Thursday, 31 March 2016
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Well, after a long break, here I am again.
I hope you find something here that tickles your creativity. It's going to be a very eclectic mix of styles, projects and media. I've been through some major life changes and it gas all left me changed for ever. I had literally had a choice 'roll over and die' or create my way out of it. Creativity, good doctors and good friends have, quite literally, changed my life. So here we go....lets get this crazy creative journey back on the road!
Some of these things have been created over the last couple of years, some of them as recently as yesterday. I'm just going to mix it up and blog what still inspires me.
Thanks for stopping by
Sunday, 8 September 2013
Wanted to keep these cards simple and to use this gorgeous, sumptuous, strokable velvet paper. It's just soooooo lovely.
The jolly Dana stamp is from Inkadinkado, so quick and easy to colour. Ideal if you've got lots to do. Maximum impact, minimum effort. The snowman and the teddies stamps are both from LOTV. They all fitted the circle nestability that I wanted to fit inside the Joy Crafts die.
A bit of gold or silver card, velvet paper, a swish of Glamour dust and a sprinkling of gems and there you have it. There are so many colors in this velvet paper I might do more! Pale pink, lemon, white, grey...........
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Saturday, 7 September 2013
Friday, 6 September 2013
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Time to stick my head above the parapet again! It's been a long time since I've blogged for various reasons. Those of you who know me know why, and those if you who don't, probably wouldn't believe me anyway! Let's just say its been complicated and a bit traumatic. But I'm back now, battered and bruised, but wiser and changed. There's nothing like a glimpse of your own mortality to bring what really matters into acute focus.
Whilst I haven't been blogging, I have been crafting and I've learnt a new skill that I'm really excited by. I've been felt making from wool tops. So, maybe I'll share some of that too over the coming weeks.
I popped over to Our Creative Corner, to get me back into the swing. This month's challenge is called Forgotten things. The challenge is to use stash or a technique that has been forgotten about.
I've recently had some new craft storage delivered and whilst sorting through all my stash and organising it I found soooooo many things I'd forgotten about. Among them was this Spellbinders lattice die and this cute Lili of the Valley Stamp. So, I set about using them on this card. I'm having a bit of a run on the colour blue at the moment, quite a rare choice for me. Last weekend I sat in the garden in the sunshine colouring with my copics. Even used a bit of Frantage too.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
A card that I made some time ago. The image is stamped using Chipped Sapphire Distress ink onto smooth matt card stock. The image was then cut using Spellbinders labels 21. The edges were then gently inked through the stencil before removing it.
Finally the image was mounted onto a copper card stock.
The top of the background was embossed using a folder with cogs and gears - fantastic for this card don't you think? The bottom of the panel was from the Bo Bunny Mamarazzi collection. I just love these papers for men's cards.
A ribbon tied in a knot and 4 pearls, which were coloured using copics to match the ink, were added as finishing touches, after matting onto copper card and then on to the base card which is about 7 inches square.
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Monday, 12 March 2012
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Saturday, 10 March 2012
This is a little set that I made for one of my 3 nieces. The chest is from Kaisercraft and is covered with Bo Bunny Alissa papers.
The chest was first constructed and glued together before being painted with a lovely dusky pink paint.
The papers were cut to size and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.
The matching little organiser is one of 'Sarah's Binders' from Hot Off The Press. Again it is decorated with the same papers and 'blinged up' with matching stickers, rub-ons, a few pockets, tags and gems.
I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out, but not as pleased as the recipient! Isn't it lovely when you can see that someone appreciates our goodies when we give them away?
See you soon,
Friday, 9 March 2012
I'm not going to tell what has been happening in my life over the past four months. Let's just say that those of you who know me in real life will know, and those of you who don't are better off not knowing LOL.
I will say that hospital figured large in my absence and I thought what better when trying to start my 'new life' than to give my blog a bit of a makeover before I get blogging for real again.
I think I like the new look, but don't be surprised if it changes again over the coming Days and weeks, now that I've worked out how to do it, (it has only taken me a WHOLE day and a lot of hair tugging!)
Although I have been missing from Blogland, I have photos of lots of projects that I've been busy with whilst I've been away, so there should be lots of posts in the coming days.
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
Another fab project designed by Gwen Fletcher from The Stamp Pad. We learned another fantastic technique using paint, distress stains, crackle glaze and metallic mica sprays to colour the frame.
Lots of die cutting, embossing and inking on all the basic elements to create the finished display.
One of the most amazing things about this class was mingling with each other and sharing the stories behind the photos we had chosen. There were even some tears as old faded photos of loved ones brought back moving memories. It really brought home to me how precious even the most scratched and tatty old picture can be and made me more determined to scrap them in future. Mine is a picture of my wonderful Mum and the finished piece is now hanging on the wall in my craft room.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Tomorrow I'm getting glittered up to start Christmas. I guess I'll be wearing Glamour Dust for the rest of the year!
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
A simple card to share today. The basic card is 5 x 7.
Showcasing the fabulous Just Rite stamps which match Nestability Labels 20. The label is stamped with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I always stamp first and then cut with the die. I find that taping the die down with two pieces of low tack tape keep it from moving.
The central sentiment was stamped using Espresso Adirondack ink.
The background paper is DCWV put through an embossing folder and the white core exposed by simply gently sanding it back. It feels like flocked paper, but be careful, it is very easy to sand too far and get holes! Not a good look!
The whole thing is then matted onto brown glitter paper with a piece of brown satin ribbon and 4 small brown brads.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
This is the card that I made for my dear Daddy for his birthday.
Very simple and straightforward.
The easel card base is 6 x 6. Backing papers are from Memory box. The stamp is one I bought ages ago and I have no idea who made it, but Dad loves fishing so I used it for the first time. It is coloured with Copics and the panel cut with the fabby Labels 22. I think this is going to become my new favourite.
The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley.
Really simple, but fun to make. I hope he likes it.
PS After many requests I have now added an 'email me' button (just above Popular Posts on the right hand side) as several people didn't have a Blogger Id to register comments.
Monday, 19 September 2011
So here you go..........