Monday 30 December 2013


A card made for the challenge over at Sunday Stampers  the theme being Wish. I started with a size 12 tag folded it in half to make a card I used distress paint mustard seed and salty  ocean allow to dry.I them stamped some inkylicious flower stamps in blue and yellow along the bottom  randomly stamps a text stamp using smokey grey then another one using black.Make lines using white paint and old credit card stamped and cut out 2 artistic stamper butterflies paint spray with glitter spray and put gems down the middle.Stamp letters and sentiment on white card cut out then edge with yellow ink and attach to card. a piece of ribbon which ties up at the side of tag.I made a bit of a mess on the back of tag so have a put it on a 5x5 kraft card.

Sunday 29 December 2013


A tag made for the challenge at Moo-Mania  the theme being snowflakes.I coloured tag using Adirondack red pepper allow to dry then stamp snowflakes randomly using embossing ink and then cover with perfect pearls and then stamp a few using Adirondack bottle.Using paint and a old credit card put lines on and allow to dry. Stamp reindeer and emboss.stamp words let it snow the no 25 and a few words.

Anything Goes

I have done this tag for a challenge at Tag Along  the theme being anything goes  I sprayed the tag with Dylusion sprays edged it with Adirondack rust ink stamped a couple of stamps randomly and used a couple of stencils.I die cut Tim Holtz  umbrella man in black card and stamped a Artistic Stamp from the  numerical set in white ink, sentiment is a Sheena Douglass stamp.glossy accents on the 2 umbrellas.

Monday 23 December 2013

Journal Page

A journal page for the challenge at Artistic Stamper  the theme being anything goes. I have started a A4 size journal it was nice not too run out of space but rather daunting as well.I used acrylic paints for back ground and randomly.Stamps used were Artistic Stamper,Tim Holtz and the office type ones I haven't a clue who made them.I then went around the edge with a black pen I think more might get added to the page.

Friday 20 December 2013

Exeter Workshop with Ali-Craft

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For a full day of crafting + fun
Pop over to the blogs to see work/projects finished to give you an idea what we have in store for you
All materials will be provided along with lots of Tea/Coffee and Cake 
Woodbury Road
Clyst St. George
EX3 0RE 
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Tuesday 17 December 2013

Birthday Card

Using mustard seed and spiced marmalade I coloured a piece of cream card then edge with gathered twigs, then using Tim's stencils stripes and dot fade using same inks as base.Stamps used were IndigoBlu,Inkylicious and Sheena's.Added buttons in middle of flowers metal leaf and corner were then added.

Thursday 12 December 2013


A journal page for a challenge at Mix It Monthly   the theme being owls.I randomly painted a background using various colours I then stamped the owls on page then stamped again and cut out the owls, coloured them,I put glossy accents on eyes and claws put a pair of scissors as a nose on bigger owl.Stamped some sayings.

Stamps used are -Creative Expressions,Stampendous and Kaisercraft
Paints- Acrylic
Also used some wax crayons for background.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Xmas Challenge - Ali Crafts

For December Challenge at Ali-Crafts the theme is Christmas I decided to do a box for it in the traditional
I started with

Then painted it red I used Tim Holtz distress paints barn door

I went over lightly with brushed pewter metallic distress  paint around the front and side of box.
I then cut some of Tim's papers to fit into the squares which I edged with walnut stain  distress inks.I also cut 2 squares which I crossed diagonal to make 4 corners for box

I also swiped over papers with picket fence distress stain to make the paper a bit muted.
Using some of Tim's Xmas stamps I stamped randomly around frame attach the 4 corners and then attach a metal corner.

Embellishments used came from a sugarcraft shop and the fluffy snow was a cobweb I had for Halloween.stockings I made myself using felt.filled a little bottle with glitter and then labels as fairy dust.Die cut out  2 reindeer using Tim's die put one inside the box and one on the outside.

Tripled embossed a bauble die then using comic shimmer pva do dots across to make a pattern tie a bow around the top.

The finished inside and complete box I have left some space  I know I have some decs in the loft so they will be added later.

Friday 6 December 2013

Journal page

A journal page I have done for a challenge at art*journal*journey  the theme being light and dark also a challenge at sunday stampers the theme being numbers .I started the page by using orange,yellow and red acrylic paint.Stamps used are Tim Holtz and creative expressions can't remember what the flowers  stamp is.

A couple of birthday cards.

A couple of cards I have made for 2 of my grandaughters  Bobby and Tegan, I am loving the alphabet stamps which are artistic stamper.I have not been good keeping up with my blog life is rather hetic at mo.

Friday 15 November 2013


I have done this page for a challenge at Art*Journal*Journey the theme being doors.  I had done the background a little while ago and it did start with me cleaning some stencils on it I then just put some acrylic paint on randomly. The door is just brown card which I put in a wood effect embossing folder cut out a square big enough for a piece of fragment. Stamps used were Artistic Stamper and IndigoBlu front door I used stencils with Blk Gesso.

Saturday 9 November 2013

Some Xmas Cards

At last have managed to do  some Christmas cards I had decided not to send any this year but now I have started I will see how many more I can do.

Sunday 3 November 2013

White on White

The challenge over at Ali-Crafts for Nov is white on white so I have made a tag

I started with a tag of a white pearlescent card
 Tim Holtz tailor's dummy
 And some lace ribbon
I then stamped some swirls in opposite corners of tag emboss with white embossing powder.

and the word dream and its definition I also did the word inspire lower down tag.Put a piece of white lace down the right hand side.

Did the same on the dummy and added a flower I also embossed the top and stem of dummy and the scratch some of it away just for a more distress look and some lace around the waist.

Attach the dummy using silicone glue added some card candy and a Tim die butterfly which I tripled embossed with clear powder then to finish off added some dots of cosmic shimmer glue along the stand of dummy and middle of butterfly.

Friday 1 November 2013

A couple of Anniversary Cards

A couple of Anniversary cards the top one is for my son Mark and wife Ashlie and bottom one for some good friends Sue and Pete.

Sunday 27 October 2013

Graphic 45-Typography Hanging

For this month  at Ali-Crafts I was given Graphic 45 paper -Typography to use.

I must say I have been converted to Graphic 45 it is lovely to use and the quality is very good.I decided to do a hanging
  I started with a piece of mountboard which I covered in paper  then when around the edges with  Tim Holtz tissue tape  using a graphic 45 stamp of the alphabet and typewriter I stamped them on paper the I put a light coat of gesso over it.

Then using Tim's dies tattered florals  and  tattered leaves I edged using walnut stain then sprayed them with perfect pearls scrunch them up and allow to dry when dry flatten the out lightly and put  the flower together using a brad  attach to hanging I used pinflair to attached it with and then I poked leaves underneath

 I then tore and couple of strips of contrasting  paper  and put on either side I also cut out the word Typography which I put on top right corner at a angle.before I attached any of the paper I edged it with walnut stain DI.I then punched to hole at top and threaded brown raffia though the tying knots in the front.

.Added a couple of pen nibs to the left side.Then cut out one of the toppers from pack tripled embossed it and put on top left hand side made up a gem embellishment and put on raffia.

                                                              Do hope you all like it.

Graphic 45 Card

While I was playing with the paper I also made a card with it I took a sheet of the text paper tore around the edge edge them with DI and embossing with clear embossing powders then a strip of contrasting paper and do the same as text paper. Cut out one of the toppers from pack I used the lady on a bike tore around edges with DI  the sprayed it with crafters companion spray and sparkle mount a a piece of black card. Before putting on card add a little strip of ribbon under one side,

I then added a metal flower embellisment in top right hand corner and metal corners in top left hand corner and the in right hand bottom one.

Monday 21 October 2013

Journal page

I started to do a tag which didn't actually turn out as I wanted but I did like it so stuck in a journal book.I have been playing with Tim's distress paint wow they are great with this page I used mustard seed and seedless perserve. stencil is a Dylusion one. Tag is same colours with a bit of white distress stain die of umbrella man out of Tim's paper alphabet is stamps from Artistic Stamper.I have put this on
 Art Journal Every day

Friday 18 October 2013


A tag done for a challenge at Tag Along the theme being spooky.I painted a tag using distress paint wild honey and barn door allow to dry when dry I did go over and dabbed wild honey and allowed to dry.Stamps used were Tim Holtz and My Mind's Eye.letters are chipboard which I covered with blk gesso and then when dry went over with blk paint I just touched the letters with wild honey distress paint.added a few of Tim's rub ons.I painted a piece of seam binding using the paints the just put though hole of tag and tie in a knot.

Journal page

I have really bad at blogging this month sorry.

A journal page I made for 2 challenge one being *art*journal*journey the theme being she art and 
MOO-MANIA the theme being eyes.I used acrylic paint for the background  stamps  used were Tim Holtz and  Dylusion. stencils were used for the words I used red paint then went around letters with blk pen. I have left some free area so I can add to it have a idea but can't find what I am looking for.

Saturday 5 October 2013


A tag for the challenge at Sunday Stampers the theme being  keys. I used blk gesso all over a tag and allow to dry when dry I used red metallic paint over the top not being worried about missing bits added some lines using a credit card and wht paint.Tore a strip of paper out from a book paint it over with wht paint and attch down the side of tag. Stamp dots randomly over tag I used  a Dylusion stamp.stamp and cut out some flowers I used Sheena's Flower Power and Always Floral the bigger ones I painted in yellow and smaller one with red although mine came out sort of pink.Put together and use card candy in centres and some card candy along the bottom of tag add a key with a piece of bakers twine tied to it stamp and cut out some words and stick on tag.

Halloween Canvas

 A canvas I have made for the challenge over at Ali-Craft I started with a 12x12 canvas which I painted with acrylic orange paint allow to dry.Using the edge of a old credit card and using blk and wht paint put some lines on I also went around the sides.Then using Tim Holtz new stencils Splatter and faded dots  randomly do over canvas using DI mowed grass allow to dry.Stamp Tim's skeleton on some tissue paper tear carefully round and then place in right hand corner using studio matte multi medium to seal it .

.Then using Tim Holtz papers cut the word Halloween and put along the bottom of canvas. I then stamped and coloured witches head face I used green promarkers and hat orange then put googly eyes on them put one on bottom of canvas I then stamped and cut out Dylusion Pondering Petunia also take her head off attach to canvas then put the other witches head on her I used pinflair glue for her head. Out of same Halloween paper  I cut out the word Oct and the number 31 which I attached to the canvas using pinflair glue.I then found a small bottle which I filled with water and added barn door re-inker then stamped Graphic 45 label saying DEATH toxic MICROBES and stick on front of bottle and attach to bottom left hand side.

I then stuck a spider by it.I then found a fancy dress necklace  and bracelets of which I pulled to bits the necklace had a great big spider which I attached to top right hand side the bracelet was skull and crossbow so cut up and put skulls across the top of canvas..along with a rat.

Then finally I stuck some Blk ribbon on the across the front and around the side then a bat and the word spooky across the girl then trick or treat  down the middle.