to create a resist with Walnut stain DI, the flower s a metal embellishment from stash the foliage is a spellbinder die.
Ok so this has white as well but have done it again all yellow but thought this version looked better? Pan pastels, stamps are from Studio 490.
And here's the other version? 
I do hope you'll join us this fortnight, here's the link.....

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Silver and Blue!

  Good evening Lovelies! I hope everyone is well?
Tonight's make I am entering into the theme is to make a Christmas project in blue and silver!
I used my SplodgeAway mat to blend various blues as a background which I splashed some water on and blotted, I then stamped using FlitterGlu and then used silver gilding flakes, the stamps are a lovely set from Indigoblu, I matted onto white card embossed with an m-bossability folder matted onto navy blue card which I'd pierced all around the edges, sentiment also from same set is on navy card cut using spellbinder die, o and it's 8x8 white base as usual lol! Thank you for visiting! 

Another random card for another Brother in law!

  Good Morning Lovelies!
I made two cards last night this was the other one! This is for my other Brother in law whos birthday happens to be the same day as mine 22nd Dec, as I said yesterday we have a lot of birthdays coming up!
 I had such a lot of good comments about my blue random creation the other day I thought I'd give it another go? 
6x6 craft card base, matted with text paper from Stampin up! Which I used my Dylusions stencil with barn door DI for the checkered design then inked over lightly, stamped another edge design in black also from Dylusions, the topper is same paper inked in various DI splattered, and stencilled, the compuss stamp is from Stampers anonymous, rosettes are TH, voila, thank you for taking the time to visit xxx 

Monday 12 November 2012

Happy Birthday Joan!

  Good evening Lovelies! A very quick post tonight in honor of the lovely Joan Doherty Happy Birthday! I hope it's been fab?
6x6 created with pan pastels and the stamps are studio 490 and sentiment by Clarity!
Thank you for visiting xxx 

Brother in laws birthday card!

  A very early good morning Lovelies! I was awake so thought I'd get ahead and do my post now!
As you can see its for my Brother in laws birthday not until 1 Dec, he doesn't look at my blog so don't need to worry about him seeing it, in fact none of my family are interested ;( that's probably why I seek your approval lol ;) their loss not mine! 
We have a lot of Dec and Jan birthdays, so I like to get ahead with them, so this was an experiment really, been checking out Pinterest and there's some fabulous stuff on there, I don't do random terribly well ,so thought I'd give it a go! 
6x6 craft card base, matted with black card, I got an A4 sheet of white paper and blended shades of blue and green DI, blobbed and blotted with water to get a more distressed look, and did some splats with Distress stains, this was my next layer and the rosette, which is a TH die with a stamp I have in my stash in the centre, the topper I just stamped in black a stampers anonymous set, then did a tiny bit of spritzing with Cosmic Shimmer spritzer in midnight blue, and heat dried then some more splats, then Fran-taged the top left corner with blue and white EE and added some green and blue fragments while still molten, love the effect of Fran-tage, it's so rustic. Oh and some ribbon from stash! So there you have it! I like it, I hope you do? Would love to read what you think? Thank you for visiting xxx 

Sunday 11 November 2012

Quack quack!

  Good evening Lovelies! I hope everyone has had a lovely reflective day today?
Tonight I have made a cute card for a very simple card, using some stamps I've had sitting around for years hardly used I think they are from Stampasauraus? Not sure I've spelt it right but ho hum! Backing card is double sided from stash, ducks coloured with Pro markers the Baby die cut is a Marianne design die! Thank you for visiting today xxx 

Friday 9 November 2012

80th birthday card!

  Good Evening Lovelies! Can you believe it's Friday again? I can't! boy the weeks go by so quick! 
Tonight's card my Mum asked me to make for her cousin! She wanted his name and age on it! He's a keen gardener, so I figured he'd be ok with a more nature themed card rather than gardening? Hope I'm right? 
So it's an 8x8 as usual white base, I stamped all over with the light turquoise blue DI can't remember the name? Using harlequin and text background stamp from Justrite love this stamp! Then I got out my ebony and ivory coredinations pad and used the matching blue and black magic sheets, the blue I embossed using leafy A4 mask and sanded back the black I used CC 6x6 dotty EF and sanded both colours I tore, my topper I inked using various shades of blue DI and dripped some water on then blotted to create a a distressed effect, I stamped the dragonfly from stampers anonymous in black, masked it then stamped using the harlequin background again using one of the blue DI's and inked the edges with black soot DI same for the sentiment too which was cut with spellbinder, the number and name I cut with a cuttlebug folder and sanded. I hope he likes it? Thank you for visiting xxx