Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Pixie's Playground

A quick baby card that I made this afternoon, using some strips of different pink snippets.
Popping it into Pixie's Playground

Monday, 29 July 2013

Pretty in Purple

Here is another lovely image from Crafty Individuals, which I have stamped with Shades ink pad from Sweet Stamps - purple majesty. I think she is probably from the 1920's or 1930's.
I decided not to colour in the image, as I rather liked it as it is.I have layered it onto a torn piece of  japanese paper, and then a piece of lace, a piece of a doiley, a diecut corner piece, and a little fabric flower.
Challenges I am entering -
Crafts too challenge you - state the era or decade, and use 3 or more layers
Creative Creations - anything goes
Totally Papercraft - use lace
Have a great week

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Tag #2

My lovely new JOFY stamps arrived yesterday (thanks so much PaperArtsy for picking me as a prizewinner) and I couldn't wait to try them out. I have made another tag loosely following Darcy's one, but some of the products I don't have, so it is all about compromise. The centres of the flowers are actually coloured with blue pearl (Promarker) but the scan has not picked that up too well.
I will slip this one into the challenge at

Thursday, 25 July 2013


I had some spare time this afternoon so decided to have a practice at making this tag.
The original is on a blog post at Paper Artsy, and when I receive my set of JOFY stamps, I will have another attempt. This one was all about using what I have!
I will add it to the challenge  at

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Here is a quick card that I needed to make for a wee boy. I have embossed the yellow and the blue with an embossing folder, and then diecut the yacht in various colours and pieced it together. The 'hi' is also a cuttlebug folder. I added a little extra colour to the 'sea' and the 'summer sky'
I would like to enter this at
Cuttlebug Mania  - fun in the sun
Joanna Sheen - citrus colours
                                                                    Country View Challenges - summer                                                                            sizzler
and Pixie's playground - I raided my snippets box for the coloured pieces

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

pretty pendant

Thanks to following the Paper Artsy blog, I got out my shrink plastic and had a little play, to make this pendant.
I first painted with some Folk Art paint and next day stamped with my CI 320 stamp with Brilliance graphite black. I added a little colour to the flowers, leaves, and the bird with copics, and, after shrinking, then added about 4 coats of Utee, which has made the scan get a reflection in it!

I would like to enter at Paper Artsy
Sweet Stamps #126 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - green

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


I had fun making this card with a CI stamp that had not yet seen ink! It is such a pretty image -  clothes from possibly around the 1880's' I coloured it with a mixture of chalk pastels, promarkers and copics. Then cut around it and layered onto a piece of DP.
I have edged it with a border diecut in black and a pretty piece of old lace. Then trimmed with some old silk ribbon, a flower and an eiffel tower cut on my Cameo.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Crafts too challenge you  - anything goes with a decade
Craftroom challenge  - vintage
A Little bit crafty  -  use dies
Bizzy Becs  - anything goes

Friday, 12 July 2013

Summer garden

Just slipping another one into the Playground at Pixies Crafty Workshop
Summer garden from CI embossed with pearl EP and some kindy glitz added to the wings and the wee flowers. Layered onto a snippet of spotty paper
I hope you like it

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Snippet's Day!

Today, I searched through the snippets box to see what I could find to make for the playground over at Pixie's place, and I came up with this

 3 narrow strips glued on and a flower cut with a spellbinders die and run through the CB with swiss dots folder, and a pearl added in the centre.
I will also enter at Cuttlebug Mania - make your own flower
Have a great week

Sunday, 7 July 2013

A new style for me!

This is way out of my comfort zone, but I had such fun playing with various distress inks, bubble wrap, stencils, smooch, and my new Tim Holtz stamp set - Curious Possibility.- the base is kraft card. It started off to be a tag, but then I turned it into a card instead. I have also shown the inside and the back as well
 The inspiration came from Brenda Brown at Bumblebees and Butterflies and Paper Artsy. 
I would like to enter in the challenge at Paper Artsy
and also at Opus Gluei where I have become a new follower

Saturday, 6 July 2013

I'm back!!

It has been so long since I have done any crafting, as I have been on holiday.
I have made this card using my new Crafty Individuals stamp that I bought at The Craft Barn while I was in the UK.
I have stamped it on a painty background that I made, and added diecuts on the left. The label was also cut with my cuttlebug. I added some colour to the main flower, and used gems on the dragonfly and another flower.
I am entering in
Cuttlebug Mania - use your initial - (garden and gems)
Polkadoodles - make your own background