Friday, 10 June 2011

Vintage With A Heart

This months challenge on the Crafty Individuals Blog is Vintage 'With a Heart'.
I've made my piece using a small photo frame that I bought months ago for 10p. It somehow resurfaced after our move a few months ago.
I covered the frame with some french text paper, added a few small pieces of my hubby's plasterers scrim and inked it over.
The gorgeous picture of the little girl is Crafty Individuals. I then added a few bits and pieces and voila.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Pen and Ink

These ATc's are for a swap being hosted by Hilda on the LTDR forum. Had great fun creating these.

Distressed Tag

This is my interpretation of a distressed tag for this weeks LotsToDo challenge. It also ties in with a swap I'm taking part in over on LotsToDoRevisited forum.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


The theme on the LotsToDo challenge blog is Butterflies/And Or Insects.
It's been ages since I've taken part in any challenges and thought I'd use my new PaperArtsy butterfly stamp for this.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 16 August 2010


These 2 tags are for a swap hosted by Hilda on the lotstodorevisited forum.
Basically I've used my distress inks and Tim Holtz stamps.
Thanks for looking.

'Scenic' Skinnies

Well,firstly I can't believe how long ago it was since I last 'blogged'.
Secondly, here are 2 of my 3 skinnies for a 'Scenic' swap being hosted by Hilda on the Lotstodorevisted forum.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Perfect Pearls

After finally finding my Perfect Pearls, I made this tag using them in the style of Tim Holtz for this weeks Saturday Workout.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Altered Jar Lid

A while ago I did a Jar Lid swap with my friend Alison (craftytrog) and this is what I made for her.
She kindly photographed it as I completely forgot to take a pic before I sent it out.
Glad she liked it. I loved the one she did for me. x

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

One To One Swap

A couple of weeks ago I did a 1-2-1 swap with my friend Sam. The swap was a canvas, an altered jar lid and a tag. These are what I made for her. Glad she liked them. x
Being an idiot I forgot to photo them before I sent hem off to her, so....thanks for letting me pinch your photo, Sam!!!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


Yay!! I've finally posted after a couple of months of virtually no crafting. It's seemed like a heck of a lot longer, I can tell you.
Hopefully my 'mojo' will be here to stay so fingers crossed.

This piece is for a swap I'm hosting and I am so behind schedule. Sorry girls.
Hope your swaps will be worth the long wait.


Wednesday, 25 March 2009


My tag is for this weeks Tag You're it challenge. Used distress inks and my lovely new stamp (used a few times since I got it a few weeks ago).
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 19 March 2009


This is the first 'house' swap that I've taken part in and these are just 3 of them. Only 2 more to go :)
The theme, as such, is stamping. I've used various coloured distress inks and various stamps. Once I got started I really enjoyed making them.

Monday, 16 March 2009


These are for a swap I'm taking part in. I was looking to add something to the red one when I remembered that 'Newsprint' is the theme on ABAA this week so I stamped my flower onto the newsprint and voila!!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Acrylic Album

Last night I went to a craft class taught by Judi Hodgkin ( a Ranger Demonstrator) of Scrapperdashery.
I had a wonderful time,learnt a few new things and am pleased with my first 3 pages of my acrylic album. Really love my choice of colours.

Thursday, 12 March 2009


Bookmarks are the 'make' this week on ABAA. I like to read a fair bit, so they always come in handy.
I used various papers to cover the card and then distress inked it. Added a bit of meshy stuff (hubby gave me a huge roll of it as he uses it for work) and then added my stamped images. The stamps I've used are Lavinia Stamps, A Tim Holtz one and the bee (if you can see them!!) is by Anna Griffin.
Finally I embossed it with crystal embossing powder all over.
Thanks for looking. x

Monday, 2 March 2009

I Altered It

The theme this week on LTD is'Alter It'. I've had this old spoon lying around for ages so this was the perfect excuse for me to use it.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Ickle Boy!!

I just bought this stamp and had to use him. He's just so sweet. Bless!!
Perfect that he fitted in with 2 challenges this week....ATC Wednesday 'Figure' and Rainbow Lady's 'People'.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009


I'm hosting a Pennant Swap on the LotsToDo forum and this is my first one.
I bought the little girl stamp at the weekend at the Make It Show.... she's so cute!!
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Metal Frame

On Saturday I went to the Make It Show in Farnborough and made this frame in a workshop by Jennie from the Stamp Connection. It's actually the same colour all over (just hasn't scanned too well). I attended the workshop with a couple of forum crafty friends Alison & Gillian. Was great fun.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009


I bougt a cheap notebook last week and decided to make my own cover and use my BIA to put it all back together. I took a piece of cardboard and spritzed it with glimmer mist and gesso then added some gold acrylic paint.
I stamped my 'Mona' and embossed it and used some more cardboard covered in gold paint to represent metal. Hope it's not cheating!!! Then thougt I'd better add something made of metal so I added the jigsaw piece.
Thanks for looking. x

Friday, 6 February 2009


Distressed Gesso background Technique was this weeks challenge on SaWo. This is my first effort with gesso, so please be kind to me :)

Thursday, 5 February 2009

An Ickle Birdie!

I've been a bit slow this week with my crafting and I made this tag to combine 3 Challenges this week.
LotsToDo 'In Stitches'. Sunday Stampers 'Brown' amd My Time To Craft 'A little Birdie'.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

TMTA Rock Stars

I stuck my image from a magazine (because she had spiky hair!!) on my card along with some music paper. I then used the Clear Tape technique of sticky tape onto newspaper and lifting the print onto my pic. Then it was coloured with alcohol inks and my wording on mountboard.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

ATC Wednesday

I've only just found this challenge blog so thought I'd give it a go seeing as it's a Free theme this week.
Covered my card in a page from a book then covered it in acrylic paint. Then added the extras.

Fat Page

This is my first Fat Page for a while and as I had fun the other day doing the Bandana Technique, I thought I'd stick with that. All stamps on here are by PaperArtsy.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Do I Look Pretty?

I made this canvas which fits in with 2 Challenges this week.... Alter a Canvas on BAA and You've Been Framed on LotsToDo.
I finally managed to find some smallish canvasses after months of looking and off I went. I painted the backside of the canvas with acrylic paint and then added some meshy stuff that I had. Using a Adirondack inkpad I gave it some colour then in various places I added some distress crackle paint.
Finally I added my bits and bobs. Am really pleased with the way it turned out (much better than the rubbish photo that I've managed to take of it, lol)

Thursday, 22 January 2009


This is the theme this week over at LotsToDo Challenges. I used a piece of skirting board that we had left over and sanded it a bit before adding some distress crackle paint. I then added my embellishments and picture.
Sorry about the bad picture.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


These tags are for a swap that I'm taking part in where the theme is 'Faces'. I loved the technique that I used in my previous post so decided to go for that look.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Peeled Paper

On 2cre8art, Peeled Paper is the technique to try. I decided to make a tag and then stamped and distress powder embossed the image. I stamped my image onto card and coloured her in using Distress inks and then covered her in PVA glue. Once dried I stuck her down and then added the circles using white acrylic paint.


These are for a swap that I'm taking part in on LotsToDo. After seeing my friend Sams' Bandana Technique ones I thought I would do some myself.
Thanks for looking.