Wednesday, 11 March 2015

I recently went to a workshop with Annette Lee and this stamp was part of our kit and I love it. We made a canvass but this is the second card I have made useing it and I cant wait to make more. I think I may zentangle the next one.
7x7 card and a piece of black card six and a half inches square and a piece of white card six inches square. Also a piece of A4 card.  Paper Artsy chalk acrylics in Jade,Prawn and Southern Skies. Artiste spray gold shimmer ink. Sentiment was Stampers Anonymous  and the stamp is from the Paper Artsy Eclectica rang. The white dots are gesso.
To make I randomly applied the three colours of paint useing a baby wipe to the A4 card and to the small square piece of white card. when dry I sprayed with the gold. On the A4 I then stamped all the flower parts doing 3 of each of the flower heads which I cut out and layered. I randomly stamped onto the 6x6 piece with the small stamp  then glued on all of my flowers and finished by adding the white gesso to the buds with a ball tool. To complete I layered onto the the black card then the base card. The sentiment was then attached after layering on black card as well.
I would like to enter this card into the CRAFT STAMPER MARCH CHALLENGE
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Hello to all you lovely bloggers and followers. Yes its me back again after a very long time away. Can I just say thank you to all of you who visited my blog last year and particularly those who took the time to leave lovely comments. these make it all worth while. Not to dwell too much on things but just a little explanation as to why I went of the radar. Sadness visited my life towards the end of last year. My lovely brother took ill and then died in December. It was particularly hard as he did not live local to me so I couldnt see as much of him as I would have like to. I found it difficult  to focus and hence my absence.
A new year began and slowly I have got my crafting mojo back. It started first of all with a workshop with Annette Lee which I will share with you later but today I am sharing some of my work that I did last weekend at the Anna Finnibair workshop I attended. This is the second one that I have been fortunate enough to attend and believe me she is amazing. Not only a talented lady but such a gorgeous person to. I couldnt begin to start to describe to you how these were made but  I will just say that the top one featured my dear mam. The second one was a fifteen minute challenge we did which was such fun and the picture is just random. The third reatures my beautiful daughter Sally on her wedding day.
Hope everyone out ther is well.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


Good Morning bloggers and followers. Well today I am pleased to say that thanks to the wonderful Rae Dalal the splodge Away blog is up and running again. The design team are going to share some inspiration with you and the current theme is  Autumn- At the moment we will be useing masks that we have in our stash but hope eventually to share inspiration with new products.
Mr Splodge Away Tom has been very busy latley producing products for other companies and lauching his new Splodge Away Club which may I say is well worth joining as the value is amazing.

This is my contribution for the autumn theme and if you would like to know how it was made please pop over to the Splodge Away Blog by following this link.
Happy Crafting

Monday, 6 October 2014

Eileen Godwin/SplodgeAway workshop


Hi bloggers and followers and friends. Thank you for popping over to have a peep at my makes. Last Friday I was so lucky to be able to attend a workshop with the lovely Eillen Godwin and was arranged by Splodge Away.x Eileen has been a crafty FB friend for some time and also in the past a fellow Teamie. so it was just lovely to meet her at long last. Eileen is well known for her neat classy cards and she didnt dissapoint us. What amazed me is that I have never thought of distress inks as being vibrant well just look at my tree and soldier card !!! Would you believe distress inks. Its all down to how you apply. I am sure that many of you like me get into a rut and need to take a different view on some products. Eileen made me do just this. The last card is not what I associate eileen with but isnt it amazing . The workshoop was all about techniques. Even my masks which being a member of Splodge team for long you would have thought that I would have done everything possible with then but oh no. Eileen again gave us a different perspective on them.
I have been suffering from a really bad dose of the colds coughs etc and have little energy but one very lovely hubby drove me to the Great Northern Papercraft extraveganzer on sunday and I was able to purchase a few of the things I needed and didnt have to make more of the above project. Woo Hoo!!!
Yes I managed to purchase the memory box mask, distress paints and a wonderful mask with three circles cut out ideal for different sized moons. (sorry Tom)
Well thats all for today. Hope you are all coping with the horrible weather and that the winds have not caussed any damage.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Hi fellow bloggers well I have been nominated by my fellow Splodge Away teamie Claire Snowdon  at   to carry on this blog and I must first apologise if a little late but I have been poorly all week and so am a bit behind, Well a lot behind really!!!!!
Something About Myself
Well I am one of those people who are able to get a free bus pass and regularly make use of it. I have been married now to my long suffering husband Cliff for 46 years ( ye gads) and we have two children Sally and Stephen both with partners. I have been crafting in one way or another since I was a little girl and my Grandmother introduced me to her button jar and we made things together.I can remember sending stuff into Blue Peter when I was young and never won anything but did once get a commendation. lolx I think I must have tried my hand at most thing really but have stuck with paper crafting for many years now asd there is always something new to try.
What are you working on at the moment
Well my most imporatant project of the moment is my journal which I started at my workshop with Finnibair a couple of weeks ag. she was an inspirational lady and so talented but I dont want to rush it and spoilt it as its so beautiful. Inbetween I am making the useuall family birthday cards and building up my christmas card stash.
Why Do You Create what You Do.
Simply because I love it. I get great pleasure from the lovely comments from friends and family who recieve my cards and I llove the challenges that creating pieces of work give you useing new products.
How does my creative process work.
Well there is no rhyme or reason to this one. It could be anything that sparks me off. It could be something as simple as an embellishment and I will go from there and it will grow into a project. thats why I think I am surrounded with such a huge craft stash as I then always usually have something to fit the project. ( Well that my excuse anyway)
How Do You Stay Focused/ Motivated.
Firstl I very raely do a project that I couldnt complete in one sitting if I wanted to because like Claire I get bored. I always want to see the finished project ASAP.  My motivation comes from lots of sorces. I try to follow as many blogges and craft sites as time will allow as  well as go to as many workshops as the budget will allow.  This gives me tremendous motivation as I am always eager to learn new techniques and try new products  and its great to see other peoples take on things . 
How many of us say. Why didnt I think of that???? lolx Also I look forward to my monthy craft stamper arriving.x
Well bloggers I hope I havent bored you too much and to carry on this blog hop I would like to nominate one of my crafty facebook friends Bernie Simmons who does super dooper work ( Especially with Hobby Art Stamps . One of my favs.)
You will find Bernies blog if you follow this link 
Happy Craftin Everyone

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Finnibair workshop badge

Hi all you bloggers and followers. Thank you for visiting and your kind comments. This is just a quick blog following up on my last on about my Finnibair workshop. We were given the task, by our wonderful organiser Sue Tucker to make our own badges . We were given specific instructions for the size and the style must be in Finnibair style. Today I would like to share with you mine. Hope you like.

Thank you for visiting

Happy crafting

Finnibair workshop

My Makes

Last Sunday I had the privilge of attending a workshop hosted by the amazing Ania Dabroski know as Finnibair and what an amazing day it was. It was a long day ( 9 till 6.30) but i went home shattered and happy clutching my spell book that we all made. This lady not only taught amazing techniques but kept us entertained with her stories. I can recommened that if you get the opportunity to attend one of her workshops you go. I couldnt begin to tell you all the steps that went into making this but you can go on her blog and she will have it on there at some time. the photos dont do it justice. Can I just also say that the kit she supplied us with was more than generous and I even took some bits home to play with. Hope you like it.

This is the link to her facebook page.

Happy Crafting

Monday, 1 September 2014

CBN September challenge.

My Inspiration

Good morning crafters and  followers. Well can you believe its September. Where does the time go? Well today sees the start of a new challenge over at The Crafty Bloggers Network. The theme this month is Anything Goes so we should see bumper entries as literally anything goes!!!! the sponsor this month is Rick St Dennis and you have a chance to win some of his digi stamps so why not have a go. The CBN design team did not get any images to work with this month so we just did our own thing ( sorry about the Christmas Theme  but its coming)  but Ricks design team have given us some fabulous inspiration.
Why not pop over and have a look and join in at  .
This was a very simple make and I think perfect for batch making for xmas. I use a DL card and cut  a piece of gold pearlesant card about half an inch smaller and then a piece of Splodge Away Easy Ink card slighty smaller than that. I then stamped five praying angels along the bottom. I then masked these off and stamped in the naught angel. I always do this first as it isnt the first time I have forgotten her and that is the whole point of the card. lol. I then stamp the other four. I used wink of Stella the paint the wings and halos. I then cut out my Presscut Merry Christmas die and stuck on the top and matted and layed the pieces to finish. As always the wink of Stellas dont show up well in photos but if you enlarge the image you see it better.
Well hope you all have a good week and once again thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving your comments. It really means a lot to me.
Happy Crafting