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Monday 30 March 2015

A few more makes from last week

Good morning Lovlies! Today I'm sharing with you a tag and a card I made last week.

My tag was for a challenge, I used a very old stamp for the background it's a cube one and a Sizzix Bigz die.


My card I used a Tim Holtz text strip and the wonderful Penny Black stamp, I just love this stamp, I coloured the background and Poppies with Aquatints, I used drawing gum and distress re-inker to create some splatters.

Thank you for visiting, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Sunday 29 March 2015

Bit of Ryn, Penny Black and Stampendous

Good Evening Lovelies! Gosh it's a week since I last blogged! The weather today has been horrendous, windy and wet :( I've managed to get some crafting done today but I can't share with you yet, so today I'm sharing some bits I've made in the last week.

I've not played with my Pan Pastels in ages and thought this stamp was crying out for some colour and atmosphere, it's by Stampendous, the sentiment is SU, the grasses are Inkylicious.

Goosebumps and distress ink background and Penny Black dies, i coloured the blossoms and branches with Distress markers.

More Goosebumps and DI, Penny Black stencil and dies.

I've made a small 5x7" canvas, I used chalk paints through SplodgeAway splatter masks, and the stunning new mask Japanese Anemone and water droplets stamp by Ryn, I edged the stencilled flowers and splatters with a glittery gold pen.

Thank you so much for visiting on this wet and windy Sunday evening, have a good one. xx Zoe xx


Sunday 22 March 2015

A canvas using Finnabair Stamps

Good morning Lovelies and a happy Sunday, yeah me again!

Had so much fun using the Finnabair stamps I got from Oyster stamps I made two tags over the last couple of days that I blogged yesterday and I liked them so much I thought I'd have a go at a small canvas 6"x 6" using the Cracked Pistashio and Abandoned Coral spray stains and the gorgeous Color Bloom gold sprays by Prima Marketing all found at Oyster stamps. I also used Ryns Patio Stone Stamp, the foliage is Sizzix.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you like my canvas, have a great weekend xx Zoe xx



Saturday 21 March 2015

Finnabair Stamps

Good morning Lovlies, it's threatening to be a lovely day, fingers crossed after yesterday's cold and murky day.

Today I'm sharing with you 2 tags I've made using the gorgeous stamps by Finnabair get them from Oyster Stamps.

I've used a combination of 2 of the stamp sets on these tags along with Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral Distress spray stains and Color Bloom sprays by Prima Marketing and on the first one White Sand Texture Paste also all from Oyster Stamps.


I hope you like my tags? Thank you for spending time to visit, have a great weekend xx Zoe xx


Thursday 19 March 2015

Penny Black and some Easter cards

Good morning Lovelies! Looking a tad murky out there today :( getting my hair done today and was hoping it would be nice enough to walk, fingers crossed it brightens up?

Well continuing my obsession with Penny Black lol I hope your not bored yet? I just love PB at the mo, I've also made some Easter cards, I'm not posting them all but I managed to get them all done in one day, phew! That's them out the way, I don't really do Easter, but I have a few older ladies that I still do their hair and I still send Easter cards to my previous foster girls who have all been adopted, I'm not posting their cards in this blog post.



Thank you for visiting today, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 17 March 2015

Penny Black

Good afternoon Lovelies, another beautiful day :) it started of damp and cold but the sun has come out now and it's beautiful, anyway I'm having to stay home a fair bit as baby is poorly again bless him, he now has Bronchiolitis, it's one thing after another poor little soul, seems to have a weakness in his chest.

Anyway, as I'm not getting out much I'm managing to get some crafty playtime in and I'm adoring these new Penny Black bits I've got, just so pretty and I can't leave them alone :)


I'm hoping the recipient of this last tag has received it today?

Thank you so much for spending the time to visit today, enjoy the rest of your day xx Zoe xx


Saturday 14 March 2015

Crafty dabbles!

Good evening Lovelies, what gorgeous weather it's been this week, so lovely to see the sun.

Well my poor little foster baby boy has been poorly again, just as it seemed he was fully recovered we was in A&E from 1am until 4.30am on Wednesday with breathing difficulties, bless him, he was still in good spirits and has smiled throughout, he has Broncilitis which can take up to 4 weeks to go, so sadly I had to miss Eileen Godwins wonderful workshop today :( my only day off in a month, but hey ho! Little chap comes first.

So here are a few things I've managed to make whilst little one sleeps.

I made this small canvas for little one to take with him when he gets adopted, I used the wonderful Rocking Horse stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils - designed by the very talented Emma Cronin, I used blue Sparkle medium.

An ATC for a challenge using Penny Black stamp and Die.

Tim Holtz fabulous new Butterfly stamp with Brusho's sprinkled onto the stamp directly then lightly spritzed with water, I like to add mica powder to the water to get a pretty shimmer.

Kraft card spritzed with Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral spray stains and a gold spray, I embossed the fabulous Sarntangles Click on her name and check out her fabulous stamps, used the gorgeous TH butterfly again and the foliage is Memory Box die.

And here's the card Little One and I made for his birth mum, Aquatints sploshed on, Visible Image tree stamp and Little Ones finger prints in paint to create some interesting looking leaves lol.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you all have something special planned for the day tomorrow if your a mum or for your mum, have a great weekend xx Zoe xx


Sunday 8 March 2015


Good afternoon Lovelies, and what a gorgeous day it is, just doing this blog then we are going to go out for a nice walk with baby for some fresh air.

Today I'm sharing with you some bits I've made today and yesterday.

All the elements of this card are Penny Black, I used Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed distress stains.

This second card was inspired by a beautiful card I saw on Pinterest, I used Aquatints - Bright and Beautiful set, the gorgeous butterfly is Penny Black Die - Flights of Fancy, the sentiment is Stampendous.

Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral distress spray stains and a light spray of Color Bloom empress gold, I heat embossed a TH flourish with gold EP same with the gorgeous TH butterfly, I coloured him with Distress stains in Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry, foliage is memory box and the "smile" is Penny Black.

My last one is not my usual style, I'm still not sure I really like it, but I made it for a challenge, I used Goosebumps, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio spray stains and then a light spray of some gold metallic - Color Bloom by Prima marketing (love em)


Thank you for spending your time to visit today, I hope your having a great weekend xx Zoe xx


Friday 6 March 2015

Penny Black

Good evening Lovelies, what a beautiful day today.

I'm having a wonderful Penny Black time, just love these stamps, stencils and dies, I'm getting quite a collection.



Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my makes, have a great weekend xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 3 March 2015

Penny Black stamps

Good evening Lovelies and wow what a beautiful day it's been, cold but beautiful sunshine. Today is my beautiful daughter Ashley's 31st birthday, boy that time has past quickly, it doesn't seem that long that I was holding her in my arms as a baby and sending her off for her first day at school! I miss her so much, she lives in Canada with her lovely Boyfriend.

So today I've been playing with some new Penny Black stamps (well new to me)

The first card I actually made yesterday, I started by stamping onto watercolour card and painted in the flowers with drawing gum and flicked some over the card, I wet the card and painted with Aquatints, then once dry I removed all the gum and painted with Aquatints and a bit of flicking here and there.

My second card I used the same technique except I used Black Brusho's spritzed with gold mica in water, I painted the flowers with Aquatints, it's a shame the gold shimmer doesn't show in the photo, it is quite subtle.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you like my cards today, have a great evening xx Zoe xx


Monday 2 March 2015

Zoe - challenge #3 March - "Add Gems"

Good morning Lovelies, can't quite believe it's March already, but roll on spring!

This months theme for Lavinia Stamps Challenge is "Add Gems" there is a very generous prize of £40 to be spent in the online store, in order to be eligible for this prize there are a few rules, please check the blog

Here are my samples,



I hope you like my samples and they have given you some inspiration to join in? Many thanks for visiting today xx Zoe xx


Sunday 1 March 2015


Good evening Lovelies! Well what a beautiful day it was earlier.

I haven't entered any blog challenge's for a while now and I noticed the Countryview Crafts challenge when I visited a fellow crafty friend on Facebook Doreen's blog this morning, I visit Doreen's blog regularly, I love her style, a very talented lady.

So here's what I made for the Anything Goes challenge.

I adore Jofy stamps and masks, here I've combined 2 of the new sets, just love the honeycomb and buzzers! I started by Spritzing Goosebumps onto my tag, once dried I inked with squeezed lemonade DI, I used a Penny Black mask with scattered straw DI.

Thank you for visiting today, have a good evening xx Zoe xx