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Friday 29 March 2013

A little go at Zentangle

Good evening Lovelies! Well it seems like ages since I blogged! I've had a busy week! Having been vacant for 6 weeks I have finally got a baby! And then typically I get offered 2 more new borns lol! I was gutted, I've been wanting a new born all this time, I took the first one offered which is 4 and a half months old little girl, I've been getting to know her all week and she finally came here yesterday (Thursday) afternoon! What a little sweetie she is bless her! She has a reflux problem which is nasty for her, but I will get her to GP ASAP can't stand to see a baby cry like that, one big bonus, she sleeps through the night yippee!

So onto my make, I made this tag for a bi-weekly challenge in Craft & Chat group, the them was flowers and Zentangle I really enjoyed making this tag and it's only the first time I've done it, I like how it turned out, the flowers and text stamps are from Studio 490, I love these flowers I use them so often! The tiny flower clusters are Lavinia stamps! Thank you for visiting xxx

By the way her name is Ruby xxx


Wednesday 27 March 2013

Zoe challenge # 3 "Vintage/Shabby"

Good morning Lovelies! Well another fortnight gone! Gosh it'll be the summer before we know it lol! With a bit of luck?


Here is my DT make for Rhedd and Rosie's challenge please pop along and check out our very talented DT's samples and be inspired to join in, here's the link

Our very own Tina is sponsoring this challenge and has offered this fabulous prize!

I used paper from my stash inked with Aged Mahogany DI half a doily also inked, the stamps were free from a mag, which I inked and cut out, the rest of the embellishments were from my stash! I have to say as I have many times before! I love vintage and shabby styles, but I struggle with it, I just don't seem to get it right, well I don't seem to do it as well as a lot of other people :( I guess we all have our niche's. thank you for visiting today xx



Sunday 24 March 2013

Daisy meets Ryn

Good evening Lovelies! Hope you are all keeping warm? Well I've had a lazy day today! Apart from some washing and cooking dinner I've just played in my craft room, I didn't even bother drying my hair after my shower! Oh my do I looks a sight! Lol!

I have had such fun playing today I made quite a few bits, some I can't blog! So I will share a card I've made using Sheena Douglass's new stamp and the fabulous "Water droplet" stamp from Ryn, you can check out her shop here

So very simple, stamped the Daisy's and coloured with pencils, masked then stamped the water droplet stamp using a pale grey Stazon, I used Papermill direct linen texture paper matted onto black card also from PD! Thank you for visiting xxx keep warm!


Saturday 23 March 2013

Some of my Altered Art Dictionary pages!

Good evening Lovelies and a warm welcome to new followers! I hope everyone is managing to stay warm and dry in this Arctic weather we are having? Brrrrr!

Yesterday I thought I'd do some more Altered Art Dictionary pages as I'd not done one for a few weeks!

Elephant! Obviously lol, the animal stamps are Creative Expressions, the grass is Visible Image

Giraffe! Pan Pastels background pencils to colour image!

Tiger! Watercolour pencils!

Tower! Lavinia Stamps, coloured with pencils, background is DI using Indigoblu "square peg round hole" stamp

Door! Another Lavinia stamp coloured with pencils!
Thank you for visiting xxx


Thursday 21 March 2013

It's a jungle out there!

Good evening Lovelies! Brrrrrr! It's been freezing today, good excuse to stay in and craft! ;)

I have been asked by a very good friend to make some "Wildlife" style cards! He is a fabulous photographer and specialises in Wildlife! His name is Shane Worton and here is the link to his website! He does sell his work too I also have a link on the left side bar on my blog, give it a visit! Anyway here's what I came up with! All these cards were stamped with a stamp set from Creative Expressions!

The first one I created the background by spraying with Dylusions brown and black then embossed using a cuttlebug EF that is actually Zebra, but it's stripes lol! I then rubbed on gold Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Wax! It's new and it's Ab Fab, love it, my new fave thing to play with lol!

Papermill Direct Hammered texture card! I embossed the topper with the same Zebra EF as the first one!
Pan Pastels!
And finally Distressed Inks!
Thank you for spending the time to visit and comment I really do appreciate it xx
I'm entering this post into the theme is a touch of green!


Wednesday 20 March 2013

CAS cards

Good evening Lovelies! I hope your all well?

I've been playing with some new crafty stash :D oh what joy! Anyway I bought some of Sheena's stamps and a couple of days ago I made two CAS cards


The top one I made 3 score lines across the card which aren't very visible in the photo! I hope you like these? Thank you for visiting xxx


Tuesday 19 March 2013

Pan pastels meets Sheena!

Good evening Lovelies! I hope you've all had a lovely day? It's been beautiful here, bit chilly but sunny, I went out with my Bestie today to Canterbury, she was looking for her outfit for her sons wedding which is in August, we had a great but tiring day, not very successful outfit wise, but that means we will have to go out again lol!

So onto today's post, I made this card Sunday, I was putting Eileen's workshop to good use, practicing my Pan Pastel technique's, I've been playing with them for a long time and love them, but I struggled getting a nice moon/sun, so thanks to Eileen I think I've got it? The key was to use two colours to make a more atmospheric and dimensional effect! Ive used Sheena Douglass's new "little bit sketchy" stamp of the beautiful oak tree, I heat embossed with versamark ink and Cosmic Shimmer black EP the sentiment also from the same set is just stamped with black Archival! I used Linen textured card from Papermill Direct and matted and layered onto black and red card also from Papermill Direct, I like how the image has lines through it from the texture! I made the wisps of cloud with an eraser! I'm really pleased how this has turned out, thank you for visiting today xxx




Saturday 16 March 2013

Eileen Godwin's Workshop

Good evening Lovelies! Wow what a fabulous day I've had! I went to the lovely and very talented Eileen Godwin's Pan Pastel workshop today! What a lovely bunch of ladies, all so friendly and welcoming and of course so was Eileen, I felt like an old friend, so comfortable! Lots of laughs lots of lovely cups of tea by the lovely Sheila and cake yummy! Here is a picture of the projects we made, I'm pleased with my makes except the blue one!

Thank you Eileen xxx here's the link to Eileen's blog


Friday 15 March 2013

2 Easter cards for 2 special little girls!

Good afternoon! Still cold isn't it?

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I have made for our last 2 special little Foster girls that have both been adopted by wonderful people.

6x6 base matted with Linen texture card from Papermill Direct, I rounded the corners, the rest is spellbinder dies, the rabbit stamp is a £1 one from Hobby-craft the background is Indigoblu Square peg Round hole stamp, I did some masking in order to achieve the image!

The first picture shows what's through the window!

Thank you for visiting today! Happy weekend! Oooo! I'm excited! I'm going to the very talented Eileen Godwin's Pan Pastel workshop tomorrow yippeeeeeee!


Thursday 14 March 2013

Art Journal page!

Good evening Lovelies! Come on spring!

Well I have created another page of my Journal! I started by coating my Indigoblu Swirly stamp with Glimmer Glaze (all that jazz) and stamping in the corner then using a sponge just randomly running around the edges in a very rough fashion and dabbed with some bubble wrap too, once dry I used brown DI all over this created a resist! The stamps are Visible Image from the Immortal Love set, I coloured the roses with Spectrum Noir's and glittered! It was a great way to practise my colouring skills, which I must say "aren't great" but they are improving, I need a lot more practise I think?

Thank you for spending the time to visit, I do appreciate xxx


Wednesday 13 March 2013

Zoe Challenge #2 "One for the Birds"

Good morning Lovelies and welcome! I'm sharing with you today my sample for our 2nd challenge, over on Rhedd and Rosie's challenge blog, I'd like to say a huge thank you to all who joined in our first challenge.

So our theme this fortnight is "One for the Birds" I love this theme, birds are a particular fave of mine when it comes to crafting!

8x8 card base matted with black card, I've kept it simple and clean, my topper I used Linen texture card from Papermill Direct, I just splattered Distress stains in various colours, stamped a flourish, sorry I don't know the make its a wooden stamp I've had years! The bird is from a set by Paperartsy, the birdcage is a spellbinders, the flowers are from Studio 490, I stamped the text strip first then stamped the flower on top, just to create a bit of interest, I used the large and smaller flowers, layered them up added some dew drops, sentiment is also Paperartsy! A very quick and simple card, well I say "quick" the flowers took a while to cut out, but apart from that very quick, I hope you like it, thank you so much for visiting today, I hope it's inspired you enough to join in this fortnight, please pop along and check out the rest of the wonderful DT projects here.


Sunday 10 March 2013

2 More Art Journal Pages

Good Evening Lovelies! I hope all you fabulous Mummy's out there have had a wonderful Mothers Day? Mines just been like any other day :( my daughter lives in Canada! Didn't even get a card :( boy it's been cold today! Well I've had a lovely afternoon in my craft room locked away playing, I've made a couple of DT projects which I obviously can't share yet, and I've done 2 more Art Journal pages and a Altered Art Dictionary page!

My first page I stamped using black Stazon the Urban Stamps stamp, sprayed with Dylusions, drying between colours to stop them getting muddy, then I ran it through my GC using a leaf EF but only the 4 edges, to create an embossed frame, I bleached the leaves, used Silver Rub-N-Buff on the leafy boarder, the butterfly is from Studio 490 it's my favourite butterfly at the moment! I used Dylusions inks on the page too to create a slight boarder!

My second page is Lavinia Stamps with Stazon then sprayed lightly with Pink and Purple Dylusions inks, then laid a tree mask over the main image and sprayed again in the same colours, the sentiment is by Dylusions which I bleached to make it stand out! It doesn't really show in the photo lol! Bit too far away!
So here's the 2 pages together, I know Art Journals are meant to be quite random, but I'm a bit OCD about things kind of coordinating, colour-wise anyway!
I hope you like them? I love doing them, it's so nice playing without a plan! Thank you for visiting my blog today xxx


Another Liebster Award

Good morning Lovelies! I'm very proud to have received the Liebster Award a second time! Thank you very much, from my very very talented friend Tina, please check out her Blog,


This award is granted to people with less than 200 followers in order to get more visitors and hopefully more followers, you also need to pass it on to 5 of your favourite blogs or blogs you admire and enjoy visiting! It's not easy just picking 5 as there are so many extremely talented people out there in the land of blog! So without further adu here are my 5, how about giving them a visit? Shelley Mimi Bo Shelagh McCarthy Lisa Tyrell Pauline Jane Stillman

So Ladies snag your badge for your blogs, don't forget to mention who you got it from, ME lol! with a link to my blog and pass it on to 5 more blogs with less than 200 followers! I really enjoy visiting your blogs, your a real inspiration xx


Saturday 9 March 2013

Visible Image stamps And Dylusions Journal page

Good morning Lovelies! Seems like ages since I blogged! What's happened to the weather? Had beautiful spring sunshine 3 days ago, 2 days of rain, and today it's blooming cold again! Strange very strange!

Today's make I'm entering into

I have used a variety of Visible Image stamps onto some ripped text paper for texture, and lightly spritzed Lime, Bubblegum Pink, Blue and Orange Dylusions spray inks, bush bash bosh! "Simples" hope you like it? Thank you very much for visiting, I appreciate all your comments, especially the constructive ones xxx ;)


Tuesday 5 March 2013

Lavinia Stamp tag

Good Evening Lovelies! Wow what a beautiful day it's been today!

Well I had some happy post today :D so had to have a play! I'm entering this Tag into Lavinia Stamps very first Challenge

Using Black Stazon I stamped the beautiful Garden Spirit stamp, inked round using DI's I stamped the miniature flowers stamps using DI, I coloured her in using watercolour pencils, added some irredescent glitter to flower centres and a few dots here and there with a white pen, a little charm and voila, job done! Very quick and simple!
Thank you for visiting xxx


Zoe Challenge #3 - "Flower or Flowers"

Good morning Lovelies! Can't believe how quick March has come round! And actually been having some nice weather the last couple of days, roll on spring!

So here are my DT samples for Show us your Twinchies challenge 3 here's the link

My first is on Linen texture card by Papermill Direct, I used Pan Pastels the colour, the flower is Dylusions I stamped then mounted onto double sided adhesive and dipped into multi colour Micro beads, the leaves are from the same set!


More Micro beads, clear this time, the stamp and die are from my stash I can't remember the make, sorry! I coloured with Adirondack inks!
This one is from Studio 490 I stamped using Whisper brush markers and added tiny dots in black and white fine tipped markers!
Another Studio 490 set, I stamped part of the text strip first then stamped the flower over it, I coloured the flower with Glimmer Glaze, the sentiment is from the set!
All very simple and quick makes, I hope you like them? Thank you for visiting, I do hope you will pop along and look at the other DT's fabulous samples and maybe play along, have a good day xx


Monday 4 March 2013

Charlottes card!

Good evening Lovelies! What a beautiful day today, cold but the sun was shining!

Today's post is a card made by next door neighbours little girl Charlotte who is only 6, we had some fun yesterday (Sunday) in my craft room, she wanted to make a card for her Mummy for Mother's Day! She bought some bits and pieces to use bless her, unfortunately I didn't think to take a photo of her Mother's Day card :( it turned out fab, she didn't really need my help she knew what she wanted, so we did some die cutting which she enjoyed and a bit of stamping! I'd had a clear out the day before and had loads of stuff that I was going to give away so I gave some to Charlotte, bless her heart she made me this card as a Thank you! I'm so thrilled with it, she's done a great job, I think the layout is fab for her age!

Thank you Charlotte xxx