Thursday, 26 September 2013

Melty Heart

Good Morning!

Just a quick and easy Meltpot card today...

I used a heart bezel to pour the UTEE into, then popped it out when cool so I can re-use the bezel.

The lacy square is my Moroccan tile cutting die from Cheery Lynn

The large bead cap which I glued onto the heart is from Hobby House.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 23 September 2013

Winter Mittens

Good afternoon!

Start of another busy week prepping for classes, tv and retail shows. I still can't show most of what I've been creating recently, but I can give you a tiny preview of another magazine piece...

This is one of the cards I did for Creative Cardmaking 59, on sale now.

The theme was creating Christmas using non-Christmas stash.

If you like this one and would like to know more about it or the other cards in the set, go grab a copy of the magazine from either your local craft shop or online at Cutting Edge Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon when hopefully I will have time/energy to give you all the latest Clarity goss!


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Use up the good bits


Hope your well, I know lots of you are starting to turn the heating on.

There's a bit of blue sky here today so I'm gonna try and enjoy that while it lasts.

I'm at that point again where I can't show you most of what I've been creating because its either for workshops, magazine or telly.

I did find this though..

I don't think I've shown you this one.

I was playing with the Leafy Swirl stencil from Clarity, the first print is always a tester and usually has too much paint, but I liked a big area on this one, so I chopped it down and used what I liked.

And I love my little Clarity Thank You circle stamp, perfect size for a dazzler in the middle.

Hope you like it

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Claritystamping in Shrewsbury and Chester....

Good afternoon!

I know lots of you will know about this if your on Facebook, but or those that don't do FB here's the news...

I have managed to find a venue in Shrewsbury for Claritystamp workshops

First class will be on

Sunday 17 November




A venue in Chester

First class will be

Thursday 17 October


If you would like more info please email me

I will invite the Northwest Claritystampers to leave a comment with their feedback on the classes, so check back for comments later maybe.


Ooh what about a card too...

This is another I did for Creative Stamping a little while ago

Using Jazz Man Montage and matching Jazz Man Claritystamps

Hope you like it!

Have a good Monday


Saturday, 14 September 2013


Good evening!

Just a quick post before bed, it's been a lovely day at Craft Range demoing the Meltpot.

I made this canvas as a sample to leave at the store for display, i didn't want to say goodbye to it though because I really loved how it turned out, so I think I might have to reproduce it.

There are lots of Melty techniques packed in to this.

Hope you like it!

Ok I'm gone, need sleep ready for the Preston meeting of Claritystampers Northwest tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Melty Peek...

Hellllo! Well it's neither morning or afternoon...

I'm getting quite excited about the weekend, it's gonna be a cracker!

Saturday I will be among some great demonstrators at the Craft Range in Burnley.

Here's a little peek at one of my Meltpot samples

Here are all the details.

Then on Sunday I'm in Preston with Claritystampers Northwest, we have some more of my fave stamps to play with. No sneak peeks of that I'm afraid, I dont tend to show current workshop projects on bloggy.

I'm currently trying to sort a venue out to take Claritystamping to Shrewsbury, not as easy as you might if you know anywhere please shout me.

Wirral venue? I was supposed be getting a phonecall with a price yesterday, so I'm gonna chase it again today.

Back to work I go, thanks for stopping by, have a good one.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wedding Day

Good afternoon, well it will be by the time I write this post...

Mad busy this week, for a change!

So quickly, here is the card I made for my friend Sharon, she married Mike on Saturday-Congratulations to you both.

I thought it was a good excuse to use my new Heartfelt Creations cutting die set from Oyster, along with my fave Cheery Lyn swirl, and it would have been rude of me not to use some yummy blooms from Sweet Lilac Flowers.

I did regret that I didn't have more time to put lots of white layers to this one, and i would rather have used a stamped greeting than a peel-off but I didn't have a small enough Wedding stamp.

I stumbled upon a challenge that includes flowers over at Just Inspirational Challenges, so I think this will do just fine for that.

Also, there is still time to enter the Summertime blog challenge over at Sweet Lilac.

Ok quick cuppa then back to the laundry, windows, hutches, bathroom, dishes, magazine deadline, tv samples, class prep, demo prep, bit more laundry, invoices, yep I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today!

Thanks for stopping by, I know I'm not the only busy chappy, so your visits are most appreciated.



Sunday, 8 September 2013

Lilac Saplings

Good Afternoon

Hope your Sunday is going well?

The sun is out here so I think I'm going to tackle a troublesome garden fence among other things, but before I get cracking...

Here is another Clarity sample from last weekend.

I used up a bit of Gelli background that I did through a square aperture, stamped the Saplings and Duck in Purple Twilight, then stamped the Duck again in Black and added accent to the Saplings with black pen.


Also got to show you this.. Amber appeared around the door with her 'breakfast'...

How's that for a first attempt!

I hope she doesn't want to play with her lunch though...Chicken in mushroom sauce,could get messy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Vintage Gelli car

Good morning, I hope!

This is a scheduled post...

I sometimes forget to show you magazine stuff because quite a long time passes between making the projects and being published, so I thought I would try scheduling them in advance.

This is one of 4 Gelli plate cards made for Creative Cardmaking.


Hope you like it! Have a good Saturday.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Fly over land, glide over lake...

Good morning, it's been a few days I know..

I'm hanging my head in shame and offer no excuses, although I have a couple.

Anyway, I'm here now, so here is another Clarity sample from the weekend.

I really enjoy brayering Canyon scenes and haven't had an excuse to do one for a while, I used Denim and Pitch Black inks to Brayer. I mixed the 2 sets of ducks together for this one, I googled to get the colours realistic but being honest I would have preferred doing powder blue to match the background, also I have mixed my 'bad' colours so I hope they look ok,my system of having everything Green and blue labelled clearly helps I think - oh the joys of being colour blind. The kids laugh at my fave colour being Orange, they say its because its the only colour I can actually see! Cheeky beggars.


Monday, 2 September 2013

We three kings

Happy Monday to ya!

Yeah I don't like Mondays much either, and this is the last one that I can have a little lie in, the kids are back in school on Wednesday.

Anyways, here is another of my Clarity samples from the weekend...



This is the new Three kings set.

I have been short on energy and time this month so I used up a couple of Gelli pieces that I had.

I heat embossed the images to make them stand out more but I wish I had done the star black instead of gold.

Ok that's all for today, thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Ello Ducky!

Good morning, although it feels like middle of the day because I've been up most of the night, I think a little nap may occur later...

I've been waiting patiently to be able to show you my Clarity samples for this weekends shows..

Here is the first one.

This looks a bit nicer in the camera glare for one thing.

I used a couple of shades of Perfect Pearls on Black Clarity card.

I love the Saplings, they make a lovely frame too.

Hope you like it, have a good one!