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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 

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Create, Art, Beauty!

  Good evening Lovelies! Well so much for all my hard work last night! Didn't sell one single card at the market today :( oh well! 
So today I was delighted to receive my new stamps from Visible Image, fab service only ordered them Sunday! So here's what I created, 8x8 white card base matted with a dark brown card then white linen texture card, I stamped using dove grey stazon the crackle stamp from Indogoblu, then the Grecian pattern border from Art, create, beauty, goddess stamp set, the toppers I created using pan pastels on linen card sealed with cheap hairspray, stamped the buste in black, masked then stamped over with the dove grey and crackle stamp again, I matted each one again with dark brown, the text also has crackle background too! I hope you like it? More importantly I hope I've done the stamp set justice, I did enjoy creating something different, thank you for visiting, if you haven't already, you must visit Visible Image their stamps are fabulous quality! 

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Been stocking up!

  Good evening Lovelies! Brrrrr! I've not felt warm for 2 days now :( 
Well last night I spent my valuable crafting time tidying and sorting out my craft room, so nothing made :( and tonight I've spent the evening making, what I like to call "mindless cards" lol in other words "kit cards" not my idea of fun or crafting! Sorry for those of you that kit craft! No disrespect, it's just not my thing, having said that they do serve a purpose. An old school friend is starting up a weekly market in our town, mostly food and crafts, and she has very kindly offered me a space on her craft stall for my cards! I'm too busy to be able to do it myself unfortunately so I'm very lucky. So with Christmas quickly approaching I thought I'd better add to my stash of crimbo cards! Everything I made tonight apart from the Washi tape and card blanks was free, the Boofles stuff I won, the rest was from mags, so anything I sell will be a bonus, not often a crafter can say that! Considering the amount we spend on stash lol! 
So these are what I made tonight! I have loads more for the market! Thank you for visiting xxx 

Monday 5 November 2012

Bird in cage!

Good morning Lovelies! Hope you've all had a great weekend? Lots of fireworks going off all over the place over the weekend, I really don't like them, such a waste of money! Bah humbug lol
Another thing I'm glad is over is Halloween! 
Tonight's card I made a while ago, it's 8x8 white base matted with more white card I pierced around the edges then embossed another layer with an M-bossability folder, the elements of this card are all cut with spellbinder dies on my GC the card stock is from stash can't remember what make it is? Added some pretty Vintagey lace and some ready made flowers, voila! A simple card really didn't take long at all! Thank you for visiting xxx 

Saturday 3 November 2012

More Autumn leaves!

Good evening Lovelies! I do hope everyone's having a lovely weekend so far?
Tonight I have made another card using my gorgeous new Justrite stamps! I just love them, I used 8x8 base card in white, I masked either end using some torn paper to create an uneven panel of colour and just blended several different DI's I used the little stamps from the set in the DI colours to create a bit more interest in the background, I made twinchies matted onto black card for the toppers, I heat embossed in black the leaf then using my water brush painted with DI, the sentiment is also from the set. I love how this card has turned out and would love to read what you think? Thank you for visiting xxx I'm entering this card into:

Friday 2 November 2012

Autumn Leaves!

  Good evening Lovelies! Brrrr it's really getting chilly now!
Tonight's post I made using some new stamps I got yesterday by Justrite! They are gorgeous!
I started dabbing Pan pastel autumn shades onto an A4 sheet of paper, sealed with cheap hairspray, once dry I stamped all over with different leaf stamps, so I have loads left over to use on another card :) so my card is 8x8 cream base, matted with brown then matted with more cream that I embossed using a leaf design A4 mask which I lightly inked with Walnut stain DI, then just stuck the leaves down, the sentiment also from same set! A simple card the hardest thing was the cutting out! Hope you like it? Thank you for visiting xxx 
I'm entering this card into:

Thursday 1 November 2012

Zoe Challenge # 9 Hot firework colours!

  Good morning Lovelies! I'd would like to say a big thank you to all the fabulous entrants in our previous challenges, it's amazing what you all come with. Can you believe another fortnight has gone by?
 It doesn't seem long ago that I we were planning Christmas last year and here we are again, just around the corner!
So here are my DT samples for this fortnight s challenge the theme this time is, Hot Firework colours! I have to say I'm not entirely happy with my samples! They were all created using Cosmic Shimmer Chalk spritzers, some I splattered some alcohol inks on, I then triple embossed each one added orange and pink Cosmic Shimmer glitter while still molten and stamped into using various stamps or bits and bobs! I look forward to seeing what you come up with this time? 
I'm very sorry! For some reason my link button isn't working but you can enter using this address: 
The Stamps used in the second one are from
And the bottom one was free with a mag! 

Zoe Challenge #5 Halloween!

Zoe Challenge #5 Halloween! 
Good morning Lovelies! Here we are again, challenge time again and this month our theme is Halloween/Autumn! Over on we had lots of fabulous entries for our last challenge, so I'm hoping it will be just as popular, who doesn't love a bit of spook or the beautiful shades of Autumn?
So my make is 8x8 white base, I coloured using DI and blobbed water on and blotted, then stamped using harlequin background stamp from Visible Image, the speckles are Stampers anon TH as is the foliage on the topper bottom right, the bats are Lavinia stamps, matted onto black card, the topper is white glossy card,  I stamped the text from TH stampers anon set with white brilliance ink, heat set, then once dry blended a variety of DI then buffed with dry paper towel to bring out the text, then using the DI stamped using polka dots background stamp again from VI, the bats cat and tree are from Dylusions Bats and bits stamp set, the leaves are a Dylusions stencil inked through with chipped sapphire DI, the wave pattern is also Dylusions stamp, the tree is actually only an outline I coloured it in with brown marker pen, I added a few highlights here and there with a white gel pen and black fine line pen! I really enjoyed making this card, I love to experiment, hope you like too? Thank you for visiting! Xxx