Thursday, 29 August 2013

Splodge Away Sample

Good morning. Well I dont know about where you live but what started out to be a
beautiful warm sunny morning has turned into a rather dull slightly chilly day. Well never  mind as I dont feel so bad sitting crafting on a dull day. I love my crafting but I adore the sunshine and love to be outdoors in nice weather.
Today I am busy doing some samples for the Crafty Bloggers Network which I will share with you when they go live but for now I thought I would share with you another of my samples that I did for Splodge Away. This was just a simple little card but was one of my favourites. Hope you like it too.
Happy Crafting
PS Susan is busy showcasing the samples from the C& C show so why dont you pop over to the blog and get inspired. There is some amazing work there.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Create and Craft inspiration for Splodge Away

This is my house made of Splodge board shapes that featured on create and craft yesterday. Tom gave me some to do samples for the show and I immediately decided that I was  going to make a scene out of them and asked Tom if he would cut me a house shape. He did and this was the result. the splodge board seems to accept all types of mediums and was grea to work with. The roof of the house was made useing Splodge Away bick wall mask and the eves and backing were xmas papers from a magazine I have had for who know how long. the shapes were mainly coloured with distress inks but I also used some spray and sparkle, gilding waxes, pearl markers and glue and glitter. The glue all the parts together I used glossy accents. The reason for this was because I know it has a good bond and dries fairly quickly and as I hadnt used the board before I felt most confident with this.


This one was the nativity scene made from the Splodge board. I also mounted this onto a frame and although it s not obvious from the picture it has a hanger made from ribbon and twine. for those of you who are observant  )lolx)  and watched create and craft it was sitting on an easel behind Tom and Nigel. Below it was a card that was very similar but useing the mask. The sentiment which I stamped on is one of my favourites. Next is the other one that got a good showing my christmas pudding card. To make this I cut off one of the puddings on the pudding border, inked it with brown adirondack and ran through the e bosser. I did this several times. I then glued and glittered the top half of the puccing and cut them out and formed wreather of puddings in the centre leaving enough room to make the bow flower in the centre. this was real fun to make and one of those cards that you are so pleased with when its done. Hope you like it too.

Well I think I am in danger of going on and on and boring the pants off everyone so I am going to save some for later. I will blog again tomorrow with some more of my Splodge Away Samples.  To see more of the lovely creations watch the Splodge Away blog over the next few day. Just follow this link.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, 22 August 2013


A New Challenge at the Happy Campers
Hi all sorry but this has to be a very quick blog as I am relly busy doing my DT work for Splodge Away. I thought it would be just lovely to share with  you the first piece of inspiration that I have done for the Happy Campers blog challenge. the theme is useing a stamp. That was easy for me as I had just bought some new Chriistmas stmps from Hobby Art and I love them. Hope you like it and if you would like to see some more why not pop over to there blog by following this link
Happy crafting

Monday, 19 August 2013


Ross Paper Craft Show

Good morning everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend.I spent Sunday at the Ross Paper Craft Show at Nissan in Sunderland helping out on the Splodge Away Stand. Tom and Susan worked very hard and designed a fabulous stand. it was amazing and they got loads of compliments so it made it all worth while. It was a hugely busy day from start to finish and I even did some demonstrating.  We met some lovely people and if any of you read this thank you for helping us make our day so successfull and worth while. It was hard trying to get some decent pics of the stand but these are the few I managed to get. Oh and the show was honoured with the presence of Hels Sheridon!!!!! She was visiting in the area and called in at the show . Lovely to see her.
Hope you all have a good day.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 17 August 2013


Annette Lee Workshop at Suzicraft
Good Morning All. The weather is not looking too promising but hope whatever you have planned for the weekend you enjoy.
This morning  thought I would share with you a card that I made at a workshop at Suzicrafts yesterday. Annette Lee was our lovely tutor and this is what I produced. We all used Graphic 45 papers in The Secret Garden rang wich were beautiful . I was soooooo happy with what i produced. It was a fabulous day thanks to Annette, sue and all the lovely crafters.
 Hope you like it too.
Have a good weekend.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Crafty Bloggers Inspiration

2nd Sarah Hurley Digi Kit Inspiration.
Hi Folks. well another sunny windy day. You can feel the nip in the air and I am thinking. that summer didnt last long. Oh well there is nothing we can do about it. Hope you are all enjoying whatever it is you ar doing. Those of you on your jollies I hope you have a lovely relaxing time and dont miss your crafting too much.lolx
Well today I thought it may be nice to share with you the second piece of inspiration that I did for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge blog. Every week they show some of the DT teams work as inspiration and this week saw mine . i had great fun with this kit even though I am a newbie to Digi Kits.I am afraid my picture is a bit "pale" maybe I should be putting a new camera on my list to Santa. Haha.

Why not pop over to the blog and be inspired. You still have plenty of time to enter the challenge which is this month. My favourite thing.
Have a lovely day.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 10 August 2013

My lovely Hobby Art Christmas Stamps

Blogging twice in one day!!!!!! Never been known but just had to share with you my lovely new Christmas Hobby Art Stamps which popped through my letter box this week. A big thank you to them for the amazing service. Jenny and Becki very Kind Regardsxxxxx 
Hope you like them.
Happy Crafting


Hello everyone. I hope that you all have nice planned for the weekend. Weather not as nice as has been but at least its dry. Well I was a bit late this week posting this as it appeared on Splodge Away blog on Thursday but sometimes life just takes over. Any way I would like to share with you my project this week for the splodge away inspiration blog. I am not going to go into the recipe as if you pop over to the Splodge Away blog it has a brief explanation. There is some amazing work on there so its definately worth a visit. I am currently busy making samples for toms next show on Create and Craft. If my memory serves me right its 26th August but dont quote me. I will post the correct date and time later. Here is the link.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Meet Harry,s Mate
Hi Everyone. Hope you are all keeping well and making the most of the lovely weather. ( Appart from that massive deluge of rain we had the other day that is.) Anyway I did say that if requested I would post a brief tutorial of how to make Harry and so I shall as he proved to be extremely popular. Now why wouldnt he be. I have taken a series of photos step by step as I made it and I hope you can follow this. if not let me know and I will help. Well here goes.

This is how Harry started out. Any small paper backed book will do. About the size of a Mills and Boon

You open your book and fold the first page in half.

You then fold the page from the right over to the crease. A bit like making a paper aeroplane.

You then repeat this until you have folded every page in the book.

This is how it looks when you are part way through.

This is how it looks when all pages are folded. Can you see Harry coming to life?

And here he is. To complete you cut off the excess of the base. I then stuck it onto a piece of brown card and trimmed to shape. This gives it some stability and also hides the book cover. Useing pinflair glue I then stuck on some eyes and a nose out of buttons. Simplze! told you it was.
Hope you all enjoyed and I would love to see any Harrys that you make. You may be pleased to hear that Harrys mate has gone to a very good home at Suzicrafts in Stockton upon Tees.
Good Night
Happy Crafting

Monday, 5 August 2013

The Crafty Bloggers Network Inspiration.
Good Afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Well today I would like to share with you a piece of inspiration that I have done for the Crafty Bloggers Network August Challenge, your favourite thing. The design team have all used the Sarh Hurley Bookworm Digi Kit to make there cards and a lot of fun it was doing it . Once I had mastered how to use a digi kit!!!!!!! lol. The prize for the lucky winner is a copy of this kit and it is well worth  having. Why not pop over to the blog and take a look. If you are a crafter its well worth entering. Just follow this link.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 3 August 2013


Todays creation made useing Stamps by Chocolate Baroque
First things first. Well It seems that harry cooked up a storm so today I have popped to the charity shop and bought a book so this evening Harry,s friend will start his life. I will be takeing photos so that I can show you step by step how he came to be. You will be amazed at how easy it is. I can see lots of little Harry,s coming into this world. haha.x
In the meanwhile I would like to share with you a card I made today. I have eventually got round to plauing with my stamps that i bought on my hols. this one was bought in a gorgeous shop called Snazzys. it is by Chocolate Baroque and is called clockwork butterfly. Just a quick recipe for you. I have stamped the corners with versfine and painted with mica powders, stamped the butterflies in the centre with versamark and embossed in clear and then dusted with tattered rose and milled lavender distress inks. I then stamped the flower and again painted with mica powders. Bothe the base card and the rose were layered onto black card. i wrapped a piece of ribbon around the card and made a bow to the right and placed three pearl gems to the left. before glueing my flower to the centre of the card. Hope you like.
Thanks for takeing the time to visit my blog.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Splodge Away Inspiration

I know to some its scary Christmas in Ausust but as we crafter know you have to start early so that is why this week I chose to use the Holly the Lot splodge Away mask for my inspiration for THROUGH YOUR MASK week. This mask has always been one of my favourites so I was more than happy to get it out and use it again. Watch out for more Christmas inspiration. to see more why not pop over to the Splodge Away blog. the team do so very inspiring work.
Happy Crafting