Friday, 26 December 2008

Christmas Tag

Made some of these tags a while ago using Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Masks, Crafty Individuals paics and some other ickle bits.
Hope fully this fits in to this weeks Sunday Stamper where this weeks theme is Red, Gold & Green (from Karma Chameleon...a song I used to love :) ).
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Christmas Card

Over on Sunday Stampers the theme this week is...Brown & Blue. As I was making my Christmas cards I thought that this would be a good colour combo to try so, voila.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 13 November 2008


I bought some old photos and cabinet cards a while ago. This photo has written on the back of it: Ruth aged 1 year. 1916.
There are a lot of kind people who put photos on their blogs for people to print off and use so I thought I would do the same.
Hope you like her. x

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Wednesday Stamper...Angels

For my tag I used scattered straw/walnut stain/aged mahogany distress inks rubbed on my mat and spritzed with water. Dragged my tag through it then dried. Then I spritzed some distress re-nker and perfect pearls over it for the glimmery effect.
The little cherub stamp at the top and bottom was a stamp sent to me ages ago from the US that I forgot I had.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008


On Make A Moo Or Two this weekthe theme is...Party. I chose my favourite stamp as she fit perfectly. Thanks for looking.

My Time To Craft

Coffee & Cream is this weeks theme. I used various distress inks and stamps. Hope this fits in okay.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Bandana Technique

This is the theme on Saturday's Workout this week.
I used Dusty Concord, Scattered Straw and Faded Jeans Distress Ink to colour my skinny and then used various stamped images.

Beer Mat Box

I fancied the idea of making a Beer Mat Box for ages and then when a competition came up I decided to go for it.
I painted 2 different colour paints on my beer mats then sanded the second colour back to reveal the light colour underneath. Stamped my images with Distress Inks and the added some buttons. Finally I used some left over Xmas ribbon to fasten it all together. Voila!!

Friday, 24 October 2008


This is my first bit of crafting that I've really done in the past few weeks, as I've had a family problem to deal with.
Hopefully this will get me back on track.

Craftaway a Sunday's theme this week is Butterflies. Hope this skinny fits in okay with the theme.

Monday, 22 September 2008

In My Pocket

... There Is A Bottlecap. I've been meaning to make a Pocket for ages and finally managed to make one. Just remembered that I've forgotten to put my fastener on before I scanned it. Oops.
Thanks for looking. x

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Un Chat

Dans Ma Maison this week there is a .... Cat! I love cats so I just had to take part in this one. I covered my house in a page from a French novel and distress inked it. The image is from Lisa's Altered Art.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Pretty In Pink

Nancy, very kindly let me host this week on Gothic Arches
I chose the theme 'Pretty In Pink' mainly as I have 2 daughters and as you can imagine, they have a lot of pink things :)
I created my arch using Once Upon A Time paper and then added my music paper and my image.
Finally I used some of my gorgeous pink flowers (that I love).

Check out the all new Gothic arches site. Looks fantastic!! x

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Keep Gates Closed

This ATC combines 2 challenges this week.
Wednesday Stamper... Circles & Think Monday Think ATC... Architecture.

My crafting mojo has deserted me of late so hopefully this will put me back on the road to recovery :).

Saturday, 9 August 2008

'Mary 2 Times'

On the LotsToDo Forum recently Sam very kindly offered to do us all a bit of rubber stamp shopping from her local craft shop.
Sue, from Paper Paradise very kindly gave us all some Art Doll kits to alter.

Mine I named 'Mary 2 Times' as my first doll had a little accident due to my youngest daughter, so this is actually the second attempt.
She is made usimg mountboard coloured with Perfect Pearls and the arms and legs are added along with the head and some shiny stones.

A Pair Of Glasses

This was the theme on the LotsToDo Challenge Blog.
I did intend to use an actual pair of glasses for this, but couldn't come uo with anything :(
So instead I inked over the glasses with distress ink to make the glasses shape. I then inked my PaperArtsy lady onto a piece of card and chalked her in.
Finally added the wording and the pair of glasses shape.

Saturday, 26 July 2008


I went to a craft class last week on Perfect Pearls and this is where I created the background using the Pearls and rubber stamps. Then the theme this week on Sunday Stampers is... Games, so thought this would be perfect.
So, I added a cute image and a couple of ickle dominoes.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Moving Home

As you will be able to tell, my blog hasn't been updated for weeks. The reason is that I've been moving house and all the hassles that go with it have prevented me from doing much crafting.
My mojo has deserted m etoo, so that hasn't helped :(
Hope to be back to normal soon.

Friday, 30 May 2008


Is this weeks theme on 4 x 4 Friday. I covered my page with a map showing London and then added my image from an old book. I used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint around the edge then added a stamp. Finally I found the quote which I thought fitted in perfectly with the theme.

Tag Pocket

My Time To Crafts challenge this week is Pockets. I covered my tag in K & Co paper then made a little pocket and stapled it on. Added a mini tag made in the same way as the larger one, and added a quote and some buttons.
The picture makes it look so white, but the paper is actually white with green patterns on.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

My friend and fellow crafter, AngC, kindly gave me this award. Thanks hun!! xx

I'd like to pass it on to 3 of my fellow SBS17 sisters:

Nic, Sally & Louise

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Postage Art

This weeks InchByInch challenge is Postage Art. I've been busy making inchies the past few days for a couple of swaps so this gave me a bit of inspiration. Two of them are stamps with a postmark stamped image on a background of paper painted with acrylic paint. The other is a stamp and postmark that came off an envelope which I thought looked quite good.

There is also blog candy to be won from this challenge by Purple Faerie.
The link is:

Green House

I created this house and thought I could incorporate 2 challenges with it.
On Dans Ma Maison this week it is... Le Couleur Verte (Green) and on Lots To Do the theme is Man's Best Friend. The background is various pieces of paper I had lying about and the image is by Crafty Individuals.

Saturday, 24 May 2008


Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog theme this week is Angels. I coloured my skinny using distress inks spritzed with water. The image is by Crafty Individuals.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008


This is this weeks theme on Gothic Arches. Woul dyou believe that it's taken me 3 days to get this done!! I'm in the middle of moving so time is scarce. On Monday I stamped onto tissue paper then PVA'd it to my arch. I then forgot about it until last night. I then distressinked it and added some finishing touches. The effect looks much better in real life.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Lots To Do

The challenge this week is ... Crafty Individuals. I rubbed distress ink on my mat then spritzed with water and rubbed my fat page into it to get a distressed look. I then stamped a Tim Holtz Flourish stamp on to my background.
I stamped my CI image onto mountboard then cut it into 3 moo size pieces then sprayed purple glimmer mist over it. Finally I added a bit of purple string onto 2 of the pieces.

Sunday, 18 May 2008


The theme on 4x4 Friday is Masks and I've combined it with another challenge on TGIF which is paper rests.
I've used various pieces of paper and then stamped on one of my favourite stamps (the eyes) and also some script. Finally I added Leda from a piece of paper by Joanna Sheen and handmade my mask with lots of glitter glue.

Chalk It!!

I'm in the middle of moving as now, and as time is of the essence I thought that I could combine Saturdays Workout (Chalk It) with Sea-Gals Skinnys Oriental theme.
I stamped a fan on the skinny and coloured it with different coloured green chalks. The Oriental lady is also coloured in chalks.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Crazy Amigo

On Crazy Amigo's the theme is .... Wings. I made another moo using the same as my post below, but added a cte baby image and also a dragonfly. xx

Celebrate Girls!!

This is the theme on Theme Thursday this week. I decided to make a moo and coloured the background in Fired Brick Distress Ink and the sprayed with purple glimmer mist. I added a cute girl image and a word. Voila!! xx


I just found the Inch By Inch Challenge Blog and as I haven't made an inchie in ages I thought I'd give it a whirl.The theme is.. Faces.
Thing is, I now want to make loads of them!!

Monday, 12 May 2008

Vive La France

Tis the theme on Gothic Arches. I used pages from a book and layered it with a map. Then distress inked it and stamped some images. Finally adding my little girl and the words.

When We Were Young

This is the theme on Skinny Saturday. For mine I distress inked my skinny and then added a piece of a map and framed my hometown. The picture reminds me of my sisters and I when we were growing up. Me being the eldest :) xx

Une Petite Fille

On Dans Ma Maison this week there is : Une Petite Fille ( a little girl).
I created mine by using some papers that I have and a cute image. The words I cut out of a French story book. xx

Saturday Workout

This weeks them was 'linen look', using a tissue to spread ink across your paper. Don't know if mine worked properly ( REALLY don't think it did!!), but like the skinny anyway. :) xx


Cats is Sunday Stampers theme this week, and I LOVE cats!! I distress inked my tag using Scattered Straw and the added my cat image and a peel off in the corner.


Decoupage is this weeks theme on the LotsToDo Challenge Blog. I used a Papernation Oriental Lady for this. xx

Friday, 9 May 2008


On this weeks Theme Thursday, Tea /Coffee is the order of the day!! I used Distress Inks and cold tea to colour the background then decided to try and stick on some tea leaves :)
Finally added the tea bag wrapper,the lickle fairy and the word Tea.


Diva is the theme on Wednesday Stamper. I collaged a few bits and pieces together then finally added some stamped images around the edge and also for her earring.


The theme is Tickets on 4 x 4 Friday. I decided to make a collage out of various tickets that I could find around the house.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge

The theme this week is.. Birds. I decided to make an ATC as it seems like forever since I last made one. I distress inked the background and then added some Oriental images. Finally a piece of ribbon.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

La Nuit

La Nuit (Night) is the theme on Dans Ma Maison il y a ... this week.
For the background I used Inkabilities (which I haven't used in ages). I think they give such a beautiful effect.

Teach Me To Fly

This is the theme on Skinny Saturday this week. I hope I've captured this in my skinny.

Monday, 5 May 2008

My Chair

'Chair' is the theme on Gothic Arches. I found this picture in a book that I bought last week.
It's a weird photo as they look like little girls, but close up you realise that the're boys. Apparently they used to dress them up like that just for the pictures.


'Boys' is the theme on Sunday Stampers this week. Looking through my stamps I realised I didn't have any 'boy' ones so luckily I found a stamped image sent to me by one of my crafting friends.
Osn't he sweet? !! xx

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Purple Gothic Arches

I'm running a swap on LotsToDo and the theme of the Arches is Purple (my favourite colour). Here are mine. xx


Adirondack Alcohol Inks had to be used on Saturdays Workout Challenge this week.
I inked up some glossy card and then decided to alter a bottle cap ( have tons of them to get through!!). TaDa. Sorry about the picture :(

Moo Tag

On Weekend Taggers the theme was to make a tag incorporating a Moo.
I haven't made a Moo in ages so decided to give it a go.

Friday, 2 May 2008


My friend Hilda came across the site Dans Ma Maison and I just had to have a try. The theme this week is ... des oiseaux. I used some images that I've had for ages and the bird I just got in the post this morning from Lisa's Altered Art.