Thursday, 31 January 2013 the Clarity department!

Good Morning

Today's card is using the cool Butterfly stamp from Clarity coloured with Polychromos pencils.


The aperture is cut from a fancy rectangle Spellbinder.

I stamped the Supersprig, also from Clarity in Tattered Rose and doodled a little with a black fine liner, I'm still undecided about the doodling,what do you think?


The sentiment was masked off, it actually says On Your Special Day, yes it's another Clarity!

hope you like it.

Speaking of Clarity, I finished my tv samples last night ready for Sunday,have you set your video to record?


Stop by tomorrow for news of a little giveaway...

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A lot less is more..

Good afternoon to you!

I spotted this cool sketch at Less is More


Erm, blogsy is telling something or other about not wanting to use the pic of sketch, so it might not very rude!

Anyway, here is a quickie using a piece of Kraft card and a couple of scraps from next to my trimmer.


This is actually a sketch I use often since I saw Chrissie at Less is More use it ages ago, but usually I do it toward the top of the card,don't know why..

The punch is an EK by the way.

Maybe a couple more challenges for this if I can make the link thingy work for me...

Less is More Week 104

Created with love. Anything goes

Love to create. Anything with a sentiment



Monday, 28 January 2013

Blokey old gift bag..

Good morning

Well the snow has all gone here, thankfully! Hope it's warming up where you are.

Today's project is a tad different, I managed to snaffle a batch of these cool Kraft bags to decorate...

Here's the first one


I had planned to do a pretty one but then I looked at bits that were lying around on my desk, and this is what happened....

I used some spray inks, bubble wrap and a cog mask from Splodge Away.

I did ask Stevie if it looked Blokey but I just got a teenage grunt, that could be good or bad, I'm never sure...

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Using up more bits...

Good morning

Today's card is another I made using up odd bits that were lying around when I tidied my desk


The 'needs using up' bits were the embossed bird, which is from a Dimension Stamps set, the punched edge strip, and the decorative motif die cut which was left over because it was the aperture that I wanted at the time.

So to put it together I used a music stamp from Clarity to stamp a background piece and a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 24 January 2013


Good morning!

Another Scheduled post I'm afraid, it just seems easier for me to do a couple when I have the time/energy/brainpower..

Well if all goes to plan, Tom and I are on create and craft today, check schedule for time. The new designs are really varied and I thought I would do something slightly different than what I usually do for a demo...

Sneak peek?


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Mopping up..some ink I mean.

Good morning

I'm still catching up with stuff I didn't show you when I was AWOL...

This one is a quick 8x8 card I made for a young friends birthday.


It was simply a case of mopping up some ink splodges, stamping the Leafy Swirl and highlighting with white.

Then I used my letterbox kit to make the name tiles, the letters are not that clear in pic because the glue is still wet under the dewdrops.

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe and warm wherever you are.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Its Sew Clarity

Good Morning!

Today's card is using the little Haberdasher mini set from Claritystamp, together with the large Tailor Dummy and Tape Measure...


I used a ghost brayering technique for the background.I used some Papermania paper to paper piece.

The little coat hanger is from Tim Holtz.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Unseen Splodge demo.

Good Morning!

Today's card is one of the demos I had planned for the Splodge Away shows on tv last week, but we ran out of stock for the first show and ran out of time on the second.


Usually the unused demos don't see light of day until about 6 months later when they eventually get slung, but I thought I would make this one for a change.

The sentiment is a Claritystamp, the card stock is Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion.

Hope you like it!

Monday, 14 January 2013


Good morning again, see, I am trying to get things regular again, I'm trying to photograph and then schedule things straight away, the only down side is this, yesterday I scheduled some posts to show magazine stuff, now it has to go live in March because that's when the mag is on the shelves,you still with me? So, if I'm writing blog posts for March how do I know what the weather is like or how busy I am or what I'm up to-it hasn't happened yet! See what I mean?

Anyway, this one is 2 days in advance so I can safely say I'm mad busy with prep for Saturdays class and another magazine deadline!

Enough waffle, here is the project...


This started as a reject from a class, a lady had started well and then it went downhill so I gave her a fresh mirror and threw this in the corner to sand down and use again.

I used some lovely Claritystamps and a Splodge Away mask.

I achieved the texture with some Ferro that Rae Dalal brought with her to play with one day, the lovely chalky paints were hers too.

I'm still not sure it's finished, maybe some lace or beads....

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Madam thingyo...

Good morning,actually it's not! It's tea time and I'm sat in Lookers waiting for my car zzzzzzzz

So I thought I would take advantage of their wifi and schedule a blog post.

Here is another card you should have seen ages ago...


This one is using one of the new Clarity re usable masks, my fave text and Madam de something or other, yes that's right I forgot her name,sorry Barb....

The masks are totally cool, so detailed and you can get into all the nooks and crannys.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Thank you Butterfly

Is it a bit too late to say Happy New Year?

Well it's been a while hasn't it, but I'm here now, hopefully free of nasty germs!

This is one of the Clarity cards I should have shown you last month


I used the new postage stamp set and combined it with the Butterfly Montage.

I coloured with Distress marker and stamped with Dusty Concorde and...I'm racking my brain, I think it might be weathered Wood.

I also used the faux letterpress technique with an embossing folder from Couture.

Hope you like it.