Sunday, 30 January 2011


Ive decided in order to celebrate my now 30+ followers I will give away one of Tim Holtz's book. To be in with a chance of winning Tim Holtz Distressables books worth £13, please leave me your name.

I will draw this next Sunday so you have a week to enter. Good Luck!!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Fibres and Clay

Firstly a big thank you to all my followers - I now have 30! Im hoping to run a little competition giveaway at the weekend to celebrate - so keep watching!

I have really been enjoying using the new moulds from Crafty Notions and Angelina Fibres. Here is the first card I made.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Alphabet Challenge - L for Ladies

This card is for the Alphabet Challenge, which this week is L for Ladies. This is my all time favourite stamp which I have had for many years. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and highlighted with gold gel pen. I made the embellishment from lace, a button and ribbon.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Textile Heart Experiment

When I went into my local town this week I was so excited to find a new textile supplies shop - with lovely bags of lace, fibres, material etc. So I decided to try out my needle! I cut a felt heart for the base and then spent a lovely evening sewing on all different types of ribbon onto it. Once finished I trimmed the excess and added some sequins. I am now going to turn it into a card and make some more!

Hope you like it......

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Three ATCs

I made these three ATCs for the UK Stampers swap, which can be any theme this month

The first one is using a combination of an Anna Griffin butterfly stamp, Crafty Individuals text stamp and a dragon fly.

The second I made whilst trying out my new Inkdusters, Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black embossing powder and I think the stamps are by Debbie Moore.

The third I used Distress Inks, splattered with water on watercoloured card. I stamped the birdcage image onto acetate and attached to the card. The flower I distressed with a silver ink pad, added ribbon and some fantasy film.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Love is all around

I thought I would dip my toe in the water over at Etsy today. I have now set up my shop and have started to populate it. Tomorrow it will be featured in the showcase. I already have been added to people's favourite list so not bad going for a few hours work!

This is my latest addition to the shop which is perfect for Valentine's Day, Weddings, or just to say I Love You!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

A Christmas Tag - Bah Humbug Challenge

The challenge this week at Bah Humbug is to make something with the theme of Holly and / or fairies. I have been struggling this week with a cold virus so this was a nice quick project.

I distressed the tag using distress inks and then stamped one of Sheena Douglass' holly stamps on to it and coloured with promarkers. The Flower Fairy image was a freebie from a magazine I had and I painted a chipboard holly piece as an embellishment. I finished the tag with Stickles glitter glue.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Another Christmas Card Challenge!

Its never to early to start getting ready for Christmas! Crafty Hazlenut has started a new weekly challenge. This is my entry. I was lucky enough to have The Craft Stamper as a subscription for Christmas and this is one of the stamps that Crafty Individuals supplied to new subscribers. I thought it made a change from the usual red and green. I stamped and embossed the image and then used distress ink to colour the background. I added the sentiment and the jewels to decorate.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Christmas Leftovers

The challenge at Tag Tuesday this week was to make a tag using leftover materials from Christmas. I made this tag using wrapping paper for the background material, a picture left over from my Crafty Individuals stash, I made the ribbon rosettes from leftover wrapping ribbon. The tied raffia is from my Mum's christmas wrapping. To finish I scratched over the paper to give it an aged feel and then embossed snowflakes onto the piece.

The Stamp Man's Award Event 2011

Its time again for The Stamp Man's 2nd Annual Blog Awards Event! You have to enter your best crafting project of the Year, then take the blinkie award and add it to your blog. There is also a great blog hop with amazing prizes. Ends January 13th 2011

I have chosen this card as my best of the Year this time. I used the Creative Expressions stamp set for this card, cosmic shimmers and distress inks.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all! I can't wait to start on my new craft projects. I was lucky enough to get the Digital Scrapbook Artist Program for Christmas, so I've found a new addiction! I hope to share some of my layouts with you soon.

I also collect old postcards and I found this one in my collection which is now 100 years old! I hope you like it as much as I do.

Best wishes for the coming year x

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