Saturday, 31 May 2014


A tag for 2 challenges
1st  A Vintage Journey   the theme being texture
2nd Moo- Mania the theme being corrugated  cardboard.

I started with a kraft card tag which I coloured using peacock  feathers and  squeezed lemonade reinkers allow to dry.I then used a couple of stencils although they don't show a lot using another stencil using versamark I then embossed with silver embossing powder and around the edge of tag.I then die cut the umbrella man in corrugate cardboard which I then embossed bits of it with silver and black embossing powder and put on tag.I then stamped words and attached to tag with bulldog clip and a ticket attached with staples. The fabric used is like hessian it is 47 years old and from Denmark it was my Mum who got it from my Mormor [ Mothers Mother- Nan in Danish ] when she died, I even have the receipt. We lost Mum recently and I have now got it.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Birthday Card

A 40th birthday card which I am using for a challenge at Sunday Stampers the theme being brown and blue.This is off to New Zealand to my son can't believe my oldest baby is 40.

Thursday, 15 May 2014


Birthday card I have done for a friend but thought I would use it for 4 challenges the 1st is for Studio L3 the theme being Distress Glitter a technique on P56 of Tim's book Compendium of Curiosity 3 which is also being sponsored by  The Funkie Junkie . 2nd challenge is Sunday Stamper the theme being pink.The 3rd being Moo Mania the theme being mail. The 4th being Artful Times theme also being mail.
I used adirondack mountain rose inkpad and edged a embossed piece of card from co-ordination and also around the postcard which is a artistic stamper stamp which I tore around the edges, some dotty stencils were used using Gathered Twig DI and Tim Holtz tattered floral die which I coloured and then covered in rock candy distress glitter.Bakers twine and metal corner and leaf are Creative Expressions.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014


here is a journal page for the challenge at A Vintage Journey the theme being fond memories.This page I have kept very simple I also found it hard as I lost my Mum last month she was 87.We use to go on holiday with them to Sidmouth  we have been going for the last 8 years or so great fun was had by all.
Distress inks were used for background and Adirondack ink was use for the stamping.Stamps used were Tim Holtz,IndigoBlu and Artistic Stamper.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Journal Page

Another page for the challenge at ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY   the theme being circles also
 Artistic Stamper the theme being in the garden And then Sunday Stamper  the theme being Life.Background was done using distress inks stamps are Artistic Stamper,Crafty Individuals and Tim Holtz and Paperartsy.Added a couple of gems in centre of flowers and birds eyes.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Birthday Card for Libs

 A card for one of my Grandaughter  Libby I made a easel card for her.Started with cards put though a embossing folder one of Sheena Douglas's her India range.coloured with Adirondack ink.Stamps used are Gorjuss and Paperartsy. I coloured girl in using Promarkers,the words were stamped onto card which I had coloured with Distress Paint. Metal butterfly and flower were coloured using paint and I got them in The Works some time ago, piece of bakers twine was used as well.


A journal page for a challenge at ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY  the theme being circles.
Stamps used--Tim Holtz and Artistic Stamper.
Inks used--Adirondack and Distress Inks.
Stencil--TCW-Balzer Designs
It is the 1st time I have attempted a page which I didn't cover with inks or paints I just wanted a simple page I do rather like it.I would welcome tips.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Paint Marbling

A new challenge has started at Studio L3 it is based on Tim Holtz new book Compendium of Curiosity 3 for the 1st challenge the theme is paint marbling which is on p43 of the book. which Inspiration Emporium are very kindly sponsoring.The paints I used were ripe persimmon,wild honey and picked raspberry allow the paint to dry then I tore a strip out of a book and put down one side.Flowers are Tim Holtz die also Trellis.Stamps used are IndigoBlu