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Monday 27 May 2013

"Triplet Boys"

Good evening Lovelies! What a gorgeous weekend, weather wise we've had! I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend and the lovely weather?

I made this card yesterday for a very good friend of mine who's daughter of 39 has just given birth to triplet boys! All doing very well at over 4lb each Wow!

I used versamark ink to stamp both the background and the little feet then swiped over with Pan Pastel, the background stamp s by Visible Image the feet stamp was £1 from Hobby Crafts, I used the gorgeous Linen texture card from Papermill direct!
Thank you for taking a peep xx


Friday 24 May 2013

My DT samples for create and craft, SplodgeAway shows

Good evening Lovelies! Well I say "good" when actually I'm not well I've picked up an awful head cold and cough from the little one, now to me a colds a cold, but boy do I feel rough with this one!

Anyway less of that, what an exciting day for me and SplodgeAway! I made several samples for the show on Create and Craft, however the first show nearly everything sold out, and as there were some brilliant demos by the fab Tom and Hazel they didn't really show many samples, however the second show there was only two sets left and fortunately the one set "faces" was the one I had to play with so at least 3 of my samples were shown! Here are all the samples I made!

If you've not got any SplodgeAway products you must check them out! Their SplodgeAway mat is fantastic, I can't blend Distress inks now without, why not pop along and check them out here

I did the background with my Gelli plate then lightly inked around the houses mask, the fabulous raindrops are by Designs by Ryn which I gave the Glossy ascents treatment, the sentiment is by Visible Image!

I did two versions of ths card one using white distress paint and EP the other with silver distress stains and EP, I used Dylusions spray inks with the Skyline mask, then with black soot DI stencilled the face mask, the background is also a Splodgeaway mask.

The stamps are from Inkylicious, the rest is just layers of masks!
Used some Fran-tage!
Dylusions spray inks!

Visible Image stamp!
I masked over the flower design which had been created using my Gelli plate with a Splodgeaway mask, I cut it out, steamed with versamark and heat embossed the stamp s Inkylicious! I don't really like this one!


Wednesday 22 May 2013

Zoe - Challenge #7 "Blooming Lovely"

Good morning Lovelies! I hope your all well?

Today is the launch of our 7th challenge! Boy the time flies! So as you can see by the title the theme this fortnight is "Blooming Lovely" our challenge blog is "anything goes" so we would like to see all your beautiful floral creations! Be it Cards, Tags, ATC's, Altered art, anything as long as its blooming lovely!

Please visit us here! Rhedd and Rosie's challenge! Our very own Sandie is sponsoring this challenge and is offering a lovely prize!

I have actually made 2 cards because I couldn't decide which one I wanted posted, so I left it to Sandie to decide, and this is the one she chose!
A very simple card created with Pan Pastels and a beautiful Inkylicious stamp, the butterfly is from Stampin up!
I use the gorgeous Linen texture card by Papermill Direct
Here's my second card, created with my gorgeous Jofy stamps by Paperartsy, I coloured them with pencils, the background is "Square peg round hole" by Indigoblu, a very versatile stamp, I just inked in 2 colours.
I actually made these cards for a friend and fellow foster Carer, she wanted four for her Foster kids to give to their teachers at the end of term! She was very pleased I'm relieved to say, I made each one different!
Thank you for popping along today! I would love it if you popped along to the challenge blog and leave a comment and join in, plus we have an amazingly talented DT xx


Tag using Sweet Poppy Stencil and Visible Image Butterfly

Good morning lovelies and a very warm welcome to my new followers! Well at this present time the sun is shining, but it is only 6.56 am so anything can happen, it's also my 20th wedding anniversary today! I can't believe 20 years ago we were in Las Vegas taking our wedding vows?

Today I'm posting a tag I made last night to enter Visible Image challenge

I used the gorgeous Linen texture card from Papermill direct, I used my Pan Pastels to colour it then of course sealed it with cheap hairspray, I used the script from Studio 490 stamp set using black ink second generation to give a faded effect, then stamped and heat embossed with white Stampendous fine detail EP the gorgeous flowers which are Clarity stamps, then using a magnetic sheet and the gorgeous Agapanthus stencil by Sweet Poppy I added the glossy black texture paste also by Sweet poppy to add some dimension and interest, and left it to dry, they do dry fairly quickly I left this an hour as it was a thin application, but over night is better, I was very careful not to get my fingernail near it while I attached the gorgeous Large Butterfly by Visible Image which I'd pre-coloured with Pan pastels and heat embossed using black fine detail EP by Stampendous.

You can just about see the fabulous texture created but the linen card and the dimension of the paste!

Thank you for visiting, have a great day xx


Sunday 19 May 2013

SplodgeAway, "Give away" and a tag!

To celebrate all the new followers on the blog Tom is doing a giveaway on the blog. All you need to do to win these goodies is comment on the post and follow the blog.

Tom will be back on Create and Craft on Friday so a winner will be drawn at random on Saturday 25th May.

This giveaway consists of

12x12" SplodgeAway Mat

x25 Sheets of SplodgeAway Elegance High Res A4 Card

Penny Farthing Mask

Gothic StenSkape

Twit Twoo StenSkape

Nevada Desert StenSkape

3 Kings StenSkape andast

Enchanted Castle StenSkape.

Thank you and GOOD LUCK


Good evening Lovelies and a warm welcome to new followers. I hope you've all had a fab weekend? It ends very quickly doesn't it?

I have made a tag using DI Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade all blended on my SplodgeAway mat, I then spritzed my Lattice mask by SplodgeAway with water then slapped it onto my inked tag, dabbed with paper towel then lifted the mask and dried with my heat tool, I stamped the Paperartsy stamp with Perfect medium and heat embossed with White fine detail EP by Stampendous, I bleached out the petals using watered down bleach in my waterbrush, the sentiment is from the same set!

Thank you for visiting I really appreciate the time you take to leave a comment xx


Saturday 18 May 2013

Eileen Godwin's workshop!

Good evening Lovelies! Wow what a great day I've had, thanks to Eileen and the wonderful bunch of ladies who attended, and a special thank you to Barbara Cleggett for the wonderful cake, and Karen and Sheila for all the cups of tea! We had a great day, lots of fab techniques, taught by the master herself and lots of laughs! Here are my makes for today! Hope you like them?

Caught in Crystal technique!


Spritzed mask!

Pan pastels

Pan pastels!

Pan pastels and Sweet Poppy stencil with texture paste!

Distress inks, embossing folder and gilding wax!
Thank you for visiting, tired but very happy :)


Friday 17 May 2013

Gelli plate flowers!

Good morning Lovelies, on what looks like a lovely day, mind you it's only 6.19 am and the sun is shining, but anything can happen lol!

I'm feeling very excited today because tomorrow (Saturday) I'm off to the lovely Eileen Godwin's workshop, such fun, such a lovely bunch of friendly ladies, can't wait!

Just a short post today, I made this card last night for a daily challenge and won, it's only for fun, but it's nice to win isn't it? Anyway the theme was "lots of lovely flowers", I had no clue what I was going to do? So went with the flow and here's the result.

I'm really pleased how it came out, the flowers and leaves are Gelli plate prints cut with Spellbinders, the rest speaks for itself really! Thank you for taking the time to visit xxx


Wednesday 15 May 2013

SplodgeAway project!

Good morning Lovelies! What's happened to the weather? Yuck!

So today I'm very excited as its my first official post as DT for SplodgeAway! This week we are featuring SplodgeAways very own High Res Card! It's especially for using your markers and colouring in mediums! We were asked to use it and review it!

I used Pro markers, they glided like a hot knife through butter! Really smooth lovely card stock!

Now I'm not the best at colouring in so I used several sets of my Jofy stamps by Paperartsy, not only are they easy to colour in but they are gorgeous, I really love these stamps! The background I masked the edges of an 8x8 base card, then using my SplodgeAway Lattice mask I inked lightly and heavier randomly using Dried Marigold and Shabby Shutters DI, I framed it with some squiggly lines with a fine liner pen, then matted and layered my topper onto red and black card stock!

Thank you very much for visiting, please pop along and visit and leave a comment!

Have a great day, hope the weather doesn't spoil your plans? A perfect crafting day xxx


Monday 13 May 2013

Father's Day card!

Good Evening Lovelies! And welcome new followers!

I've made a card for my Dad, he loves cars, in fact before he retired he was an HGV driving instructor, apart from being in the Army until his early twenties he's always driven for a living!

So here's his Father's Day card!

It's 8x8 I've used Visible Image stamps, which are great quality, check them out here! The background I created using my Gelli plate!
Just a quick post today, feeling tired! Thank you very much for visiting xx


Saturday 11 May 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencil

Good Evening Lovelies and a warm welcome to new followers! So who ordered the rain? It certainly wasn't me!

Just a very quick post tonight, just thought I'd share with you a tag I made today for a challenge! It's one tag with two versions, I made it with pearls on it first then remembered the theme was a tag with buttons, so off they came, I kind of prefer the pearl version, what do you think?

I used the Poppy stencil by Sweet Poppy, I inked through first with DI dried with heat tool then secured the stencil back down again over the design then used translucent paste also Sweet Poppy, then carefully removing the stencil I chucked clear micro beads onto it! A technique I have to confess I've pinched from Eileen Godwin, a very talented lady and friend you can check out her fab creations here!

Here's the first with pearls

Thank you for visiting, please leave a comment, I love to read them xxx


Friday 10 May 2013

Gelli plate meets SplodgeAway

Good evening Lovelies! Strange old weather!

Here's another challenge piece I made tonight, I didn't win! Anyway the theme was to make anything as long as it wasn't Square or rectangle! Hmmmm I thought! "I like square" but I bought an E-Bosser today :D yippee £149.99 from the Range a saving of 50 quid! well chuffed been wanting one a while, so as I had my new toy what better way to play than to create a non square card!

The card base I used mustard seed, spiced marmalade and gathered twigs DI through the fabulous lattice mask from SplodgeAway you can get it here, the stamps are, newsprint flourish from Creative expression, flowers and sentiment are Dylusions, the topper I created the background with my Gelli plate with a comb, die cut then stamped using Julianna from Inkylicious and Raindrops from

Not to everyone's taste I think? But thank you for visiting xxx


A few challenge pieces

Good morning Lovelies and thank you so much for all the fantastic comments you have left, it really warms my heart and makes me smile!

Today I'm posting a few things I've made recently for challenges, they include lots of techniques : Fran-tage, Gelli Plate, Texture paste with micro beads (thank you Eileen) distress paints, gilding wax, masks by SplodgeAway, stencil and paste by Sweet Poppy, butterfly stamp by Indigoblu, grasses by Visible Image, bird and flowers on bottom card are Inkylicious, flowers on green card plus sentiment are Dylusions! I hope you like them, I know there are pieces here tat don't suit everyone's tastes but I do like to experiment, many thanks, and have a great Friday and weekend xxx



Wednesday 8 May 2013

New Twinchies Challenge blog!

Good morning Lovelies! I like to give a very warm welcome to my new followers! Hope everyone had a fab bank holiday weekend enjoying the gorgeous sunshine?

I have some exciting news! As you can see there is a new Twinchies challenge blog! The lovely Beverley Tonk from Beecrafty had heard that Show us your Twinchies was ending this month and thought there needed to be a Twinchie challenge blog! I couldn't agree more lol! So here we are!

Beverley asked me to be on the DT!

Of course I jumped at the chance, I just love the little things!

The first challenge is "Free for all"

so you can create a Twinchie in any style, colour or theme you like.

Twinchies are 2 inch by 2 inch square,

you can use whatever medium you like?

My first I dipped my card into melt pot and stamped using the
fabulous Circles cluster set from
I inked it with gold brilliance before stamping into
the molten utee,

The flowers were chip board bits I've had years,

so into the melt pot they went too,

I added Yellow dew drops to the centers.

I used part of the "Dandelion" stencil from Sweet poppy
with dimension stencil medium also from Sweet poppy, while
Wet I chucked on some clear micro beads and a bit or glitter.

Gelli plate background, Jofy minis stamp by Paperartsy,
I had to cut and piece together this one as it was too long,
you can see the join lol!
I coloured it with Spectrum Noirs.

Same Gelli plate BG with free stamp from Craft stamper mag.
Coloured in with Spectrum Noirs and washed over with Dustress stain.
Thank you so much for visiting, please come along and join in?
they are so much fun to make, they can seem a little daunting to start with,
but they soon become very addictive.
Have a great day :D xx