Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Babies is the theme on My Time To Craft this week.
I made this scrapbook page of my little 'un. Not exactly a 'baby' but only 11 months old.
Love her little smile. xx

Saturday, 26 April 2008


On Tag You're It this week you have to incorporate a picture slide into your work.
I made my tag and then added the image and then stamped a seashell onto mountboard.
Finally I added some words.


I made my first ever skinny today for the Sea-Gals Challenge. The theme was jokers/jesters.
I found the little playing card and thought he looked quite sweet. I embossed some swirls on the background then added a letter and some words.


Embossed...is the theme of Saturday's Workout today. I made a skinny (my second). The background is distress inked and then embossed in silver some flourishes.
I found the image of the lady and looking at her made me think of a saying that my nan used to say, so hence the cabbage looking part.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Rainbow Tag

Monotone Rainbow Colours are the theme on Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog and as tags are my favourite things to make it just had to be one.
The background is using Distress Inks and then the bird stamp by Tim Holtz. The Paperartsy word stamps are on mountboard to give some embellishment.

Feeling Fruity!!

The challenge on this weeks My Time To Craft is.. Tutti Fruitti.
I found some old papers that I had hidden away and on one piece found the pin wheel, so I decided to make one for my ATC. On further inspection found a watermelon pic so that just had to go on.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Be Yourself

The theme on Saturday's Workout is... Distressed. I made this ATC a while ago using Inkabilities for the background. I love the effects that they create.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

C.I. Fat Pages

The theme for May's Fat Book Swap on LotsToDo is... Crafty Individuals.
These are my first ones. Only 16 to go!! xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Birthday Blog Candy

PinkAngel (one of my blogging siters) is celebrating her upcoming birthday by offering some great blog candy.
Here addy is: http://pinkangel-traciejane.blogspot.com/2008/04/my-birthday-blog-candy.html
Great blog too. xx


The theme this week on Sunday Stampers is... Faces. My fave stamp is Mona so I just had to use her for this birthday card.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Oriental Tags

These are the other tags for the Oriental Tag Swap. I rubbed Aged Mahogany and Dusty Concord Distress Inks on my mat and the spritzed with water. Swirled my tag around in it and voila!!
I added a fan design stamp onto the background. Added a few bits to finish them off.

Sunday, 20 April 2008


On the LotsToDo Challenge Blog the theme this week is... Dragons. I made this tag yesterday for another swap I'm taking part in so thought I could kill two birds with one stone (as it were!!).

Help!! I've Been Tagged !!

My fellow crafter, Nicky (the Slinkyminx) has tagged me and I have to tell you 7 facts about me that you may (or maynot know). Here goes:

1. I have a huge scar running down my tummy.

2. I am married to a plumber.

3. I fulfilled one of my life's ambitions and have visited Australia.

4. I adore cats.

5. I have '2' belly buttons (long story and a bit of a running joke with OH).

6. My middle name is Margaret (after ny nan).

7. I am an Aquarian.

Thanks for reading even though it wasn't all that interesting!!! :)

I now have to nominate 5 other people to be 'tagged'.
The lucky ones are:



Friday, 18 April 2008

Vintage Tags

These tags are for a swap that I'm taking part in. I spritzed the tags with water and then coloured with distressinks. The main images are by Crafty Individuals and Paperartsy.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Gothic Arches

I'm hosting a Gothic Arch swap on LotsToDo and the theme is Things With Wings. It's been so fun to do and everyones Arches have been stunning.

I am the last one to get theirs done :(

Sisterhood Of The Blogging Stampers 17

I joined the Sisterhood today and hope to make some more crafting friends.

I started crafting a couple of years ago when I decided to take up scrapbooking. I had tons of photos of my twp daughters and wanted to make good use of them.

Now I love making Fat Books, ATC's , Altered Art, basically anything that I can.
Look forward to looking through my 'sisters' blogs.

So proud!!!

My friend and fellow crafter, Chris, kindly gave me this award. Thank you so much as it's nice to be praised by other people.

The rules are as follows:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.

4. The Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte Y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. To show these conditions.http://arteypico.blogspot.com/

Here are my five choices: Hilda, Ann, Hels, Sam, Angie

Your works inspire me .

Tag It!!

This weeks challenge on LotsToDo Challenges is.... Tag It!!. I love making tags so this was a real pleasure to do. I used Adirondack and Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the tag itself and then stamped on one of my favourite images. The small tag (and ribbon) came off a pair of shorts that I bought for my holiday and decided to combine the two.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008


The theme this week on Gothic Arches is... We'll Always Have Paris. This is my first make since my hols and really enjoyed doing it. I found a French novel this morning in a charity shop for 10p so that was perfect for the background. The inks and stamped images are all Tim Holtz.

Been away!!

My blog has been a bit neglected as of late as I've been away on holiday. I went to Tenerife for 2 weeks and had a fantastic time.
I got back 2 days ago and am ready to get crafting again.