Saturday, 28 December 2013

Mad Hatter

Hi Bloggers. Just a quick post of my mad hatter tag. I used a printed sheet from House of Zandra. Love these. Used corrugated card on the background painted with Paper Artsy paints fresco. Bits and pieces from stash. Hope you like this leave me a comment or two, it's nice to read them.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Prima Doll tag

Hi all. Sorry it's been a long time on here, but been so busy. Made this tag with the Prima Doll stamp. They are great stamps to use. Made this to go on my wifes christmas present but this tag is larger than the present..LOL
Merry christmas to you all and here's to lots of crafting in the new year.. Enjoy

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Graphic 45 money box

Hi everyone. Sorry it's been a while. Decorated this mdf money box with Graphic 45 papers. French country papers. Love everything about Graphic 45. These papers are the best quality ever. Hope you like this project and I promise I will post more....

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Die Cut and a Fairy

Hi Bloggers, Made another card for my favourite Lavinias challenge.The theme is "Use a punch or Die shape".The background is using distress inks,die cut shape with some small punched flowers.
The stamps are all from the fabulous Lavinia Collection....I coloured the fairy in with Pigmented Mica Watercolour Paint .Look forward to reading your comments .

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Lavender Fairy

This is the Tag I am entering into the Lavinia Stamps Challenge "
Lovely Lavender." The tag is coloured using distress ink and the fairy is coloured using Pro markers.I found out an old punch to make the flowers and die cut leaves.Hope you like my entry love to read your comments.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Hi Blogger , just having a play with my new set of stamps by Lin Brown  from PaperArtsy called the Eclectically collection.Started by covering my tag with the fab paints from the Fresco range of PaperArsty chalk acrylics and also added some texture paste.I also added  some Treasure Gold  wax gilt to the top of paste when dry ... The flowers are stamped using the fresco paints on to black card then cut out .

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Fuschia Tag

Hi,Bloggers. I have made this tag for the Country View Challenge. How does your garden grow.Made the Tag using the Prima papers sunrise sunset papers and applied a small layer of gesso over the top. The fuschias were made from flower dies and coloured with pro markers. Hope you like this one.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Secrets of the garden

 Hi bloggers,found time to craft at last.Wow what a great stamp set I purchased it is from the collection of the great Jo Firth Young from PaperArsty.First I stamped the flowers on the canvas board and then coloured them with the Tim Holtz distress markers then used a watercolour brush to soften the colours.What a great time I had playing with the stamps.The wording used was from another set from PaperArtsy designed by Lin Brown .

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Decorated Tray

Hi to you all. This is my entry for The Lavinia Challenge. Anything goes..Used an mdf tray,used acrylic paint and Distress Ink Dusty Concorde. All stamps are from the Lavinia Stamp Collection. Added two little bottles filled with embossing powder and glitter. Hope you like this little tray, leave me a comment or two as I love to read them.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Day at Snazzys

Hi to you all. This was my birthday present from Mandy. A crafting day at Snazzys. This is what I made and I had a fab day. This is a 12x12 canvas that I painted with acrylic paints and spray inks. Used artist sparkle to give some dimension through a stencil. The paper I used was the new collection of Prima(engraver collection) added a few embellishments to finish off. Hope you like this and leave me comment. This is a fabulous shop in Swindon and Val and Don were the perfect people to be around and craft. Val is full of inspiration and ideas and the samples were amazing. Check out the website and pay a visit to this fab fab shop.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Dew Drops

Hi bloggers....Just a quick Tag using distress inks for my background and the stamps are from paper artsy and the wording is from an older set from butterfly kisses.The dew drops are made with a mini hotmelt glue gun .I drop small amounts of glue on to my craft sheet ,you can make them large or small and you can even colour them. Hope you can post me a comment to tell me what you think........

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Peacock Feathers

Hi Bloggers.I found out some of my old stamps and decided to play with the set from Graphicus which is now Chocolate Baroque.On the main design of the tag and box I embossed the feather and then coloured them with some old H2O's which also I have not used for ages,also used the Tim Holtz distress ink (peacock feathers) Hope you like them and look forward to reading your comments.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Hearts and Flowers

Hello to you all. Entering my canvas board into the Artistic Stamper February Challenge. Hearts and Flowers. Stressed the canvas with acrylic paint. Added Tim Holtz Alterations Texture folder and distressed with Tim Holtz ink.Flowers made from grunge paper and coloured with inks.Stamps for the flowers The Artistic Stamper Design Essentials.The wording used are from Indigo Blue...Live Laugh and Love....
Mdf heart painted with acrylic paint and crackled. Tim Holtz embellishement added to finish.
Hope you like this, leave me a comment to let me know.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Tim Holtz Tag.

Good morning bloggers.. Just made my Tag with the Tim Holtz stamp set called PAPILLON. I really enjoyed making this tag, the background I used my distress inks and the butterfly in the centre I stamped it again and cut it out and coloured it with the distress inks...then I applied glossy accents.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Faux Metal

This is my entry for the pan pastels challenge New Technique . I placed some mirror card through my machine in a embossing folder by spellbinders .Then I coated the mirror card with some black acrylic paint, when it was dry I sanded it back to give it the distressed look of Faux Metal. 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Clockwork tag

Hi bloggers, just another tag using the new range of products from XCut .
I started by using the embossing folder on a plain tag and of course we have to distress with
Tim Holtz distress inks ....The cogs were using the new XCut  dies which the set consists
of 9 dies . Hope you like my tag.