Sunday, 30 December 2012

Tin with a view..

At the moment I am so addicted to decorating anything.couldn't wait to open my Christmas presents just to see what kind of tin or package they came in for me to decorate! This little tin was washed with cream paint on the inside and whatever I had about I put inside. Also can't stop looking at Pinterest......... Love it

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Heart decoration

Have made this heart from a christmas decoration.

This heart was my first reduced item to decorate. Gone mad on all things vintage. So used a bottle top, brought a bag from Wilkos from beer making dept. Made the roses added lace and twine,stamped words on the wooden heart. Going to blog more as I have lots of projects that I am working on.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Decorated tin.

Hi all. Made this tin instead of sending a card. Just used bits and pieces lying around.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Christmas tags.

Hello all. I am still around and thought i would give my blog a quick view. Been doing lots of christmas crafts as i love this time of year now. Just made very simple tags using a cone stamp and vintage photo distress ink. Hi catherine if you read this. Not forgot you.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Less is More. Colour

I have always loved Blue and Green together, there are no rules about putting these colours together as I put all colours with each other. This challenge was great for me for Less is More.Colour.Blue and Green.I Have used a beautiful Stamping'Up flower stamp,inked with my favourite Distress Ink Peacock Feathers.Coloured the centre of the flower with a Pro-marker.Glossy accents over the green centre and a blue gem added. Mounted the image onto light green and dark blue card.Word stamp is Stampin'Up. Hope you like this one.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sitting in the Sun.

Love this stamp. Don and Daisy.Marianne DesignJust coloured image with my pro-markers and used scrap pieces of paper at the side of my image. Love Bakers Twine so just added a piece on card with 2 buttons  threaded through.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012


For this card stamped the flower image all over a piece of white card. Coloured the flowers in with my beloved pro-markers. Just for a bright cheery card. Then mounted onto a craft card.

Sunday, 29 July 2012


If you have never heard of Zentangle, Iwill try to explain. When you were younger or even now just doodling on whatevers in front of you. This type of doodling is really big in America and I love it and have become hooked. I have stamped image and then doodled in the flower. Same stamp but done differently.You can doodle whatever you like and where you like, the effects are just different. Its great to sit and watch tv and sit doodling in your stamped images.
Have lots of cards to share with you as I really am addicted..........

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Less is more. Sketch

Not been around for a while,had alot going on at home. Made this christmas card and it fell nicely for the Less is More challenge. Sketch. Used a roller stamp(retired) from Stampin'Up. Used the distress ink Peacock Feathers to edge the strip of white card and the punched border. Punched out some snowflakes and glittered with Stickles. Added some gems in the large snowflakes. To finish off did a score line under the stamped border. Hope you like. Please leave me acomment it will surely cheer me up.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Easy Card

Hi all I am still around. Made an easy card using punches and ribbon and some wooden embellishments. Just enjoying the long Bank Holiday and so proud to be British this weekend.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Less is More

This is for the Less is More Challenge.68. Baby or Child. Used a Sugar Nellie stamp. Coloured in with Pro-markers. Dotted round a circle template to create the background. Stamped the top of the pyjama and  decoupaged it on the image. Bedtime is just a rub on.
Hope you like.

Monday, 7 May 2012

PBSC 200

Love to make easel cards so got to work on this one for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge 200.Case-it.
This is not my usual style with lots of flowers and frills, but thought I would give it a go.This stamp is one I have had for a long time and there are 3 ballerinas on there but I masked the other 2 out.Coloured the single image with Pro-markers and stuck her onto a doilie die cut which I coloured with the same Pro-marker.
Hope you like........

Monday, 30 April 2012

PBSC 199

This is my card for the Penny Black Challenge.Mayday. Its amazing how you find unsed stamps just at the right moment. Stamped the image and coloured in pro-markers. Cut round the image and stuck on the embossed heart. Used Lemon dot embossed paper behind. Added lemon and white ribbon tied with blue thread. Hope you like this card.....loved making it.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Molly Bloom

Love Molly Bloom stamps. Love all the England papers and craft items thats all about now. We love to celebrate..... Made this card and matching tin. Coloured items with my beloved pro-markers

Saturday, 21 April 2012

garden things

Even though we no longer have a garden I still like to look round garden centres and see all the flowers in bloom..Get so much inspiration from photos like this.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Lottie Easel card

I love this stamp and use it alot. Did this for my class and made a simple easel card. Lottie was stamped using Distress ink Walnut Stain, then with a damp paint brush just drawed the ink out.

Thursday, 19 April 2012


Hello. Been making so many cards as I design for my local craft shop.  This is just overstamping the image and adding a few gems and silver and black card.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


Love this bear stamp by Indigo Blue. Made him for baby cards by just changing the background colour. he stamps beautiful and doesn't really need anything else on the card. Just added a couple of buttons as I think buttons have become my trade mark.......

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


This is a beautiful stamp by Hero Art. Used Poppy pro-marker to colour the flowers in.
I get asked for Poppy cards so often. Just used a little stickles for the inside of the flowers and a white gel pen to give some highlight to the petals.

Sunday, 1 April 2012


Hello to you all. Sorry for lack of absence, but had alot going on. Just come back from 5 days in Scotland. The weather was glorious and Scotland was FAB. So many photos that I need to sort out.
Since I last blogged I got approached by someone opening a shop and wants me to supply my cards and handmade gifts to her. Also I am on a design team for our local craft shop, so been very busy.
Been getting to grips with getting really messy with inks and stamps and must admit getting hooked.
Have made this card with Indigo Blu stamps. Added bit of lace which I distressed with Walnut Stain. Mounted onto a Kraft card. Hope you like.......

Sunday, 19 February 2012


Hello to you all. Did a card making class last week and not done one for a while. Its strange how you have to shut off to other people using your craft stuff. Telling them to keep putting the lids on the inks and clean the stamps.......  Its funny how possessive we become over our things..
Used this little butterfly stamp in the class and thought before its put away and forgotten about I would make some cards. 2 different colours. Using paper and inking and stamping over it, then adding some embellishments was well chuffed with results...

Sunday, 5 February 2012

All British..

Hello all. Sorry been so long posting,but have been having problems with my comments page. Something so simple has stopped me having comments and has deleted some too. For those who have tried to comment or had their comment removed so sorry, but all sorted now.  Back to All British. Love the new range from Do Crafts. Union Jacks and everything red white and blue. Have been making notepads,decorated boxes and lots of England cards.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Penny Black. Anything goes

Hello all. For the last couple of weeks have been going through all my Penny Black stamps making cards. Then thought I would enter the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. When I looked at the challenge it was anything goes. Love this stamp with the mice and the toothpaste. Used yellow gingham paper behind the stamped image coloured with pro-markers. Martha Stewart Punch. 2 paper flowers and the swirl is the waste from a die cut Ribbon Rose.Hope you like this card and leave me a comment.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Predominantly Purple

Hello to you all. This is my card for the LESS IS MORE challenge. Predominantly Purple. Got to admit purple is NOT my favourite colour. The more I tried to ignore this challenge the more I was drawn to it...... I used the Clarity Shoe and Flower stamp. Stamped them in Wisteria Wonder ink and used a damp paintbrush to draw the colour. Just added some shading with Rich Razzleberry ink. Finished with a purple bow and purple stickles. Mounted onto purple card. Let me know what you think.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Less is More.Just one word

Not done a challenge for a long while. So thought I would re-visit Less is More.

This was one word. So using a Stampin'Up retired word, stamped Friendship. Added a red heart and 3 Green Leaves (sadly also a retired set) Added a small bow and 3 gems to finish off.

Cut a square of Limeade cardstock to mount my stamped images onto, then stuck onto a white card. Hope you like my card...