Thursday, 25 May 2017

Blue Poppies

Hello to you all....well I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather we have in the UK at the moment.........
I am sharing a card that I made using some Prima paper and Spellbinder Dies. Not sure where the stamp comes from , I have coloured this with Distress

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Sunday, 21 May 2017


I have another Shabby Chic card to share today.    The papers I used are from Prima and I have added some lace to pretty it up ....The sentiment is one of my favorites sorry I can't remember who it is by now. xxx

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Birthday Male

Hello to you all.....
I am sharing a card for a male today,  I made this out of bits and pieces  from my stash, and added a bit of distressing.  I haven't made a male card for so long, it made a nice

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Never Give Up

 I am sharing a card using this gorgeous Rose Script stamp from Chocolate Baroque, this has been coloured with distress inks.....The papers have been distressed a bit and I decided to add the envelope die from Marianne designs......
I have decided to organise all my dies as I am finding loads that I forgot I had, so wish me luck ....might take a while. xxx

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Just for you

Hello I have another share for you today....
I have used some Spellbinder dies and one of my Gelli

Monday, 15 May 2017

Be Bold

Hello to you all.
My card share today  features a fab sentiment stamp from Altnew....I have gold embossed this .

My card also has some stitching, thought I would get the sewing machine out.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Some Gelli Play

Good morning to you all.

I had my Gelli Plate out  for this card and some quirky Woodware flower stamps

I clear embossed the stamps so they popped out from the page then painted the with some Acrylics .xxx

Friday, 12 May 2017

Happy Birthday

Gosh the weather has changed today, it was gorgeous here yesterday, wet and dull today.

I have a Birthday card to share today, I have used some Creative Expression dies today 
and decorated with

Thursday, 11 May 2017


I am back again.
I have a CAS card to share today. I I have used black white and silver card for this although the silver doesn't photograph so well. The dies are all Spellbinders layered onto a white base

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Some Die Cutting

Hello to you all.

I have had the Big Shot out today  with  some  Spellbinder  and Creative Expression Dies.
The sentiment is from a Woodware set , just added flowers from my


Tuesday, 9 May 2017



Well . I am so sorry for not blogging  for the past month, I have no excuse, I really have had no interest in crafting.  just thought I had better get in my craft room and do something, and I think it worked. I really  enjoyed myself, so my Mojo must be back.
I have used my PanPastels for the background and stamps from Inkylicious and Altnew.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017


I have been playing with my Gelli Plate again....
I had lots of brown paper that had been used in packaging it had been screwed up so had lots of lovely creases in it.  I decided to use this on my Gelli Plate...
Wow I had some great results.

This background was made using blue and white Acrylic paint, after brayering this onto the plate I just dabbed some scrunched up tissue paper all over the paint to give it some texture, I then laid my brown paper over the top and rubbed all over before lifting it off. When this was dry I stamped my Poppy stamp with Black Versafine and then coloured with Distress inks. The sentiment was then stamped using Denim Archival ink. 

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

A Tag Today

Hello to you all.
I am sharing a tag today 

The background has been made with Pan Pastels, I also coloured in the flowers with pan Pastels. I mixed the colour with some odourless thinners to make a paint with them.
The stamps are part of my winnings from That's Crafty I won their challenge a couple of weeks back and had £20 to spend in their shop.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Toms Mixed Media card

Hello to you all
I have Toms's Birthday card to share, it is not until Wednesday but there is no chance he will see it, he is of the old School and won't touch the internet....

Any way I have used a Gelli print that I over stamped with a script stamp and a barbed wire stamp, I then painted over this with some Mod Podge (gives a lovely sheen even though it is Matt.
 The bird is one of Dina Wakley's Scribbly Bird stamp which I have stamped onto another Gelli Print and fussy cut. The butterfly is a Finnabair stamp again stamped and fussy cut from a Gelli

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Thank you

Hello to you all,I am sharing a card using another Gelli background. I have also paired it with an Indigo Blu stamp. The sentiment is from Inkylicious.
I have been so busy this week tidying the garden but it does look better.
I am off to leave some comments on your blogs, 

I am so sorry for neglecting you all xxx

Saturday, 18 March 2017

A Sunset

I think all these sunsets are making me wish the summer was here, still not long now, this year seems to be flying by ,wow the clocks go forward next week !!!!

Anyway I am sharing some more PanPastel work. 
I have used stamps from different companies. I hope you like

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Back again.......

I am sharing some more Gelli prints
I have used this cute heart stamp and Jo's stencil with acrylic paints

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Some more Gelli

Hello to you all
 I am sharing a card that I have made for the Spring  challenge over on Facebook....I have used some 
Gelli scraps and followed a Sketch. xxx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

DS4J 134

Add Washi Tape/Bunting

I have used "Ellies Flowers" This has been coloured with Promarkers and I added a
Banner that I stamped and fussy

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Some more Parchment

Hello....I am sharing some more parchment.
I have decided I don't have the patience or the eyesight for all the snipping and lacework so I won't be including it in my work... I quite like it without anyway. I like the effect of the white work and colouring. xxx

Saturday, 11 March 2017

A Poppy

Hello to you all
I am sharing a Poppy today,this has been stamped onto a Gelli background and coloured with distress ink.  The sentiment is from Artistic
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Friday, 10 March 2017


Hello I am sharing my first piece of framed art... I just need somewhere to hang it now though, Our walls are covered with Toms art ,mind you they are real art.
I decided after listening to Donna  to start framing some of my work.x

Thursday, 9 March 2017

A Sunset

Hello to you all.
I have a sunset to share today. I have had the PanPastels out again.
The stamps are from Indigo

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Jo's Bubbles

Been having  another play with the Gelli plate, I have used some Clarity stamps
with this share

I haven't Seen Kevin for some time, does anyone know how he is ?

Friday, 3 March 2017

A CAS Card today

Hello to you all
I have a CAS card today........using a piece of one of my Gelli papers
 and a stamp from Inkylicious. The sentiment is from Visible

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A Tag

I am sharing a tag today, I have made the background with Acrylic paints
and used some Finnabair stamps.

Getting better

I am back with some parched Roses today and am learning more and more about
Craft, It is a slow process but quite relaxing.

I have to say I wish I had younger eyes because they are pretty important with the grid work and piercing.... I have seen light boxes for sale but very expensive so decided to make my own, very easy  with LED lights and  has made such a difference to my

Friday, 24 February 2017

Still Parching

Hello to you all
 Well yes, I am still practising my parchment craft and have a card to share today.
 I traced the flower using white pencil, then embossed it from the back, I am still learning the Picot
edging but am

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A Sunset

Hello to you all.

I have had the Pan Pastels out again, paired this time with some stamps from Chocolate Baroque
The sentiment is from Bee Crafty.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


Red for Valentine's Day
I have a fab image to share today, "Vase of Hearts" I have coloured as always with Promarkers.
A simple card made up of layered diecuts.

I do hope you join in with the challenge.

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Come and get it "Love is in the Air"

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Some Moonlight

Hello .....
I have some moonlight to share today
I have used some Clarity stamps onto a PanPastel Background.

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

A coloured Poppy

Hello to you all,yes I took the plunge and made another poppy card and coloured it with
Promarkers, really made up with the results.

 I have also done a lot more embossing on this

Friday, 10 February 2017


Another Parchment share, I know I keep saying it , I am really loving this.
I dare say like lots of crafts there is a particular way of doing things but, 
I am carrying on the way I am doing it. I usually find my own way of doing
everything really.
I have used some Groovi Plates, Dies and snipping and embossing. Hope you like

Thursday, 9 February 2017

A Poppy

I am sharing a Poppy today
Using Parchment paper a couple of Groovi plates and some embossing and snipping.
I still need to get used to colouring these Parchment makes, I am scared stiff in case I ruin my

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Yet some more ?


I have been having lots more fun with my Parching journey and have some more shares
my snipping has improved  a lot and I am a lot quicker now.
I hope you like

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Fiskarettes share

Hello to you all
I am sharing a card today using the Fiskarette Heart Punch.....I have used scraps of paper to fit onto my square card and simply added some hearts and stamped the

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Monday, 30 January 2017

A Tag

Hello ...
I have a tag to share today, I thought I needed some messy crafting . Parchment craft is not so messy.

I have inked and used texture paste through a stencil and used the gorgeous Tims butterfly

Friday, 27 January 2017

More Parchment

Hello to you all

I am sharing some more Parchment, I have coloured a little on this and must say it was easier than
I thought.
The flowers were just a Jpeg image I found on the internet, I just traced these onto the Parchment paper and embossed... I have used a couple of the Groovi boards from Clarity... I love the netting one behind the flowers. I think I will use this a

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Thank you

Hello to you all

Well I have another Parchment card to share with you...I am really pleased with the results
of this, I have used a few new techniques, and my snipping is starting to improve

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Fiskarettes Share

I am sharing a Pin Cusion today This was made for the Fiskarettes Facebook page. I actually saw this
on Pinterest some time ago and I am sorry but cannot find it now.

 1) Assemble a few bits together

2) Glue a piece of fabric around the pot with  and attach a bow and button. 
Push some pillow stuffinginto the toe end of an old clean tight and tie the end. 

3)Using the Circle Fabric Cutter cut a piece of fabric twice the diameter of the pot .
 I cut a 5inch circle as my pot was 2.5inches. Now just tack a small hem all round and draw up the cotton so it fits around 
the stuffing and pack it into the pot.

Quite a useful item

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Another Parchment


I am back with more Parchment craft, I have discovered a new way of attaching
the parchment paper to my card.
The Parchment has been left wide enough to wrap around the card and the stitched in the fold. I also kept the corners down with strips of

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thursdays Parchment

I am still on a learning curve and really enjoyed this piece, I have used a selection of plates
from the Groovi collection and getting plenty of embossing practice... I don't feel confident
to colour yet (I don't want to ruin my hard work.

I am still practicing the Picot

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Tag to share

I am sharing a tag today.
I decided to get the distress inks out and get messy...
And of course using the gorgeous Butterfly stamp of Tims. I have had more use out of this stamp than any other I own, I love it  I have also used a couple of


All About Love

I have used the "Live Love Laugh"  Sentiment image,this has been coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from First

Do check out the fabulous make from my teamies.

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